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Old 11-02-2013
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Re: How to sleep

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Originally Posted by brokesailor View Post
Auspicious: I think Salty Dawg is scrubbing Monday departure because of wind mostly from the east.
Really? I haven't been on the radio to listen to Chris lately. My analysis is different. Based on original NOAA product I see N to NNE on Monday clocking to NE on Tuesday. Chesapeake Bay is a microclimate. Good news NOAA has a great model for the Bay. More good news is that things look like NNE Monday morning pre-dawn.

As of now, with a passage plan of 135T to 65W then 180T to Tortola I would leave at or slightly before dawn Monday morning 4 Nov. You'd be on a beam to close reach out of the Bay then a broad reach from the sea buoy as you settle onto course. As the wind clocks over Tuesday into Wednesday you stay on course hardening up to a close reach and possibly a beat for a while. Don't turn South early - protect your Easting as it will be hard to come by when you get into the trades further South.

Risk is low. This is not a frontal passage. The front will be ahead of you. The wind shift is due to the high moving ENE to NE well North of you. You shouldn't even get rained on {caveat - my weather forecasting on precipitation isn't very good}.

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Originally Posted by TQA View Post
A couple of eye bolts and a piece of canvas 4'x3' provides the basics.
The devil is in the details, especially on someone else's boat. "You want to do WHAT to my mahogany interior?" Simply not going to happen on a delivery or for a rally crew. Don't like it? Don't go.

Which puts you back on the floor (access to heads and galley taken into account) wedged in with your gear bag and whatever else is at hand.

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Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
Well, depending on how comfortable they are, and how hard on the wind you might be on port tack, one of those things might actually be your best bet...

i ran this H-R 43 back north from the islands in June that had such an arrangement
I have those exact same chairs to port on Auspicious. When I was outfitting the boat many of my acquaintances told me I was making a huge mistake giving up a settee as a sea berth. When those people come aboard the first thing the want to do is settle into a chair. *grin* Guess what? I route them out and make them sit on the settee on the other side. Warped sense of humor on my part.

I have never regretted getting the chairs. As Jon said on a favorable tack they are fine for sleeping in. On the opposite tack there is the floor and the stbd settee. Best spot of all is the floor in the walkthrough. How many people are you (not you Jon, generic 'you') trying to sleep offshore anyway?
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