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First Cruise 45mi

We are looking to take our boat (Columbia 34) on our first over night cruise 45mi, may not be far for some of you, but its more than day sailing for us. My dad is worried about weather here is the forcast Intellicast.com - Local Weather in East Tawas, Michigan We plan to leave Wed around 6am.The wind looks good I think, the trip is 45mi pretty much strait north from Bay City, Mi to Tawas, Mi on the Saginaw Bay/Lake Huron. Is the perdicted forcast something we should worry about being our first trip? Thanks.

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"A few storms may be severe" doesn't sound good, frankly. Others will weigh in, I'm sure, but if you're more accustomed to sunny afternoon day sails, you might be biting off a lot. Are there anchorages you can duck into if the weather starts looking ugly?

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You're in the shelter of the bay the entire trip, and there are a couple good areas to pull into if needed. I think it'd be fun.
Remember though, the bay is shallower than out in the Lake and waves build quickly when the wind kicks up.

Sail on!
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Where are good places to pull into? We draft 5.5'?

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The NOAA MARINE forecast for outer Saginaw Bay doesn't look bad at all. Just be prepared to batten down if a thundersquall approaches for a bit.
http://weather.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/fmtb.../lh/lhz421.txt
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Accuweather.com does not perdect the bad AccuWeather.com - East Tawas, MI - Weather Forecast Details - Local Forecasts its more my dad that was worried.
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Have a safe trip and enjoy the time on the boat with your Dad.

By the way, if you leave at 6am, that's not a night cruise, its a day cruise, should take you about 10 hours. (G)

Enjoy, good luck
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Sorry I mean a overnight cruise, sail up stay 2 nights come back.

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Sorry I mean a overnight cruise, sail up stay 2 nights come back.

Scott
Cool...staying at a marina or at anchor?? We're off to Culatra island soon, to spend a few night there....nice time to go now, fewer boats...
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we will stay at a Marina. This is our first trip with our boat. Can you help with this post? Main Sail Reefing?

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