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  1. ProaSailor

    NY to SFO the hard way

    Not proa terminology, fillets are commonly used in epoxy fiberglass work: VIDEO: https://www.offcenterharbor.com/videos/mastering-epoxy-russell-brown-part-2-filleting-two-steps/ Ryan's description sounds more serious than a seam opening up: It also has an amusing typo: "This happened just as I was entertaining the Gulf stream." Pretty sure he meant "entering" the Gulf Stream.
  2. ProaSailor

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    His words are often aggressive and obnoxious. His general attitude is expressed in his username. He's been on my five page ignore list for a long time. Many here can't seem to help themselves when it comes to piling on. One dog barks and they all join in, even a few people I respected at one time, but they too have been ignored, reluctantly. Misdirected aggression is intolerable, physical or verbal.
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    Ryan shunted onto starboard tack an hour ago at 0130 Pacific time (0430 east coast). Now heading WSW at 5+ knots. Current tracker report, ~184 NM from Virginia Beach: (a long time from safe harbor at 5 knots or less) Jan 23, 2021 2:29:30 AM Speed: 6.27 mph Course: WSW Lat: 38.011355 Lon: -72.288536 https://www.windy.com/?37.855,-72.653,8,m:eIwad8E Wind NW at 23 knots gusting to 34 knots, Waves 8 feet at 6 secs., Temp 44 degrees F. (increasing very soon to 40+ knots gusts and waves 10 to 12 feet at 6 to 7 secs.) Gulf Stream relative to his position: No. RB proa Pacific Bee (originally Cimba) passed through the Strait of Magellan in December, 2018, inside a container aboard a ship on the way to its new home on Chiloé Island, Chile. Now named Areté: http://pacificproa.com/brown/arete/
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    He's still heading NNE at ~9 knots, approximately the same latitude he was 10 hours ago but ~28 NM further east. https://share.garmin.com/82X63 Jan 22, 2021 5:06:30 PM (Pacific time) Speed: 10.19 mph Course: NNE Lat: 37.298423 Lon: -72.444835 https://www.windy.com/-Waves-waves?waves,37.599,-73.471,8,m:eHmad8k Wind NW at 23 knots gusting to 30 knots, Waves 8 feet at 6 secs., Temp 49 degrees F. Forecast for the same spot Saturday morning (0900 Pacific): Wind NW at 27 knots gusting to 40 knots, Waves 12 feet at 7 secs., Temp 39 degrees F. and freezing along the entire coast north of Virginia Beach.
  5. ProaSailor

    NY to SFO the hard way

    Yeah. He wants to get north before tacking west, I guess. But closer to shore soon seems wise... He is ~150 NM offshore. https://www.windy.com/?37.599,-73.471,8,m:eGZad8k P.S. Yikes! From the damage description (below), he might be better off settling for a harbor much further south than Virginia Beach. Go west young man!
  6. ProaSailor

    NY to SFO the hard way

    He might have hit something, though doing 17 or 18 knots in short, steep waves (6 to 7 feet at 5 or 6 secs.) is pretty harsh and not recommended.
  7. ProaSailor

    NY to SFO the hard way

    Better now than later, thanks for the report. Bummer.
  8. ProaSailor

    NY to SFO the hard way

    That's not what I heard from him in one of those videos the day before departure. Bad weather forecast to the east and he wanted to get south ASAP to get warm, plus the offshore wind had flattened down the big waves near shore. Where he's heading now gets gnarly Saturday afternoon. https://www.windy.com/?37.453,-69.972,7,m:eGJad7E Wind gusts Saturday afternoon: Waves Saturday afternoon: Compared to waves now: The Gulf Stream could be moving him ENE right now:
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    This doesn't look good at all. Two and a half hours moving slowly east and now ENE. Those two points as text, only 7.25 NM apart: Jan 22, 2021 9:12:15 AM, Lat: 36.832211, Lon: -72.857273 Jan 22, 2021 11:43:15 AM, Lat: 36.824981, Lon: -72.706961
  10. ProaSailor

    NY to SFO the hard way

    Ryan has slowed to a crawl and jogged east. (drifting down wind?) Even if he was moving at speed, the great circle distance doesn't accurately measure actual distance traveled. The tracker has a 'Track Summary' that should be better but I'm not sure it's accurate either?
  11. ProaSailor

    NY to SFO the hard way

    From the first and last waypoints on the tracker, I get these two points: (start at 3:50 pm East coast time?) Jan 21, 2021 12:50:00 PM (Pacific). Lat: 40.533811 Lon: -73.939018 Jan 22, 2021 8:02:00 AM (Pacific), Lat: 37.080360 Lon: -72.974990 And with this great circle calculator: https://www.gpsvisualizer.com/calculators I get ~212 NM in the first ~19 hours? So average speed is 11.2 knots. That's a projected 268 NM in the first 24 hours. Great boat Russell.
  12. ProaSailor

    NY to SFO the hard way

    Now 19.48 mph (17 knots) at Lat: 38.134725, Lon: -73.048911. Down to 7 knots 20 minutes ago, perhaps while changing sails or snoozing? Waves are 6 feet at 5 secs., Wind W at 21 knots gusting to 33 knots. https://www.windy.com/?37.975,-74.257,7,m:eIxad6m Link to tracker without the FB id ("?fbclid=") is: https://share.garmin.com/82X63 Smart staying relatively close to shore where seas are calmer and booking due south as fast as possible. Big blow forecast on Saturday but he should be south of Hatteras by then.
  13. ProaSailor

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I agree with that sentiment but @TwoLegged never said anything of the sort. You are just flinging bullshit in righteous anger, yet free to prattle on. She is also free, that's anarchy.
  14. ProaSailor

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Jack Petith, Newick Native trimaran Naga http://dicknewickboats.com/naga/ http://www.trimaran-naga.com/Saga_of_Naga_en.pdf
  15. ProaSailor

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    And the four Blackwater mercenaries Trump pardoned last month and all the innocent wedding parties obliterated by drones. Shock And Dismay After Trump Pardons Blackwater Guards Who Killed 14 Iraqi Civilians December 23, 2020 https://www.npr.org/2020/12/23/949679837/shock-and-dismay-after-trump-pardons-blackwater-guards-who-killed-14-iraqi-civil There is a very dark side to many who are attracted to using weapons, including too many cops.