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05-18-2012 12:06 PM
liveincolor
Re: Montauk: What's the point ?

Struck by lighting ! That's definitely one of those "back-of-my-mind" fears. I've considered a homemade system for grounding my boat, but I've also read opinions that doing so can make you more prone to strikes. It's a nerve racking topic for me, I must say. Can't wait to see that boat, sounds great. I wish he had some pictures up on the website, unless I overlooked them I didn't see any.
05-16-2012 01:50 PM
CalebD
Re: Montauk: What's the point ?

Mon-Tiki!
Very clever name.
05-16-2012 11:58 AM
Bene505
Re: Montauk: What's the point ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by liveincolor View Post
Brad, great news about the movie ! That's awesome. I had a small 10W panel last summer that I'll be using again until I can upgrade. I don't know anything about Dave and his boat. What's that all about ? Looking forward to your arrival.
Check out Dave's website: Sailing Montauk presents Mon Tiki: Day Trips and Sunset Cruises on Montauk's Charter Catamaran

His Catalina 38 got hit by lightning last summer. The whole inside was charred. Boat was totaled.

His new cat will be able to take 30 passengers. He's focusing on day sails, events, and sunset cruises.

Regards,
Brad
05-16-2012 10:30 AM
liveincolor
Re: Montauk: What's the point ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by weinie View Post
Wow!
Big trip, little boat!
I grew up power boating on the south ndI used to make the loop around atlantic beach to jones beach in a 27' sea ray thru Rockaway and and back into Jones inlet. And I know I certainly would be scared as hell to make that trip in a 20 footer.
I suppose thats why even though I live on the water on the south shore, I keep my sailboat boat in pt. wash. on the sound.
Just a matter of getting accustomed, but the sound is some beautiful sailing. My biggest problem with the south shore is that unless your in the ocean, its always so shallow, and I hate having to meander around trying to stay in the channel.

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Originally Posted by Bene505 View Post
Liveincolor is good people.
I figured that was you when I saw the boat link that Caleb posted. (Caleb is regular crew for our east-west migrations.)

What a great trip you had!

Lot's of news here, the boat was in a big-time movie shoot, we've been surfing through the winter, I've been re-doing the 12v compressors (cold beer at last!), we got a bigger solar panel.

You probably heard about Dave building a huge, Coast Guard certified cat. Look him up and he'll show you his progress.

Glad to hear that Darius is still doing his thing. Our ETA is mid/late June. Your post has me eagerly awaiting that day. Can't wait!

Regards,
Brad

P.S. Did you get a solar panel yet? (Can't remember if you were getting your initial one or a bigger one.)
Brad, great news about the movie ! That's awesome. I had a small 10W panel last summer that I'll be using again until I can upgrade. I don't know anything about Dave and his boat. What's that all about ? Looking forward to your arrival.
05-16-2012 09:54 AM
Bene505
Re: Montauk: What's the point ?

Liveincolor is good people.
I figured that was you when I saw the boat link that Caleb posted. (Caleb is regular crew for our east-west migrations.)

What a great trip you had!

Lot's of news here, the boat was in a big-time movie shoot, we've been surfing through the winter, I've been re-doing the 12v compressors (cold beer at last!), we got a bigger solar panel.

You probably heard about Dave building a huge, Coast Guard certified cat. Look him up and he'll show you his progress.

Glad to hear that Darius is still doing his thing. Our ETA is mid/late June. Your post has me eagerly awaiting that day. Can't wait!

Regards,
Brad

P.S. Did you get a solar panel yet? (Can't remember if you were getting your initial one or a bigger one.)
05-16-2012 06:01 AM
weinie
Re: Montauk: What's the point ?

Wow!
Big trip, little boat!
I grew up power boating on the south ndI used to make the loop around atlantic beach to jones beach in a 27' sea ray thru Rockaway and and back into Jones inlet. And I know I certainly would be scared as hell to make that trip in a 20 footer.
I suppose thats why even though I live on the water on the south shore, I keep my sailboat boat in pt. wash. on the sound.
05-16-2012 02:29 AM
CalebD
Re: Montauk: What's the point ?

Yes, it was weird because there was not even a lot of wind and the ocean itself was fairly calm but both Jones and FI inlet had these large, potential washing machine type waves caused by the GSB pouring out into the Atlantic.
The waves were against the tide which seemed to pile them up in height as they slowed down.
As we neared the ocean we saw nearly 50 boats anchored in Toe Nail Cove as they ate lunch and watched the white water out the inlet. We went straight on out and apparently lived.
05-15-2012 10:59 PM
liveincolor
Re: Montauk: What's the point ?

Ah yes, I've never encountered an experience quite as extreme as yours in the Fire Island Inlet, but when I was younger I sailed small catamarans (Hobie 16, Prindle 16 etc) out of Jones Inlet with my dad a lot and at times came upon some surprisingly large waves in the inlet while the ocean was much calmer. Just those times when all the right variables come together. I've noticed the swell direction plays an important role in how it enters the inlet. Generally this area doesn't get much SW swell, but when we do the ebbing tide can have that building effect on even just a small swell. Fortunately a lot of our swell is from the S/SE/E and the ebbing tides effect is less extreme until the swell has some significant size and/or a greater period.
05-15-2012 10:40 PM
CalebD
Re: Montauk: What's the point ?

I figured you might know Brad and family. I guess you and Lucas surf the ditch a bit, eh?

I asked about FI Inlet as the only time I came out that way it must have been in full ebb and the harmless 3' swell had grown to 10' breaking waves in the race of tide leaving the Great Shallow Bay. That was in a MacGregor 26' S sailboat with a measly 8 HP motor pushing us along. Some white knuckle moments I will not forget. Once outside the 'race' and breakers the 3' swells were entirely benign.
05-15-2012 09:19 PM
WanderingStar
Re: Montauk: What's the point ?

Bold trip, nice report, thanks.
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