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|10-15-2009 02:18 PM|
|10-15-2009 07:07 AM|
Just to mention a few things Michael:
First; now that this storm has blown through you might want to check the weather window for heading south. Not to say we love having you here in SF; but the weather after early November is very iffy, and at times it is downright dangerous to even sail out to the SF Bar. So if you want to head south to Mexico and beyond before next spring; now is the time to go.
Also; the Baja Ha-Ha is kicking off in the last week of October; sailing out of San Diego. I know you probably are not registered for the fleet activities; but I'm sure you could tag along and meet many of the people who will be cruising the areas where you will be going. We have dock neighbors who recently set off in their Catalina 38 Mk-I for San Diego; planning to cruise the Sea of Cortez this winter. I can forward your contact info to them if you wish.
One other thing to mention is that if you are hitting 13-15 kts surfing down waves; you could be in danger of a broach or pitchpole. I know a 49' boat is probably very stable and safe feeling; but just be sure you are keeping her on her feet because it could be a really bad day if you had a broach in 15-20' seas with 45kt winds (only you know what the conditions were; I'm not questioning your judgement, only mentioning this in case you were un-aware of any danger). Towing some warps would probably prevent the boat from surfing down waves.
Did you catch the Blue Angels on Sunday?
|10-13-2009 05:38 PM|
Originally Posted by stuartsw View Post
|10-13-2009 05:33 PM|
Originally Posted by Cruisingdad View Post
Thank you for your well wishes and kind comments, Brian.
|10-13-2009 05:28 PM|
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Thank you for your well wishes and kind comments.
|10-13-2009 03:43 PM|
well-written, Michael. Start a blog for us, will you? Love to continue to follow your adventures over the winter here in Puget Sound.
|10-13-2009 10:52 AM|
I am running so sorry I cannot give a longer response - but I saw this and wanted to quickly wish you the best. You deserve it and have been a great member here. I have always enjoyed reading your posts (and fighting along with you to inform people that production boats really don't sink when they leave the dock!!!).
I wish you the very best. Please check in when you can.
|10-12-2009 11:13 PM|
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!!
|10-12-2009 10:47 PM|
Originally Posted by sarafinadh View Post
|10-12-2009 10:43 PM|
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