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|06-06-2008 12:45 PM|
30 knot winds, smoke and a rescue
I love threads like this. We had out Maiden Voyage on our new Beneteau 43 over the Memorial Day Weekend. "30 knot winds, smoke and a rescue" says it all. We have the whole story with videos and pictures on our SeaKnots page (don't think I can embed all that here) but if anyone's interested it's still featured on the homepage of SeaKnots . com.
|05-28-2008 12:44 PM|
Originally Posted by CalypsoP35 View Post
|05-28-2008 09:50 AM|
|Banshi||I was out on the St. Johns for Memorial Day with my oldest and his wife (her first sail ever) and though we saw a lot of power boats they all seemed to be anchored up close to shore swimming and staying out of trouble. I guess the high cost of fuel kept the motors in the off position. We had a great time and even anchored up ourselves around noon to take in a little swimming. I did notice quite a few boats headed out as we were coming in around 4:30 or so and I saw far fewer sailboats out on the water actually sailing (though I saw a few anchored up near shore) than last weekend.|
|05-28-2008 09:37 AM|
Sometimes things just work out....
I started the week ordering all new parts to rebuild my ruined water pump. The parts guy told me that they wouldn't be in till Wednesday this week. I was wondering if I was ballsy enough to sail off the mooring in our crowded marina. But Friday morning he called to say he had all of the parts! By Saturday afternoon I was motoring out for a full afternoon of single handing. Sunday a family sail, the first of the season. And Monday another singlehanding in gusty conditions (my wife wouldn't have liked it that day).
And although I did have a couple of alpha-holes bear down on me at full speed from their giant PB's, and a few kamikaze jet skiers, I took note of one PB guy, who was nice enough to not only make his course alteration early and obvious, but also actually throttled down to eliminate his wake.
A pretty good start to the summer, I think.
|05-28-2008 09:19 AM|
Originally Posted by CBinRI View Post
I noticed very few boats in my mooring field. Not sure if it was because Memorial day was a little early this and we've had lousy weather the last few weekends leading up to Memorial or if the gas prices are keeping boats out of the water.
|05-28-2008 09:00 AM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
From the security of our slip, we saw lots of bad seamanship, incorrect nav lights, overcanvassed boats, and excess drinking. Er, that is, what we could see through our own excess drinking!
|05-28-2008 08:52 AM|
We spent most of Sunday sailing and it was a-okay, though a bit light on wind. It just felt good to be out on the water. There was a fair amount of boats out and about, both power and sail.
Spent Memorial Day grilling for a family get together. All in all, great weekend, beautiful weather.
|05-28-2008 02:50 AM|
At my marina - I was actually shocked at the number of boats that went out - barely any at all. Most folks just partied at the boat while moored. And for Seattle, was a decent weekend - although forecast was for rain and more rain. Mostly sailboats that went out, and it was interesting watching CG stopping PBs all over... those that ventured out.
I spent it pulling wiring, and installing a new nav station setup (new circuits, panels, etc) in preps of installing a new E-series installation as I thought it would be rainy weekend.
|05-28-2008 12:30 AM|
Spent all of last week and the weekend on the boat. Weather was dry, with a low ceiling. Never saw any other boats close by and it was so calm that the boat never even moved. Should be moving it out of the shed and launching sometime in the next couple of weeks.
|05-27-2008 10:55 PM|
Originally Posted by Cruisingdad View Post
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