Sailing 3 miles off shore and Thunderstorm moves in from the east. What do you do? - Page 5 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Chat  
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree45Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #41  
Old 06-19-2013
kwaltersmi's Avatar
Broad Reachin'
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 1,917
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 9
kwaltersmi is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailing 3 miles off shore and Thunderstorm moves in from the east. What do you do

Lot of good advice in this thread. I think the best advice is to act early. Reduce sail, have safety gear ready (harness, tether, PFD, etc.), make sure the hatches/ports/washboards are secured, talk w/ the rest of the crew and herd, get the engine running or ready to run at a moment's notice.

We'll typically head offshore with the engine and a sliver of headsail to ride it out away from hazards and other boats. If the weather is predicted to stay gnarly for an extended period (several hours to a full day) we'll consider other plans.
chef2sail likes this.
__________________
Catalina 34

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sailors rescued 900 miles off shore.. aa3jy General Discussion (sailing related) 38 02-04-2013 12:23 PM
sailing in a thunderstorm evecircleM General Discussion (sailing related) 17 07-23-2012 01:17 PM
size minimum for East Coast off-shore cruising stpetersburgsailor Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 09-28-2009 05:53 PM
Ike ravaged my marina! 1500 miles from shore! eMKay General Discussion (sailing related) 7 09-17-2008 02:46 PM
First boat for heading off East Coast (VA) 50 Miles & Back WSJR1 General Discussion (sailing related) 47 07-11-2008 09:53 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:44 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.