Originally Posted by CalebD
I don't recognize that boat from Nyack Boat Club. She might have been kept at Petersen's just up river. Karl Coplan keeps his 38' Wiaquez at NBC but a fellow from CSBB named Efriam kept his boat at Petersen's although Grey Seal is not his IIRC.
This spec sheet for the Cape George 31' says that they were first made in 1990: CAPE GEORGE 31 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
Perhaps the boat is 25- years old. Will you take that 4'6" draft through Lake Okeechobee or go outside?
I know that Karl C. likes to follow your posts. He is an interesting fellow and quite a sailor.
What is with all the ice on the lifelines? I suppose it is still winter out on the Atlantic as it is here for a short while yet.
I thought he owner told me she was built in '86, though I could be mistaken... The previous owner apparently is a hobbyist who likes to restore older traditional boats, and sell them when he's done... I'll bet I'm the first person to have slept aboard this boat in many years, perhaps even the first ever
... It's obvious she's seen virtually no use whatsoever, the new owner has got himself quite a deal...
The draft is actually a bit over 5', the rig is a bit over 50', so I'll be going down around thru the Keys... I'm sure I could sneak this thru Okeechobee, but why take the chance... The longer route translates to more money, anyway... (grin)
The pic was taken the morning I left Annapolis, the temps were in the low 20's, and the breeze was pretty brisk... Haven't really been pushing hard on this one, but the weather has really sucked overall... Nothing but strong W & SW, or flat calm, and very cold all the way down to Canaveral... virtually no sailing whatsoever, very little running outside - only from Cape Fear to Charleston, and St Simons to St Augustine... Ran through Georgia inside, starting and ending the day at low tide, during a westerly gale that blew all the water out of the sounds, couldn't believe I made it through the Little Mud River at the lowest water I've ever seen, I definitely plowed a furrow thru there...
Yeah, both Karl C and Efraim are quite the sailors, all right... I've had the pleasure of meeting Efraim, but not yet Karl...