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Old 25-02-2014, 06:57   #196
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any bets on when he'll turn N?

well he has too, hell start getting headed, and since he's not going to the coast of Africa……


Not an easy call, As he said himself , hell try and hit Maderia, winds are awkward there this time of year, you can get anything.


Looking at the disturbed crap immediately to his northwest over the next couple of days, you can easily see why he's staying south, but Its going to be a hard choice when he needs to gain northing.
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Old 25-02-2014, 08:10   #197
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Re: Atlantic Delivery

My vote: Boatie will continue easting until Sunday, 1200 UTC, when he will turn NE from long 52*43' W where he can just catch the top side of the Azores high.
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I couldn't help it....



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Old 25-02-2014, 10:07   #199
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I dare say I hope not too late, as the trades and the waves will push him aside.
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Re: Atlantic Delivery

For the moment he turned south.
Do You think Boatie is about to pay a visit to MarkJ?
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Strange indeed. 5-10 knot winds from the N. 1-2ft waves from the E
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Either Boatman’s got one hell of a weather router, smarter than hell or just plain lucky, according to the GRIBS he’s tacking so he’ll ride a south right to Spain. You go dude.
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Either Boatman’s got one hell of a weather router, smarter than hell or just plain lucky, according to the GRIBS he’s tacking so he’ll ride a south right to Spain. You go dude.

Nope, you can't see far enough ahead to decide that. Remember 5 day forecasts are less then 30 % accurate.


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Dave I agree that the farther out from NOW the reliability is questionable at best. I guess if I had 10 to 15 on the nose I’d go to plan “B” with the best info available. You’ve got just so much fuel aboard. I’ll leave this to folks that have more transat experience as I just do milk run deliveries to the Carib. from the US.
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I want to know where that south you're talking' about is in the GRIBs because i don't see it
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I want to know where that south you're talking' about is in the GRIBs because i don't see it
There are Southerlies until Saturday on my grib.
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I want to know where that south you're talking' about is in the GRIBs because i don't see it
In a couple days it is supposed to look like this:

earth :: an animated map of global wind and weather

If that holds it looks like he'll get a nice push to the NE for a few days.
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I see it now. Also see easterlies as far as 50w through sat
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i'm a little confused, "newbie" did boatie drop south until low enough to catch these southerlies which in turn he may ride maybe as far as the Azores ?
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Either Boatman’s got one hell of a weather router, smarter than hell or just plain lucky, according to the GRIBS he’s tacking so he’ll ride a south right to Spain. You go dude.
I've been watching to this trip of Boatman's and I must say that this is EPIC.

Not only he has those westerlies south but there is that riff north(and east)....he is threading a needle to stay in safe seas and gain direction to his destination.

I hope that spot keeps us updated and Capt.Phil gets good info to navigate the eye of said needle....I wish I was with him to learn and experience it all....he's got my attention.
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