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Old 10-08-2012, 18:28   #106
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Re: Most Difficult Thing About Single Handing ?

Came across this video on You Tube which fits in well to this discussion. A sailor named Drake on the S/V Paragon was making a single handed trip from New York to Bermuda. He did not even make through the first day before things went to sh.t. Then he later comes to the rescue of another couple on a disabled 51 foot sailboat and gets into more trouble while doing a good deed there. There are a couple of episodes he posted of this trip. This is the second one where he describes his first hell night on board and the stuff that went wrong:
s/v Paragon NYC to Bermuda Nightmare, Part 2 (Westsail 42) - YouTube

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Old 13-08-2012, 08:49   #107
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Re: Most Difficult Thing About Single Handing ?

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Sailing bad weather. - Ultra bad weather as last weekend proved - .
I could handle the boat but had no time to get some warm gear to protect myself against the thunderstorms and ultra-heavy rain that came in rows on the IJsselmeer.
Sailing from Hoorn to Muiden was a very chilly affair. We are speaking August 6th.

Some weathersamples: 1) Neala back at homeport; 2 & 3) IJsselmeer in bad conditions ...... at midday the thunderstorm that raged the IJsselmeer took the boat for a 360 degree jig and tried to press her under the waterlevel.
Fortunately she is heavy as a farmer' s maid and did not falter.
Last picture is from another yacht of a friend who followed me suit.
I would have to agree with Mac, bad weather is nastier if you are alone. Could not get my 40 footer back into the slip with a bad cross wind this last week, had to take another and get some friends to wrangle it back. Embarrassing, but predicable. Happens a few times a year. If it gets too bad it is good to have an anchorage to go to and wait out the storm.

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Old 13-08-2012, 09:37   #108
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Re: Most Difficult Thing About Single Handing ?

Here's one for you all,

Crossing the Tasman Sea, going to Port Macquarie, Day 7 from Bundaberg.

I dont know how to put the link on here, Youtube video,

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