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Old 08-12-2014, 15:01   #31
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Re: A Question About Rough Weather

yes, ann, excactly.
sailing pacific in summer is a biiiiig unknown, as storms form weekly and as needed.
is a very active named storm basin.
some years more so than others. this year was intensity, and number. we almost had winnie, but ther pooh didnt show up, thank goodness. and so we only had 21 named storms this summer.
usually we only have 19 or so. locally sailing is done between named wonders, but long distance stuff is usually planned for fall to spring months when no named storms form in epac.
of course there are those of us who dont concern selves with time of year and seasons for sailing.......
plan well and know what you need to look for in changing weather situations so you can figger out early your battle plan and prepare..

and then there is rimas, who has gotten to not too far from pago pago and cannot manage to enter harbor...
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Old 08-12-2014, 16:29   #32
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get a cup of tea. go to youtube. put skip novak in the search. your boat can probably take more than you can
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get a cup of tea. go to youtube. put skip novak in the search. your boat can probably take more than you can
Very true. There have been some abandonments in recent years where I have to question if they did not give the boat too little credit. Wolfhound being a notable one.


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Old 10-12-2014, 01:19   #34
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Very true. There have been some abandonments in recent years where I have to question if they did not give the boat too little credit. Wolfhound being a notable one.


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I believe Wolfhound as spotted a year later - still floating.

And I believe some guy found her and tried to tow her into port but finally had to cut the tow because of high waves.

Probably still out there somewhere.
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Probably still out there somewhere.
Yes a real shame. She was a lovely boat, as evidenced by the videos by drakeparagon. She was still called Bella Luna at the time, but it is the same ship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?annota...&v=I_LKGpltiQE


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Yes a real shame. She was a lovely boat, as evidenced by the videos by drakeparagon. She was still called Bella Luna at the time, but it is the same ship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?annota...&v=I_LKGpltiQE


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Hard to imagine abandoning a boat like that unless the water was up to your knees.
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Hard to imagine abandoning a boat like that unless the water was up to your knees.
I'd rather stay in a knee deep boat than a wet raft any day. She better be heading to the sea floor before I pop that canister and step off.

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When I first learned to sail, I relied on NOAA forecasts and a barometer. I heard of the "well heeled" owning such things as a weatherfax but it was out of the price range for mere mortals. The barometer, however, never let me down. I didn't know everything back then but I was able to chart a better course and/or reef early and be prepared for what was coming. Even today, if I had the latest and greatest weather predicting equipment on board, I'd still have a barometer, and I would rely on it as much now as I did back then, no matter how sophisticated the other stuff is.
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I loved my old recording barograph. It would pay attention even if I forgot to check every 4 hours. Unfortunately it went when I sold my last boat. There is probably an electronic gadget that does the same thing but doesnt look nearly as good at the chart table. Barometers are only useful if you check them often, and better if you record the readings, so your exhausted brain doesnt forget what it said 4 hours ago. This gets back to the OPs original question. In my opinion, fatigue is the biggest danger in rough weather. Dry bunks, hot food, and rest make for a safe boat. Just another 2 cents worth. ______Grant.
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Barometers?

That falling needle says so much. I think analog is best for giving a clear sense of falling (and degree of it) when one watches it (over a little time) drop, drop, drop.
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...and then there is rimas, who has gotten to not too far from pago pago and cannot manage to enter harbor...
He made it into Pago Pago. (Got towed in.)
Now tied dockside on the (new) floating docks in the revamped marina.
Haven't met the chap yet.

Difficult to believe he and that lil 'ol 24 footer made it from Wash State to Hawaii (To where else?) and then to here.
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