Victory Casino Captain Tim Blog

This weekend’s cruises were uneventful as far as weather.  The winds were typical light southerly with onshore easterly’s in the afternoon. 
The waves were 1-2 ft.  We did have some easterly swell coming in from a mid-Atlantic low.  You may have notice a slight motion during our turns.
This week is more of the same with winds predicted from the South and Southeast at 10-15kts.  The waves will be 1-2 feet from the southeast.  The ride will be very smooth for both cruises today.
Ship Terms: Slip: I was explaining the Pitch of a propeller last week and the science of how it works to move the ship through the water.  The pitch is the distance a ship should move with one rotation of the propeller….if moving through a solid.  Well water is far from a solid….so this propeller is not going to be efficient….”Slip” is the loss of efficiency due to the fact that water is not a solid.  “Slip” is measured in a percentage.  Slip varies greatly even on any given ship.  It can be effected by depth of water….weather….speed of the propeller….and many other natural and man made occurrences.
Come sail with us…
Capt Tim


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