Originally Posted by boatman61
Start checking www.passageweather.com every day for the winds in the Florida to W.Indies section from now until you sail.. get a feel for the systems coming through and how far up to go to grab those N'lies.. (you can see them coming across)... so timing departure is handy.
Hope my advice works for you..
I'll only have one person to blame...you! Oh yeah, and MarkJ too
I really have to get a handle on those weather
systems. Up until now, we have been able to just pay attention to the local forecast
and it tells us enough.
We were just looking at Passageweather and that has us a bit worried.... 45knt winds and 8m waves at just about the turning south point right now. Ouch! We will have to plan this well!
Seems the recommended turning point is about 60 degrees, and that puts us at about 1500 miles... about 15 days for our little boat.