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Old 01-12-2013, 03:24 PM   #41
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Question: Lightning Rod. Is it important ? I don't see in other boats but a friend of mine got a lightning and burned all of his electronics.
Your traveling during the winter, so no lightning/thunderstorms this time of the year north of the equator. Once you get toward Brazil maybe, but as RT hints, there are other things that are important to think (worry) about.

What's your departure date?
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #42
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:24 AM   #43
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Attched is an aticle on freewheeling vs locked shaft that says, "lock the shaft". Body
For sailboats it does, but: "Consider the case of a faiths twin screw motorboat... in this case it is clearly better to allow the idle shaft to revolve."
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Sergio, was thinking of you today wondering if you left?

I hope you update when you can and document your trip for those of us that are not on board with you. Good luck on your voyage.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:55 AM   #45
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I started yesterday my trip and we're documenting by pictures and video but how can I post?

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I started yesterday my trip and we're documenting by pictures and video but how can I post?

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Post the web site for us to follow.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:54 PM   #47
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I started yesterday my trip and we're documenting by pictures and video but how can I post?

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You can upload the pix to your forum cp then link them into a post here

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The wind guru said that will have 10/11 knots as wind and we crossed the Golf Stream with almost 18/20 knots as North wind , not the best :-) but good tho check the engines, the boat and the crew. Now I'm writing in Nassau. My girl is good until now, the temperature and oil pressures working well.

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Safe travels Sergio. Keep us posted on your journey when you can.
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T... Now I'm writing in Nassau. ..
Sergio: As soon as the weather goes down a bit we are finally leaving Trinidad and heading north. If you need any thing on the way south let me know if we can help. If you want, send me your email address and hopefully we can meet up as our paths cross. mvhobo@yahoo.com
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Greetings,
Crossing the Gulf Stream in a 20 kt. north wind? This is going to be an interesting thread. Take GREAT care Mr. Sergio. We don't want to read that you didn't end up in RIO.
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Sergio, if you can handle the steep frequent waves encountered in the
Gulf Stream without problems, the longer ocean swells should be a piece of cake for you. Fairwinds and smooth seas to you.
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Crossing the Gulf Stream in a 20 kt. north wind? This is going to be an interesting thread. Take GREAT care Mr. Sergio. We don't want to read that you didn't end up in RIO.
But dosent the gulf strem flow northward? 20kt north wind?/....I would think that is gonna be hairy to say the least

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I did almost the same trip in 2000. Gulf Coast to 100 nm off from Macae, Brazil. Non stop, but slow 80 to 90 nm days. The rig is a dynamically positioned vessel using (6) 5,000 hp electric thrusters to hold position, but we used the services of a tug for this re-positioning of the rig. This is the Noble Paul Wolff, I served on from the 1999 shipyard refit to 2002 off shore Brazil drilling for Petrobras.
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I did almost the same trip in 2000. Gulf Coast to 100 nm off from Macae, Brazil. Non stop, but slow 80 to 90 nm days. The rig is a dynamically positioned vessel using (6) 5,000 hp electric thrusters to hold position, but we used the services of a tug for this re-positioning of the rig. This is the Noble Paul Wolff, I served on from the 1999 shipyard refit to 2002 off shore Brazil drilling for Petrobras.
What nice calm water. But no land in the background? But I guess that dosent mater kinda like southern California seas in the summer time flat, placid, serene, huh?
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What nice calm water. But no land in the background? But I guess that dosent mater kinda like southern California seas in the summer time flat, placid, serene, huh?
About 200 miles north of Suriname, ballasted for transit as you can see the thruster caps sticking up above the lower hulls.
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About 200 miles north of Suriname, ballasted for transit as you can see the thruster caps sticking up above the lower hulls.
Hurricane country!
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Hurricane country!
No hurricanes in any time of the year. Just hot and humid with big bugs.
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Yep, it is a bit too far south for those nasty hurricanes.
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No hurricanes in any time of the year. Just hot and humid with big bugs.
hot and humid would be too much for me. Wonder what the water temp would be 70?
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