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Old 08-06-2008
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Anybody at Block Island today?

Hey all. Just wondering if anyone is at Block island today? I sailed with a buddy yesterday. We are waiting out the rain then will head for Martha's Vinyard.

Anybody in the area?
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No, working today, stuck in Warwick. Where are you on Block - anchored, moored, docked? It should be nice the rest of the week. Forecast for RI Sound:

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1028 AM EDT WED AUG 6 2008
COASTAL WATERS FROM THE MERRIMACK RIVER MA TO WATCH HILL RI OUT TO
25 NM
ANZ235-070215-
/O.ROU.KBOX.MA.F.0000.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
RHODE ISLAND SOUND-
1028 AM EDT WED AUG 6 2008

THIS AFTERNOON
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS EARLY AND EARLY AFTERNOON...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM EARLY
AND EARLY AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

THU
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E IN THE LATE MORNING AND
EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING S EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

THU NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.

FRI
W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.

SAT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

SUN
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT.
WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.
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I just came back from Edgartown. Watch out for the strong 6 knot currents in there if you're heading into the harbor. The breach looks like it's a mile long on the South Beach side. Great photos in the mens bathroom at EYC.
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I'm moored just inside the entrance to New Harbor. I picked up a private mooring, I know that's bad but it was blowing 30 knots when I got here and I was panicking, I picked up the first mooring saw. I'm waiting for a 'rental' mooring to open up. And if the owner of this one comes back I'll go anchor on the edge. But in the mean time no one has bothered me.

I walked into town last night and had a great dinner and bought ICE, it was a long walk with 3 blocks of ice in hand.

My friend left for Martha's Vineyard yesterday with it blowing 20-30 and 8' seas, I told him he was crazy and what's his hurry? He had to turn back, he couldn't make any headway into the seas and wind. He's going to try it again today but now it's the opposite problem, not much wind at all.

I think I'm going to stay put for a few days and get to know the island!

Cheers all!
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currently sitting oyster bay and headed to bock in a week or so but by then you will be gone - then i may go over the the elizabeth isl for a week or two
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It is a long walk with 3 blocks of ice. You can buy ice at the basin, can't you? My wife wanted to prove me a wimp when I said carrying a 30-pack of beer back to the boat from town was going to be difficult and we should just grab a cab. She carried it the entire way and to this day reminds me of it.

We'll be in MV tomorrow. Anchored in Vineyard Haven by the tanks. Look for the Barking Dog (the boat, not the pet).
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I'm moored just inside the entrance to New Harbor. I picked up a private mooring, I know that's bad but it was blowing 30 knots when I got here and I was panicking, I picked up the first mooring saw. I'm waiting for a 'rental' mooring to open up. And if the owner of this one comes back I'll go anchor on the edge. But in the mean time no one has bothered me.

I walked into town last night and had a great dinner and bought ICE, it was a long walk with 3 blocks of ice in hand.

My friend left for Martha's Vineyard yesterday with it blowing 20-30 and 8' seas, I told him he was crazy and what's his hurry? He had to turn back, he couldn't make any headway into the seas and wind. He's going to try it again today but now it's the opposite problem, not much wind at all.

I think I'm going to stay put for a few days and get to know the island!

Cheers all!
BS, when are you leaving, I may be at Block on Sunday, plans are still up in the air though.
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