Re: Sailing 3 miles off shore and Thunderstorm moves in from the east. What do you do
Originally Posted by Advocate777
Correction: sorry...I meant 'crew and boat safe' not 'cow and boat safe'
Oh... God, not again. I was worried. I thought there is another one likes to have his fresh milk with his cereal.
Back to the topic.
Assume you know your boat quite well. If you have radar to see how fast the system is moving toward you. I will get off the reef from 2 to 3 nm. Continue on to my destination. Check all ports and closed sea cocks, tidy up below, and PFD and tetered. Pending on how efficient you are. Just before the storm hits, reduce the sails.
Hold and have fun. Just remember, leave plenty of sea room, she can handle herself. Now it is not a bad idea to practice your heave-to technique.
I read, think, and act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest, nor I am here for free sex. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of safe off-shore passage. I am NOT afraid of dying in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.
Last edited by rockDAWG; 06-16-2013 at 08:26 PM.