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03-22-2013 01:06 PM
CapnBilll
Re: houston to corpus christi

It is that time of the year again, anyone going to do this trip?
11-15-2012 08:24 PM
smackdaddy
Re: houston to corpus christi

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Hey Smack D, this is John, I haven't been on this site for ages. How have you been and how was the trip? I had to create a new acct, so now I'm a "junior member".
Always an interesting trip. We've sailed Paloma back and forth several times and now she's berthed at Bahia Marina in Ingleside on the Bay, just off the Corpus channel. Best plan is generally leave in the late afternoon, with enough light to get clearly offshore. That way, much of your trip is overnight and your landfall will be in daylight.
John!!! Great to see you back, man!!!

Here's a link to a write-up of our trip:

Smack of The Month

We had a GREAT time!

I know Bahia...been there a few times. I sure hope to get out there and meet up with you sometime.
11-15-2012 08:15 PM
Bristol Guy
Re: houston to corpus christi

Hey Smack D, this is John, I haven't been on this site for ages. How have you been and how was the trip? I had to create a new acct, so now I'm a "junior member".
Always an interesting trip. We've sailed Paloma back and forth several times and now she's berthed at Bahia Marina in Ingleside on the Bay, just off the Corpus channel. Best plan is generally leave in the late afternoon, with enough light to get clearly offshore. That way, much of your trip is overnight and your landfall will be in daylight.
10-30-2012 06:16 PM
smackdaddy
Re: houston to corpus christi

I'm doing the reverse trip this weekend. I'll try to grab some pics.
10-30-2012 05:43 PM
Allanbc
Re: houston to corpus christi

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Originally Posted by GC20Squid View Post
Interesting this post is at the top of the page, I'm contemplating the same thing and was just about to post a thread asking the same stuff. I'm considering buying a boat in the Houston area since there are more there than here in Corpus, then sailing it down. Just in the planning stage, but I like to have all logistics worked out before undertaking any project.

What are thoughts about offshore vs ICW? What about time underway in average conditions? Other tips and tidbits?
The IWC is a long slow trip. A friend of mine did that trip in 5 days and only ran aground three times! The offshore trip is pretty easy. Keep a close eye on the oil rigs at night. We bought our boat in Kemah, kept it there for some work, and then moved to Port A. We did it in the winter and it was cold at night.
09-11-2012 02:24 AM
LoboPops
Re: houston to corpus christi

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Here's a write up of the race we did last fall - along with pics. The oil rigs are a bit scary at night. Other than that - it's a really nice run.
That was an excellent account of your trip and really enjoyed it. Hopefully I can get on one of the runs one of these days.

Also miss Austin and 6th Street.
09-01-2012 04:10 PM
GC20Squid
Re: houston to corpus christi

Interesting this post is at the top of the page, I'm contemplating the same thing and was just about to post a thread asking the same stuff. I'm considering buying a boat in the Houston area since there are more there than here in Corpus, then sailing it down. Just in the planning stage, but I like to have all logistics worked out before undertaking any project.

What are thoughts about offshore vs ICW? What about time underway in average conditions? Other tips and tidbits?
07-30-2012 05:34 PM
CapnBilll
Re: houston to corpus christi

How is the boat coming along? Now is some good calm weather. A little hot though.
07-15-2012 05:16 PM
Rum-Runner
Re: houston to corpus christi

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Originally Posted by CapnBilll View Post
When are you going? Would you like a buddy boat? I've done that run. The TMCA also does that run a couple of times a year, with dozens of boats.
that would be great, it will still be some time befor im out on the water, im trying to restor my boat a bit to get it back to sea worthy conditions... well as sea worthy as a 19ft mariner could be haha. ill keep you posted for sure.
07-15-2012 03:03 PM
CapnBilll
Re: houston to corpus christi

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Here's a write up of the race we did last fall - along with pics. The oil rigs are a bit scary at night. Other than that - it's a really nice run.

Awesome race, way to go. Good write up.
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