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Old 28-07-2008, 08:03   #1
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Flying Pig Float Plan

Flying Pig Float Plan

Our current plan is to depart on the falling tide on Monday, July
28 afternoon. Our best forecasts of currents and winds at this
time are for us to go directly East from St. Mary's River to the
Gulf Stream, taking advantage of the offshore currents to get us
there, rather than angling north to take the longer leg of the
triangle. We anticipate picking up the Gulf Stream early
Tuesday. Current in that area can be viewed here:
https://oceanography.navy.mil/legacy.../145/0-0-17/16

Once in the Gulf Stream, weather and currents allowing, we'll
stay in it through approximately 38-00N/70-00W, about halfway
between Cape Charles and Cape May's latitude, then turn from its
eastward bend to Northeast, approaching Cape Cod. Current in
that area can be viewed here:
https://oceanography.navy.mil/legacy.../145/0-0-17/24

At approximately 40-37N and 69-00W, we'll turn north, to go
through the Great South Channel off Cape Cod, and once clear of
the shoal areas, turn slightly northwest to go to Portland.
Depending on what time we arrive, the currents could be very
favorable or heavily against us. You can see those here:
https://oceanography.navy.mil/legacy.../145/0-0-17/32

We intend daily reports via sailmail, as well as having our SPOT
(SPOT Shared Page)
on continuously during our passage. We'll also send "OK"
messages via Spot on a daily basis.

At this time weather, wind and currents all look very good for
our passage, but in the event that changes, or there are
equipment difficulties which suggest otherwise, we'll not
hesitate to come in from wherever we are at the time.

See our log listings for the daily reports...

L8R

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Looks like a Plan, Skip. What's your estimate of the duration of the trip?

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Looks like a Plan, Skip. What's your estimate of the duration of the trip?

Fair winds!

That's going to be entirely dependent on the winds. Right now, through the trip, it's all southerly, which isn't nearly as efficient, of course. If the wind shifts so we can sail rather than run, we could be there in 10 days. However, we're planning on 2-3 weeks.

Thanks for asking :{))

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