Early Feb 2
05 February 2018
2:47 am Re: Feb 1 Thursday at 7:22pm eastern
Winds are howling tonight and waves are pretty big so we dropped the main and set the staysail instead of the jib. Inside is cosy with the saloon lights on; sometimes a bigger wave just passes by and sends the boat on its ear and things flying but mostly the motion is ok after slowing down. I 5200ed most of the hatches and there doesn't seem to be any leaks except in the head where the hatch leaks a bit when soaked. Janneke is sleeping and I think I'm going to turn in soon as well.
It is 11:49pm local (2:49am friday for you)and we're supposed to have 25kts with a barometer at 1010, according to the most recent grib. But we're have 34 kts well established. How ever if I go to the location of the 1008 hPa (which is our actual pressure) I find predicted wind of 31 kts which means that the grib has the weather system right but is off about its location.