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Old 04-21-2012
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Wink New Season, New directions, fresh results!

Two great days out on Great South Bay, each entirely different with one thing in common: I chose a new direction and challenge each day.

Yesterday, re rigged jib boom control lines and it worked such that it is finally working as a "self tending" rig should, But what was wonderful was going south down the Babylon Cut to the State Boat Channel which would ordinarily be a good place to avoid. It was empty, and the meadows were full of wild life and the sound of terns etc. Broad reach down the channel, jibed into Fox Creek and back out into the Bay

Reefed smoothly and beat east to the bridge. It rained, it blew, it got warm and then the sun came out! God I love being on the water.
Today seemed like the fronts were kinda stalled so decided to go for it. went east to Snake Hill channel (more like troughs between sand waves!) and found the secret run up against the marshes...again quiet, water running against the hull, board up in two to three feet sometimes and then over into the channel leading to Captree and the inlet...water turning deep water green with a clean bottom and solidity to the swell. Hadnt been over there for 16 years...fiirst time sailing through. I sure like this gunkholing thing...like visiting new countries.....especially before the green filies come out!
How bout the rest of you? New challenges new places?
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Re: New Season, New directions, fresh results!

Good to see that summer chirpiness starting to take hold as you lot get your boats out and sailing.
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Re: New Season, New directions, fresh results!

Great story, thanks! I used to sail a keelboat over there, and loved sailing between the islands. I have two thin water daysailers now (as well as WS). Sailing thin water is sublime.
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Re: New Season, New directions, fresh results!

Cat boats are great for getting into the skinny water, close to all the wildlife. My dock neighbor has one, and it's beautiful. I'm glad you had such nice trips!
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Thanks all.. l'm also looking forward tosailing out towards the inlet where I can feel more of a swell and ride that greenwater......WS: they hauled the old wreck off the point so thereis a new slough developing right where the olddogleg turnwas
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Re: New Season, New directions, fresh results!

It's interesting how the bottom goes in some of those cuts and the connecting channels. I've been sailing in good water right next to 1' depths.
We should trade sailing days sometime. I'd like to see your boat.
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Ws: sounds good was thinking the same the boat is still very much awork in process but comin along...poor mans yacht don't ya know...
Lets hookup sometime late in May early June
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Re: New Season, New directions, fresh results!

Sounds great. My boat is hardly bristol, I can just about keep up with repairs, and my wife complains of flaking paint. But she looks great from 50'! (The boat, that is. The wife looks great a lot closer!)
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Re: New Season, New directions, fresh results!

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Sounds great. My boat is hardly bristol, I can just about keep up with repairs, and my wife complains of flaking paint. But she looks great from 50'! (The boat, that is. The wife looks great a lot closer!)
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