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Old 01-09-2015, 08:59   #1
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Kaimalolo

Walked down before dawn to see Kaimalolo off this morning but they were long gone. She is a Wharram Pahi 42 Cat that has been mentioned on here a few times.

I met the delivery captain last night. He said they planned to straight shoot from Houston to Belize.

From what I have read and heard Kaimalolo is a well found vessel with a few long passages under her.

It's certainly not the best time for this trip. I wish them well.

I would appreciate an update if you see or hear from the boat.


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Old 01-09-2015, 09:13   #2
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Re: Kaimalolo

Other than the time of year, is this not a good wx window?
How long time wise for the passage?
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Re: Kaimalolo

I've been watching Gulf of Mexico weather this summer. Lots of Light East
wind. Loop current way south. If you don't mind motoring alot it might be a good crossing. The further East your departure point the better.
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Not a lot of concern for the safety of the boat unless a tropical storm forms. More likely their limited fuel will give them a lot of time to read waiting on wind.




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Old 01-09-2015, 18:58   #5
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They are a couple of lucky young fellas. They didn't get out of the bay.

1/2" of rain today along with 15 knt winds today showed a few defects. Hatch seals allowed rain water to pour in. Rot in the amas allowed flex and opened a softball sized hole just aft of the forward hatch on the port ama. Trouble with the starboard outboard. No bilge pumps. A few other gigs noted.

They are back at the dock. I think the trip will likely be postponed a while


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Other than the time of year, is this not a good wx window?
How long time wise for the passage?

I normally tell folks to estimate 100 miles a day for cruising. It was to have been a 1000 mile trip.

No doubt that a complete survey is in order.




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