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Old 14-03-2014, 04:28   #646
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26nm in 12.5h --> 2.1kn -->104nm to go
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If he's still smoking then he needs to face aft when exhaling. Could give a speed boost!
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The positive is that the wind is very light right now. The negative is it's on his nose. He could get stuck within sight of land. 2.5 knots is probably idle speed on one motor. It's going to be a long few days for captain and crew.
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The positive is that the wind is very light right now. The negative is it's on his nose. He could get stuck within sight of land. 2.5 knots is probably idle speed on one motor. It's going to be a long few days for captain and crew.
i have sent a email to my buddy in horta so they will be expecting him some time on sunday,and ready to give assistance if needed,hopefully the marina will be able to find a space for him as well.

my guess is that he is keeping a reserve of fuel for the last 50 miles or so so may speed up once closer.
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I'm sure Phil will appreciate you giving them a heads up on his arrival. We only spent 4 days in Horta but I must say, it's one of the nicest places I've been to in the world. What great people, scenery, food, and drink. There are definitely worse places to be stuck in while making repairs.

The course continues to be near straight which is one excellent sign.
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Get out your paddles Boaty. Row Row Row your boat.
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My numbers show if everything stays the same he should be in Horta in 30-36 hours. Hope all is well. Very curious to see what has been keeping him at 2.5-4 knots over several days. Although I am sure it will be several days before he gets online to inform us. Somehow I feel like he might have some more important things to attend to.
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My numbers show if everything stays the same he should be in Horta in 30-36 hours. Hope all is well. Very curious to see what has been keeping him at 2.5-4 knots over several days. Although I am sure it will be several days before he gets online to inform us. Somehow I feel like he might have some more important things to attend to.

No way. Boaty doesn't have a gazillion posts for nothing!
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My calks - last position. So downy to 2 from 4.5 Well, must be sailing something. And he's moving. So thats good.

Only 98 miles to go.
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Heckuva feeling to be driving a rocketship and be busted down to limping along.
I spun the (rubber) prop hub on my center console fishing boat one afternoon. Had left Port A behind and was heading up the Lydia Ann channel of Aransas Bay, about 9-10 miles from the dock, cruising at ~25kt when zip, no propulsion.
200hp o/b engine was running fine, but no thrust (checked to see the prop was still on and barely moving). Determined that I could actually make about 0.8-1kt progress on the GPS (by the shaft dragging the prop hub I guess), so just kept chugging along and enjoyed the trip as best I could ( at <1kt, you can actually fix a meal and eat it on the pulpit, without the 100% alertness that 20-40kts requires).
It got dark and I didn't make the dock until after midnight (20-30 minute trip took ~8 hours). Could have called for a tow but didn't want to bother with a minor problem (although a headwind would have probably been enough to halt any forward motion).

Boatman's gonna have to unwind after this (forced?) snails pace segment...
Lots of interesting speculation on what the problem is, so how about a hole in a hull (cause to be determined), with a jury-rigged patch that is just holding on, slowing things down?
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My calks - last position. So downy to 2 from 4.5 Well, must be sailing something. And he's moving. So thats good.

Only 98 miles to go.
97 miles to go boateee ...... 97 miles to go....
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"97 miles to go on the bay, 97 miles to go...take one down…"
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"97 miles to go on the bay, 97 miles to go...take one down…"
You were supposed to be doing 96!
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I'm sorry

96 miles to go on the bay, 96 miles to go...take one down…
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With all due respect I have never heard a Lagoon described as a "Rocket Ship"
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