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Old 11-07-2009, 21:12   #76
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My grib files are showing pretty constant winds 20-25 knots from the NW until next Saturday.

You can change the default 5 day forecast to a 7 day forecast.

The weatherfax (Northeast Pacific WX Briefing Package) shows fairly persistent high off the west coast.

I would respond more tomorrow.

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Old 11-07-2009, 21:44   #77
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One other site to check:

SailFlow

It is a subscription service that I use.

It shows the tidal currents against you. It has wind and other data relevant to you.

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Old 12-07-2009, 05:18   #78
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Passageweather.com has seven days of animated graphical model output. It shows the Low, but the northerly winds along the coast from SF north don't seem to let up much.
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The Sea State weatherfax forecast also does not look good, building to 3 - 3.5 meters from N and NW over the next 96 hours.

The only thing I can see in your favour is the wind and current are opposed.

I am heading out sailing on Tuesday for a two week trip (with little internet).

I do hope all goes well.

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How did this delivery go?

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I'm not sure the delivery is completed as yet. The last msg was dated July 12, 19 days ago, and they had not yet departed. Assuming they'll be harbor hopping, with an average of one day in port for each day en route (due to bar closures), I'm guessing a minimum of 20 days and quite possibly 30-40 days.
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I'm not sure the delivery is completed as yet. The last msg was dated July 12, 19 days ago, and they had not yet departed. Assuming they'll be harbor hopping, with an average of one day in port for each day en route (due to bar closures), I'm guessing a minimum of 20 days and quite possibly 30-40 days.
Hi, Spin_Drift here... I misplaced my password so I'm using my husband's computer...

With heavy heart I tell you that ORCA staid in California until next sailing season.

This was due to several factors.

The work we had done on ORCA took longer than we had planned because new things kept cropping up as we went along.

The weather, short term and long term, was not co-operating.

The insurance company refused to change the "trip completion date" from September first to middle of September.

Allen, our crew member, had to be in Maine in the beginning of August.

On the positive side, we gained a lot of knowledge on trip planning etc. Knowledge on tuning the riggin and just in general about how to plan for a long trip like this.

We like to thank Allen for his help and input. Amongst other things, he is very knowledgeable about weather and charting the course. He is also a good sailor. We wish him great success in his future ventures.

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As much as we wanted to get ORCA home, we feel OK that she is at her old berth.... She will be looked after and wait for us the get her next year....



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That's *good* news!

At least, compared with some of the dark scenarios my imagination was coming up with.

Whenever you get up to the inside passage stretch, drop me a line. I'll arrange for good food/showers somewhere along your route.
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