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  1. ProaSailor

    Sailing solo from Neah Bay down to San Fran

    https://www.windy.com/?41.816,-121.838,7 Staying ~100+ nm. offshore might avoid some of the worst wind and seas in this forecast... for awhile.
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    Sailing solo from Neah Bay down to San Fran

    Love the glasses! https://visuall.net/2018/07/09/seetroen-the-first-glasses-to-elimitate-motion-sickness/ https://www.boardingglasses.com/
  3. ProaSailor

    Sailing solo from Neah Bay down to San Fran

    This: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meclizine Not Bromine! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromine How far off shore did you go? Total distance and time? (~156 nm minimum?) Can you post your GPS track?
  4. ProaSailor

    Sailing solo from Neah Bay down to San Fran

    Light but fair wind this afternoon: https://www.windy.com/?44.387,-123.530,6,m:eXAacEc
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    Florence

    https://www.windy.com/-Wind-gusts-gust?gust,33.532,-76.718,8,m:eCSad1N
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    Sailing solo from Neah Bay down to San Fran

    Could be only ~100 miles of motoring to reach the northerlies, before they swing east and become adverse southerlies near the coast. Then good west wind becoming northerly (NW) at the California boarder: https://www.windy.com/?43.739,-124.431,6 Steep waves (pink below) are fading and receding south: https://www.windy.com/-Waves-waves?waves,43.739,-124.431,6 UGLY seas developing off California coast next Monday and Tuesday, getting much worse (12') on Wednesday and Thursday, persisting through Friday!
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    Olivia -- Hawaiian Tropical WX 2018 part deux

    https://www.windy.com/?2018-09-12-18,21.381,-156.259,7,m:ehBaMj
  8. ProaSailor

    Sailing solo from Neah Bay down to San Fran

    Neah Bay to Cape Blanco is ~343 nautical miles? To do that in three days is 114 nm/day at an average 4.8 knots. At that rate, you could leave tomorrow (Sep 6th) and make it by same time Sunday, catching up to the tail end of the northerlies that hold all the way to S.F. Crescent City is ~74 nm. further south (~16 hours more at same speed), Brookings is ~56 nm south of Cape Blanco (~12 hours at same speed). Either could work if you want to stop... Options, anyway.
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    Sailing solo from Neah Bay down to San Fran

    Wave forecast off Oregon gets ugly late Sunday, reaching shore on Monday - all the way to S.F. through next week. https://www.windy.com/?43.357,-125.024,6 As for wind, tomorrow (Thursday, Sep 6th), it looks light but a decent wind direction (NW) for departure, with a westerly/SW component prevailing Friday afternoon. If you can make it to Cape Blanco where the wind splits (just north of Brookings and the California boarder), you have northerlies the rest of the way. If south of Port Orford by Sunday, you beat the heavy sea state off Oregon, but still have ~260 nautical miles of California coastline to S.F. Stay warm! P.S. Below, one week from tomorrow:
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    Sailing solo from Neah Bay down to San Fran

    Yup. The northerlies we've had for days along the Oregon coast are moving south, leaving calm conditions Thursday with southerlies starting Friday. Nice weather ashore, not ideal for you. https://www.windy.com/?44.072,-123.585,7
  11. ProaSailor

    Wooden boats thread

    This appears to be the original?
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    GB5508 Rebuild - Soma's Project

    This may sound naive and is certainly tangential thread drift but... Yeah, how does that aft crossbeam work? (structurally) Same question for the GB 68 and other big cats that appear to avoid the deck-level bulkhead on the aft beam, so commonly found at the forward beam connection? What I need for a big proa is two aft crossbeams like this... I have sketches but would love to see how it's done on a GB?
  13. Schoonmaker Point Marina, Sausalito: https://goo.gl/maps/LH7njRjytau
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    GB5508 Rebuild - Soma's Project

    The wording isn't very clear but my understanding is the same as @guysmiley's. Great story, thanks @soma. Sounds like a turbo 55! (57?) For comparison, this is Vandal (5502): https://www.vandal.blog/the-boat/ https://www.gunboat.com/5502-vandal-jumping-joy/
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    GB5508 Rebuild - Soma's Project

    http://sailinganarchy.com/2018/08/28/now-thats-a-rebuild-oops-we-mean-two-rebuilds/