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If anyone knows why I shouldn't get the tee shirt, please let me know.

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You get the t-shirt, RL, I think, on a technicality.
You really weren't that far south, and didn't go very far north.

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Virginia....didnt they fight for the South in the Civil War. You didnt come far enough north to win the T shirt, sorry. We still have sailors sailing oin the Chesapeake north of you that go north

Glad you had a beautiful trip though
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You could have sailed it in 4 days. Do they give any awards for motoring a sailboat in the ICW?
If you're retired, what's your hurry?
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I should had said that I meant the ICW which readers of my SBO blog would understand. Most people go outside at one of the Beauforts so the section I traversed is the primary route.

It wouldn't have been any great shakes for a larger boat with crew but I feel pretty good for having done it alone in 32 footer with no dodger. Anyway, I'm not really claiming anything special but reporting how I felt after 10 days of hard traveling.

As for going north, a couple years ago, I was nine miles off Petit Manan in Maine headed towards Portland on the third week in May returning from a cruise to Canada. I think I do get a tee shirt for that.
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I should had said that I meant the ICW which readers of my SBO blog would understand. .
Since this isn't SBO, don't assume your audience knows what you are talking about.
If you want us to read your blog, link it in your sig.

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As for going north, a couple years ago, I was nine miles off Petit Manan in Maine headed towards Portland on the third week in May returning from a cruise to Canada. I think I do get a tee shirt for that.
These guys got your shirt Roger. This family of 4 cleared customs in Rockport from Canada a couple years ago. They had come from Holland to Canada across the North Atlantic around the first of the year.

I had to meet this family. Their two girls were clearing the dock for their dad(they brought their own snowshovels).

They were on a fast circle of the Atantic and would head south from here.

I asked the Dad if wanted any advice on harbors and things to the south. With complete nonchalance, he thanked me, and said, "Oh, we've done this trip before....."

They had a sense of humor and left nothing but a snowman, with a warm hat.
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I meant the tee shirt for people who aren't NUTS!

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I meant the tee shirt for people who aren't NUTS!

Maybe you could qualify for a "Participation" ribbon.

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Maybe you could qualify for a "Participation" ribbon.
No, I think that within the class I was referring to, first Beaufort, SC to Hampton, VA transit of 2013, singlehanded, in a 32 foot boat with no dodger, green sheer stripe, and skipper over sixty, I get the top award.

BTW for the 484 nm and 80 hour of moving transit time, I averaged 6.05 knots with no days lost due to weather. That's a speed length ratio of 1.22 for my boat. I wouldn't expect to do that again.

I purchased 68 gallons of diesel during the period which, allowing for cabin heater consumption, agrees closely with that data from sea trials I conducted a couple years ago. At a typical price of $4.00 per gallon, the trip compared favorably with flying back up.
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