When available I can compile weather information to help with departure date planning, way-points for the voyage, and updates along the way for your voyage on the high seas across the South Pacific.
Charge is $10NZ per 5 minutes of my compilation time. There is NO Goods&Sales Tax included, and anything taking less than 5 minutes is called a “quickie” and sent without charge.
Preparation for departure – It takes me about 5 to 10 minutes to do a weather outlook picking departure dates that avoid rough conditions. Sometimes this may take less than 5 minutes.
Voyage forecast – Takes me 30 to 40 minutes to do a full voyage forecast, with way points. See for an example
Updates – When underway, email or text me a position report and ask for an update. I aim to reply by the end of the day. It takes me around 10-20 minutes.
Please email bob at metbob.com around a week in advance with your details :
- Trip plan from —-to
- Intended date of departure
- Vessel name /type
- Email ashore and Email on voyage (or Sat phone/TXT number)
- Average miles per day sailing/motoring
I shall tab together the charges made during the voyage and email you an Invoice AFTER the voyage. Payment may be made by online banking (details given in the invoice), or via credit card (Pay Pal or Stripe).
DISCLAIMER/ Forecast limitations:
Weather is a mix of pattern and chaos.
A forecast is just an idea from isobar patterns , and chaos causes the real world to unravel away from these.
Under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and GMDSS regulations: the skipper is responsible for navigation of the vessel. My ideas should only be used as a supplement to official sources, not a replacement.
My liability is limited to the value of my invoice.