Atlantic crossing from Tortola to Turkey on 46' Cat leaving in May- Routing? - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
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? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 03-28-2011
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,971
Thanks: 25
Thanked 39 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkofSeaLife is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by billyruffn View Post
What's a "cut and paste" sailor?
Yeah, I was wondering that too

I tend not to use routing books like Jimmy Cornel as I kinda feel I wanna set my own course. Otherwise I would have to call it "Around the World in the Footsteps of Aventura!"

I did screw up going Panama to Galapagos becuse I heard Jimmy recommended going south outta Panama city instead of the rhumb line.
I went the rhumb line.
Hit by contrary current
Jimmy was right
I was wrong
I had an extra day at sea
But I did it myyyyyy wayyyyyyyyyy..................

I was looking at the St Martin/Gibraltar run a few years ago and would do it rhumb line on a modern boat that can point ok. Definitely on a fast cruiser or racing boat. In reality, rhumb line means heading a bit north anyway as you would stay on port tack and be hard on the wind. Current is (if I remember) 1/2 a knot against instead of variable current for those going near Bermuda.


Mark
PS I had to Cut and Paste this thread into MS Word to check spelling. Is that OK?
__________________
Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 03-28-2011
billyruffn's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,272
Thanks: 5
Thanked 25 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 10
billyruffn will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
Yeah, I was wondering that too

In reality, rhumb line means heading a bit north anyway as you would stay on port tack and be hard on the wind. Current is (if I remember) 1/2 a knot against instead of variable current for those going near Bermuda.

....isn't it true that cats go really well hard on the wind with a contrary current?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 03-29-2011
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,971
Thanks: 25
Thanked 39 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkofSeaLife is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by billyruffn View Post
....isn't it true that cats go really well hard on the wind with a contrary current?

ROTFL


Maybe I'm just settin the original poster up for a nice long passage
__________________
Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 03-29-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,397
Thanks: 0
Thanked 113 Times in 101 Posts
Rep Power: 4
JonEisberg will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post

What usually happens for me is that I decide early on whether to grab the Gulf Stream or go East of the Bahamas. After that, I decide whether to stop in Bermuda, mostly based on fuel burn.
Uhh, he's leaving from Tortola, Dave - sailing in search of a push from the Gulf Stream would lead to a bit of a circuitous route, no? (grin)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


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
atlantic crossing itamar General Discussion (sailing related) 3 01-13-2010 08:28 PM
Atlantic Crossing BlueWater055 Crew Wanted/Available 6 09-26-2009 10:41 AM
Atlantic crossing captkris Crew Wanted/Available 18 03-12-2008 01:47 AM
Atlantic crossing Seagypsywoman Crew Wanted/Available 1 04-30-2004 07:50 AM
atlantic crossing kimberlite Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 08-14-2002 04:33 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:08 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, 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.