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03-23-2012 11:39 PM
miatapaul
Re: Bad boat trip on Bethanny Ever After

I watched it, actually the wife started (she is a therapist) and switched and I said hold on there is a sailboat. I don't think the boat looked to be 74 foot big either, but that could have been TV. It was complete BS either the therapist was a lousy captain, or it was all set up for TV. No reason to sit for 10 hours to wait for a guide (sea tow) to bring them into the harbor IMHO. Especially not with a working motor, perhaps if there motor was not, but I would assume he had charts.
03-23-2012 03:33 PM
eherlihy
Re: Bad boat trip on Bethanny Ever After

The point that I forgot to mention in my earlier post is that from G "1 BL" off the northern tip of Block Island, the heading is 090 T (105 M) to Nantucket. About 1/2 way you would encounter Nomans Land, then, the south coast of Nantucket.

Of course if you were drunk, then I am sure that The Coasties, or any other LEO would be happy to help bring you in.
03-23-2012 12:05 PM
travlineasy
Re: Bad boat trip on Bethanny Ever After

You could probably make that trip blindfolded and drunk--even at night. Obviously, the reality show doesn't portray reality at all. It would be a very easy trip with just a chart and compass--nothing more.

Cheers,

Gary
03-22-2012 10:10 PM
MedSailor
Re: Bad boat trip on Bethanny Ever After

Quote:
Originally Posted by eherlihy View Post
There's this thing called a chart. It is a two dimensional graphical representation of the earth surface. It has color pictures on it, so even a psychotherapist with 30 years sailing experience can try to understand what it means. (Brown = BAD, White = Good, Blue = Not so good, etc.)
I think this was the chart he was looking at. "Tell me what you see..."


Medsailor
03-22-2012 06:54 PM
rugosa
Re: Bad boat trip on Bethanny Ever After

QT is taking the trip, not watching it in fiction, IMHO
03-22-2012 05:54 PM
Tim R.
Re: Bad boat trip on Bethanny Ever After

I wonder if the good doc has a captain's license. Wouldn't this be considered taking paying passengers?
03-22-2012 05:46 PM
eherlihy
Re: Bad boat trip on Bethanny Ever After

There's this thing called a chart. It is a two dimensional graphical representation of the earth surface. It has color pictures on it, so even a psychotherapist with 30 years sailing experience can try to understand what it means. (Brown = BAD, White = Good, Blue = Not so good, etc.)

When the chart is used in conjunction with a compass, it tells you which direction the pointy end should point in order to get from point A to point B.

The Global Positioning System did not become fully operational until 1994, or less than 20 years ago, and chartplotters with electronic navigation software are far younger than that. Prior to the availability of GPS/Chartplotters, sailors used charts (see above) and Loran, again in conjunction with charts and compasses to find their way from point A to point B.

I call BS! And I would seek a new definition of quality time...
03-22-2012 05:29 PM
SailingBag
Re: Bad boat trip on Bethanny Ever After

seems to me that sailing in this case is just the current version of snake oil salesmen...sailing marketed as a therapeutic tool by someone looking for a marketing hook...junk.
03-22-2012 05:16 PM
jimrafford
Re: Bad boat trip on Bethanny Ever After

A 75 ft boat could probably do it in that time frame but the story is total crap. The coast guard isn't going to come out a guide you to Nantucket. How did we ever make it to north america before gps. I've made that trip many times long before we even had a loran. Get out a paper chart, know your speed and currents and plot a course. There a lots of shoals in vinyard and nantucket sounds but they are well marked.
Jim
03-22-2012 04:43 PM
Rich85tpi
Re: Bad boat trip on Bethanny Ever After

The weather looked good but it was in the middle of the night.

I'm an extreme novice when it comes to sailing, but it the doctor didn't seem that stressed about it. He never admitted it but it seemed as though he put the two couples in a stressful situation as a therapy exercise.

I don't know if the trip from Block Island to Nantucket is difficult or not.
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