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post #5 of Old 11-26-2004 Thread Starter
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Atlantic SSB weather channels

Hi Jack,

Thanks for the information even if my thanks are a bit belated as I had left prior to seeing your message.

We made our crossing pretty much unscathed in what was undoubtedly the longest crossing ever at 28 days.

We were a bit over half way when, due to hurricane Karl we were forced to turn back west then sit hove too for five days waiting out Karl''s tail winds.

We still saw some pretty impressive storms. Top winds of 35+ kts and waves of 25''. Our only damage being one lower port shroud which we repaired at sea, blew one foresail and lost our engine and auto-pilot on the same day four days from Horta.

We did use Herb who stuck with us througout the crossing providing trememdous support and going well beyond as he contacted our families by phone to inform them of our delay.

Thanks again and I think I''ll try my next crossing in summer though!
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