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Re: Staying behind the wheel

Originally Posted by Tempest View Post
So you went through Muskeget Channel. I think it helps explain the confused seas...
Nice Job!!

...Remind me...did you go through there in the dark?

They purposely timed things so it was getting light as we neared land.

My watch was in the dead of night, I was going about 2 to 4 knots. That probably explains the poor helm as the boat was going so slow and even stopping so often.
Their idea was to rest up while I fought the storm and effectively held position and crawled toward land till daybreak.
At daybreak the storm was over and it was calm and we just motored in the last 15 miles or so.

It probably was an OK decision because otherwise we would have been about 30 mile further from our destination if we ran off all night.
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