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Old 04-06-2013, 07:02   #31
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I have never done the Mexico-Marquesas run but last year it took me 37 days non-stop Panama-Marquesas and I used the engine for 70hrs as well.. a 54ft Bruce Roberts... I met others who had not followed the same route who had taken upto 54 days... nonstop
Satphone was useless for half that trip.. and I do know there's holes in coverage for most things all over the place... one guy had his furler screw up and could only use his genoa in fine weather... to big for anything over 5-6...
On Ocean crossings ETA's are based on assumed averages... unfortunately sea and weather rarely co-operate to give one average weather all the way... unless you've a ton of fuel and a good engine.
Base your hopes/estimates on the longer trips and not the lucky few who had the 'Perfect Run'... a very rare event
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AND, Salty Monkey gets the same answer.

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Base your hopes/estimates on the longer trips and not the lucky few who had the 'Perfect Run'... a very rare event
Marquesas to Tonga can be slow.
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Can't believe that average time Mexico to Marquesas. We've done the passage twice in our previous 36 foot boat: 19 and 21 days. Just us two on board, not pushing too hard.

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My first passage from San Blas, mainland Mexico took 32 days - primarily because there was wind most of the way - wall to wall squalls.

Second passage the only time there was more than zephyrs was when BIG squalls, lasting maybe 5 - 10 minutes would pass over me at night. Just set the vane, reefed down with a yankee and at least for the duration of the squall my small boat moved ahead like a freight train. Then quiet. 42 days.

This is why the average is 32 days for all boats. Luck of the draw. I was never without the zephyrs that one caught in the doldrums miss.

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rebel heart...

Do YOU only rescue people you KNOW?

As a matter of fact Rolf on s.y. Ora Del is a friend of mine and one of the
crew on board the s.y. Lady Domina comes from my home town in Norway.

Besides,as a Norwegian seaman,I help rescue any creed,color,man,woman or foe.

Does that answer your question?

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Wasn't trying to jump on you, just made an observation and was wondering what it was all about.
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Wasn't trying to jump on you, just made an observation and was wondering what it was all about.
Same here.
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GOOD NEWS!! s.y. Ora Del has arrived safely in Tahiti. More news later.
Just received call from wife´s relative in China who coordinates his calls.

Thank God for that,one less worry...

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Re: MISSING S.Y. ORA DEL IN THE PACIFIC

Me must be careful that threads dont sound like crying wolf.

We must be careful about hauling out search and rescue facilities and putting families into a mortal fear when its clearly within the time scope of sailing.


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I knew this would come.. However, it was the family themselves who ´cried wolf´

Here´s the present situation. I have presently no idea why they disappeared off the air.

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GOOD NEWS!! s.y. Ora Del has arrived safely in Tahiti. More news later.
Just received call from wife´s relative in China who coordinates his calls.

Thank God for that,one less worry...

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I'm glad there was a good outcome Tore.
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Re: MISSING S.Y. ORA DEL IN THE PACIFIC

To alleviate any further angst from anyone seeing the title, this thread is now closed. Boat and crew arrived safely and no further discussion required.
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