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2 Hours Ago 10:17 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

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We are thinking leave midday Monday. Head nearly due east. Stay above 35. Head nearly due south around long of Porto Rico or V.I. depending. Longer but safer than rhumb line with current info. Be really nasty Saturday and Sunday off mid coast u.s.
Longer is better if it's safer. No doubt.

Be safe dude. We're all pullin' for you!
2 Hours Ago 09:50 PM
outbound
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

We are thinking leave midday Monday. Head nearly due east. Stay above 35. Head nearly due south around long of Porto Rico or V.I. depending. Longer but safer than rhumb line with current info. Be really nasty Saturday and Sunday off mid coast u.s.
8 Hours Ago 03:53 PM
blowinstink
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

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So, what's the consensus on the start day? Nov 2 (Sunday) isn't looking good.
Maybe Tuesday or Wednesday?

Ralph
I heard it is whatever the herd decides, but the guy I heard it from talks a lotta smack so . . .
9 Hours Ago 03:04 PM
RTB
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

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Been getting those as well from opc. And getting Chris Parker update and interpretation daily. Thanks gentlemen. A your site is very well done. Going to bed. Get up early drop the bride at the airport then struggle with the linear drive on the ap. Brushes wearing fast. Wasn't that difficult a trip so want to fully check it out.
So, what's the consensus on the start day? Nov 2 (Sunday) isn't looking good.
Maybe Tuesday or Wednesday?

Ralph
17 Hours Ago 07:06 AM
TomMaine
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Look for Iain and Fiona on RUFFIAN. This will be their 4th SDR(I think-2 each way). They were selling the rally at the Annapolis boat show.

They're a real anomaly for this thread(they wouldn't understand a single post). They love the SDR and carry jerry jugs on their side decks.
1 Day Ago 11:15 PM
outbound
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Been getting those as well from opc. And getting Chris Parker update and interpretation daily. Thanks gentlemen. A your site is very well done. Going to bed. Get up early drop the bride at the airport then struggle with the linear drive on the ap. Brushes wearing fast. Wasn't that difficult a trip so want to fully check it out.
1 Day Ago 04:24 PM
killarney_sailor
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

I agree, synoptic charts are way more useful than GRIBs. Need a bit of knowledge about what is being shown but it is not hard to pick up and a lot more useful than knowing how to do celestial (said by someone who knows both).
1 Day Ago 10:37 AM
SVAuspicious
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

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Looking at passage weather and weather tracks girb sites.
Please don't depend on gribs. Synoptics are your friends. Start here: AuspiciousWorks - Communications / Yacht Management / Deliveries Worldwide
1 Day Ago 09:46 AM
JonEisberg
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

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Yup carbon but fortunately didn't lose it. Mangle the end that stay attached to the track but fixable now we're in a slip. Looking at weather with current system and 30% chance of hurricane developing in area at end of passage may leave Monday or Tuesday. Looking at passage weather and weather tracks girb sites. Make up my mind as it gets closer.
Hmmmm... Where is that coming from, is that the system currently down off Honduras? If so, I see a decent chance of a Dark 'n Stormy or two at the White Horse Tavern in your future... :-)

Again, I'd be VERY wary of that system... Eerily reminiscent of the worst pasting the Caribbean 1500 fleet ever took, 2 boats abandoned after Hurricane Mitch re-formed over Yucatan and started tracking NE. Late season systems that develop in the NW Caribbean make me very nervous, they seem very unpredictable, and often offer a major 'surprise'...

HEAVY-WEATHER SAILING: Remembering Hurricane Mitch


1 Day Ago 09:20 AM
outbound
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Yup carbon but fortunately didn't lose it. Mangle the end that stay attached to the track but fixable now we're in a slip. Looking at weather with current system and 30% chance of hurricane developing in area at end of passage may leave Monday or Tuesday. Looking at passage weather and weather tracks girb sites. Make up my mind as it gets closer.
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