Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Upwind advice please
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Here is last night's forecast from Chris Parker, the weather guru in this part of the world - check out his website and you can subscribe to his service (that's a free plug for Chris, to make up for inappropriately sharing his info). It does look like there is a motoring window overnight Saturday. And since you will just be a trawler-with-sticky-up-things it won't make much difference if you leave from Lake Worth vs. Ft La-dee-da. Since you're post was marked Ft Lauderdale, just leave from there and save the schlep north to Palm Beach, which will be a nasty ride into that NE wind, anyway.
Since you want to go all the way to the Berry's it seems you'll be at great risk of catching the Sunday afternoon Front while you're still underway. Unless you're on a forced march, you should definitely take Jeff's advice #3 and select the weevil on the right.
Cheers, Craig, SN#68
Travel not recommended thru Fri17 due to NE winds. W-bound travel gradually improves Sat18 with sailing<motoring. Brief but primary motoring window for all travel may be late Sat18-Sun19 afternoon before cold FRONT arrives.
N&S ROUTE: NE@15-20g26/7-9' thru overnight; NNE-NE@17-22g28<NE-ENE@14-18g23k/8-12'<7-9' Fri17; ENE@12-16g21<SE-S@4-8k/4-6'<1-2' Sat18; WNW-NW@7-13/2-3' Sun19 morning-afternoon, then N-NNE@17-23g30/9-12' as FRONT passes
Sun19 evening-overnight; NE<E@17-23g30k/9-12'<6-8' Mon20... Stray showers/squalls +5k thru Fri17 and to 20-25k Sat18-Sun19 afternoon; Isolated squalls/t-strms to 30-40k Sun19 evening-Mon20
---In amelyachtowners@..., <jmkraus@...> wrote :
Good Morning Porter,
A couple things, (and I'm making some assumptions):
1. It looks like the wind has been blowing out of the northerd rather freshly , or a little east of north. Considering the strong northerly push of the gulf stream, it's a recipe for a short steep wind swell, from the north.
If the wind on Saturday is on your nose, and you can't sail her, and have to rely on motoring, you will be in for a very uncomfortable run.
2. In your boat, the question isn't whether you can do it, but how much of a beating you want to take. Personally, an uncomfortable stretch motoring isn't something I enjoy.
3. If you have the time, (and what's a day in the life of a sailor?), wait for more favorable conditions (or the lesser of 2 weevils...any O'Brien fans out there?)
4. If your friend wants to go, tell him you'll catch up with him.
Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14
On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 01:26 PM, portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] wrote: