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Old 08-17-2012
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Re: Marthas Vineyard, Greenport, Block Island, Port Jeff, Matiuk, Stonington, New Lo

We motorsailed 52 miles out of the hot Chesapeake, through the C&D Canal and are anchored behind Reedy Island waiting for the tide change to get to Cape May. Our last experience here was an keel wrap from our anchor rode. Current runs 3+ at peak ebb and flood. Upon one of your suggestions we rigged a Kellet on our 60 foot nylon anchor rode plus 60 feet of chain. It consists of an 8 lb mushroom anchor on a double Swivel lowered 15 ft below the water surface with the rode running through on of he swivels.

Current was amazing as we ate grilled NY strips, grilled adapragus and fresh buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes and saw all sorts of flotsam and jetsom rushing past us. including a bobbing beer keg.

Tomorrow fresh seafood in Cape May. Looks like we may be able to SA il most of this leg which is unusual fr the Delaware River. Just glad to escape the August heat of the Chessie to the cool confines of the LI Sound and further north.

Dave
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