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Old 24-02-2016, 06:05   #1
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Back in Pto Montt

Greetings Earthlings,
the Pingmobile has landed - back in Pto Montt after two years away.
Arrived Sunday afternoon at the end of a 44 day passage from Tauranga, NZ.
A relatively uneventful voyage... 3 days of hard SWly with a big confused swell, one northerly gale of about 24 hours duration. 5 days or so of motoring in calms. The rest was pretty much 'trade wind' sailing with SW to NW at 20/25 knots.
Full voyage report in due course.
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Old 24-02-2016, 06:13   #2
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Welcome back Pingster!

Congrats on a few more miles under your keel...
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Congratulations on a safe voyage. Looking forward to the full report as we are toying with the idea of a Chilean canal cruise. Fond memories of Pto. Montt when I visited 25 years ago before taking the ferry to Pta. Arenas.
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Good on ya! Have a great time catching up with friends.

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Well done, El Ping. That's a long passage... hope all the new stuff worked as well as expected. Awaiting report with great expectations of high adventure and other true stuff.

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Well done, El Ping. That's a long passage... hope all the new stuff worked as well as expected. Awaiting report with great expectations of high adventure and other true stuff.

Jim
Thanks all.... not a lot broke..... aux rudder went west 21 days out ( boat came off the top of a rather big bit of wet at 17 knots and took a sheer to starboard... wind vane said to go to port.... the underwater part decided to take the soft option and 'went west') so had to hand steer from then on....

Not a lot of high adventure... but I now know the magic number is 1020 and the 'rat hole' between 110/140 is to be watched.....

More soon...

saw 6 whales, 2 seals, a shark and two other fish..... and a few birds
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Great stuff ping. Sorry to hear Ini's rudder carked it, but I guess it's pretty easy to build a new stronger one.
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Aux rudder was strong enough... issue is to avoid FGWBs in future and live by rule 1020
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Ok. I confess. Either you are using older CB shorthand or I have found another knowledge gap for my extensive collection of knowledge gaps. What is this 1020 and 110/140 you speak of?


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My WAG, 1020 is pressure an 110/140 is longitude.

No idea what the rule is though. Or a FGWB.
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OK, two steps forward, one back...


WAG - ???


FGWB - F--n Great Wave Big?
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No idea what the rule is though.
Maybe a 1020 GPH bilge pump?
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lol. WAG - wild ass guess.

Rule 1020, when pressure drops below 1020 open a bottle of rum.


Couple more good ones here.

"rudder carked it" "extensive collection of knowledge gaps"
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1020..... seemed to be the magic baro reading...any higher too little wind , much lower too much wind. Pretty easy to ride almost all the way to SA.
The rathole? There seems to be an eastern high and a western high in the south pacific Sailing Weather - Marine Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers - PassageWeather
Tropical lows drop down through the gap between them.... last trip (2004) one suddenly appeared NE of us and gave us 40k easterlies...this trip one dropped down behind us and gave us N'ly 40k....

FGWB? Wet bits.....
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Thank you. After reading this and following it up with my navigation texts I think I understand.

What a terrific journey! I watched the Volvo ocean race and loved that leg, plus reading Kaye Cottee's experience of that part of the world gave me a real yearning to do the same. But I fear I may prove to be too much of a coast hugging whimp to ever try it.
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