Originally Posted by MarkJ
Left July 21st?
He shouldnt be listed as overdue yet.
I agree completely.
It's 3525nm from Manta
to Hivo Oa and sections of that passage can be extremely slow. We were once absolutely becalmed for 10 days along that route
I would not have ever expected him in before August 25th (100nm/day) and I would not think to call him 'overdue' until after 70days (50miles/day) is up.
If the Eprib has not gone off, I would not be worried at all yet.
Just so you know, the bad news is that without an EPIRB
signal, there is really pretty much nothing the USCG or anyone else can do. That's a big piece of ocean and there is not that much ship traffic, so without an EPIRB location its really unlikely anyone is going to see him.
The good news is that there is an extremely high likelihood nothing is wrong, and he will come sailing into Hiva Oa one of these days.
Did he have any sort of long range radio (Ham or SSB)?
When he does arrived and get all settled in Hiva Oa, you (the family) should probably have a discussion and agreement with him about realistic passage times and ETA's, and overdue calls. Or you should buy him an Iridium phone
, so he can call home if he is going to miss his ETA.