Originally Posted by lloyd
I'm planning to sail Seychelles to Karachi next month. Please anyone with time please can you let me know what I should not forget!! You know the sort of thing that you left of the check list. i.e can opener?.... The usual thing if only I had remembered.....
Also any comments as to communicatons? SSB or sat phone? Thanks. Any help appreciated.
Hi Lloyd, how are you ?
Do not forget to check rigging - the present wind forecasts show very
strong S.W. winds for over 600 nm
The following current scenario (which should ease off before you leave - come back a couple of days before and get you an up to date forecast of surface winds ) :-
Leaving Seychelles on HDG 022 degrees true ......
Seychelles >> 5d N x 58d E : wind SSW 10>15>10 Kts.
5d N x 58d E to 10d N x 62d E : wind SW 15>20 Kts.
10d N x 62d E to 20d N x 66d E : wind SW 25 > 30 Kts ++.
20d N x 66d E to Karachi : wind SW 20 Kts.
HF Radio Nets - lousy propagation this year :-
14.323Mhz @ 0025hrs zulu. At 0055hrs, Wx forecasts are relayed.
14.316Mhz & moves to 7.045Mhz @ 0630hrs and also @ 1130hrs (both frequencies)
14.320Mhz @ 1115hrs zulu. At 1130hrs zulu moves to S.Africa M/M net on 14.316hz.
Have you got winlink or sailmail ??