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05-11-2007 11:46 AM
sailortjk1 Bump,
You have to be light on your feet.
Your situation is exactly why I would never grab my mooring from the cockpit. Ease your nose into the wind so that the bow is directly into the wind at a safe pace, depending on how hard the wind is blowing, try to come to a stop with the boat in neutral and the bow within reach of the can. It takes some practice and it will vary dependent on the wind, but you can do it.
Than you make a mad dash forward to secure yourself. (Just kidding)
Becareful if you get blown off, than you have to make a mad dash back to the helm and get her in gear immediatly.
But, at least you should not have any lines near your prop.
05-11-2007 11:36 AM
Giulietta Bump...SD's boat its easy to find...just look for the wet ***** attached to the side of his hulls!!!

05-11-2007 11:09 AM
werebeagle I always thought Martha's face would do that to paint.
05-11-2007 10:32 AM
Giulietta
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Originally Posted by sailingdog
LOL.... The Lucky Dog... I'll keep an eye out for ya. I sail a 28' trimaran that has a big sleeping kitty cat on each hull and one on the transom.

meow, meow...... how cute .....I was going to paint flowers and Martha Stewart's photo on my hull....

But the paint keeps peeling off....
05-11-2007 10:24 AM
werebeagle SD's the one with training wheels
05-11-2007 10:05 AM
sailingdog LOL.... The Lucky Dog... I'll keep an eye out for ya. I sail a 28' trimaran that has a big sleeping kitty cat on each hull and one on the transom.
05-11-2007 10:03 AM
Bump
Where am I

I keep my boat in the new (er) mooring field off the Gifford St. boat ramp(Bayline Marine). It is behind Palmer Island and the hurricane barrier. Boats name is Lucky Dog and is a Mariner 28. White hull with maroon boot and cove stripes.

How about you? Tell me what to look for. Bump
05-10-2007 06:13 PM
sailingdog Bump-

Where in NB harbor are ya... I pass through there all the time, since my boat is kept on the river in Fairhaven. and what's the name of your boat... I'll keep an eye out for ya.
05-10-2007 04:20 PM
Bump
What a day on the water!

Last weekend I brought my Mariner 28 from its winter home in Dighten MA to its summer home in New Bedford Harbor. I just had some brand new sails made and was looking forward to seeing what they would do. My old sails were at least 15 years old. Saturday was a very pleasant day but the wind was on my nose so I motored until I rounded Sarkonett Point. I managed to actually sail a few hours in light wind but did notice a substantial improvement doing about 4.5 to 5 knots in something less that 8-10 knots of wind.. Sunday was miserable. On the open water with 25-30 knot winds in my face. 4 foot seas and a temperature of 48 degrees. UGH!

Feeling cheated I opted to play hooky from work yesterday and had the treat of my sailing life. (This is only my fourth season) Beautiful sunshine, temp in the 60's and a steady wind from the SW at 15 gusting to 20 knots. I discovered what new sails can do for a boat. Last few seasons it was rare to get much past 5.5 knots unless surfing down a wave. I easily exceeded hull speed all day often exceedi9ng 7 knots. Fast for my boat. What a great treat after a long New England winter. Only problem happened when I tried to moor. SW winds get quite intensified in my mooring field and were probably exceeding 20 knots. My usual approch is to come up along side the buoy, snag the line from the cockpit, then walk the line up to the bow. The wind was too strong and I had to keep letting go as it blew me off and away. After 8 tries I managed to wrap the line around the prop and had to get a diver to free me up. Yes I did try this myself but the water is only about 45 degrees now and I thought better a diver than a heart attack.

All in all not the best of starts to a new season but yesterday made me glad I am a sailor!

 
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