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Old 12-20-2016, 08:35 AM   #261
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:00 AM   #262
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At 20N in expected him to get some boost from the N equatorial current but not yet.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:04 AM   #263
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:42 AM   #264
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Some fresh news from Richard:

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2016 Atlantic Passage Day 11
Still same old story 137 24:00 5.7 20°39.459, 43°41.927 Wx SctCu 7+ 1019 79°56°81° 09018g25
Seas predominant east 10 to 15', occasionally SE & NE P+1.8/-1.5. R+16/-08 extreme +23/-20 30'.
Whale sighting 40' off starboard beam.
Fuel estimation: 405g remaining, 295 used, average 1.06g/hr or 5.8nm/gal
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:24 AM   #265
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Avg spd 5.7 kts

So his 24 hour average speed with 137 Nm in 24 hours made good is 5.7 Kts. & has a Very good fuel burn at average 1.06g/hr or 5.8nm/gal.
11 days with 295 gal used is 26.818 gal per day.
So back when we were guessing for the 7 days - 187.6 gal used looks about right.
I went & looked at Delordo web-site on the In-reach dots of the course made good & see for each hour a slight different speed shown. Some are up to 8 knots & others are down to 4 knots. Maybe that is from currents or maybe it is instrument error or maybe just seaweed caught on the fish stabilizers.
So from the web-site - Last ten hours I averaged them & it was 5.845 Kts, so maybe he is picking up a little equatorial current for a tenth of a knot or so.
I asked him last night if he slowed down at night & he said he is keeping constant 1500 rpm day & night, so he is not changing his speed that he knows of.
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:40 AM   #266
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quick question

Lou -- Quick question.

the temps -- 79° 56° 81° -- what are they for ?

Due point ?

Or is one the high & the other the low in last 24 hours ?

then what is the third one ?

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Old 12-20-2016, 01:21 PM   #267
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10am est
79 air temp
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Old 12-20-2016, 03:57 PM   #268
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I thought the 1019 was the Baro. reading off the ships barometer in millibars ?

There were three temps.

79°
56°
81°

So I guessed one was maybe water temp - so that is the bottom one

& the other one was maybe the days high temp - the first one.

The other one in the middle the low which is what it dropped to at night for air temp.


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next


the " extreme +23/-20 30'." - the last number "30 foot" - is that the wave height highest they saw that day ?


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Old 12-20-2016, 10:48 PM   #270
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Some explanation about this part:

Wx SctCu 7+ 1019 79°56°81° 09018g25

Meaning:

Wx: Current weather
SctCu: Scattered Cumulus clouds
7+: 7+miles visibility
1019: Air Pressure 1019 milibars
79°56°81°: Air temp 79° dew point 56 Water temp 81
09018g25: Winds from 090 at 18 knots with gusts to 25 kts

It is similar to METAR weather reporting format.
More info here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/METAR
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:52 PM   #271
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Thanks Lou. Richard was a weather guy in the military so he knows how to talk like that.
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I must admit it is a veryneffective way to transmit a lot of information in a limited message size.
But do not think I knew that, I just asked him
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:10 PM   #273
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Some fresh news from Richard:

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For the last 7 days, I've tried to head SW, but can only do so when the winds are NE -E.
Every day, we've had significant periods of SE winds. That makes me go W.
I expect to arrive with 150 gallons of fuel, so now my destination is open as I'm being pushed more west than south.
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He might consider changing his destination from Barbados to one of the more northern islands.
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The Krogen is sure loving the following seas. I know he is happy he has them.
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I just communicated with Richard. He is considering alternate ports of entry north of Barbados. He queried about which one might be best, regarding entry permit cost and fuel costs.

I've been down there but do not have enough experience to give him any advice of value.

Any favorites that don't take him too far west? Too much west and he is going to be pushing fuel range.
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I just communicated with Richard. He is considering alternate ports of entry north of Barbados. He queried about which one might be best, regarding entry permit cost and fuel costs.

I've been down there but do not have enough experience to give him any advice of value.

Any favorites that don't take him too far west? Too much west and he is going to be pushing fuel range.
It's pretty simple, pick the closest island on the course the boats happiest at and head for it. Clear in, get some rest and then move from there.
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Old 12-21-2016, 02:01 PM   #279
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Any of the French Territories will the be the easiest. The French are very civilized. They don't really care about boaters. Most of the others are independent with some pretty old check in procedures. We've been through the Eastern Caribbean twice, top to bottom and pretty much checked into them all.

As far as fuel goes it's market rate and all imported. The islands are so close he can pick a close one after he gets checked.
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Went to Martinique twice, it is a very beautiful Island with much modern facilities and there are many marina there. The biggest is Le Marin in the South.
Larry M thank you it is flattering to say so .
However fuel price may be on the high end and in Euro.
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