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  1. EC2018 Thread

    In 2014, the wind shut down every night for a couple hours. At one point about 5 miles off the Everglades we got tired of the slatting sails so we lowered them and just drifted while we slept. Then on Thursday afternoon a huge line of Tstorms came through and blew the oysters off the rocks for a couple of days. We were finished before then so we missed out on the sleigh ride across FL Bay. We never reefed during the whole 2014 EC, unlike 2012 and 2016 where I spent a good part of it double reefed and wishing for a third.
  2. EC2018 Thread

    The long range GFS looks nice for the start with ENE winds around 10 knots. Later Saturday and Sunday look more challenging with very light southerlies, so get ready to row boys. Sunday evening has the wind building to 9-12 from the west and the from the NW by Monday. Northerlies in the 10-15 knot range continue through Wednesday. My advice is as always: get south as fast you can! But I think it will be tough to get to Choko on Sunday afternoon like we did in 2016. This is a better looking forecast than the one from earlier this week that showed 25+ knot NW winds starting Monday night. I'll see some of you on the beach on Friday. Doing inspections this year, sitting out the race.
  3. A Sun Cat with a bigger sail than stock sails really well. You gotta lengthen to yard and boom by about 2 feet each, but it's worth the trouble. My EC2O14 partner had one and it was pretty good, much better than the standard rig. They are really nice little daysailers and weekenders, too.
  4. Been sailing my Hobie TI tri in 30-40F all winter. No good photos, though. No one wants to come with me....
  5. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Like the Chinese are ever going to sue Jean for salvage... this whole line of thinking is silly.
  6. Sailors Powerboat

    With those vertical sides and no rub rail, that thing would be heinous around docks and pilings. Might as well go ahead and paint the topsides with truck bed liner.... That being said, as long as the hull is designed to carry the weight of the outboard I don't see a problem. I'd much rather have an OB on a boat this size than an inboard. And then there's the worst of both worlds, the inboard-outboard... Ugh.
  7. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    The US State Department.
  8. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Jean is done buying boats..... From FB Jean Mondeau Well Rimas, my dear chagrin. It's time to retire on land.
  9. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I think all but the one with the red star are from his GPS. The route makes sense. I doubt those fishermen went that far. From the news reports, it sounds like he got picked up in the area inside that red circle. The last point on that plot was from the fishing boat GPS display.
  10. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I made that plot. Rimas posted a bunch of photos on his FB page of a positions from the screen of his GPS. I plotted those postions out on Google Earth to help us visualize where he had been. The route is simply straight lines between those positions. Knowing him he could have done curly-q's in between those points, just never upwind.
  11. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I didn't realize it until just now. Mimsy had an offset companionway.It's no wonder she sank....
  12. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I think he meant to imply the storm hit with a "bang", meaning suddenly and unexpectedly and then the boat started leaking. As slow as he went, hitting a floating object would not be a big deal. My guess it was a separation of the hull deck joint in some big seas and made all his buttery mashed potatoes soggy. Silicone caulk can only do so much.
  13. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    From the photos he posted in Facebook of GPS screens with positions. Only the first one was dated, December 4.
  14. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Appears to have been rescued by this vessel http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:1286170/mmsi:574001297/imo:0/vessel:PHAT_DAT
  15. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Any guesses where along his route he sank and was rescued?