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Re: Barry Perrins aka Old Sea Dog overdue on Pacific crossing
He is making perfect time.
I use my self-made formula for getting 'home' on passages:
Passage length @ 2 knots plus 1 day stuff around time after the initial incident.
Panama to Marquesas is long. About 4,200 nms.
Most stop in at the Galapagos. If he didn't his incident must have happened downwind than that.
3,200nms @ 2 knots = 66 days.
But also include the first 1,000 nms. They can be very difficult because on cantrary current and lack of wind untill quite close to the Galapagos.
If they know he is on course and going 2kts he must be communicating some way (via satellite).
His blips then show he is having a slow trip after some incident.
Out there, between Galapagos and Marquess is nothing. Like, left me repeat that: Nothing.
It's 3,000+ miles to Mexico, the closest coast.
We never saw a ship for 2 weeks.
It's a great test for a person. There ain't no help, buckaroo. It ain't Kansas.
Good luck to this guy bringing his boat home alone and unassisted. It takes someone special.
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