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Old 14-02-2016, 01:22   #16
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Re: Delivery -> sleigh ride

with all those cockpit curtains it looks like you could do it in your pyjamas and slippers
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Old 14-02-2016, 02:03   #17
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with all those cockpit curtains it looks like you could do it in your pyjamas and slippers
Ah, builder dan, these excresences are growing in popularity. If truth be told, what I think it is, is that after a lot of exposure to the elements, people start wanting pilothouses, but that isn't right for addition after the fact, so they compromise. But I'm here to tell you if it is below 0 outside, and it's sleeting, I want one! Terrible wuss, I am!

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Fair enough Ann. Tell the truth I'm kind of the wanting one myself...

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I just watched them pull out of Port Angeles.

On edit: they pulled in last night at 10 p.m.
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The boat was easily identifiable.
And while I agree with Ann about temperature and age, I couldn't put a monstrosity like that on my boat.
Not that others can't like it, it's just not for me.
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Ah, builder dan, these excresences are growing in popularity. If truth be told, what I think it is, is that after a lot of exposure to the elements, people start wanting pilothouses, but that isn't right for addition after the fact, so they compromise. But I'm here to tell you if it is below 0 outside, and it's sleeting, I want one! Terrible wuss, I am!

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Hey, whaddaya takin about???

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Old 14-02-2016, 20:38   #22
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Ha, my brother races some very fast boats. He said once the average speed is the lowest number that you see, interesting that you say you did 10 knots most of the way, but your average speed for the trip was around 7.8 knots.
First 15 miles or so was in normal winds and leisurely boat speed. The predictions were for 10 knots. Once well offshore, winds built to pretty steady 20 to 28. All the while, the NOAA weather seemed to be for some other planet. We were prepared for this boat to be a comfortable dog when we bought it. Its performance has been a pleasant surprise. Water-line is a wonderful thing.
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Old 14-02-2016, 22:57   #23
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Yes ann they are not the prettyiest things but we have a saying over here even tractors have cabs these days.
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Heck, builder dan, I've seen tractors in California that have air conditioning!
Truly.

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> I've seen tractors in California that have air conditioning!

In Aus, they are called "air cab tractors". Very common, at least in Qld.
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I do the same. But this is the winter in the PNW and beggers can't be choosers when it comes to weather out here. Both the broker and the owner wanted it north, and it is a 2009 with hardly any use built to Loyd Standards. The broker even wants me to do a write up about how strong the boat was during the delivery.

Once in a life time opportunity that is for sure. I to try to avoid severe weather.

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Ha, you have a very different philosophy to me when I do deliveries, I really baby the boat, no surfing, no pushing the boat, reef early.

Then again most of the boats I deliver are old and have potentially unknown problems. I take my time, pick my weather and do my best to get the boat where it's going with a minimum of wear and tear.
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What are talking about it, the straights is protection of the southerly. You get pinned into Neah if you were heading the other direction.

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That same southerly can have you pinned down in Neah Bay for days or set the table for a very uncomfortable slog down the Straits of Juan De Fuca.
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It was fine, we were sailing down wind in breeze, and offered great protection.

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I love a good sleigh ride...in a Laser or DN. Thank God for immersion suits-presumably with AIS! My thoughts: lose the dodger and bimini or risk having them forcibly removed...

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Thanks man, you should have come down and said hello.

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I just watched them pull out of Port Angeles.

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Across bar at 9 m and made flatterly by 1 pm the next day. 160 nautical miles which means we averaged 10.0625 knots. Boat took it fine.

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That's not babying a boat. 10-12 knot average is a 240-288 mile day. The only days I have ever got near those sorts of numbers (233 from memory) we were racing a very light 45 footer (Geoff Stags old whispers) across the tasman, with top speeds around 23 knots. In a pretty steady 35 knots with a kite up.

Broke a lot of gear, put her on her side regularly, and generally had a blast, (until we hit a whale at about 15 knots, that was scary) but we sure weren't babying her!

Done 220 a few times on a 64 footer, just cruising, but still not babying her and not in 10-20 knots with gusts to 30.
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