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Old 08-27-2014, 03:27 PM   #781
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Novice here.

Tell me, what does the term "pooped" mean in this nautical context?

Though I've never been in anything like Richard is experiencing, I'm pretty sure that under these conditions he CANNOT afford a beam sea even for an instant. Right??
Pooped means water has come in over the stern of the boat.

He has been changing course to keep the seas to his stern which is why he has moved to the east.

Richard sent me a text at 1416 EST and said the wind is SW at 16K. Waves were 12 feet are now down to 5-8 feet.

That low caught him for sure. This low is going up the west coast of Ireland and turning NNE. There are a couple of lows moving into the same area and it is going to be nasty up there. A 1501 UTC the low was at 52N12W. Currently Richard is at 49N10.8W so he is just south of the low. The low is at 995 MB and in 24 hours it will drop to 984 MB at which point it will be to the NNE of Ireland. A few days ago it was 1005 ish MB so it is getting worse. Hopefully Dauntless has already received been through the worst part of this low.

The winds should be, and seem to be, moving back from the south which is what Richard needs to make Ireland.

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Old 08-27-2014, 03:27 PM   #782
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:37 PM   #783
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Just updated Richard on the movement of the low to his north and the other icky lows off NE Ireland.

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Old 08-27-2014, 03:52 PM   #784
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Asked Richard if the seas had calmed down any. From Dauntless 3:47pm, est:

Yes. Baro I'd jumping up, winds dn to 15 kts. Seas very lumpy, with still some v big waves, 12'
But they are not in a rampage anymore.
I'll sleep well tonight

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Edit, Sorry Dannc, did not see you just got the same info.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:52 PM   #785
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I have a lower cockpit GB42, which is very rare. Would not want to be pooped. I did add two more scuppers though.

This has to be white knuckle.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:55 PM   #786
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Now - - > I am concerned for Richard.

I've experienced a few hairy seas off New England shores when younger in 40' + boats. Any breakdown of equipment aboard can wreak havoc regarding control situations... especially sailing single handed.

OUCH and best luck, Richard. Your story will be worth publishing for sure!

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Old 08-27-2014, 04:00 PM   #787
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Battery low again on Delorme unit on Dauntless. Not sure what he does to bring it back up. It must have a charger that he hooks it up to.
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:02 PM   #788
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:39 PM   #789
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Geez. This is turning into a nail biter...
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:44 PM   #790
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Communicated with Richard current stats on Trawler forum:
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Also told him, going home, maybe will have tuna fish for dinner?
Have a safe night.

His reply 4:35 pm, est:

As long as it's more than gg, I'm happy.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:14 PM   #791
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Communicated with Richard current stats on Trawler forum:
785 post, 40 pages, 34,258 views.

Also told him, going home, maybe will have tuna fish for dinner?
Have a safe night.

His reply 4:35 pm, est:

As long as it's more than gg, I'm happy.
Good night

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OMG. Richard wants to be like GG. Well, she isn't going solo and running low on fuel, but then she isn't crossing an ocean either. She has made it up the coast, hitting NJ tonight.

The Dauntless vs GG competition is on.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:30 PM   #792
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He should be showing up fairly soon on marinetraffic.com and/or vesselfinder.com.

You'll need to try both though.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:40 PM   #793
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Before Richard said good night, he said Castletownbere is where he is heading. Looks like a nice, calm, protected area.

His course looks to be headed right for Castletownbere. I am guessing he has about 130 NMs so he should make it in tomorrow.

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Hmmmpf. Interesting.

My mind wonders after getting pooped, how long did he have to sit there before things calmed down enough to go change his shorts.

I'm sitting in my office chair, might have to change my own. Definitely pucker factor 4 or 5.

Actually, back when I was engaged in more "exciting" things, I don't think we ever had time to worry much while in the moment. It was always after the fact in some kind of debrief that you got to reflect on what just happened. Given he has to stay focused and keep on going, he might never actually go through the debrief consideration. Especially after getting some sleep.

Interesting.

Godspeed Dauntless.
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Dauntless has turned to a more northerly course, and is scooting right along.
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If anyone is interested, here is a 180 degree view of the quay that Richard will be Med tying to.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:25 PM   #797
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If anyone is interested, here is a 180 degree view of the quay that Richard will be Med tying to.
I was wondering if he was going to Med Moor or anchor off to the north...

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Old 08-27-2014, 07:48 PM   #798
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I was wondering if he was going to Med Moor or anchor off to the north...

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It is just my guess he would Med tie off since that is city central. Makes provisioning and getting a cool one easier.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:14 PM   #799
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137nm to go! maybe 26 hours? If I figured it out correctly...
35 gallons of fuel required.
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If only the weather would hold off for 26 hours.
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