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Thanks for the account of the trip, and thanks for making a stupid mistake (and telling us). YOU ARE HUMAN!!!!! [Note -- have made same mistake myself!]
I made the same run in 2001 when I did a Delmarva circumnavigation in my former boat, a Pearson 27. But I did it over a couple of days -- Norfolk to D-ville, then to Solomons, then to Naptown. Had one fellow as crew (70 years old, but he was a great sailor.)
I also made an overnight run from D-ville to Naptown when I bought my P-33-2 in the fall of 2003. Had one crew on the trip, which was enough but we were tired! The worst part of that one was pulling into Annapolis at 4 AM in a thick fog. We used the chart plotter to get us to a place we could anchor on the Severn until it cleared up some. We got some sleep and when we awoke, the fog was mostly gone. We had brunch at Buddy's there at city dock, and suddenly could see the fog rolling back in. We still had to get up to the Patapsco so we went to the boat and set out for the bay bridge on the assumption the fog would be less on the bay proper. Wrong assumption. Fog was so thick we could hear the traffic on the bay bridge but couldn't see the bridge until we were almost under the center span. Quite an interesting time. Fortunately the fog did lift shortly after that.
Gotta love the Chesapeake.
Sorry about selling Big Cam, but it is good to know that you plan to buy something smaller down the road with shoal draft. Might I entice you to buy something with a wing keel?????
Next time I'm in Naptown I'll check on your boat for you at Port Annapolis.
Thanks for thinking of me when you passed Thomas Point Light!
SailorMitchSailing winged keels since 1989.
1.20.09 Bush's last day the end of an error !! Hopefully we still have a constitution and economy left by then.
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