OMG - We're going! - Page 5 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #41  
Old 10-30-2008
JohnRPollard's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 5,680
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 10
JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough
Labatt,

This is the sort of weather I worrried about (see link below) when you were considering taking the off-shore route. Even the coastal route is dicey this time of year. Watch the weather window carefully.

How's the planning coming?

https://www.piersystem.com/go/doc/651/236966/
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62

NEVER CALLS CRUISINGDAD BACK....CAN"T TAKE THE ACCENT
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #42  
Old 10-30-2008
labatt's Avatar
I'd rather be sailing
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
Posts: 1,901
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 9
labatt will become famous soon enough
I just saw the thread and I can't say that it makes me more comfortable about moving Pelican in November. We're most definitely taking the inside route, regardless of the weather forecast. Unfortunately, if something isn't predicted, even trying to duck into Manasquan, Atlantic City or Cape May in foul weather is a difficult option, but it's better than nothing.

The planning is insane. We're trying to compress what people normally prepare for over a several year period into 4 weeks. It's taking a toll on our family for the moment (stress and temper-wise) but we all know what the reward is. Between homeschooling, medical and dental visits (and now a big problem we're having with our son that was discovered at a dentists visit - he needs to have some orthodontist type work and nobody wants to do it since we're leaving), selling stuff, renting our house, outfitting our boat, getting major work done to it where it currently is (an oxidized ballast issue), business transition stuff, packing, etc. life is very insane!
__________________
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Don't dream your life, live your dream" - Bob Bitchin'
"I'll see it when I believe it" - Me
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #43  
Old 10-30-2008
Valiente's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Valiente has a spectacular aura about Valiente has a spectacular aura about
When the dust (or spray) has settled, I'd love to hear how your house rental plan came together. Until then, fair winds and try to avoid schedules.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #44  
Old 10-30-2008
JohnRPollard's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 5,680
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 10
JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough
Labatt,

Sounds like you've got a good plan there. Glad to hear about all the help you'll have. Must be hectic right now, but once you hit the Chessie, you'll be home free -- you can take a load off and pace yourself a bit.

I'll be out sailing with some of my brothers and my Dad, Nov 7-11. If you make it to Annapolis by the 11th, we might just see you there! - JRP
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62

NEVER CALLS CRUISINGDAD BACK....CAN"T TAKE THE ACCENT
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #45  
Old 10-30-2008
Sea Slacker
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,789
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
brak is on a distinguished road
Labatt, I tried going south last year at about this time (started Oct. 20th or so). I have to say that it was cold and parts of ICW in North Carolina ranged from unfriendly to downright scary. I had no kids on board at that point but if I did - I'd be really not happy.

That said, I met people that sailed with kids down ICW - the key was taking their sweet time. They'd get one day of sailing to 3-4 days of sitting in a marina waiting. That's the only way during this time of year, I think.

Also, having a heater on board that can keep you toasty in a marina and at anchor is very important (I didn't).

How old are your children?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #46  
Old 10-31-2008
labatt's Avatar
I'd rather be sailing
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
Posts: 1,901
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 9
labatt will become famous soon enough
Once we're on our boat in Annapolis, there is no time schedule. Everything will be weather permitting. I ordered a Rocna 25 (55lbs) so I can sleep well at night. We have a Webasto diesel forced air heater on board, and it can get the interior temp to over 100 degrees. I'm more concerned about getting snow and ice on our teak decks - the thyocol needs replacing. We'll be more than happy to spend as long as we need to in order to have safe hops. Our kids are 7 and 11 - the ages should be perfect for cruising. They are both really excited to get going! I'm really hoping we get to Annapolis since we're hoping to have a generator and A/C installed, plus a trysail and track and a renewal on our sails between when we drop her off and December 1st. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we just won't make it. We're not going to push our luck. Being from upstate NY, we don't mind getting cold, but we do mind gale force winds and/or large waves with short periods.

With regards to our house rental, we're contracting with a local real estate agent to find a renter, qualify them, and get them in. My parents-in-law will be dealing with the maintenance of the house while we're gone. The agency is charging one months rent for their service, but we're using the same agent that sold us the house and she was awesome! Supposedly, the rental market is a good one right now since mortgages aren't as easy to get.

We'll post our plans and progress here as we go. I'd love to meet and greet many of the people here when we arrive in Annapolis. I have yet to figure out where we'll be keeping Pelican while the work is done, but there may be a couple of cheaper marinas (relatively speaking) on the Eastport side of the creek.
__________________
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Don't dream your life, live your dream" - Bob Bitchin'
"I'll see it when I believe it" - Me
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #47  
Old 10-31-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Labatt-

Good choice on the anchor... You do have a windlass though, right... Can't imagine trying to haul that monster up with 40+ lbs. of bottom on it by hand.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #48  
Old 10-31-2008
labatt's Avatar
I'd rather be sailing
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
Posts: 1,901
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 9
labatt will become famous soon enough
SD - We have a manual windlass, and my wife did an IronMan over the Summer. I offered to get an electric windlass but she refused. We'll see what happens after we have to do a few sets in a row...
__________________
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Don't dream your life, live your dream" - Bob Bitchin'
"I'll see it when I believe it" - Me
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #49  
Old 10-31-2008
Sea Slacker
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,789
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
brak is on a distinguished road
Well, good luck with your trip! I certainly envy you May be when my kids grow up a bit more we'll try again.

BTW, if I were looking for a place to do any work on the boat, I'd go for Zahnisers in Solomons, rather than anything in Annapolis itself.

Quote:
Originally Posted by labatt View Post
Once we're on our boat in Annapolis, there is no time schedule.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #50  
Old 10-31-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
LOL...she's probably in better shape than you are...
Quote:
Originally Posted by labatt View Post
SD - We have a manual windlass, and my wife did an IronMan over the Summer. I offered to get an electric windlass but she refused. We'll see what happens after we have to do a few sets in a row...
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
In the beginning there was.... OMG!!!!! wantokex Sailboat Design and Construction 16 04-09-2008 02:29 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:09 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.