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12-08-2009 04:18 PM
12-08-2009 02:02 PM
Thanks for the encouragement Dan.
12-08-2009 12:52 PM
LOL, Drew, the Sound can get pretty rough for protected water. When it blows strong east or west against the tide it becomes pretty steep. I've had some wild days and nights there. The worst of them on a Coast Guard boat, we couldn't choose our sailing days.
12-08-2009 11:50 AM
John - WanderingStar
Thanks John, we will join the wooden boat forum for sure. Shelly and I are really looking forward to restoring/modifying our new wooden boat. We are still in the planning stages but we do intend to post our progress as we go along. We would like to receive as much advice as possible. We are heading off to San Blas at the end of the month to have a bit of a holiday and to bring the other boat to Florida to sell before starting our new project. I see your from Long Island. It's the first place i got my ass kicked in a sail boat. I was single handing my 35 foot IOR "Rapid Transit" in Long Island Sound when I got 35 knots of wind against a king tide. I got pooped alot, uncontrolled jibe, tore out the main sheet traveler, got knocked in the head by the boom, & drowned a brand new mobile phone. I finally got into a bay at 3am, dropped the anchor, opened a beer and waited for my heart rate to return to somewhere near normal. Gotta love learning.
12-07-2009 10:52 PM
Drew sounds like you might be a good source of information yourself for some folks. Man the people that I have had the opperitouty to meet and pick their brains is awesome. Welcome to SN and tell your Shelly way to go! Dan
12-07-2009 04:11 PM
12-07-2009 12:37 PM
Clear and cold (for us) right now. Windy too.
If you're talking about the West coast US; many, many moons ago did a trip to California. We mostly coastal cruise in BC with annual winter sailing trips in the Caribbean or Mexico.
12-07-2009 10:34 AM
Thanks faster. How's the weather up there? Have you done any sailing south along the coast?
12-07-2009 10:29 AM
12-07-2009 08:14 AM
Hey Drew, Welcome to Sailnet.
Glad to have you aboard.
My wife and I are both also fairly young as far as cruising type go.
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