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Your chance to tell me where to go - departing Montauk
..sailing that is.
I've been working my butt off all summer and as a result have a ton of vacation to use. Even if i carry over 5 days like last year... even if I take every day my kids have off that I don't... I still have 5 extra days. I'm using 1 day to take my wife into the city on her birthday. That leaves 4 days for sailing, with perhaps any connecting weekend held in reserve (to prevent sailing back on a schedule).
Should I go solo or invite others? Or should I do a "supervised solo" with DavidPM like a couple weeks ago. (That's a flying term where the instructor watches you from the ground.) David sits around and make comments about sail trim. Yes, the "DM3000" also make a good autopilot, except for that sail-trim comment feature that other autopilots don't have. He'll jump up only if I need help with something. I got the spinnaker up and tried out the Gale Sail on that trip. )
I also have 4 free nights at Brewers marinas, thanks to spending the winter with them. (Those free night expire this year.) Maybe a trip to the canyon with some fishing gear? How about a trip to the gulf stream if the weather is good. I could escort my friend who is heading to the Virgin Islands later this month. I could go back to Cuttyhunk (I really liked it there.) I could go direct to Nantucket. Whatever I do, I could vary the start date and the destination. This is a real opportunity that I usually don't have, and may never have again.
No guarantee that I'll actually follow any particular suggestion. And not really looking for a BFS this time -- more like relaxation, cruising, taking it easy -- looking for a Big Fun Sail.
If there's something out there that I'm missing, I'd like to hear it.
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Last edited by Bene505; 09-28-2009 at 04:14 PM.