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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Should we be worried about Jeanne Socrates

    "The best sailing blog!"

    Keep wondering about how many mainsail slides she has in the track, now. I suppose the problem is the weight of the sail. Clearly it's not practical to use the halyard and hoist it - but it might be possible to get a tyer round the top of the sail as far down as the first slide still out, and use the halyard to take some of the weight.

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    Default Re: Should we be worried about Jeanne Socrates

    Should we be worried? Yes I think so.....
    Has she had take the trysail off the track or does she have a second track for it?

    https://www.metservice.com/marine-surf/coastal/puysegur
    '*** STORM WARNING IN FORCE ***
    North of West Cape: Northwest 40 knots,easing to southwest 25 knots late evening. Elsewhere: Northwest 60 knots, becoming southwest 45 knots in the afternoon. Sea very high in the south, easing. Southwest swell rising to 8 metres. Poor visibility in showers.'

    NW 60 backing SW 45 will give the sort of confused sea that most can not even imagine.....

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    Default Re: Should we be worried about Jeanne Socrates

    I have spent a few minutes looking at pictures and whilst I haven’t found a very clear one I don’t see a separate try sail track.

    Correction; I found a video. If I was clever I could do a screen shot. There is a trysail track to port of the main track, down to deck level. I’m not clever enough to do a screen shot but the video is here:

    https://youtu.be/VUdSixVgV2s

    https://svnereida.com/boat-details
    Last edited by Minn; 15-05-19 at 08:13.

  4. #34
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    Default Re: Should we be worried about Jeanne Socrates

    Word on the street suggests she may have deployed the drogue....

    This is the sort of weather I was expecting her to encounter off SW Tasmania...

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    Default Re: Should we be worried about Jeanne Socrates

    She has just had a knockdown... more here... scroll down...https://www.qrz.com/lookup/ve0js

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    Default Re: Should we be worried about Jeanne Socrates

    https://svnereida.com/blog

    Time for a spot of tourism in the Land of the Long White Cloud, perhaps, to dry everything out and put the ventilator back?
    Last edited by Minn; 15-05-19 at 13:55.

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    Default Re: Should we be worried about Jeanne Socrates

    Wind generator now unusable due to broken blade.

    Solar panel carried away.

    Now dependent on one small diesel generator with a limited supply of fuel.

    Cabin roof now has a large hole due to loss of dorade and box.

    Much of the cabin is soaked but she does have a dry berth and dry bedding.
    Monkey patching programmer [retired ]

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    Default Re: Should we be worried about Jeanne Socrates

    Common sense suggests a pit stop. There's nothing wrong that can't be fixed in a few days in port, but there are things that can't be fixed at sea.

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    Default Re: Should we be worried about Jeanne Socrates

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    Common sense suggests a pit stop. There's nothing wrong that can't be fixed in a few days in port, but there are things that can't be fixed at sea.
    I would tend to agree with you but perhaps she has got herself mentally committed a sort of summit fever. I hope she does stop and sort things out though because it is seeming like an ever worsening situation which can only go on for so long before the inevitable happens.

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    Default Re: Should we be worried about Jeanne Socrates

    She's a very resourceful skipper, and certainly among the half-dozen most experienced blue/grey-water sailors.
    I wouldn't think her decision-making skills were in any way impaired.


    Edit: Here's a link to her latest, post-knockdown blog report. Her story-post following the KD is, of course, lower down. One gets the sense of a very tough bird now in 'defensive mode'.


    https://svnereida.com/blog


    She still has her JSD. It 'self-deployed'. It's a real pity she had to let go her second PV panel. She still has comms, and is communicating OK..... for now. There's another heavy system coming on shortly.
    Last edited by zoidberg; 15-05-19 at 23:33.

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