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Old 05-22-2008, 11:47 AM
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Here's a look at part of the wrap we're putting on the boat for the run. Hopefully, this will help keep the authorities from slowing things down...
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$100.00 telephone pledge for Jennifur from my good friend Paul Huck up in Ontario this morning. Thank you Paul.
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Bob, What is the latest?? I hope you can update us soon. Chasin
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Good call Bob. Wait for your window, don't rush that part. Keep everything simple, you'll do great. Get lots of pick for me to see at your dock.

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I would also like to Pledge $ 250.00 for this trust Fund .You are truly doing a great thing and you should be very proud .Good Luck and Don't worry ,you have over Three weeks to get to Cancun and still return to set the New Record to Bimini in the Don Aronow ocean race too !!Hope to see you there ...
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I would also like to Pledge $ 250.00 for this trust Fund .You are truly doing a great thing and you should be very proud .Good Luck and Don't worry ,you have over Three weeks to get to Cancun and still return to set the New Record to Bimini in the Don Aronow ocean race too !!Hope to see you there ...
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Thank you Larry and I hope it all works out to for me to attend the Bimini run. Be assured if I cannot make it, I will be making a contribution to your fund raiser. Thank you kindly and I will keep in touch.
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Good call Bob. Wait for your window, don't rush that part. Keep everything simple, you'll do great. Get lots of pick for me to see at your dock.

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Thanks Mark. The winds just don't want to let up. I crossed to Key West from Marco on Friday and spent the Memorial Day weekend down there even tho we knew it was a no go just yet to Cancun. I came back to Marco today in 15 knots and it was not pleasant.
The forecast for the SW Gulf for the rest of the week is not great.
As much as I want to get this done and behind me, we will hold off until we get at least a 2 day window to get over & back. I would not want to have to leave my boat there unattended.
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GMZ082-270330-
SW GULF S OF 25N W OF 90W
430 PM CDT MON MAY 26 2008

.TONIGHT THROUGH TUE NIGHT..E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT EXCEPT NE
TO 15 TO 20 KT NEAR YUCATAN. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT EXCEPT LOCALLY 15
TO 20 KT NEAR YUCATAN. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI AND SAT...S OF 24N E OF 94W NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE SAT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 4
TO 5 FT LATE SAT. ELSEWHERE NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS SE HALF LATE SAT.
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Good Luck with your crossing, But you may never get sea's less then 3-4 Ft. Leon Woolard works for me now and he was on the boat with Reggie for that run and said the only calm place was off the coast of Cuba. Make sure you have extra fuel as they ran out just as they pulled into the harbor after refueling from drums on the way and that was on the 48' with large tanks
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Good Luck with your crossing, But you may never get sea's less then 3-4 Ft. Leon Woolard works for me now and he was on the boat with Reggie for that run and said the only calm place was off the coast of Cuba. Make sure you have extra fuel as they ran out just as they pulled into the harbor after refueling from drums on the way and that was on the 48' with large tanks
Thanks. I would be happy with 3 - 4 with some 5's thrown in and that should be doable. We need to watch the weather on both sides of the Gulf. We need a 2 - 3 day window tho and were just not getting it. We will continue to be patient and we will get our opportunity and we will get this done. Yes, fuel consumption is our biggest concern. If we are plowing water and not running on top we could be in trouble.

I have copied and attached NOAA forecast for SW Gulf. It actually looks worse than this week. Remnants of Tropical storm Alma.

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1030 AM CDT FRI MAY 30 2008

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO

GMZ089-302130-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
1030 AM CDT FRI MAY 30 2008

.SYNOPSIS...THE COMBINATION OF A RIDGE OVER THE NORTHERN GULF
WATERS AND A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE...ASSOCIATED WITH THE
REMNANTS OF ALMA OVER CENTRAL AMERICA...WILL INCREASE WINDS AND
SEAS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN GULF WATERS LATER TODAY THROUGH THE
UPCOMING WEEKEND.

GMZ082-302130-
SW GULF S OF 25N W OF 90W
1030 AM CDT FRI MAY 30 2008

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SUN...S OF 23N E OF 95W N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25
KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. ELSEWHERE E OF 95W NE TO E WINDS
15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. W OF 95W NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS S OF 23N.
.MON AND TUE...S OF 23N E OF 95W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS
6 TO 9 FT.
ELSEWHERE E OF 95W E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT. W OF 95W NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
TSTMS S OF 23N.


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I have spoken to Eric Colby a couple of times who was also on Reggie's boat and wrote the article for Boating Magazine. He has been helpful. They really took a pounding. If I remember correctly they finished at Isle Mejueras (sp?) with the fuel issue.
If I can help it, I want not to pound the crap out of my new boat, myself or my crew.
Usually by now the Gulf is starting to lay down some but seems not this year yet..... but it will !! ( I hope ! )

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