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Old 01-11-2013, 04:11   #271
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Unless all the rum & cute girls are on the slow boat.
the only women on the trip will be on my boat :P
its not as great as it sounds, its my wife, and sister in law.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:13   #272
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Safe trip, but could you do SPOT so we can watch?
the spot is about $400 for the first year, with tracking updates. enough donations, and i will get one!
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:30   #273
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Re: Transit time? NY-FL

Scoobert,

Here's some NOAA info on ocean currents. To expect that you'll not have any adverse currents is just a little bit optimistic. Even if you avoid the main current of the Gulf Stream, you should be aware that it spins off many eddies. You will lose 1 or 2 knots SOG if you get on the wrong side of one of them.

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Old 01-11-2013, 06:04   #274
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that is exactly what my charts show.
we will head to the last marker off NJ, then in a rhum line for Cape Hatteras.
according to the images you just posted we will be in the dark blue the entire way.
if the weather is bad on the cape, we will go inside, a no-brianer, then head down to FL, still being in the blue.
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that is exactly what my charts show.
we will head to the last marker off NJ, then in a rhum line for Cape Hatteras.
according to the images you just posted we will be in the dark blue the entire way.
if the weather is bad on the cape, we will go inside, a no-brianer, then head down to FL, still being in the blue.
who would have thought it was that easy in november
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who would have thought it was that easy in november

On paper it is.
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On paper it is.
even easier in the internet...
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you have to start someway, all the best, safe passage.
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Maybe yours has won a couple of handicapped races - but that does not make it a racing boat. Just proves it has a really high handicap in comparison with the other boats in the race.
So true, we won a significant 35 mile race across the Gulf St Vincent against 45+ footers in ideal conditions in our 20 foot Austral. This was DESPITE the fact that they had all run out of booze and gone to bed by the time we finished. And I sure don't call that Austral a racing boat, even if her name is engraved on a 100 year old trophy.

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So your wife, your sister in law, and you are your crew? You have already said that your wife has even less experience than you, does your sister in law have sailing experience? And, does she know what she is getting into?
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The more I'm reading your posts, in that thread or in others, or your blog, and seeing the pictures, I'm convinced neither you nor your boat are ready for this trip offshore.
Every time somebody give you the sound advice to postpone until you are ready you are putting your head in the sand.
Are your kids coming with you?
I suppose so.
Don't play with their lives.
For their sake don't do it.
Please.
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...sound advice to postpone until you are ready you are putting your head in the sand.
Are your kids coming with you?...
I am not an experienced sailor, so my words mean nothing here..but, seems to me that this endeavor can only end badly, either way it goes. One way is for something bad to happen since this person seems to not care about the advice of others. The other way is for the trip to go off without a hitch and he gets a more inflated ego. That will result in bigger trips without proper experience..
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This will not be an eventful trip. It will be a fun 3 days offshore, followed by 2 weeks of coastal cruising.
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This will not be an eventful trip. It will be a fun 3 days offshore, followed by 2 weeks of coastal cruising.
So NOT 5 days.
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So NOT 5 days.
We are going inside the cape.
But nj to the cape is outside.
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