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Old 01-02-2010, 06:39   #16
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Its so obvious now, but I never thought of breaking a storm into w/directional sections. I can see by doing that it would help you to position your boat into safest line.
. . . I guess I am trying to emulate the ‘Red Book’ , that is have procedures /ideas/starting points for various situations – as many as I can think of or heard about. I think safety is being prepared.
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I read Maxing out's "Surviving the savage seas".
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Old 01-02-2010, 21:40   #18
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If you are in the tropics and have several days warning, the easy thing to remember is to sail to the equator (regardless if you are north or south of it). This will put you on the safest side of the storm if you are quick/early enough.

The OP wrote that the storm was heading right towards you and then this is always a good tactic. However, if the storm is moving to a point between you and the equator then you're f..&%^#.. ;-)

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If you are in the tropics and have several days warning, the easy thing to remember is to sail to the equator (regardless if you are north or south of it). This will put you on the safest side of the storm if you are quick/early enough...
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John Vigor’s “Practical Encyclopedia of Boating” (pg 159) has a good explanation of the “law of storms”, which explains and expands upon Nick’s advice.

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Make sure you have full tanks and the engine works as the bigger the storm the greater the calm preceding it on the SW quadrant as is frequently observed in the Caribbean.
The winds die down to nothing, the seas flatten to nothing, then you know it is coming and soon.
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