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Old 12-21-2016, 11:21 PM   #301
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Richard seems to be taking whatever comes in stride. I received a multipart message from him that mentions no drama. Pretty upbeat and chatty actually.
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Old 12-22-2016, 01:59 AM   #302
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He`s a resourceful thinking guy, from what I`ve seen more than able to adjust to get the best from changing conditions.
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:02 AM   #303
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Hello,

I checked yesterday, diesel price in french island La Martinique: 1 EUR / liter ( price decreasing in decembre 2016). Richard can anchor very easily in the very nice anchorage of Le Marin. There is as well a huge marina with all facilities and very good security.I know people in this area, if it can help but I think he will not need it. May be some bureaucracy with a foreign flag but not a big issue. This is very well known base for yachts comin from Canary or Cape Verde. A little bit North West of Barbados location.
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:24 AM   #304
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Looks like he should get that wsw push starting tomorrow through the next few days. If info on windyty is accurate.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:51 AM   #305
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Richard is Dauntless

He is managing wonderfully and dealing with whatever Ma Nature is tossing his way. Exciting stuff. Keep on truckin!....I mean cruisin.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:56 AM   #306
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I would say Guadeloupe, Pointe a Pitre. Easy navigation even in bad weather. Marina Pointe du Bout is large, easy dockage, fuel and all services he may want.
It is not much further than Barbados from his current position.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:29 PM   #307
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Latest from Richard, sorry doing this from cell phone..
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(1/2) 2016 Atlantic Passage Day 13
Emergency at 3 feet

133.9 24:00 5.58
19.55.871n 48.21.168W
Nc on wx ocnl RW winds stay str 09025g30
7days of no issues comes
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7days of no issues comes to a climatic end.
Big waves, rolls D to stbd, causing port paravane pole to go vertical.a Stopped boat on 15 ft seas,a no
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problem,a but I stupidly turned wheel knowing rudder was already hard over
Bad, Very very bad
When wheel went slack in my hand Iknew I'd f...ed up big
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Luckily,a hydraulic hose that sprung leak was on top of ram, so easy to find and get to
Rubber tape and hose clamps did the rest
Then going to fly
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to fill steering reservoir,a while watching waves taller than us app stern, was so exciting , I have no pictures, bc Micah didn't want to look.
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But D just lets the waves pass underneath.a We were stopped for almost an hour (bc also had to deal with pole) & only got slaps splashed once.
2016/12/22 09:16:26AM
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I have spare hyd hose, but am unsure about fitting so hopefully I won't have to find out until we're in Martinique.

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The North Atlantic was nicer
2016/12/22 09:16:28AM

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I also adj AP to make it less sensitive and react with less steering input http://dlor.me/6LELVPB (19.9284, -48.4939) - Richard Bost
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I also adj AP to make it less sensitive and react with less steering input http://dlor.me/6LELVPB (19.9284, -48.4939) - Richard Bost
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(1/2) It's what caused the I tig problem with port pole. That
Paravane bird is too small. So not putting enough pressure on pole. Boat heels 30. to stbd, pole
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(1/2) It's what caused the I tig problem with port pole. That
Paravane bird is too small. So not putting enough pressure on pole. Boat heels 30. to stbd, pole
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(1/2) Which is at 45. is almost vertical and that's when bad happens
Now, I have a fender bet pole and gunnel
It's worked so far.
Alt is to pull bird
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:08 PM   #308
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Not sure whether I understood it right. Seems he lost rudder in high swell but fixed it by temporary repair. Hope he will manage it.
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:14 PM   #309
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That sounds pretty exciting!
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:30 PM   #310
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Just got word from Richard. He replaced the rudder hydraulic hose with spare for oil cooler. Dead in the water for an hour and all repaired. Back up to a 100% steering. He feels much better. He was loosing fluid with the tape fix he had before. He is underway and charging on. Great repair in 10-15 ft seas.
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:35 PM   #311
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:51 PM   #312
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I was surprised to read that the pole came up to the vertical. Is it common practice among those of you that use outrigger poles and paravanes to not fasten them down? I owned and operated commercial salmon and tuna trollers for many years. When trolling for salmon, we always deployed the paravanes. The trolling poles were always chained down to prevent the pole from possibly slamming back up into the crosstree. We never relied upon the weight and drag of the paravane to keep the pole down. Not trying to be critical here, just wondering what the common practice is.
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:56 PM   #313
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Was cared just to read that.... Low hat for Richard, I salutehow much he keep cool under pressure!
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:36 PM   #314
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The trolling poles were always chained down to prevent the pole from possibly slamming back up into the crosstree.

If not chained down, then scissor (grasshopper) or telescoping legs to hold them down

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Old 12-22-2016, 03:42 PM   #315
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Just got word from Richard. He replaced the rudder hydraulic hose with spare for oil cooler. Dead in the water for an hour and all repaired. Back up to a 100% steering. He feels much better. He was loosing fluid with the tape fix he had before. He is underway and charging on. Great repair in 10-15 ft seas.


That's good to hear. Thanks for your update.
Regards to Richard who did definitely a great job.
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Old 12-22-2016, 04:24 PM   #316
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Godspeed Richard, keep up the good work
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:32 PM   #317
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Good for you Richard - Keep her going!
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Old 12-23-2016, 11:54 AM   #318
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Replaced hose on hydraulic piston for rudder
No sig chg in wx or seas
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Old 12-23-2016, 01:12 PM   #319
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About 600nm to nearest island. About 4 1/2 days remaining.
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Booked him a dock slip yesterday at marina Le Marin. ETA dec. 27th
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