A danish couple are right now in the progress of crossing the Atlantic ocean in their LM32. They have made a blog in which they describe their trip. Unfortunately it is in Danish only, but Google Translate might help interested sailors along. bluedaneatlantic.blogspot.dk
Hi Jan, Yes Soren has replied giving the link you detail above. The problem is, not many of us here speak Danish! I have asked for an English translation as I would like to read the blog. Is there any way to get a meaningful computer translation?
You can either copy text into the box, or put the address of the webpage into it. Then set the language you want it to translate from and to. You get a usable translation of your copied text, or the whole of the webpage.
Hi Sula, Thanks for that. Well I got a sort of translation, enough to understand most of it. It's good to know that they had no storms. My concern regarding the ocean going qualities of the LM still stand, however, and I just wonder how the boat would perform in a really wild atlantic storm when you can make no headway but have to lock yourself down below and drift under bare poles. Some sea is bound to go below as there is no bridge deck. You would need a good automatic bilge pump.
I'm a bit concerned that, whilst preparing the the Atlantic crossing, they loaded Blue Dane up with so many stores that the sea leaked in to the engine! I trust that they redistributed the stores around the boat to stop it happening again as well as changing the oil filter.