Originally Posted by skipmac
Watched the video long enough to hear this was 100 miles off Charleston and the day following a nor'easter
You can post 1000 examples of storms, nor'easters, cold fronts or whatever in the Gulf Stream
and all that proves is something we all know and agree on, the Gulf Stream
is nasty in the wrong weather
. Weather that is well forecast
and easily avoidable in a crossing to Bimini
I would note that 100 miles out in the open Atlantic from Charleston has nothing to do with 50 miles total from FL to the Bahamas
So once again as almost every single
person that has posted on this thread has said "don't go out in the Gulf Stream before, during or after a front." By the way, the same advice applies whether you are sailing a WWP 19 or a even heavy, full keel
, double ender.
One more time now, follow that very simple rule
and you won't get hammered in the Gulf Stream.
Well at the risk of being obvious but for sake of being thorough I guess I have to add don't go out in the middle of a hurricane
or major thunderstorm either.
Posting a video is a great way to show possible conditions. In my case the seas were worse; short, steep, breaking and we had to run before them. Therefore your 50 versus 100 mile reference is irrelevant.
The OP needs to see it all and not be encouraged to cross based on pics of the stream that give a false sense of security
. The funny
thing is that someone showing the stream at its best is not criticized, while I showing it for what it could be, is. Gee Skip, can't we just get along.
The OP has been given enough information to make his own educated decision. I think we have beaten this tread to death and I for one am finished (applause). Are You?