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Re: Crew Wanted 5+ days MD to Cape Cod Aug 2nd

Just a quick comment or two.
Delaware bay was rough. Wind and current were on our nose the whole time. Motored the whole damn bay. Waves were 2-3' but the frequency was quick making the boat hobby horse. Especially in the afternoon.

The last night off Marthas Vineyard island was rough since we were headed in but didn't want to arrive in the dark. Waves were confused making it very hard to steer. I slept through the first part of the storm. 1:30 when I came on it had calmed down some but the motion was rough. I'm much more conservative than David on wave height but, six feet is not far off the mark. Steep but not breaking which is why it was 'dry'. Also we were beam, stern quarter on to the waves which made the motion worse but, again we were trying to keep from arriving before daylight.

Amazingly we ended up exactly where we wanted to when the sun came up.

Most important thing that David left out was that Ian did a great job making dinners. Very important for morale....

Last edited by saillife; 08-07-2012 at 10:57 PM. Reason: typos
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