Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
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Re: sailing on work nights
I can't comment on the Chessy, but I often sail at night on Long Island Sound. It's about half solo and half with friends and family. Fortunately, where I sail their are few boats at night and lots of open water. I don't think I would want to do a lot of sailing at night if I had to worry about other boats, obstacles and lots of crab pots.
Make sure you plan all your moves ahead of time and be prepared with things like spotlights, horns, boat hooks, whatever you will need to get back to your slip / mooring. My boat has a reliable autpilot (at least it's reliable in wind conditions I would experience for a pleasure sail) and that makes things a whole lot eaiser.
Pick your weather window carefully the first few times: relatively gentle breeze, preferably a fool moon, etc.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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