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Old 08-20-2014, 06:37 PM   #501
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Hmmm. Dauntless could be in for some rough sleep time. I'm sitting here in my arm chair with the TV control....nervous about Dauntless.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:52 PM   #502
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Dannc,
I asked Richard if he wanted your info. he said "Yes. That would be useful".
Can you send him a message through the message on Delorme? you can only send 160 characters but you can send multiple messages. No charges to him or you. If you can't I can cut and paste you info in your message.
Done.

I sent Richard over a dozen messages trying to describe the 48 and 96 hour 500 MB and surface charts. If the Delorme beeps when he receives a message, I might have woken Richard from his sleep. Kinda hard to summarize the charts with 160 characters even with multiple message per chart.

Hope it helps him.

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Old 08-20-2014, 09:23 PM   #503
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I got some acknowledgement messages from Richard. He received my texts. Hopefully he was not asleep.

He says he only needs info from the 48 hour surface charts so that makes it a bit easier to send him the data.

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Old 08-20-2014, 10:04 PM   #504
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How great to be a wx guy with another wx guy passing you the play-by-play of the storms as you cross the Atlantic! And we all get to follow along in real time from the comfort of our recliners. Gotta love the new technology that makes it all possible.

Batten the hatches, Richard!! You da man!!
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:30 AM   #505
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I got some acknowledgement messages from Richard. He received my texts. Hopefully he was not asleep.

He says he only needs info from the 48 hour surface charts so that makes it a bit easier to send him the data.

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I take it he has no way to access this kind of information on his own while offshore and away from the Internet?
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:31 AM   #506
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I could not do it. No way I could go to sleep with it running like that. Then of course ultimately I'd collapse into sleep and sleep for way too long and who knows what. Just not my make up to single hand like that.

Ok, going to try not to worry about his sleep or his fuel. But my wife says I'll fail, that I'll still worry just because that's the way I am.
Single hand or double hand I do watches with a 20 minute timer on my harness.. and catnap between alarms. A body has to sleep, just watch the skippers on Deadliest Catch wear down on a 24hr sit at the helm.. and all the Red Bull doesn't help. Blue water cruising while doing the above is relatively safe.. it's close to land/shipping where most trouble happens.

Most people that worry too much about this kind of thing never leave the beach.

I applaud Richard for living his dream and not be afraid to step out of the comfort zone to make it come true.

Modern equipment and Nav systems make this much safer and more doable


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Old 08-21-2014, 01:13 AM   #507
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Hmm,,,, everybody here seems to agree that being drunk and boating is a bad thing. But boating while sleep deprived is.....almost heroic!?

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Hmm,,,, everybody here seems to agree that being drunk and boating is a bad thing. But boating while sleep deprived is.....almost heroic!?

Didn't Get Enough Sleep? You Might As Well Be Drunk - Forbes
Actually while I don't want to show Richard disrespect, I spoke early regarding that and do not personally feel it's very smart or responsible. I hope nothing happens on this trip but the level of risk multiplies many times under those conditions.

Sleep deprivation may have more impact on productivity in the workplace than anything else.
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:04 AM   #509
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Mentioned to Dauntless this morning, glad to see a sharp weather guy from Trawler forum is helping. Asked him if he has any questions about world news, or marine stuff. Suggested he should not change his destination and head for Africa! Told him he is 1/2 way to France if he had to change destination. his responses around 6am EST:

Yes.
Please look at Opc.ncep.noaa.gov and give me position and center press for all eastern Atlantic features.
Just current sfc, and course arrows if there

I hate backtracking, but two hours ago I changed course to nnw cute to ne20 winds and 6-8' seas.
A mistake. If low is se of me, I must go se

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Old 08-21-2014, 06:08 AM   #510
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I wished Richard Good morning and told him I noticed he was heading WNW on Delorme. Here is his response.

Crappie.
Winds are strong ne20, seas 6-8'
I've turned back to the se.
I had turned nw add I was making no progress on easterly course, but then after an hour
Realized that if the low is se of me, this the ne winds, I'll never get out of them heading n our nw.
Thus, I swallowed my pride, realized mistake, I hope!
I just hate backtracking.
In an hour I'll cross the position I was at about three hours ago
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:09 AM   #511
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Dannc, are you able to respond to the weather question? PM sent
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:24 AM   #512
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Not wanting Richard waiting for the data, sent the following at 6:23am

From opc.ncep.noaa.gov 08:50 UTC, 21 Aug:
Low-1003, 6W-58N
High-1026, 28W-52N
Low-1016, 27W-41N
Weak Low-1015, 18W-42N
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:01 AM   #513
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As I am not a weather expert, I told Richard others are checking the data I sent. From Richard:

What's to check? That's perfect.
With just your little text, I see why I had to turn around.
I was heading into 600 miles of northeasterlies.
There must be

There must be something down near the Canaries.
Why (What?) is it.

I'll keep the maps I make so I can show you guys how I used your info

Can you do the same for 48 hr. Also slightly larger area west and south. Just a bit.

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Old 08-21-2014, 07:35 AM   #514
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Sent to Dauntless:

Sorry, I think my Lats and Long were reversed.
High-1021, 34N-23W
Low-1009, 32N, -8E?

48 hour surface forcast 06:08 UTC, Noaa
Intense low-998, 50N-38W
Gale
2 highs merging-1022, 32N-29W
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:41 AM   #515
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From Dauntless 7:40 est:

The extra high helps as it allows me to figure out pressure gradient and therefore winds

Your correct, it's 8įE
A good habit to get into is to always put lat first, then long.
Then in a case like this, you can

You can just write:
L1015, 42,18, moving se18
(If movement, the arrow with number, is given)

Fyi lat/long it's not wrong as long as you put direction, but just easier

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Here is Richard out to sea, teaching someone that needs some guidance, lessons on lat, long, and weather. Some day I would like to meet this couple!
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:56 AM   #516
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From Dauntless 7:50 am est:

Ok that is all I need for today.
Since I go so slow, it's almost enough just to look at the current analysis.
That 48 means there

That 48 hr fcst means there still be a Hell of a sw flow bet the high and low..
I'll use that to push me ne :-)

Thanks.
You got me on the right track again.
I had crappy night, but now all is good.
I've reduced rpm to 1400, as there is no


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Old 08-21-2014, 08:11 AM   #517
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Good job Blubyu. Not easy when your feeding info to a weather expert. Looks like he is settled back in now and though he is not headed the direction he wanted he should stay out of the bad stuff. From what I have looked at on sailing weather it agrees that in a day or two he will pick up a good northerly push. The gail will hopefully pass clear of him by the time he gets that far north. Now he needs to get some rest so he can stay sharp for the rest of the trip. I bet last night was a rough one.... Thanks again for helping him.
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Too logical Bill.
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Looking at passageweather, it sure looks like staying S of 40N looks like a good idea for next few days. No weather guy here, though.
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Now I hope his decision to limit his fuel doesn't cause him problems. I hope he will head to the nearest land. Always made sense to me if he was going to single hand. Then easy to move on up day by day to his destination. Portugal awaits him.
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