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Old 08-14-2014, 02:22 PM   #441
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O.k.
Ran the engine for half hour today, as I had moved one of the grounds that I had noticed was connected to itself on the block.
That's why I was getting missing numbers from the Victron.

Also, tighten fan belt since I put new one on for the first time in 1500 hours.

Lehman affirmed its ready to go, as it sounded sweeter than ever.

Probably will leave Saturday or Sunday.
First three days look great, as I go north, then wouk turn east as I get the strong westerlies. What I need to avoid is north westerlies.

1150 miles to cork.

I'm feeling good about it.

I'll update before departure.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:49 PM   #442
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:59 PM   #443
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Great destination...Cork. Some say the best place to pull one as well (cork, that is). I think you're right Richard, we're all feeling antsy and would like to get back to our arm chair ocean-cruising. Still, I'd feel better if you knew we were there on the midnight shift. Please feel free to text me anytime day or night. We're with ya, partner.
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Who cleans up all those dots and lines you're leaving all over the ocean?
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:26 AM   #445
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Wishing you the safest trip possible to good ol' Ireland; have fun stay while at Cork! Irish hold special spots in my mind, heart, and soul.

My family on mom's side "Gilroy" came to U.S. mid 1800's. "Cork" was the name of my 13'3" Whaler in early/mid 1960's while teenager. Great gramps Thomas F. Gilroy was Mayor of NY, NY... latter 1800's. I've some really neat things from his days as Mayor hanging on my office wall.

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:04 PM   #447
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:42 PM   #449
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I'm waiting for this storm to pass.

Leaving Sunday at the earliest, probably Monday.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:19 PM   #450
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I'm waiting for this storm to pass.

Leaving Sunday at the earliest, probably Monday.
I was wondering what you thought of that low to NNW. Looks like it is weakening but there is another one low moving down from Canada. Is the plan to let the first low get N or NNE of you and then go?

Do you think you can make Cork before the second low catches up?

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Old 08-17-2014, 10:39 AM   #451
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Part two Starts Tomorrow

Strong cold front passing through right now, producing winds 240į 20g35

My tomorrow, there should be weak westerlies and I'm leaving.
horta has been great, I'll write about it and post pictures after i arrive in Ireland.
Should be 7.5 days.

I have a schedule that should work well for me, I'll let you know how it works out.

I'll post route in next post. I had anticipated having to go more north the first three days, but with this frontal passage, it looks like a direct route will work as well as anything.
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Change of plans already.

Looking more carefully at the wind prog, it looks like I should go more east the first three days to be on the east side of the little wave that develops there.
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I was wondering what you thought of that low to NNW. Looks like it is weakening but there is another one low moving down from Canada. Is the plan to let the first low get N or NNE of you and then go?

Do you think you can make Cork before the second low catches up?

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I go so slow, I can't make it anywhere brute the next storm!
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Change of plans already.

Looking more carefully at the wind prog, it looks like I should go more east the first three days to be on the east side of the little wave that develops there.
That route would seem to have one more positive on it's side. That is if you saw an unfortunate change in conditions developing, you have a quicker bailout to land in Portugal or Spain. I know that's not your primary thought but always a plus to have.
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I just did a long or to blog.
I don't have computer here so can not repost as I have in the past.

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Old 08-17-2014, 05:02 PM   #458
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Richard, great blog entries! Thanks for all the info!
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I just did a long or to blog.
I don't have computer here so can not repost as I have in the past.

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Great read. I read a lot of stories from the 2004 Rally. Your trip was a lot less anxiety causing. Obviously more boats more problems but that may also be ten years of progress and preparation. I sometimes wondered if some of the boats then didn't take for granted there would be other boats, engineers and medical people.
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