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norsearayder 06-19-2012 08:45 AM

maine to bahamas and back
i just returned 6-12-12 from a trip to little harbor abacos,from portland maine started down on 10 -31-11.... 4172 miles total in a coastal cruiser[pearson 32] that was a great trip and i learned a lot along the way!!

paintpollz 06-19-2012 08:56 AM

Re: maine to bahamas and back
Holy smokes that sounds awesome. Glad you had a great trip.

jsaronson 06-19-2012 09:09 AM

Re: maine to bahamas and back
You are living my dream! Tell us more!

WanderingStar 06-19-2012 09:15 AM

Re: maine to bahamas and back
I'd be interested to hear the story.

T37Chef 06-19-2012 10:16 AM

photos or it didn't happen ;)

norsearayder 06-19-2012 11:49 AM

Re: maine to bahamas and back

sevseasail 06-19-2012 03:14 PM

Re: maine to bahamas and back

Originally Posted by norsearayder (Post 886473)

Stop teasing us....

Tell us more, pictures will be nice, do you have a blog? a webpage?


leogallant 06-19-2012 10:28 PM

Agree, would love to read about it!

norsearayder 06-20-2012 09:16 AM

Re: maine to bahamas and back
well no pics yet iam working on it!to start the story. i left from portland maine on10-31 with my sister as cook,with contray winds we fetched province town mass when the wind shifted to easterly with a tropical desturbance to the east,huge waves pushed us along to ptown where sis went back to portland and i picked up a crew called the marine,boat owner but no offshore experience.wind s still contrary we went the cape cod canal route and waited for a southerly,finnally managed to get out south of block island ,around long island and into sandy hook where another gale come by and we hunkered down.after due waiting we hopped a noreasterly down the jersey shore and into harbor of refuge in was a rough ride the waves again were huge and the marine went home...for the rest of the journey i was alone with my cat tiger.we did take on a couple of guests in marsh harbor for short island hops,all for now ,

norsearayder 06-24-2012 08:20 AM

Re: maine to bahamas and back
so before i move on some words about crew,my crew the marine,ate my food and drank my booze but did not stand a good watch,on one watch he drank 10 beers and passed out at the wheel....another time he refused to get up so i was left to triple watch,,,the reason i got a 32 ft boat was the single handed option ,not to be tied to a crew,,,,as i slid back onto the deleware without my crew[dropped him off at lewes del]MAGIC seemed fast and light,i had just dropped a huge burden,my hatterras

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