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Old 24-08-2013, 22:33   #1
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Sitting in Puerto Econdido Riding out Iropical Storm Ivo

My first tropical storm / depression that I've ridden out on ground tackle. Man, these things blow like hell and it's not even a big daddy or a direct hit. There's almost zilch storm surge because of the topography and hydrology of this location (we're in the inner harbor) and the swells outside are in the ~10' range at ~5 seconds.

The boat is drenched inside and out. We haven't had a drop of rain hit the decks in almost a year and a half so this just showed off every caulking job that needs replacement.

The barometer is showing an uptick so I'm hopeful the low has past and it's just that squirrely garbage-after-the-front stuff.

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Good luck Rebel, you are living the dream.
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Old 24-08-2013, 22:44   #3
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

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Good luck Rebel, you are living the dream.
Well thanks man but I assure you that this particular day has been a little off course of the dream. Catching a sweet dorado the other day? Dream. This bullshit? I'll gladly skip any day!
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

You found a really good hidey hole as Zeehag would say. That little bay offers some good protection. Are you going to try Santispac on your way north?
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Old 24-08-2013, 23:06   #5
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

Hang in there, RH... it will blow over... cheers, Phil
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You found a really good hidey hole as Zeehag would say. That little bay offers some good protection. Are you going to try Santispac on your way north?
Beats me; we sort of got chased up here. We were hoping for a nice relaxed pace but this system spun up and we spent the last couple of days hustling to get here.

Once we dry out the boat, fix leaks, and get our heads on straight we'll check the charts and see where we want to go next. But since it's sort of the middle of the cyclone season for this area I think we might stay put in the inner harbor here.

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Hang in there, RH... it will blow over... cheers, Phil
Thanks man. I know it will but it really is amazing the kind of punch nature can pack.
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

Just remember the Norwegian saying:

"There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes"

Keep checking for chafe on the lines and that the snubber is still doing it's job on the chain. Hope the thing blows over for you soon.
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

Your about 70 nm from the entrance to Bahia de Conception, Santiapac is about 3 nm south into the protection of the bay. It was my favorite spot down there.
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

is exactly why i prefer mainland mexico--the storms form overhead, direct hits are rarer than in soc, for the m0st part. and i dont have to be pushed by a storm i didnt watch coming at me. this one had advance warning for a few days--most of the folks i speak with in soc had plenty of time to find their hiding places.
destiny had over 4 days notice. i am surprised you werent aware of this impending storm.
by the way this next one coming is also predicted for soc and is going to be larger, according to the model sources.... be ready--should be forming over me by this coming weekend..plenty of warning.
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

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Beats me; we sort of got chased up here. We were hoping for a nice relaxed pace but this system spun up and we spent the last couple of days hustling to get here...
They don't appear to have been "surprised". They saw it coming, and ran.

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Old 25-08-2013, 06:38   #11
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

Did you ride this out on a mooring? Max wind?

Good luck drying out.
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

rh--here is your next storm, so you arent surprised----the last one had a 6 day advance for you guys---that i why i said you were surprised by the presence of a ts in soc.
this happens. is why i dont sail there--i dont like soc nor do i like being in a playpen when hell is breaking loose. is safer here where i am.
here is next storm path--i use nhc and storm 2k and eebmike--eeb mike is perfect for soc to manzanillo also passage weather, which showed this next storm already last week , thu it started to show--pw has a week or more advance before formation of the systems over my head here in southwest mexico.
storms hang over our heads here for 4 days before even heading to soc--is not a sudden omg we have to move now--my friends in soc have been in place for a week before they were hit by just a small amount of rain --they are in santa rosalia---this next one shows a bit splitting off of it to head directly into soc and pull a paul, bouncing off each side of soc..is time to hunker down some where safe


gord--golfo de california is not that huge that a week advanced warning isnt enough. this storm was over head here in barra for 3 days, then moved nnw slowly--people in san carlos had time to prep for more than a week as it formed it didnt just spin up. .
storms take many days to form and they form over me for most of summer season. there is just a short time during which storms donot form right over my head and that is when the monsoonal trough is not cruising coastal mexico, and is offshore somewhat, as it has been for about 45 days or so.
i watch closely, gord as i am in furycame formation zone.

next one---wannabe julliete----


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soc can be a dangerous place fro furycames if you are in wrong place at wrong time. that i why i am glad my boat broke here in barra de navidad instead of allowing me to be stuck in a bad place at a bad time.forming storms are less intense than already grown furycames are.
i would much rather experience 40 kt winds than over 80.

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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

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Beats me; we sort of got chased up here. We were hoping for a nice relaxed pace but this system spun up and we spent the last couple of days hustling to get here.

Once we dry out the boat, fix leaks, and get our heads on straight we'll check the charts and see where we want to go next. But since it's sort of the middle of the cyclone season for this area I think we might stay put in the inner harbor here.



Thanks man. I know it will but it really is amazing the kind of punch nature can pack.
Glad the worst (of this one) is over....

You're in no hurry man... Hang out and wait for the big windows!
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

quote from folks in san carlos----these folks went into hiding last week,as they actually saw the forecasts.....
their report of conditions during the storm which didnt show----
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Stupid rain, it rained just enough here to make the dust from the boatyard run and streak. It washed the dirt from the rigging down the chain plates and then made dirty streaks down the sides of our newly waxed hull. What a mess.
funny how a few miles can make a difference. especially in golfo de california.
my friends in santa rosalia had only some rain--not much.


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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

Eric, how many other boats are in there with you? When I sat out a TS there in '89 it was full of way too many other boats, and it was hard to keep the late comers from anchoring on top of me. Worst offenders were the MExican shrimpers who steamed in, threw out an (often home made) anchor and went ashore to the cantina.

The winds never exceeded 45 knots but there was considerable damage from dragging boats whacking those who didn't drag. Hope that your situation is better, mate!

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