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10-15-2009 10:20 AM
ottos My condolences. This has been an ugly fall. I gave up on the season yesterday and brought most of my gear home, and secured the boat for the nor'easter.
10-15-2009 05:36 AM
solosaler
departing

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Originally Posted by ottos View Post
Up the Delaware, then down.

I missed it if you told us - where are you starting from?
Manasquan. Outside run to Cape May. Plan's fading. sigh.
10-10-2009 03:46 PM
CaptainForce We enjoy the ICW as well as short hops outside in good weather. As "cockpit potatos" we avoid bad weather on either route. We have been cruising at least some portion of the ICW every year since 1972 and find it very reliable with plenty of good overnight anchorages that would allow days of no more than 50 or 60 miles. Some people don't like the constant attention needed at the helm for ICW travel or they are disturbed by the bridges. I can see the limitation of being single-handed with the former, but not a problem with good palnning for your needs while underway. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew (now southbound on the ICW at mile 295)
10-10-2009 08:25 AM
chuck5499 i did the trip single handed last year from woods hole mass to miami in oct and nov - the weather fronts start coming through on a regular basis so you need to watch closely and sit when necessary
my trip went down buzzards bay to long island sound to east river to cape may up the delware bay thru the c&d canal down the cheaspeake and thru the dismal swamp to beaufort nc - offshore to wrightsville beach to southport then offshore to (I forget where i came in) - then inside to beaufort sc then offshore to jacksonville and on down to st augustine then inside to fort pierce then off shore to miami -
i would have done more outside but the weather did not cooperate
plan on sitting out a few blow - i had to sit in solomons md for 5 days with 2 fronts and 30k winds - then count on things breaking - i lost my windlass control and took 2 days to get a new one
there will be a lot of people going the same way so you can hook up with them -
if you have an hf radio there is a morning net on 6.227 for check in and you can get advise and conditions all the way down
in addition if you have an air card for your computer you can see the weather and plan accordingly

by the way am doing the same trip this year except with an admiral
good luck
chuck patty and svsoulmates
on the hook deltaville va
10-08-2009 06:44 AM
ottos
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spent a great weekend in Solomons for PRAD, local celebration of the river appreciation days. great food, good fun.
did you sail up the de bay and down or down the coast and up the chessie?
Up the Delaware, then down.

I missed it if you told us - where are you starting from?
10-08-2009 01:55 AM
solosaler
solomons

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Originally Posted by ottos View Post
It was a few weeks ago- and yes we did, although slightly delayed the start due to the nor'easter that hit. It was a pretty challenging trip - grueling, not skill wise. It was the owner and myself on a 44' Bristol - the other crew had to bail because of the delay.

He had purchased the boat during the summer and all was perfect and was planning on taking it to Solomons Island for some sprucing up before taking it back to California. His original trip to MD was delayed due to a tropical storm off the coast, so he went back to CA. On his return to Avalon, he found that the boat had been struck by lightning. All electronics were fried! Everything on the masthead had been blown clean off. So we took this 7.5' draft boat from Avalon to Solomons steering a compass course with a handheld GPS for backup guidance. Of course we had buoys to work with, except for the ocean leg and the lower end of the Chesapeake. Departed with the high tide from Avalon at around 1500 on Saturday and arrived around 0800 on Monday after dawdling off Solomons waiting for the sunrise. I slept well that night!
spent a great weekend in Solomons for PRAD, local celebration of the river appreciation days. great food, good fun.
did you sail up the de bay and down or down the coast and up the chessie?
10-08-2009 01:51 AM
solosaler
NC inlets

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Originally Posted by MoonSailer View Post
According to Claiborne Young there are only three inlets in NC that are reliable in all weather. Oregon Inlet is not one of them. There is a web page on NC inlets.
North Carolina Inlets - NC Inlets, United States
curious as to the 3 passable inlets.
thanks for the link.
10-08-2009 01:49 AM
solosaler
oregon

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Solo - you might want to think twice about Oregon Inlet. It's certainly one I avoid.
loud and clear.
thanks.
10-07-2009 10:39 PM
MoonSailer According to Claiborne Young there are only three inlets in NC that are reliable in all weather. Oregon Inlet is not one of them. There is a web page on NC inlets.
North Carolina Inlets - NC Inlets, United States
10-07-2009 09:47 AM
ottos
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ottos: taken your post w/grain of salt. not looking to enter any nj inlet. been/done. btw, search system was used a bunch before my post. did you make the run w/boat from avalon/stone harbor last week?
It was a few weeks ago- and yes we did, although slightly delayed the start due to the nor'easter that hit. It was a pretty challenging trip - grueling, not skill wise. It was the owner and myself on a 44' Bristol - the other crew had to bail because of the delay.

He had purchased the boat during the summer and all was perfect and was planning on taking it to Solomons Island for some sprucing up before taking it back to California. His original trip to MD was delayed due to a tropical storm off the coast, so he went back to CA. On his return to Avalon, he found that the boat had been struck by lightning. All electronics were fried! Everything on the masthead had been blown clean off. So we took this 7.5' draft boat from Avalon to Solomons steering a compass course with a handheld GPS for backup guidance. Of course we had buoys to work with, except for the ocean leg and the lower end of the Chesapeake. Departed with the high tide from Avalon at around 1500 on Saturday and arrived around 0800 on Monday after dawdling off Solomons waiting for the sunrise. I slept well that night!
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