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Old 14-03-2014, 20:19   #751
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it is saturday here,and the forcast for the next 6 days is 0-5 knot of wind from the east, that is till next thursday.
friday NEXT week the wind comes back with gales,in the meantime it will be a mill pond,with less than 2 foot of ground swell.

today he was 5 miles further away from his destination after 12 hours of sailing/drifting with much the same till thursday NEXT WEEK..

i think you might have jumped the gun
I wont under mind your experience as a sailor, you certainly trump me. But dont under mind Boaty
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I wont under mind your experience as a sailor, you certainly trump me. But dont under mind Boaty
i have his best intrests at heart belive me, if you look back to page 47 on this thread you will see that i identified that he had a problem on board,that was sunday the 9th,he has ALREADY been drifting nearly a week,unable to make more than a few knots even in favourable 20 knot winds.

with the prospect of another week drifting in flat calm conditions going backwards,and the offer of help on the table from a fellow yachty nearby,i put it to the owner,it is his decision,his yacht,he was also unaware that a problem existed,now he knows,his call.

at the end of the day as a delivery skipper,as i am myself the general MO is to get the vessel to its destination,safely and as fast as possible,it is not an endurance test,boats break ,sometime you need a bit of help to get the job done.
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Well done Atoll
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Looks like Skipper sent two different Nav Warnings via NAVTEX. One on 111350 UTC MAR 14, and then another 130459 UTC MAR 14 which just appears to be an update re: position.
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atoll,
You did the right thing. Boaty wants to go from A to B, not drift back to A. If I were the boat owner I would have been very happy to be notified of a problem.

You hooked the owner up with a contact in Horta also, which is just priceless.

Great job. The Owner and Boaty should be glad there are resourceful cruisers like you to lend a hand.
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Totally agree with you Coops.....better being safe than sorry.
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no,only if has been pre programmed which the owner says it has not



so no messages

Seems like a poor use of technology.
Why buy the thing and not use it to all its capability? Then as reported use a passing boat as a repeater to alert others of the condition though still explicitly not ask for help.
This seems a bit off common sense.
I would think you have the damn thing and you change plans you send off a message . Or you are in deep **** and you send off a message. Otherwise it's just fodder for a forum.
You know Phil and do this so I stand by my not sure.
Guess I should get a spot and see how hard it is to send a message.
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Atoll +10 Times a wastein, even Boatie can't sail with no wind, and we know he has major engine-electrial, and posible rigging or sail problems! If it were I, I would love a little help about now !!Well called !
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Atoll +10 Times a wastein, even Boatie can't sail with no wind, and we know he has major engine-electrial, and posible rigging or sail problems! If it were I, I would love a little help about now !!Well called !
i once drifted for a week within sight of one of the comores islands that we were heading for,with no wind and no motor...............you know what was really depressing.........

when the onion skins that we threw overbord the day before overtook us a daylater
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Seems like a poor use of technology.
Why buy the thing and not use it to all its capability? Then as reported use a passing boat as a repeater to alert others of the condition though still explicitly not ask for help.
This seems a bit off common sense.
I would think you have the damn thing and you change plans you send off a message . Or you are in deep **** and you send off a message. Otherwise it's just fodder for a forum.
You know Phil and do this so I stand by my not sure.
Guess I should get a spot and see how hard it is to send a message.
phil only bought it the day before he left so i guess he had other stuff on his mind
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Still not a unworthy question. So I ask.
Guess I could see its all good enough and he never got around to figuring out how to use it with all its capability.
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And yet becalmed does not an emergency make.

It is only the spotlight from the "Spot Tracker"that brings this collective intensity over the dangers of going slow or even backwards.

I have a Spot 2 and an AIS transponder and my friends follow my track and wonder what I am up to. Part of the reasoning I bought these was so that they might worry less.

Watching this thread progress brings the phrase "Ignorance is bliss" to mind. People are worrying because he is hitting the I'm OK button

PassageWeather has light and variable conditions predicted for the rest of the passage.

I'm guessing they are working on the troubles with the boat. An engine would be nice to have at this point. Electricity too.

I'm glad to hear that he has 1 crew. 2 would be better. I'm betting they are pretty tired.

A tow into port might well be welcome. Maybe not.
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Delorme InReach is capable two way messaging. Spot is just a tracker with limited send capabilities.
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Geez I go out to dinner and make many a Monkey joke, come home, and you make rescue mission.

Nice job Atoll!!
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They're close enough to port to call it a clean win.

I don't see the retrograde of 4 miles today.

By the time the tow arrives he'll be even closer.

Besides, they will bring him beer.
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