Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wet and Wild

The Plan: Jacksonville, FL to Port Morant, Jamaica, to and through the Panama Canal.

The reality:
  • 10 days
  • 7 cold fronts
  • Maximum winds 40 knots
  • Minimum winds 0 knots
  • Average winds 25 to 35 knots
  • Maximum seas 15 - 18 feet.
  • Minimum seas 2 feet
  • Average seas 10 to 12 feet
  • Lowest pressure 990 mb
  • Highest pressure 1010 mb
  • Highest instantaneous boat speed 16.9 knots
  • 1 waterspout at about 10 NM from Reboot
  • 3 thunderstorms
  • 1 1/4 crew injuries (laceration of head from hitting tang on winch, minor black and blue from refrigerator door dropping on finger)
  • Fresh water supply polluted with sea water
  • 1 hatch cover cracked
  • Percentage of time comfortably cruising - 3%
  • Percent of time hanging on for dear life - 97%
  • Destination reached - Oriental, North Carolina, USA.
  • 1099 NM traveled
The conclusion:

March is not a fun month to be in the Atlantic Ocean


Fair winds and following seas :)

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