Highly recommended. Just observe proper radio
etiquette and wait until you are "summoned". Herb runs semi-customized weather
forecasts based on what YOU tell HIM, so expect general information on Day 1 with greater accuracy and relevance as you progress. That means you should log wind
speed, direction, barometer trends and anything notable like changes in wave trains or heights greater or less than forecasted.
He's not one for unnecessary chatter, particularly when he's working his way through a dozen boat contacts taking 4-8 minutes each.
Unless you have a really good reason not to take his suggestions (like you have a heavy boat and an overbuilt rig capable of using more wind
effectively), it's probably good to follow his routing suggestions as they are based on arriving safely rather than directly.
Keep a pad handy and if you are set up for this, record
his broadcasts. We found out a lot of information from noting what was going on with boats 50, 100 and 200 miles ahead and behind us as we did getting the one-on-one treatment.