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Old 30-12-2013, 18:30   #31
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Quite possibly most here are in vehement agreement, and it all boils down to semantics. I think most everyone here would plan for provisioning, weather windows, visa limitations, seasonal factors, etc, etc. And only the most free of free spirits would have no idea where they were headed when they get underway. Most have an idea of the next destination or two or three, usually with a backup plan or two thrown in.

When someone mentions sailing to a schedule I think of the scenario where it is blowing 35 day one, 40 day two, and 50 day three, then calm for the next several days.....but someone has to get back to a meeting for day three. In that case, sometimes its best to suck it up and find alternate transportation and leave the boat for a later return trip.

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Old 31-12-2013, 06:55   #32
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Contrary to what's written I think everyone is on a schedule - it's just the intervals between the elements that differ
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Funny enough this is why I never tell folk where I am going till I've arrived..
Many years back on my 1st boat I was sailing from Poole to Keyhaven.. normally I took the inner route under the castle but this time I thought I'd sail by the Needles (They were tall in those days)... anyway.. my planning for the tide had been for the inshore passage and I ended up getting caught just by the Needles...
Sat there for 5hrs doing between 5-6kts and going nowhere... finally made the Keyhaven entrance around 2300... pub was shut so dropped the hook in the bend where it curved up to the village..
20 minutes later I was being bawled out by a Coastie for not reporting we'd arrived.. turns out the G/f's son had got worried as his Mom had told him she'd ring from the pub around 1900.. so at 1930hrs he alerted the Coastguard to a boat missing at sea..
So since then... folk know where I've been.. or am..
but next port and when I'm leaving...
I usually call in a TR on the VHF keeps the coasties happy

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Re: Sailing on a Schedule

only schedule i keep when sailing is that one wherein i find A WEATHER WINDOW FOR MY BOAT AND USE IT...i sailed to a schedule. it was not positive...florida we shipwrecked..into a spoils bank in 41 kts winds and destroyed the rudder and split the skin above the rudder....same day the bp well blew, april 21 2010......a day that will live in infamy..
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Re: Sailing on a Schedule

Heard it said the most dangerous thing on a boat is a schedule. Mother Nature doesn't operate on one.
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only schedule i keep when sailing is that one wherein i find A WEATHER WINDOW FOR MY BOAT AND USE IT...i sailed to a schedule. it was not positive...florida we shipwrecked..into a spoils bank in 41 kts winds and destroyed the rudder and split the skin above the rudder....same day the bp well blew, april 21 2010......a day that will live in infamy..
So.... it was your fault.. wait till I tell BP...
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Re: Sailing on a Schedule

Well, I was trying to come up with the worst reason possible to keep to a schedule but Z truly beat me. Now I will avoid schedules lest I create an environmental disaster.
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Re: Sailing on a Schedule

I have/want to sail to a schedule. Got one of those job things and only a couple weeks vacation. Can only take a week plus a day of two at a time (small company). Wife has more weeks but same limited amount at a time. Now if storm warnings come up we will wait or leave early. But most of the time we go. Get our butts kicked most years coming home but rough sailing for a day or so isn't that bad. If we had unlimited time the schedule would definitely be more open.
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