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3 Weeks Ago 10:59 AM
Last Year's Best Sail



I was going through the log to plan this year's trip:

Let me set the stage – this is Day 6 of Cruisapalooza ’15, our annual tour of Casco Bay and Points North. We’ve already seen Portland and Boothbay and we just spent the night in Harpswell. Lime Rickey is my brother’s ’75 Bristol 32; my wife and I are on Zen Again, our ’78 Bristol 29.9 with 3 guests.

Log entry follows:

“Underway from Dolphin Marina at 0800 (after they delivered coffee & muffins!); We followed Lime Rickey on a tour of northern Casco Bay: out of Potts Harbor the way we came in and then north between Basin Point and Whaleboat Island; through Middle Bay and the strait between Upper Goose and Birch Islands. The crew spent much time on the foredeck dangling their feet in the water (many of them in PFD's) while the scenery scrolled by. The winds had been building all morning; just north of Goose Island we raised our sails and turned south.

We had a fantastic sail! Yowzah!

We tacked back and forth down the strait with the Goose Islands to port and Sisters, Williams & Bustin Islands to starboard; with each tack there was more room and Lime Rickey got closer [I had to roll up my bimini before raising sail and started out behind; not that we're racing - 'cuz we're not.]. When we got as far south as Broad Sound, the winds had really built and we rolled up the head sail. Both boats headed toward Jewell Island; Lime Rickey got in first and declared it too windy and crowded (he had a small emergency!) so we continued on to DiMillo's; good thing too, we didn't get in until 1500 or so, a stop at Cocktail Cove would have made us much later.

Another top ten day on the water!

Final dinner at Jay's Oyster Bar.” [we headed home the next morning]

We had my wife’s cousin on board; her husband really wants a cruising sailboat. I’m afraid that the day did not give her any arguments to bring against the idea. She had a great time!

We failed to properly stow for sea and the cooler upended itself. Always a lesson hidden in every day on the water, but I thought I had learned that one.
3 Weeks Ago 10:46 PM
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This is great...

I follow this very cool Swedish couple who have an outstanding channel on Youtube - RAN Sailing:

Their latest episode had them landing in Cascais. Anybody recognize the boat in the background.

What an old shoe!!! Heh-heh.

03-05-2016 11:14 PM
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A Buizen 48 in 60 knots...

That's a tough boat.
02-25-2016 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I would love to see that HR after several days of doing that.
It'd be destroyed! Keel bolts loose, bulkheads adrift, rig slack. An AMVER rescue in the making for sure!


P.S. Just for clarification purposes, "HR" in this instance is short for "Hunter" right?

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02-25-2016 11:50 PM
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I would love to see that HR after several days of doing that.
02-25-2016 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Here's a bit of a spanker...

Motorsailing upwind in 25 knots. Pretty boring.

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02-24-2016 11:38 PM
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Here's a bit of a spanker...

02-21-2016 01:24 PM
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Ice boats give BFS a whole new meaning. Maybe even a new category - BIBFS ? Or BFIBS? BFBS (Big Freaking Bone Shakers)?
But we won't talk about the crashes, okay?
02-20-2016 06:04 PM
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Oh hell yeah!!

101 mph? To hairy sacks!
02-20-2016 02:58 PM
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This is a BFS entry in abstentia for the guys with the hairy sacs who took this ice boat to 101 mph on Lake Winnebago in 1967. This boat was built in 1947, and was recently bought by our local ice boat club.

Yes, that is a winch in the last one.
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