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Block Island is pretty great this time of year. Locals and sailors only it seems. Also, moorings are only $20!

Westbrook is nice but seems pretty dead right now. NY harbor will require a lot of motoring.

Why not go up to Southern MA. Buzzards bay/woods hole and of course hit up Newport and the Vineyard!


and take me with you!
Even in the summer months, I am not a big fan of Clinton or Westbrook. Along that stretch of CT, I would choose Thimble Islands, Milford, or maybe Guilford.
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If you have not yet been to Block or Newport, I would spend the entire 4 days visiting one or both. Both places are a lot of fun and just great cruising destinations.
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Hey there Brad!

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I forgot about the (waterproof) photo capability of the DM3500! It seems everything has an embedded camera these days, how could I forget? THE DM3500 IS WELCOME ON OUR BOAT ANYTIME.

I should probably list the places I've been. I'd like to do something new, I think:
Sag Harbor
Sherter Island -- except the harbor on the north side
Block Island
Cuttyhunk
Tarpaulin Cove (on the way from Cuttyhunk to Mystic)
Mystic (joined, membership now expired)
Port Jefferson
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
Newport (with BillyRuff'n)
Woods Hole (with BillyRuff'n)
Cape Cod Canal (with BillyRuff'n)
Provincetown (with BillyRuff'n)
That's it! Looking at this list, I should really get out more.
Hope all is well. We didn't do the greatest job of spending time with you on that cruise this summer. Sorry about that. Hope you guys had fun though. You seemed to have had a good time at our cocktail party on that Cabo Rico 42 (Confresi's Child). We'll have to do better next time. By the way, how did you make out with your transmission?

In terms of a short cruise this time of year, keep in mind that you'll be cold, particularly at night, and particularly if you go east from Montauk. That said, give some thought to heading up Narragansett Bay. I see you've been to Newport (though it's not really possible to spend too much time in Newport, IMHO), but how about Bristol and Wickford? Both are nice towns with an active and inviting waterfront. Plus, if you get bored for whatever reason, you are a hop, skip and a jump to Newport where you can live it up a little. The beauty of that entire area is that it might be a touch warmer up the bay, and you can get there in one day's sail from Montauk (a day there, hang for two days, then a day home).

Now, you also mentioned sailing in or to the Carribbean, and if it were me, I'd take that option.
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Brad,

BR is currently scheduled to leave Portsmouth, RI on Thursday and head into LI Sound and East River on our way south to the Chesapeake. Would be most pleased to meet you somewhere along the track and race you to New York with a case of beer to the winner!

Screw the cruise, let's race!

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Brad,

BR is currently scheduled to leave Portsmouth, RI on Thursday and head into LI Sound and East River on our way south to the Chesapeake. Would be most pleased to meet you somewhere along the track and race you to New York with a case of beer to the winner!

Screw the cruise, let's race!

Very tempting. I could possibly put a few extra bolts in your engine bilge. I didn't do it the first time, but I like the idea.

Not sure I'd race a steel boat that's twice my weight. I wouldn't want to make you mad, simply put. (And you might throw off my compass when I pass you.

Actually I have a family event to go to this weekend. Have a great sail BR.
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Hope all is well. We didn't do the greatest job of spending time with you on that cruise this summer. Sorry about that. Hope you guys had fun though. You seemed to have had a good time at our cocktail party on that Cabo Rico 42 (Confresi's Child). We'll have to do better next time. By the way, how did you make out with your transmission?

In terms of a short cruise this time of year, keep in mind that you'll be cold, particularly at night, and particularly if you go east from Montauk. That said, give some thought to heading up Narragansett Bay. I see you've been to Newport (though it's not really possible to spend too much time in Newport, IMHO), but how about Bristol and Wickford? Both are nice towns with an active and inviting waterfront. Plus, if you get bored for whatever reason, you are a hop, skip and a jump to Newport where you can live it up a little. The beauty of that entire area is that it might be a touch warmer up the bay, and you can get there in one day's sail from Montauk (a day there, hang for two days, then a day home).

Now, you also mentioned sailing in or to the Carribbean, and if it were me, I'd take that option.

Daniel,

Thanks for the suggestions. We had an excellent time at that party. What were those drinks called? Painkillers or something like that? They were excellent.

It was actually a lost prop. Brewers is reimbursing us, once I get around to putting the receipts together. They serviced the prop and put it back on only 2 weeks before.

We had fun exploring MV, once we figured out it was only the prop. I still have my sights on Nantucket though. Eventually. And your Bermuda trip in a year or two.

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Daniel,

Thanks for the suggestions. We had an excellent time at that party. What were those drinks called? Painkillers or something like that? They were excellent.

It was actually a lost prop. Brewers is reimbursing us, once I get around to putting the receipts together. They serviced the prop and put it back on only 2 weeks before.

We had fun exploring MV, once we figured out it was only the prop. I still have my sights on Nantucket though. Eventually. And your Bermuda trip in a year or two.

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Brad
A lost prop!!!! All at the same time that's excellent and much better than a blown tranny, yet also incredibly infuriating as it impaired a vacation. At least Brewer's is stepping up for the replacement value.

I can't remember what Ken and Miriam were making that night. Probably Dark 'n' Stormies, but who knows.

Nantucket still will be there whenever you manage to get out, so don't sweat it. Talk soon.
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Yes but then I may not come back. Most people will not see that as a problem, but it's not time for a permanent migration.

I'd love to move our boat south and bring the family (and me) down for vacations. Could I find a cheap mooring and visit for a couple weeks during the winter? Is that doable on a tight budget?

I'd bet I could find some people willing to make the trip too. (The DM3000 is invaluable and already offering to help, I just don't know what to tell him yet.) On the other hand I still have work to do on the keel - when the air is dry, like it is in the fall up here.

How about it. Is there a place to keep a boat through the winter, knowing I'm only going to be around for a few weeks? Somewhere south enough to be warm?
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Brad,

Up on Log Bay Island, Lake George, NY, the recipe for a Painkiller is as follows:

1/3 Southern Comfort
1/3 Blackberry brandy
1/3 Anisette

They were so strong that we only drank them out of shot glasses, while offering a toast to our drinking partner.

My thanks to Jim Ringer, m/v Painkiller, for teaching me the secrets of his drink.
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