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Old 09-03-2014, 17:38   #541
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Re: Atlantic Delivery

My guess is fuel.

I still don' think he has much weather info on board
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Old 09-03-2014, 18:29   #542
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Re: Atlantic Delivery

Wotname,

Maybe you're right about that; if so, a stop for fuel could also give him a chance to compare some long range forecasts for the rest of the trip.

So far, he's threaded the needle as if he had forecasting, but maybe he's done it so much he knows from observation of sky state what's coming and from where.

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So far, he's threaded the needle as if he had forecasting, but maybe he's done it so much he knows from observation of sky state what's coming and from where.

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Wouldn't that be something! I wouldn't leave Boston for Provincetown without a forecast.
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Re: Atlantic Delivery

They may need fuel but he seems to be doing pretty well finding the wind. This tool lets you plug in his coordinates and see what the wind is now and you can look at the future predictions too:

earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-36.51,35.38,2048

PS: Put the coordinates into the URL as lon,lat,zoom and his position should be in the center of the image.
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They may need fuel but he seems to be doing pretty well finding the wind. This tool lets you plug in his coordinates and see what the wind is now and you can look at the future predictions too:

earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-36.51,35.38,2048

PS: Put the coordinates into the URL as lon,lat,zoom and his position should be in the center of the image.
I've been playing with this since one of the forum members posted it(could have been you...lol). I must say it has some cool graphics and features. Seeing where it gets its data further impresses me and I find it to be as accurate as any other wind forecast because it gets its data from the same sources.

If Boatman does or doesn't have weather info he has done a remarkable job navigating in and around the weather out there.

I look forward to hear him tell all of us about his journey!
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Just a loose assumption...
May be he want to make as much easting, keeping himself as much to south, as the wind permit, and make northing, towards Azores, as late as it will be possible...
All this thing is REALLY tricky, given the time.

Anyway - hard to believe he will get the opportunity to go for Madeira, i think. Too much of headwinds rather...

Just hope he will be not stucked in something really bad!

And now he is going straight for Horta
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Trying to get out of that dip and 30-35 knots. Its lessening though.

He can smell the beer
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looks like a beeline for horta

Latitude :35.35492Longitude :-36.56476Time :09 March 2014 22:19:58

yes funny route overall. will be interesting to see his decisions


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yes funny route overall. will be interesting to see his decisions


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he can definitly smell the beer now in horta

looks like a few days R&R are in order,as easterlies predicted after these southerlies go through.
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he needs his CF Fix!
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Given whats predicted and the weather approaching both maderia & Gib etc. I can see a stop in the Azores now being a reasonable choice

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+1. Much better to wait for a perfwct window from a safe refuge at this point.
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Looks like Phil might get his but kicked for the nest 12 hrs.
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oh we know. But which cheek is the question
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Triple reef and your a** is so tight there's only one cheek
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