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Old 17-10-2014, 07:13   #106
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How can anyone just sit there endlessly without a good pie or something, waiting for "whatever" and not having wifi, or at least a piano? This boaty seems to be a bit...non-cornish IMHO

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How can anyone just sit there endlessly without a good pie or something, waiting for "whatever" and not having wifi, or at least a piano? This boaty seems to be a bit...non-cornish IMHO

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Non- cornish ???

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Was chatting to a guy here.. Jan Hamester.. Open 60's racer who knows the boat from a few years back.. seems the original owner I met in AEro who said I was crazy trying to cross the Atlantic nearly sank her in a F7 off N France with waves coming over the decks.. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
But.. she still had two cockpits and lots to flood.. now theres only the little one at the back.. the rest has been decked over so..
Not the best spot to be stuck for a few days so am debating making a run W tomorrow.. right out then tack back in toward Belgium then run the Straits with a beam reach...
But then again maybe not.. see what PW says in the am.. high waters 10am so plenty of time to decide..
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Old 17-10-2014, 09:35   #109
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german bight looks okay for a run west on sat,but humber is all f4 SW sunday.
,monday it starts to get crappy in thames and dover

I would recommend going into europort ,hoek of Holland

use weather online uk ,much better than passage weather for around the uk
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Like what I see... making my run tomorrow.. high is 10am-ish so go through around 0900... get a lovely broad/beam reach on the S'ly to get me right out there in the open come dark..
She was doing 7-8kts in 12-15 wind so hoping to cover some ground before it swings SW..
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Like what I see... making my run tomorrow.. high is 10am-ish so go through around 0900... get a lovely broad/beam reach on the S'ly to get me right out there in the open come dark..
She was doing 7-8kts in 12-15 wind so hoping to cover some ground before it swings SW..
even at 7-8 it is still a two and a half day sail in a straight line!,Monday- Tuesday looks ok ish for dover, still on the nose but light.

Wednesday you really don't want to be out there! big gales.

maybe look into going into Harwich",the quay" next to the RNLI, is deep enough for you if it is taking longer than planned.

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Time to cut some water boaty!
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even at 7-8 it is still a two and a half day sail in a straight line!,Monday- Tuesday looks ok ish for dover, still on the nose but light.

Wednesday you really don't want to be out there! big gales.

maybe look into going into Harwich",the quay" next to the RNLI, is deep enough for you if it is taking longer than planned.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/...b60cba8dc6704a
Hope to be hiding somewhere with electricity by then.. wood fires are great for warmth.. but I smell worse than after 50 cig's..
And.. where I can get a good 'Brit Brekkie'... but Harwich..?? That's worse than BrunsButtel
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Hope to be hiding somewhere with electricity by then.. wood fires are great for warmth.. but I smell worse than after 50 cig's..
And.. where I can get a good 'Brit Brekkie'... but Harwich..?? That's worse than BrunsButtel
well good luck!
I'm in the air this time tomorrow for 12 hours or so till I get into Singapore..
will look out the window and wave as I fly past
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Harwich, tis ok, some nice little pubs that might even sell IPA !
Just watch the wake from the ferry, it nearly put us on the pontoon when we were there last year.
But I recon you have missed the gap , I recon Alex knows best

Hope you have a good one which ever you choose.
Ps. Get some marshmallows for the wood fire, you could go all romantic cuddled up with your crew


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Funny enough I was gonna stay put till Atoll gave me the link for weatheronline.. passageweather looked scarey showing 7's etc.. but.. just have to see how it goes I guess.. will decide in the am.. after the latest forecast..
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Thanks for letting us in on the fun, Phil. Much appreciated.
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Boaty,
You are a braver man than most of us to even be thinking of going off in that stuff. It looks scary. Is the owner and his family along for this leg and this weather?
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Funny enough I was gonna stay put till Atoll gave me the link for weatheronline.. passageweather looked scarey showing 7's etc.. but.. just have to see how it goes I guess.. will decide in the am.. after the latest forecast..
the wind tells one story,but what I have found in that area and the English channel is to look at the wave forcast,which gives a better picture of actual conditions.

getting your tides right is also very important in that area and greatly effects sea conditions in any wind over 15-20 knots,wind over tide can get quite nasty quite quickly with the 2-4 knot currents in the area

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