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Old 08-24-2014, 09:30 AM   #641
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Same here. You really don't realize how much there is to learn that can be helpful till you cruise along with Dauntless!
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:39 AM   #642
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Well put!


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Old 08-24-2014, 09:57 AM   #643
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:14 AM   #644
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He must still be out of AIS range.
Interesting look at the traffic ahead.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:22 AM   #645
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Just Chatting with Richard, about the above traffic observation, asked him if the vessels sightings are increasing, 11:11am est:

Oh yes. Not last night, but previous two days did see ships again.

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Old 08-24-2014, 11:31 AM   #646
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Does anybody know if he has AIS?

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Old 08-24-2014, 11:39 AM   #647
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Yes he does but is cruising in "out of range" area. His AIS page is DAUNTLESS - Pleasure Craft: current position and details | MMSI 367571090, Callsign WDG7814 | Registered in USA - AIS Marine Traffic
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:42 AM   #648
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[QUOTE=rochepoint;260390]Yes he does but is cruising in "out of range" area.

Last known location: Horta....makes sense.

Previous port: Norfolk....that was many stops ago.

And here comes the best one.....

Destination: Miami

Boy did he make a wrong turn...lol
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Yes he does but is cruising in "out of range" area.

Last known location: Horta....makes sense.

Previous port: Norfolk....that was many stops ago.

And here comes the best one.....

Destination: Miami

Boy did he make a wrong turn...lol
Saw that also, guess he had too many other things on his mind...
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:44 PM   #650
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:53 PM   #651
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I have been following this amazing trip and sharing it with my family. I am curious about how long and where Richard sleeps. Is it in the pilot house or in a berth below. I cannot believe how amazing an undertaking this is. Part of me would like to be there with him on the trip and part of me cannot fathom this kind of crossing. Makes my little trips seem trivial yet I realize it is completely a different level of boating being demonstrated and documented. Is there a background on how he worked up to this kind of crossing skills and competence I could read? We have looked at KK 42's but it never crossed our minds they could do this kind of travel.
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Just checking back as I didn't remember. He left Horta on the 18th and anticipated 7.5 days journey. As of this morning he was projecting 4 days and 4 nights remaining. That makes it a 10 day trip. That may be quite typical for crossings but always something to consider when planning food, water, fuel and crew.
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:58 PM   #653
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Keith: I think you'd find all the info you're looking for on his blog, the link of which was published on the first post of the thread. You should also know that he is a very experienced Meteorologist. It helps.
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:00 PM   #654
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Larry, thanks. I don't know how I missed that link. Reading it now.
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I have been following this amazing trip and sharing it with my family. I am curious about how long and where Richard sleeps. Is it in the pilot house or in a berth below. I cannot believe how amazing an undertaking this is. Part of me would like to be there with him on the trip and part of me cannot fathom this kind of crossing. Makes my little trips seem trivial yet I realize it is completely a different level of boating being demonstrated and documented. Is there a background on how he worked up to this kind of crossing skills and competence I could read? We have looked at KK 42's but it never crossed our minds they could do this kind of travel.
There is a lot of Richard's boating history in the archives. He is very intelligent, and a fast learner. He has documented his trips since buying Dauntless warts and all. A very candid account. We have followed him on his first trip from FL to the North, back down to Miami, over to the Bahamas and back North to Rhode Island again. During that time he took the ocean master course, and prepared Dauntless for the crossing.

All in all it is an amazing compendium of his determination to do this.
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:10 PM   #656
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:45 PM   #657
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More from Dauntless 12:54pm to 1:04 est:

I check fuel about once a day, but in a moving boat, using sight tubes, it is a bit of an est.
But I check consumption to make sure the data fits.


Earlier I had taken a reading which translated into 60 gal less than it should be.
I just rechecked and I found my missing fuel.
I had read "13", but it is 15"

So I'm still slightly better than 4nm/gal.
Only 550 to go and I have 250gal left.


You know, for the cost of an AIS transceiver, you would think that it works have the capability to store data for at least a few days and download all later.

Iow, a ship sees my ais, two days later he's coming into NY, his data is download to s central server and it sees they this is the most recent location for D(ays?)


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Old 08-24-2014, 01:48 PM   #658
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Not to diminish Richards journey as I think it's great, but I ran across this on another forum. www.oogachaka.info/blog It just puts another feather in the KK42's hat. I have been fond of them for many years and would love to have one but the wife is not to keen on them so we know how that goes.
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During that time he took the ocean master course, and prepared Dauntless for the crossing.
What is a "ocean master course"?
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:53 PM   #660
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I just sent a bunch of texts to Richard.

There are two lows west of Ireland that are going to merge just off the coast into a big bigger storm in about 48 hours from now. 3, 4, and 5 meter waves just south of Ireland but I think Dauntless will still be hundreds of miles south of that mess.

I looked at the Irish weather office, which was not very helpful if cruising TO Ireland but it would be helpful once there or maybe 24 hours out. One interesting item I saw is that a weather station off the NNW coast recorded a 23.4 meter wave on 1/26/2014. Largest wave recorded since 2011!

Richard really just wants to see the current surface charts and nothing more. I HAVE to look at the other charts! I guess with his experience he can figure things out with just the surface chart. I need/want more.

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