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CROSSING THE RUBICON

CAPT. JOHN CRUPI feared the “what ifs.” It was, after all, believed to be the first time a boat of this kind might do what he was preparing to do with . ¶ She’s a Hatteras GT63 with a 1,900-gallon fuel capacity that will get her to the canyons at 40-plus knots, but not across oceans. And yet, that’s what her owner wanted. ¶ The crew had endured a few bad experiences in 15 years of towing a 45-footer, and transport ships didn’t offer routes near the grounds the owner wanted to fish. So, the idea was to cruise on her own bottom 4,085 miles from Panama to Bermuda to the Azores, in tandem with the owner’s mothership, the 148-foot Cheoy Lee . The team had to figure out how to transfer diesel to the Hatteras from the mothership’s reserves. ¶ Underway. Three times during the trip from Bermuda to the Azores alone.

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