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Old 15-11-2008, 18:51   #1
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Flying Pig Float Plan

Flying Pig will depart St. Simons Island, GA Frederica Bridge area approximately noon Sunday November 16 for Miami Yacht Club basin.

Course will be approximately 62 degrees to the Cape Canaveral area, after which we will stick close to the coast to avoid the Gulf Stream.

Weather appears to be dead astern for the entire trip, as it will clock from 320 to 340 during our rhumb line trip to Canaveral, and then to 360 for the balance of the expected times offshore.

As always, we have ample charts for the areas covered and will have no compunctions about coming in should circumstances indicate or necessitate. However, our furthest point offshore won't be but about 19 miles, so we should be in VHF contact with shore for the entire trip, and cell phone coverage for half or more, so any emergency would readily be resolved.

We are leading a flotilla, presuming our bottom growth sloughs off well with our ablative bottom paint; our dinghy had an impressive forest attached, but no bottom paint, removed this afternoon - otherwise, we may be in company, or trailing!

As always, we'll have SPOT coverage as well: SPOT Shared Page, and if you're nervous about the address, you can see how it was generated (to save you the extra long URL) at TinyURL.com - shorten that long URL into a Tiny URL.

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Old 15-11-2008, 19:07   #2
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greetings from saltcreek

Glad to see youre coming south for the winter.will you contenue south to keyweat? I hope to be there the first of Dec.
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Glad to see youre coming south for the winter.will you contenue south to keyweat? I hope to be there the first of Dec.
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Yes, once we play around in MIA for a bit, we'll head to the keys, first Marathon, then Key West.

Look for the SSID Flying Pig on your wifi; we'll be nearby...

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Bon Voyage and fair winds. Love the "Flying Pig" name.
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WX conditions predicted to be OK so long as you stay inshore as planned...much rougher offshore due to the persistence of strong northerly winds blowing against the Gulf Stream over a period of days.

Conditions in South Florida will likely be ROUGH, with 9-10' seas resulting from the same phenomena and, later, from another cold front crossing Florida on Tuesday.

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Hi,

Hope the winds stay fair for your trip.

What is the flotilla you are leading? Bringing a caravan of GA sailors south for the winter?

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Winds look fair, but it's gonna be cold. Time to get south fast.
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Hi Skip--goodl luck with your cruise

Hi Skip,

I'd been wondering what happened to you two after your grounding a few years back. Glad to hear that you've got the pig repaired and back on the water.

Best of luck with your cruise.

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Hi,

Hope the winds stay fair for your trip.

What is the flotilla you are leading? Bringing a caravan of GA sailors south for the winter?

Regards
Skip
Hi...

No, just a couple of friends who'd had no offshore (if you can call only 3-4 days, no further than 20 miles from shore "offshore") experience, both coming to the Miami Yacht Club Basin, where one is a member, to anchor for a while.

Made it in great time and shape; they were a full 13 hours later despite having left an hour earlier than we. Stay tuned for posts of the trip...

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