Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Regional Cruising > The Med, Atlantic & Caribbean > Regional Discussions
Cruiser Wiki Click Here to Login

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 6
Default Help with a passageplan Port St Louis to Tunisia

Hi All

Anyone have any guidance about this route, it'll be my first 7 day journey in my new old boat - what advice is there please?
__________________

__________________
jim3vdm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
Moderator
 
redbopeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Home Port: Washington DC
Vessel Name: SV Mahdee
Posts: 3,225
Default

Ah, I was just on your liferaft post and asked if this is your first passage on the boat. Yup. I see.

I have no experience in the area of interest. JeanneP may have, but I think she's traveling right now so don't know if she'll be around anytime soon here.

You can, of course, check the Cruisers Wiki Tunisia - a Cruising Guide on the World Cruising and Sailing Wiki for any country of interest. After your trip, you could help other cruisers by adding to the wiki as well.

Good luck on the passage!
__________________

__________________
"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

What we're doing - The sailing life aboard and the Schooner Chandlery.

redbopeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 11:17 PM   #3
Capt'n
 
Lexx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Home Port: Port Douglas
Vessel Name: S/V Travesty
Posts: 214
Default

Passage Weather is a great site for wind and wave forecasts. Clickable maps for most of the world. Primarily gives you surface wind direction and speeds, surface pressure and wave height and direction.

The link to the site is ... http://www.passageweather.com/

That should assist you some with the weather.

Lexx
__________________
"No matter where you go, there you are".
I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: http://www.cruiserswiki.org/wiki/Port_Douglas
Lexx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 10:31 AM   #4
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 6
Default Thanks for the help

Thanks for helping me, you're right wiki for cruisers is useful, I'll see what I can add of value later on.

I'll use passage weather, windguru and predict wind to preplan the route. Unfortunately the further I am from shore without internet, the older my data becomes of course. I don't have Navtex, all I have is the VHF.

A friend arrived from Greece recently having left with good forecasts and then spending 24hours in a Force 8-9 gale.

I guess the only way to avoid surprises is to stay at home - or am I missing something?

Thanks
J
__________________
jim3vdm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 01:24 PM   #5
Capt'n
 
Lexx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Home Port: Port Douglas
Vessel Name: S/V Travesty
Posts: 214
Default

You are not missing anything sometimes surprises happen and we should be prepared for unpleasant events and happenings. I do with what I can find out at the time of departure 7 day weather forecasts etc and then trust my good judgement.

You can't preplan everything and yes sometimes things go wrong... but the other option of staying home for me is no option at all.

Lexx
__________________
"No matter where you go, there you are".
I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: http://www.cruiserswiki.org/wiki/Port_Douglas
Lexx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Port-2-Port Rally Becomes Cover For Drug Smugglers Trim50 General Cruising Forum 3 03-01-2012 01:16 PM
Port Query Wildernesstech General Cruising Forum 5 04-17-2011 01:01 AM
Winter In Tunisia? vandal Regional Discussions 0 09-04-2010 05:55 PM
Cruising Guide: Tunisia Istioploos Cruising & Sailing Wiki Discussion 1 03-12-2010 07:11 PM
Saint Louis Sailor dodgeboatguy The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 2 09-05-2008 04:56 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0