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Old 03-02-2010, 14:39   #1
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Challenge: Cheap Idea of Heavy Weather

well , wanna know what it is to be in a storm?

go to an industrial washing maching place..
let's say must be 3 or 4 meter drum.
put yourself in it , closed it for minimum of 3 days..
you can choose a delicat program to start with ..

put a very loud , rushing water and metal sound with dead silence in between..
every so often let's say at leat 6 time /days , have a backet of cold water coming through ..and a constant dripping too of course..

try to cook ,read , do wee wee..
forget about number 2 , as you will drink less so you will be probably constipated ,

and remenber that at any time you could run into something or vis vers ca ..so better learn to pray too , hummmmm!!!!!!

Then YOU will have for cheap experienced a small heavy weather boating experience...
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my little experience

the longers i have been was 5 days .
the harded thing for me was running out of book to read ,
so i start to read slowly ,and writing down the new words to look in my dictionary
, wee wee can be done in a backet and pour down the sink , i find out so no need to go out on deck an get cold showers..
i find too that coming on deck in underware , safe me time and energy to dry myself out.
i did not bother to cook, just cereal bar and cold tins and lots of prunes..
i told myself to reminber next time to bring a helmet ( i am serious here ).
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Old 03-02-2010, 14:42   #2
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Shall i add soap to that?
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Old 03-02-2010, 14:49   #3
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and honey .. reminber , the one that come out of the flying jar !!!!
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Old 03-02-2010, 16:04   #4
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gives a whole new meaning to wash n wear!
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You forgot to mention all the stuff you thought you had secured that comes flying at you. May I therefore sugest that you find a box of pottery and a medium sized toolbox (full with tools ofcourse) and empty them both in the washing maschine? Also, bring out your laptop and try to give a live report here on CF

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Also, bring out your laptop and try to give a live report here on CF

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i wish i could .......but can not find any of my torches
Who used them last and lost them ,ggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

and i forget to mention that day and night apply , and very low light resembly strange erry days......
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your laptop and try to give a live report here on CF

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well, you could be a TV , video life of course and maybe a book about it ..and who know , we can do 5 days courses, and records ...

much cheaper and pretty closed to the 'real" thing , don't you agree?????
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anyone for this challenge?

Hi guys and girls
So ? who is taking on this "Challenge"?
sound like reading a book about storm and heavy weather sailing is easier ..
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during my worst cyclone experience, off the NW shelf, Western Australia coast, i slept most of the 5 days, well stayed in a bunk or close to the bilge, the weather was too rough for anything else.
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sleeping?

how did you manage to sleep through a Cyclone?
nothing went lose on deck or below during the 5 days?
don't differents sound , noise, bing , bang , boum , bamg ,shoosssssssss, gloooppp, ..ect.. of the ringing, waves..sometime it sound like somone is playing with pots and pans ..ect..
all this did not keep you awake ?!.!!!!

i was only on 30 /40 nds winds and ,i could not sleep for long time at one time , 2 or 3 hours max , as soon as a strange , different sound appear, i will wake up and I had to check it .and went on deck to check it , i would not rest happy until i find out the raison.
it is like an unconcious thing , our brain get used to new noisesand sound if they become regular, but as soon as sometime is different even a slim change on the autopilot noise , or wind generator..ect , i will wake up..
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I spent most of a hurricane (Ivan, 5 days of >40 kts to 100kts and more) dozing off, short naps, half awake, semi aware, in a peacefull state of mind, any change in motion or racket would cause me to be wide awake focused on resolving the problem so I could once again doze off.
When I arrived back in port I could not sleep and was awake all the time, anxious and exceedingly tired. I couldn't sleep as it was too quiet and nothing moved. I was seasick when I stepped onto the land which instantly disappeared when I returned to the boat. In some ways I missed the storm.
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I remember coming ashore right after sailing in a storm and staggering around like a drunk. I almost fell off the dock. I felt better being back aboard as well.
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Thumbs up you got the solution

. In some ways I missed the storm.[/QUOTE]

if you missed to storm, the Drum "Washing machine like ", could be for you a recovery drum , a bit like a recovery chamber after diving
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*NEVER run outta books.... NEVER!!
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LOL, that's pretty funny. So close to the truth.
A couple of weeks ago I received a call from the wife of a friend who was looking for her husband. It turns out he had decided to go out with another friend on his 2008 Jeanneau 42 the day before a force 2 gale. I had warned him a month earlier about doing that kind of thing (especially with his experience) and that he'd better get prepared. This was a pretty good blow, with 75Kn gusts and 45' seas. Apparently, these 2 spent 3 days pissing on the sole, or where ever they would find convenient; spilled just about everything, trying to eat; smashed 2 laptops; destroyed almost every CD and DVD he had ( they had fallen down and they just walked all over them). To add to the punishment the waves were on such short frequency the boat bounced around so badly that his fuel turned to foam and his engine and genset sucked air and died ( he had no clue what had happened). Finally they limped back to Marina Del Rey on the remaining jib (he had destroyed his main) and had given me a call about 10 minutes before his wife had called me. When his wife called in a panic, I listened for a minute and then cut her off, saying "hang on a sec, he's just getting into my truck" and handed him my phone. Later he described to me your analogy, and that he had had his fill of that kind of weather and would be sailing in calmer waters the next time.
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