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Old 07-27-2014, 04:22 PM   #161
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On Delorme click on their last location "arrow" and then click "more" and the Lat / Long will display in the white box. You can then convert it from digital format and enter it into Google earth.

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I found their coords and going by google's mileage key they are just over 1200 miles from Halifax,NS Canada.That seems a little off.

Even if they could make 8 knots they're only going to cover 190 km per day and that doesn't even take in to count all the variables. wind, current, course accuracy, etc.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:30 AM   #162
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Based on the speed variations, looks like they are having a great ride...
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:33 AM   #163
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It seems there is an occluded front just to my south.
Winds 185į18kts seas 4-6' and building.
Probably will have to run NE again.

then at 6:50 this one

All else is good.

Had issues with water maker two days running, but it's been fine for the last 36 hours.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:41 AM   #164
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Looks like he made a heck of a dog leg this morning. Wonder what he was trying to avoid in that short of a span. Another vessel?
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:52 AM   #165
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Thanks for the update Siestakey. Yes, his last post shows what he has been on the edge of. If he can get to the east of that front he should have favorable seas and mild wind. But till he can get east of it, looks like he will fighting the seas and the roller coaster affect on his route. I have been using the surf forecast for Nova Scotia and it shows what he is talking about.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:53 AM   #166
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Having not seen any updates from Richard in a while, I will just have to venture a guess about his track. It seems to me that he has turned SE to ride the following seas from the NW since the wind has shifted. That should give him a comfortable ride, and pick up a little speed. Decisions like this are a big thing out there.

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Old 07-28-2014, 12:01 PM   #167
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"Bless them both and their little ship"

Don, my feeling exactly!
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:47 PM   #168
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Don, my feeling exactly!
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:53 PM   #169
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What do y'all figure, 3 days or so to the point of no return?
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:17 PM   #170
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WeatherMap+ is a nice app to use to see the weather they are dealing with.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:39 PM   #171
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Is there a version of WeatherMap+ available for the PC on the net?
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:48 PM   #172
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Sure wish I could overlay his DeLorme tracker on the weather map so I could see what he's thinking from time to time.
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:06 PM   #173
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Then later this week he's looking at a mid-atlantic low pushing 15-20 knot winds on his port bow (quick glance) stretching 1000 miles west of the Azores.

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can't link to the exact weather page...think you have to log on...but sometime near Thursday that low intensifies its northwesterly flow towards the trough he's talking about today.
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Not that I am aware of.
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Big Ocean!

Watching this crossing one starts to sense how big an ocean is when in a small trawler. I also find myself thinking a lot about fuel, especially with a track that rarely seems to point at the destination.
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Update from Richard:


Fuel. We thought lemons were more important; wouldn't want to get scurvy.
Looked at fuel today for the first time. Port tank just got low enough to see in sight tube. Stb tank still above, est used 130 gal for 500 nm and 100 hrs.

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Old 07-29-2014, 02:13 PM   #177
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Fuel. We thought lemons were more important; wouldn't want to get scurvy.
Looked at fuel today for the first time. Port tank just got low enough to see in sight tube. Stb tank still above, est used 130 gal for 500 nm and 100 hrs.

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Thanks. What speed would Richard be running for a burn rate of 1.3 gph?
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Speed is variable. I understand he is running at 1500 RPMs. With the identical boat and engine I try to run at 1600 rpms to get 4 nm to the US gallon. Speed would be determined by waves, wind, and current. From what I can tell he is running at 6kts or so. Others may have more accurate information on this.
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:51 PM   #179
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Good news on the fuel. I think all of have been on pins and needles about that. Now if he can only reach the more easterly flow......
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:56 PM   #180
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Fuel. We thought lemons were more important; wouldn't want to get scurvy.
Looked at fuel today for the first time. Port tank just got low enough to see in sight tube. Stb tank still above, est used 130 gal for 500 nm and 100 hrs.

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Thanks Marty. That's good to know. I get a little anxious for them when their track is not updated regularly. Richard has more to do than worry about us, but we're tagging along.
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