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Old 07-24-2009
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Originally Posted by Bene505 View Post
On Sunday (7/19/09) in the Small Craft Advisory we went from MV (Edgartown) to Block in 14 hours. It seemed like there was a whole fleet of boats passing us running downwind - and having a much better time than we were. Were you one of those boats?

We did Block to Montauk the next day (in light wind) but saw hardly anyone.
We started back twd Buzzards Bay on Friday the 17th but had a similar 'ride'. We actually entered the Sakonnet river Friday afternoon, or more accurately 'surfed in' We had to contend/negotiate the 'fish traps'. Those things are more 'boat traps' than fish traps. Man, I'd hate to negotiate those things at night!
Looking back, I'd rather have done an overnight on Block and as someone else suggested, just made shorter trips. 20 mile days would be much easier because the wind seemed to really blow [more than I like] every afternoon.
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