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Oops, correction, they had already left Canada, they were in New London, CT a few days ago. That totally made sense, then, given Sandy's predicted impacts in NY and New England, that they'd be safer at sea than in port. They ssailed out due east to get well clear of the storm before continuing south. The Navy sent all their vessels out from Norfolk in advance of the storm for the same reason - sometimes you're safer away from the dock!
I'd like to see the track of their voyage... How they would have managed to sail due east to get "well clear" of one of the most expansive hurricanes in history, and then wind up to the west of the eye off Hatteras 4 days later, is rather curious, to say the least...
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Most recent path has put us ( Baltimore/ Annapolis) area in the cone of the projected path. This storm is a juggernaught.


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I'd like to see the track of their voyage... How they would have managed to sail due east to get "well clear" of one of the most expansive hurricanes in history, and then wind up to the west of the eye off Hatteras 4 days later, is rather curious, to say the least...
Here is a track:
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http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shi...l?call=WDD9114

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BOUNTY - Vessel's Details and Current Position - 0 - 369191000
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I'd like to see the track of their voyage... How they would have managed to sail due east to get "well clear" of one of the most expansive hurricanes in history, and then wind up to the west of the eye off Hatteras 4 days later, is rather curious, to say the least...
the link does not work well, here is a pic
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

As I was driving out of the boat yard yesterday, I saw some people on their ~40 foot poweryacht working diligently to cover their hard bimini (open sides) with a cheap plastic tarp. The thing looked like it was already shredded from several seasons of use. I thought, "gee, sailors usually REDUCE sail area when expecting a heavy blow."

Down the road at my marina (which I've vacated for the season), there were several boats that still had their biminis up. Owners were nowhere to be found. I'll go back next week to survey the damage. I helped out some people who were working to prep their boats, but I will not touch an unattended boat without the owner's permission.
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Most recent path has put us ( Baltimore/ Annapolis) area in the cone of the projected path. This storm is a juggernaught.
This is the most recent path info from NOAA:
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Had trouble with the first link, but it finally went through, thank you.

I googled the last position, looked just under 100 miles off the lighthouse on cape Hatteras, seemingly right in the center path of Sandy.

Here is the map of the location, the green arrow, not the red A marking the Atlantic Ocean

https://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1T4...en&sa=N&tab=wl
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Random question, why are none of us (Chesapeake to NYC) under a trop storm/hurricane watch or warning yet?
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

Just saw a report on television that the Coast Guard picked up 14 of the bounty crew but several were unaccounted for.

Conditions in a life boat in this storm must have been harrowing. Can't imagine what it would be like for the Coast Guard to try and pick them up.

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Had trouble with the first link, but it finally went through, thank you.
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There is also this information (see below)


However, the Bounty sank and 2 crew is missing....
Let's hope for the best!
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