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davidpm 02-20-2012 10:56 PM

Went sailing yesterday
 
Long Island Sound by "W" off Duck Island, Westbrook, CT from about 10 am to 2 PM.

Did not see one other watercraft. No sailboats, fishing boats, commercial boats nothing but wind, waves and birds.
Was a little creepy actually.

Mentioned the lack of traffic to my wife and she said, "that should tell you something".
Not sure what she meant by that.:)

Bradhamlet 02-20-2012 11:03 PM

That's what you call a perfect day. No one to bug ya. As for the wife's comment, she means the weather was not good and you/her should not be going out. I say you got lucky. If the quiet gets to you just turn on the VHF and enjoy the chit-chat of the boats not in sight.
Brad

davidpm 02-21-2012 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bradhamlet (Post 834470)
That's what you call a perfect day. No one to bug ya. As for the wife's comment, she means the weather was not good and you/her should not be going out. I say you got lucky. If the quiet gets to you just turn on the VHF and enjoy the chit-chat of the boats not in sight.
Brad

I had the VHF on, hand-held only and their was only about three words for the whole 4 hours.

HUGOSALT 02-21-2012 01:49 AM

Good on you David...
Went out 10 to 2...no other activity on water...just tell
Diane it tells you...you missed the call for the Sunday buffet!

WanderingStar 02-21-2012 11:10 AM

Sounds Great! I love being the only boat out there. Peaceful, and if I squint a bit I can pretend there's no one ashore but Indians...

smallboatlover 02-21-2012 11:33 AM

lucky my dad won't let me go out just because theres no one else out there and that should tell me something. his exact words :/

jimmalkin 02-21-2012 11:39 AM

I spotted the first sailboat of my 2012 in Vineyard Haven yesterday. Marshall Cat floating about in 5-8kts of air and looking chilly but relaxed. I gave him a call on VHF to congratulate him, but he was obviously happily off the air. Note: didn't hear anyone on 16 asking for a radio check...!

smallboatlover 02-21-2012 11:43 AM

ya the first boat i saw this year was o wait never mind christmas day doesn't count.

CalebD 02-21-2012 04:33 PM

What I want to know is did you bring that Nauti-dog along with you?

davidpm 02-25-2012 12:02 AM

I did it again.
Went out yesterday afternoon from about 2PM to 7PM.
Got to just about the center of the Sound.
Just me all by my lonesome.
Winds from 15 to 20+, I saw 23 once.
Waves about 3 to 4, temp about 45-50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf2CVYhgyVs


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