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07-10-2012 12:58 AM
Sunday Driver
Re: Marthas Vinyard

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A 16 hour passage up LI Sound at night? Wow. Hard Core.
it was a nice calm night almost full moon .

super light traffic pretty much just use out ..our company faded about 2:30am once it got lighter out it was easer to stay up !
07-09-2012 09:50 PM
WanderingStar
Re: Marthas Vinyard

Thank you all for your reports. I'm going that way next week, we'll see if we get as far as the Vineyard.
07-09-2012 08:33 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Marthas Vinyard

Glad you had a great time. A 16 hour passage up LI Sound at night? Wow. Hard Core.
07-09-2012 07:59 PM
Sunday Driver
Re: Marthas Vinyard

Well just got back from the trip ..We all had a great time !!!

we loaded up in Norwalk CT and left about 7 pm .
it took a little time for our guests to repack after they saw what our modest 25` catalina had to offer

that day we could have had a nice down wind sail ,
but by the time we got out steady wind was gone .
motored through the night , we got to Block Island about 11 am ..
hung out at the beach for the rest of the day ..
next day we rented bikes and did the island !

day after that we left and stopped at Cuttyhunk , great town

next day we landed in Vinyard haven we tucked up next to the Tanks .
I thought the wakes from the boats wernt bad .
even the ferry wake was not bad .
we walked to oak bluffs first day then rented bikes the second and rode to Edgertown ,
then the ocean side beach for awhile .
we got back to Edgertown about 6pm as luck would have one bike hit the other and the Derailer broke so we called the guy and he said to lock them up and he will get them .
So we stayed to watch the fireworks and took the bus home .

sailing to Watch Hill the next day our friend spent some time over the rail in the swell .
Marthas to Block was the worst then it setteled down ..
we got to Watch hill for dinner in town .
the next day we spent on the beach .

Next morning we set out home by the time we got to Falkner Island we stoped to sit out a stom that didnt come so had something to eat and set out again .

spend the night at Cockenoe Island .
we walked around a bit there before heading in about 1

all and all a Great Trip ,
thanks for all the advice and tips i checked as much as i could .
the Lagoon in Marthas looked nice for a longer stay
06-25-2012 05:55 PM
alturia
Re: Marthas Vinyard

I've taken an Island Packet 37 into Lake Tashomoo many, many times and at low tide there is a LOT more than 2 to 3 feet of water and that was before the dredging that was done about 2 or three years ago. I was just in there a couple of weeks ago and left at low tide. If you stay to the eastern side of the cut there is at least 6 feet of water at low tide.

And once you get past the sand bars just inside the cut the depth increases to about 8 to 12 feet at low tide. Sorry, but the Coast Pilot quote you provide just isn't accurate.
06-21-2012 03:28 PM
sailingfool
Re: Marthas Vinyard

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Originally Posted by marcberoz View Post
I've gone in there many times on a Nonsuch with a 5' draft. No problem as long as you stay in the channel.
Not my experience, if you've come and gone OK, maybe you come and go at high tide...

Here's what the Coast Pilot has to say:
Lake Tashmoo, a landlocked pond on the northwest
side of Martha’s Vineyard, is entered through a
narrow jettied entrance which had a reported controlling
depth of 2Ĺ feet in September 1981. The lake, only
used by local craft, has general depths of 3 to 10 feet. A
private seasonal light marks the east jetty and private
seasonal buoys mark the channel through a shoal area
just inside the entrance.
06-21-2012 11:16 AM
marcberoz
Re: Marthas Vinyard

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Neat place, but even the OP's 3.5 ft draft is an issue getting in there through the beach cut. 2 to 3 feet at low tide, 5 to 6 ft at high.
I've gone in there many times on a Nonsuch with a 5' draft. No problem as long as you stay in the channel.
06-20-2012 07:45 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Marthas Vinyard

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Originally Posted by marcberoz View Post
Best place IMO is Lake Tashmoo. Great holding, dingy dock with potable water and a dumpster. Tree lined shore, well protected and a very pleasant 20 minute walk into Vineyard Haven. It is also a nice, safe bike ride.
Neat place, but even the OP's 3.5 ft draft is an issue getting in there through the beach cut. 2 to 3 feet at low tide, 5 to 6 ft at high.
06-20-2012 08:18 AM
smurphny
Re: Marthas Vinyard

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Originally Posted by Sunday Driver View Post
Wow right I wasnt thinking of that ..
is there enough trails /bike paths to stay off the roads ?
enough to get some exercice ?
The best bike path goes from Edgartown to the State Forest area but you have to take roads to get there from wherever your boat may be. The last time I biked it was about five years ago when I was there "boat sitting" for a friend so it may have been extended farther by now. I sailed there last year but did not get the bike off the boat. If you get to the State Forest, you could ride in there. I have not been on all the trails there but they are off the roads. Another note about Menemsha moorings is that, as in Oak Bluffs, they raft boats together. The harbor is small. There is a swift current at the inlet so getting in and out is best done off peak current if you're not familiar with it. The entire area of MV/Elizabeth Islands/Woods has places with dangerous current situations you need to be aware of. You need to be on your toes, especially with heavy boat traffic.
06-20-2012 06:43 AM
marcberoz
Re: Marthas Vinyard

Best place IMO is Lake Tashmoo. Great holding, dingy dock with potable water and a dumpster. Tree lined shore, well protected and a very pleasant 20 minute walk into Vineyard Haven. It is also a nice, safe bike ride.
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