SailNet Community - View Single Post - Morehead City to Virgins in early Feb
View Single Post
post #6 of Old 01-24-2013
capta
Master Mariner
 
capta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: somewhere in the Windward or Leeward Islands
Posts: 2,256
Thanks: 37
Thanked 110 Times in 105 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Morehead City to Virgins in early Feb

I would doubt you will get a weather window long enough to make the trip, probably not even through the stream as it makes it's own weather, especially in the cold months. After the stream, you'll be bucking the Antilles current if you don't make enough easting, adding to your difficulties.
Prepare yourself for a "heavy weather" delivery, beating most, if not all the way. I've done several winter deliveries to the islands from Newport, RI and none was easy or fun. I hope you are getting well paid.
I'd suggest a set of hand cuffs or some of the plastic restraints if you are taking inexperienced crew on a tough delivery (not joking).
Good luck.
capta is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome