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Old 08-05-2013, 09:15   #16
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Re: these corumel winds are at 30 knots

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Howling winds, I'm glad I anchored right and didn't get lazy. We're at Balandra, is it like this everywhere?
Balandra is the heart of the coromuel (note the spelling.)

No, those winds are not everywhere. The coromuel are mostly a local phenomenon in the La Paz area, and are mostly a spring/summer phenomenon, although I've experienced a winter coromuel as well.

Cheer up: locals in the area consider the coromuel a blessing--they keep La Paz cool in the summer heat. And you can pretty much rely on them shutting down by 11:00 AM. Plan your sailing accordingly.

Here's a good link: The Coromuel Wind of La Paz
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:21   #17
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I've sailed this boat through a gale at 45 knots, but this crap is like clockwork sunset to sunrise every day. Makes me wish I had a wind generator.
...and people on this very forum told me I was nuts to install a wind generator to prep my boat for the Sea of Cortez.
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The wind gen. is a blessing on my boat,it does it's fair share of work.Rebel,check with Marina de Lapaz,they can get the new Mex. Navy charts in for you.One other thing to note about the S.O.C. is that more than 20kn. is too much for most boats and crew,waves are like boxcars.20 in the Sea is like 35 on the ocean.
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Re: these corumel winds are at 30 knots

So if the Corumel winds blow all night long, wouldn't having a wind generator spinning away in the breeze be a little bit annoying when trying to sleep?
Especially if you have an aft cabin.
I have been anchored 50 yards away from one and it was annoying.
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I've sailed this boat through a gale at 45 knots, but this crap is like clockwork sunset to sunrise every day. Makes me wish I had a wind generator.
Yes - If the wind is keeping you up all night then you would have no complaint about the noise of the wind generator keeping you up.
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Yes - If the wind is keeping you up all night then you would have no complaint about the noise of the wind generator keeping you up.
Or, I guess, there is always the mega tequila sedative method of sleep.
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Dead batteries are more annoying,or listening to a gas generator same.
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Re: these corumel winds are at 30 knots

'So if the Corumel winds blow all night long, wouldn't having a wind generator spinning away in the breeze be a little bit annoying when trying to sleep?
Especially if you have an aft cabin.'

Yes, bearing noise, wind blade noise, and vibration can all be a problem, and I don't like the noise, myself. However, I tell myself that it is the sound of cold beer happening, and have learned to live with it on my own boat. The bearing noise is helped by putting in new bearings, and sometimes the vibration can be helped by a more secure mounting, but the old blades are just noisy.

The noise generated by someone else's wind generator is a little harder to cope with if it is bothering you. I think I'd ask Jim to move the boat if someone else is making noise that keeps me awake and unhappy if I couldn't "live and let live" myself out of it, but we have an electric windlass that makes getting the hook up easy. And of course, sometimes, there's no other satisfactory spot in the anchorage.

Most sheltered anchorages have the winds drop out at night, so if you can fall asleep, someone's wind generator is less likely to wake you. And you really can't blame them for wanting to have cold! I've cruised without refrigeration, and with it is better...for me, anyhow.

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Re: these corumel winds are at 30 knots

Ben blown out of a couple Sea of Cortez anchorages after anchoring in peaceful splendor. ALWAYS take a good compass reading for an exit in the middle of the night. (or make sure your GPS will show an exit track the direction you want to go.) Are you experiencing Northers? or Corumels?
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Re: these corumel winds are at 30 knots

Once heard the SOC described as a beautiful cruising ground where you motored all day to get to an anchorage where you would get blown out at night.

But we still loved our time there!

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