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Old 07-05-2014, 22:53   #46
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Re: Record for time spent Hove-to

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Japanese sailor Minoru Saito has done eight circumnavigations. I guess he'd hold the record if anyone does.
Bob and Nancy Griffiths did eight circumnavs back in the sixties and seventies. Plenty of others in that range too.
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And exactly what demons prompted you to be sailing in the Biscay in December?
I had an interesting time, southbound in 'the Biscay' in December once (1965)

A grand piano broke free, and the crew had to lassoo it. (sp?)

And a small boy discovered levitation.

If I waited for the right moment, in the stairwell right aft, by the kids' playroom, over the screws, I could take a run along the corridor and leap up an entire flight of stairs in a couple of bounds, as the ship dropped away.

and then (assuming I'd nailed it) I would have to fall face down on the landing halfway between the two decks in question, like a spider after a protracted session of push-ups,

because the ship would throw her stern into the air, and the screws would race, and my vision would blur as the whole ship shook and shuddered like a horse which has accidentally ingested a wasps' nest....

Standing would be completely out of the question for a few moments, but if I timed it right when I leapt to my feet and turned around, I could bound up most of the remaining half flight before being crushed to the deck again.

And the best thing was, there was nobody at that end of the ship who was authorised to issue a 'cease and desist' notice.

In fact, puzzlingly, there was nobody there whatsoever.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:16   #48
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I had an interesting time, southbound in 'the Biscay' in December once (1965)

A grand piano broke free, and the crew had to lassoo it. (sp?)

And a small boy discovered levitation.

If I waited for the right moment, in the stairwell right aft, by the kids' playroom, over the screws, I could take a run along the corridor and leap up an entire flight of stairs in a couple of bounds, as the ship dropped away.

and then (assuming I'd nailed it) I would have to fall face down on the landing halfway between the two decks in question, like a spider after a protracted session of push-ups,

because the ship would throw her stern into the air, and the screws would race, and my vision would blur as the whole ship shook and shuddered like a horse which has accidentally ingested a wasps' nest....

Standing would be completely out of the question for a few moments, but if I timed it right when I leapt to my feet and turned around, I could bound up most of the remaining half flight before being crushed to the deck again.

And the best thing was, there was nobody at that end of the ship who was authorised to issue a 'cease and desist' notice.

In fact, puzzlingly, there was nobody there whatsoever.


Nice. This is a common practice on fishing boats in the Bering Sea. You stand on the foredeck in big waves and jump straight up. If you time it right the boat falls away beneath you and you can jump very very high. Classic way to get hurt, especially if your timing is off in short period waves and the deck is already coming back up when you are coming down...
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And how does it seem now in retrospect?
Bludi Hilarious..
Seriously.. the boat behaved great.. it was just the days of being wet and cold that got a bit wearing.. but.. on the plus side I discovered Viviero...
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Rum is the most important aspect of time hove to, we once hove to for 5 days but we weren't in a hurry and we had to lighten the yacht to get over a bar harbour, my excuse. Bow drogue works better than stern one. To mush strain on the rudder unless steered
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