Originally Posted by Stu Jackson
You simply cannot eliminate weather from the conversation (as you would like to do) because with a SCHEDULE (another bane of a good, prudent sailor) weather WILL (most likely) become an issue.
Help me, please, understand otherwise.
Sorry for the confusion. I was just trying to focus the conversation away from weather since I assume everyone (including rookie me) understand that weather is a key issue that will always be in play. I wanted to hear about other issues besides weather but not because I'm ignoring the impact of weather. I agree 100% with you that weather will be an issue -- I simply wanted to learn about issues aside from weather that impact the timing of such trips.