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07-24-2009 08:55 AM
Joesaila
Headed back on Flyday...

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Originally Posted by Bene505 View Post
On Sunday (7/19/09) in the Small Craft Advisory we went from MV (Edgartown) to Block in 14 hours. It seemed like there was a whole fleet of boats passing us running downwind - and having a much better time than we were. Were you one of those boats?

We did Block to Montauk the next day (in light wind) but saw hardly anyone.
We started back twd Buzzards Bay on Friday the 17th but had a similar 'ride'. We actually entered the Sakonnet river Friday afternoon, or more accurately 'surfed in' We had to contend/negotiate the 'fish traps'. Those things are more 'boat traps' than fish traps. Man, I'd hate to negotiate those things at night!
Looking back, I'd rather have done an overnight on Block and as someone else suggested, just made shorter trips. 20 mile days would be much easier because the wind seemed to really blow [more than I like] every afternoon.
07-23-2009 08:46 PM
denby
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We 'blew' in on Wed. afternoon. I wouldn't be surprised if your boat is in one of our pictures!

Bene505 We likely passed!
We were there on Wednesday, in the back (northwest corner) at anchor. Look for a gray hull O'Day 302. Where were you?
07-23-2009 08:06 PM
midnightsailor Hi Bene, That ketch you saw was probably setting a mizzen staysail.
"One couple had a ketch with this spinnaker-looking think on the mizzen that went out and also across the cabin top. "
BTW, It is good to be able to vicariously enjoy everyones cruise around these parts this past wek or so. I was suppose to sail my Freedom 33 SEASOP, in accompany with Pete on his Pearson 30 SEASPRITE from sHELTER iSLND TO Montaulk, Block. Cuttyhunk and then the Canal to Plymouth and back. Instaead, I am hold up in my boat at my slip in Greenport wearing a neck Brace after being rearended in my 91' Capri by a tractor trailor last weekend on the LIE 495. I did just hear from Pete anchored off Plymouth an hour or so ago. Well, I am glad for Sailnet and being able to read threads like this and enjoy what others are doijng this past week in my neck of the woods. Fair winds all, Rick
07-23-2009 06:39 PM
Bene505
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Originally Posted by Joesaila View Post
We 'blew' in on Wed. afternoon. I wouldn't be surprised if your boat is in one of our pictures!

Bene505 We likely passed!
On Sunday (7/19/09) in the Small Craft Advisory we went from MV (Edgartown) to Block in 14 hours. It seemed like there was a whole fleet of boats passing us running downwind - and having a much better time than we were. Were you one of those boats?

We did Block to Montauk the next day (in light wind) but saw hardly anyone.
07-23-2009 11:46 AM
tweitz Bene505 --
Where do you keep your boat in Montauk. We will probably head over there for dinner later this week (probably by car, not boat), if you are around, maybe we can say hello.
07-23-2009 11:36 AM
Joesaila
Wednesday

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Joesaila,

What day were you there? I was there on Monday and Wednesday.
We 'blew' in on Wed. afternoon. I wouldn't be surprised if your boat is in one of our pictures!

Bene505 We likely passed!
07-23-2009 12:03 AM
Bene505
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Hey there Brad! How did you end up making out with the tranny? I see you got back to Montauk.

We're in Mystic at the moment, and plan to stay here tonight and tomorrow night. Had a heck of a ride from Newport this morning. Going around point Judith was like sailing through a washing machine, as always. Anyway, from here we're heading west on Friday, either to Westbrook, Branford or someplace like that. And then home on Saturday. It was great to meet you in person, and we'll have to try to hook up again sometime, only next time we'll have to actually spend some time together!
Daniel,

It was not the transmission after all. The prop had fallenoff. Brewers serviced it for me and put it back on 2 weeks earlier. $1800 roughly after finding one and having it reworked for a 40 mm shaft, and with the nut and zinc and overnight shipping. I had to really work for a day or two to find a prop and get all the parts in quickly. Good news is the Brewers says they'll pay. I'm calling for the receipts tomorrow and will send them in to Brewers. Beneteau showed their worth again, helping me out on short notice, looking around for a prop. But in the end, the Maritime Institute Instructor we met at the gas dock pointed us to Falmount Marine who then pointed us to New England Propellers.

We did MVI to BLock in a SCA, 14 hours tacking into the wind, motor assisted. It was too rought to go directly into the wind wiht the wife and kids. The dink spilled a couple life jackets, so we did man overboard practice. best thing was the old couples we saw in smaller boats, tooling along -- some flying spinnakers in that wind. Amazing. One couple had a ketch with this spinnaker-looking think on the mizzen that went out and also across the cabin top.

Then the next day, hardly any wind at all. Motored from Block to Montauk right above idle, played Parcheesi in the cockpit all the way there. At one point I had to let some of the main and jib sheets out to prevent heeling so the piece wouldn't fall over. What a difference between the two days.

Party Tuesday night for the denaming and renaming ceremonies. Lots of fun.

You have a great group there, it was a blast to cram onto one nice boat and socialize like that. PLease keep us in mind for the upcoming events.
07-22-2009 08:17 PM
danielgoldberg
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Just back from our trip. we were on Cuttyhunk a week ago Monday. (Montauk-Defender store in CT-Block-Cuttyhunk-Martha's Vinyard-Block-Montauk) Cuttyhunk was a lot of fun and easily explored by walking. The fuel dock has water. I understand it's well water that tastes excellent. Note that you can't fuel or get water there when the ferry is approaching of there. And it's also where the locals jump into the water for a swim -- jumped a couple of times myself. There's a sign that says "no swimming when the ferry is present".

Plenty of room that I saw. Every mooring didn't get taken. It's first-come, first-served, so if you are worried, leave early to arrive early.

There is one store of about 200 square feet in size. It was a pricy, but considering they have to ferry everything in and manually unload at the dock (no car ferry), it's probably about right. There's ice cream and lobsters for sale right next to the dinghy dock. They sell the lobsters (cooked or uncooked) in the afternoon, because they are out getting them in the morning. It's a lovely island that some of my kids wanted to explore for a week.

Take you dinghy to the west side of the harbor and over the small dune to see the sun set. Also, the hike to the highest point is a good walk, with a 360 degree view.

Joesaila - next time we'll have to
Hey there Brad! How did you end up making out with the tranny? I see you got back to Montauk.

We're in Mystic at the moment, and plan to stay here tonight and tomorrow night. Had a heck of a ride from Newport this morning. Going around point Judith was like sailing through a washing machine, as always. Anyway, from here we're heading west on Friday, either to Westbrook, Branford or someplace like that. And then home on Saturday. It was great to meet you in person, and we'll have to try to hook up again sometime, only next time we'll have to actually spend some time together!
07-22-2009 10:58 AM
Bene505 Just back from our trip. we were on Cuttyhunk a week ago Monday. (Montauk-Defender store in CT-Block-Cuttyhunk-Martha's Vinyard-Block-Montauk) Cuttyhunk was a lot of fun and easily explored by walking. The fuel dock has water. I understand it's well water that tastes excellent. Note that you can't fuel or get water there when the ferry is approaching of there. And it's also where the locals jump into the water for a swim -- jumped a couple of times myself. There's a sign that says "no swimming when the ferry is present".

Plenty of room that I saw. Every mooring didn't get taken. It's first-come, first-served, so if you are worried, leave early to arrive early.

There is one store of about 200 square feet in size. It was a pricy, but considering they have to ferry everything in and manually unload at the dock (no car ferry), it's probably about right. There's ice cream and lobsters for sale right next to the dinghy dock. They sell the lobsters (cooked or uncooked) in the afternoon, because they are out getting them in the morning. It's a lovely island that some of my kids wanted to explore for a week.

Take you dinghy to the west side of the harbor and over the small dune to see the sun set. Also, the hike to the highest point is a good walk, with a 360 degree view.

Joesaila - next time we'll have to
07-22-2009 08:34 AM
denby Joesaila,

What day were you there? I was there on Monday and Wednesday.
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