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Late to this thread, just back from a Silva Bay Thanksgiving.. Congrats on heading out, and on a splendid passage by all accounts.
Re Patagonia.. there's a WVYC member (Ray Martin??) who has done that trip on a Spencer 1330 - a retired pilot. Did you happen to ever run into/chat with him and his wife? We had an amazing presentation from them at a GYC meeting. Their stories of "two anchors, 5 lines ashore, heeled over 30 degrees in the williwaws" were something to hear, and yet he made it all sound just the normal sort of thing to do.
They spent a couple of seasons, leaving the boat somewhere up a river in Argentina, I think, returning later to circumnavigate Tierra Del Fuego before sailing home via Marquesas, Hawaii and Alaska, I believe. They also spoke of pretty strict controls and reporting required by the Chilean Navy.
Anyhow good on ya and thanks for keeping us posted. Safe passages ahead!!
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)