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Old 07-22-2014, 10:46 PM   #61
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Is everyone looking at post 57????
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:01 PM   #62
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Looks like they have caught a most favorable tail wind, or current. Rock on!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:49 AM   #63
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I am not proficient with the Great Circle route mapper, but would it have been shorter (fuel) to leave from Nova Scotia?
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:44 AM   #64
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I am not proficient with the Great Circle route mapper, but would it have been shorter (fuel) to leave from Nova Scotia?
Yes. 2442 from Boston

2058 from Halifax

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Old 07-23-2014, 07:44 AM   #65
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I am not proficient with the Great Circle route mapper, but would it have been shorter (fuel) to leave from Nova Scotia?
Shorter overall or just a shorter blue water leg ?

I'm sure Richard will set the record straight but I'll bet the jumpoff point was pick to minimize total time...not just a shorter bluewater crossing.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:55 AM   #66
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Yes. 2442 from Boston

2058 from Halifax

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Those are the same calculations I came up with. Richard's decision of course.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:24 AM   #67
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Shorter overall or just a shorter blue water leg ?

I'm sure Richard will set the record straight but I'll bet the jumpoff point was pick to minimize total time...not just a shorter bluewater crossing.
I would think a combination of that as well as keeping a bit south. Many factors to take into consideration. When we cross, probably 4 to 5 years from now, we'll probably do as most from the southern US do and go from the coast to Bermuda and then cross. Simply a combination of factors as from Fort Lauderdale direct would be nearly 3300 nm and Bermuda is 2256. Still a couple of hundred more than Halifax but depending on season a preferred route to many.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:39 AM   #68
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This is a great adventure, truly wish them safe passage. Was curious as to their weather going across, this is a pretty cool site you can step through the days to see wind speed etc:
Sailing Weather - Marine Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers - PassageWeather
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:10 AM   #69
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I am going to post below some of the email texts Richard is spending

On a more northerly course.
Now, maintaining 90cog

Need to get east of NS before that Low overtakes us and forces us to run NE again.
Thanks for reporting

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Today, seas same as yesterday, 2-4' wx
CLR 7+ 70 18512kt 1009mb

Right now seas are off stb qtr 45 for the last 24 hrs kept it at 30 but that forced us

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Paravanes are great, a few minor mods makes them even better.

Maretron stuff is great. Coastal Explorer uses it, so now I can tell that the winds are


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TWA are now Only 130 to 135, off bow.

Watermaker is great, thumping away, but you only hear it when in galley since water out uses sink drain.

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Keeping rpm at 1500 to conserve, with birds in water, have still gotten 5.5 to 6.3 knots.
No doubt to reconditioned prop.:-)

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Old 07-23-2014, 10:16 AM   #70
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Wow, thanks for the post. Funny how we are all tracking them and in a way on the journey with them. I wonder about the weather also and ended up at the same sight that Marlinmike went to. I saw how he is running between the pressure systems. He certainly has it timed right.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:19 AM   #71
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:09 AM   #72
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Watching that big hook to the right sure announced the intention, no? I see on Richard's profile that he is a Meteorologist, ...a good skill to have in any crossing of big water. By now, the sounds of the boat and systems at cruise are like a song.
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I wonder what kind of schedul they are running. Four on four off???
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:11 PM   #74
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I probably missed it, but does anyone know how many gallons of diesel fuel Dauntless has on board?
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I probably missed it, but does anyone know how many gallons of diesel fuel Dauntless has on board?
I'm told 700 Gallons of diesel.
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I'm told 700 Gallons of diesel.
Ouch! That maybe cutting it a little close. Maybe he has an extra fuel bladder on board. 150-160 miles/day with fairly good conditions. Richard has so far proven his cruising skills. Man, this is gutsy!
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I thought I read 12-13 days, I figured (and could be wrong) 1gph which is 24 gallons a day, that would be shy of 300 gallons, or do i have the burn rate wrong?
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I thought I read 12-13 days, I figured (and could be wrong) 1gph which is 24 gallons a day, that would be shy of 300 gallons, or do i have the burn rate wrong?
I think Richard mentioned coming up through Buzzards Bay that 2 gal/hr was his normal burn rate. That probably included generator. He also said he had throttled back for economy, so I figure about 1 1/2 gal/hr or 36 gal/day. Rough conditions can alter that quite a bit. Maybe he will report as he goes along.
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Richard confirmed that he had only the 700 US gallons standard for a Krogen 42, two 350 gallon tanks.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:04 PM   #80
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Doesn't he have a Lehman 120? I don't have the spec sheet for the 120, but the fuel burn graph for the 135 shows about 1.2gph at the 1500rpms that he mentioned in one of his messages. So 1 or just over 1gph for the 120 sounds quite possible.

I assumed he would stop in Labrador for fuel, no? That would minimize the time spent far from land and its only about 1200mi from there.

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