31 NM in 7.5 hours

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31 NM in 7.5 hours

Postby ChangeMan » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:56 pm

We finally did it. Across the Gulf of St Vincent in South Australia.
We went from West to East due to the forecast winds.
Total of 31.4 NM in 7.5 hours, average 4.2 kts and maximum of 6.9 kts.

We had a 14 page risk management plan and 4 page passage plan which the coast guard had.
Rob's TI was just the best fit out to travel such a distance in off shore waters, much of which was out of sight of land.
All safety gear was there, including EPIRB and PLBs, two radios etc and my Navionics, see track below.
We had our go parameters that prevented us from going across the week before.

If anyone is planning an adventurous trip and would like a copy of both plans, we can remove the personal bits and place a link on this site.

The only eventful part was that I had the helm for the first hour or so when the wind was up.
There were .5m waves and 1m swell and I had a ball surfing down the swell.
When Rob took the helm, the wind died so I had all the fun.

I'm looking forward to our Hobie Dealer, Binks Marine, organizing a crossing in the future.

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Cheers,
Brian in South Australia
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Re: 31 NM in 7.5 hours

Postby Mav » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:33 pm

Well done guys, I can see more crossings in the future and maybe turn it in to a time trial in future years. :D
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Re: 31 NM in 7.5 hours

Postby Brian » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:59 am

Well done Rob and Brian. Any photos of the hobie fully kitted out before you set out. I would love a copy of your risk management and trip plan. I am thinking of doing a run from Bunbury to Busseldton, a simple run down the coast of about 30 ks ish, but then, ignorance might be bliss till something goes sideways.
Once again, well done.
The wind that blows will not take you where you want to go in life,,, it is the set of your sail.
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Re: 31 NM in 7.5 hours

Postby tony_media » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:52 pm

Sounds like a great trip. Glad to hear it went off without any hitches.
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Re: 31 NM in 7.5 hours

Postby tony_media » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:53 pm

Sounds like a great trip. Glad to hear it went off without any hitches.
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Re: 31 NM in 7.5 hours

Postby ChangeMan » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:15 pm

Rob is doing a video and pictures to be posted.
I will go through the Risk and Passage plan and take out the personal stuff like take the knife out of the blue bag and place in life jacket.
Perhaps if I take ownership of the documents and any Australian suggestion for improvement, I will add/delete and make available to all.
Here is some of the safety equipment we took, courtesy of Rob, just to give you a taste.
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Cheers,
Brian in South Australia
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Re: 31 NM in 7.5 hours

Postby Brian » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:13 pm

G'Day Rob and Brian.
Great idea Brian, that way you keep control of the document.
With the exta weight, you 2 must have been riding close to the water line. Looks like a couple of thousand $s worth of gear. All of it useless,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, until something goes wrong.
Looking forward to the vids.
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