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Topic Review (Newest First)
10-15-2009 12:04 PM
smackdaddy Bene, dude, the new avvy rocks. Definitely better than the one with you passed out in the cockpit with cookie crumbs all over your foulies.
10-15-2009 11:58 AM
Bene505
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Originally Posted by imagine2frolic View Post
I know nothing of your area, but I have to agree with CalebD. Do an overnighter before it gets cold. The ocean at night is hard to beat, and is my preference in sailing. Where ever, and what ever you do be safe, and have fun......i2f

i2f,

We went with your suggestion and purposely left Westbrook at about 3:30 AM. Sailing at night was excellent.

regards,
Brad
10-15-2009 11:40 AM
Bene505 DavidPM started a new thread to post some pictures click here:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/genera...tml#post532259

Also there's a parallel thread on anything-sailing.com where I reposted some of David's pictures. See it here: http://www.anything-sailing.com/your...43.html?t=4043
10-14-2009 09:37 AM
SOUNDBOUNDER Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

10-14-2009 02:07 AM
Bene505 Arrived safe in Port Jeff ok. Was an excellent trip across the sound. We started the sail at 3:30 AM, with a reef in place. Winds got to about 29 knots I believe, as measured by David's anemometer.

DavidPM took pictures and video of us hove-to. He took the pictures from the dinghy in 25+ knots of wind.

Thanks to BarryL, I got to the game to see my son play football this afternoon. Thanks Barry! He is joining me tomorrow for the 3rd leg of this trip.

Back on the boat now, dinghyed from the town dock to the northwest corner of the lake, a few hours ago during the SCA, at night. Definity BFSomething.

Will post more when I get a chance.
10-12-2009 11:35 PM
smackdaddy Keep us posted, dude.

Hey, did Bubb ever give you that bottle of very expensive rum I left with him to give to you? I had forgotten to bring it when I emptied your stores on that fateful night. So I gave it to him the next day.

Heh-heh, this will be interesting.
10-12-2009 11:34 PM
CalebD Give my best regards to the DM3000! I hope that unit can take some much needed pictures of you in your 'fat suit'.
Tie up securely in Port Jeff and enjoy Lucas' game. You might consider paying to tie up there this time by the ferry.
I wish I could join you on Weds. but I gotta' sign a contract w/lawyer to sell my mom's house at 1500 hrs so I can't be there early. I might be able to swing a Thursday AM departure though.
Kudos on getting from MTK to Westport, CT solo though.
10-12-2009 10:56 PM
Bene505 Thanks Smack. Looks like I'm getting one of the "big guns" to go with me tomorow in the SCA that's brewing (actually tomorrow afternoon). DavidPM is going on the Westbrook, CT to Port Jefferson leg of this odyssey.
10-12-2009 04:55 PM
smackdaddy Bene - I'm honestly amazed that you can solo a 505. That right there is some skill. Very cool.
10-12-2009 04:44 PM
Bene505
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Brad, sounds like a great trip. Envious. I understand your need to go solo - its like the 'at one with...' stuff.

You are obviously comfortable with 2 anchors down and you need to be able to sleep.

I prefer inflatable pfd's with integrated harness as the aim of the game is comfort. I like 2 tethers to walk up to the mast or the bow. One on the jackyard, the short one onto something solid.

Anyway - keep the post going as its great to hear of the trip. Interesting to hear how people do things - same but a little different.

David
St Anna,

Nice avatar!

I'm not expecting an wave that will tumble the boat, or even wash over the deck, so I guess that's why the different tethering style. I'm wreally worrried about slipping and watching the boat sail away. (Real reason, never saw anyone do it before, figured it was the way to do it.)

By the way, I pocketed a handheld waterproof VHF. That would help too, I figure.

Regards,
Brad
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