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Re: 2014 Sailing Season
I made it from Rock Hall to Worton Creek in 3 hours this morning. It was some really nice sailing in very gentle conditions. Unfortunately, the actual winds were not as refreshing as the apparent winds when the boat was moving. I took a look at the temperatures and was shocked:
The top number (97.9°F) is the temperature in the cockpit cubby, where it's shaded, but the gunwale above it is bathed in sun, so the temp is somewhere between the true shaded temperature and the full sun temperature. The bottom numbers (101.7°F, 47%) are inside the cabin. So ducking into the cabin to get out of the sun was not much of an option.
With these conditions, and threat of thunderstorms in the afternoon, we decided to put into Worton Creek Marina and head home for the evening.
Tomorrow we'll head back down to Worton and probably move the boat to Bohemia for an afternoon daysail on July 4 (weather permitting) and the final trip home on Saturday. Let's hope the strong northwesterlies Friday and Saturday don't drain too much water out of the Bohemia.
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Formerly posted as "RhythmDoctor"
1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)
Last edited by TakeFive; 07-03-2014 at 07:38 AM.