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post #31 of 70 Old 02-17-2004
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cape hatteras in february what gear should I bring?

Hey, coondogger, thanks for the update. This has been one of those sleeper threads. You started by asking one of those questions that qualifies for "No question is too dumb" types. And what tumbles out of the responses is a wealth of information and a hoot to read.

Too often, the original poster runs for the hills after getting some of the rather abrupt initial responses. Bravo for hanging in there!!

How about keeping a diary and sharing after the voyage?

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Puget Sound and Great Salt Lake? Did you find a river that Lewis and Clark missed?

Second the motion for a report back after the trip!
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As a followup to this post. Just the other day a 40 ft boat was resuced 80 miles off the Cape. 35 ft waves and the boat was up on end. The sails were gone and the engine dead.

The crew was resucued and the boat was lost. This was March. It''s still no place in the nor''easter no matter who you are.
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So, howdid go? (I''m planning the mission south this November...)

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So the common wisdom is to pass Hatteras either 20 miles to the west, or 200 miles to the east. Which one did you do?
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Yeah, Me too.

Gonna go with a friend from Connecticut
to Florida, late oct, november time
frame. Hopefully all offshore.

He went last year, I helped the VA to SC leg.
In the ICW from VA to Beafort. With 7ft draft we grounded 7-8 times. No fun.

Since it was december it was very cold too !

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Don''t know if anyone is still following this thread.....but just got back form the Chesapeake to Fort Lauderdale mission...

http://www.woodenshoemusic.com/ChesapeakeFLL.html

To recap, 36 hours ahead of the cold front left the Chesapeake and motored south outside the Outer Banks, rounded Hatteras in S:15-20, had a sleigh ride and a half to Point Lookout, ducked into Beaufort, and after that during frontal passage and subsequent blustery northerlies motored down the ditch to Cape Fear, then headed back out and made a bee line for Daytona.
Wore many layers of clothing. Some challenging sailing, but never anything extreme. Timing is everything.

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Oscar,

Great read on your Chesapeake to Fort L passage.

Thought your views on Chartplotters from an aviator/sailor''s perspective was very perseptive. I liked your two hour log entries. It would seem to force you to look at the paper charts and identify visual points of reference.

Although mesmerized during my first CP use during last spring''s voyage, I was immediately overcome with fear at how oblivious I could become from a situational awareness point of view. Good to read that I am not the only one.

In my November cruise, I did not have the good fortune of looking ahead to +60 F temps. Seemed like the OAT was stuck at the 38 F reading!! The scenery made up for it.

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don't do it. try heading south.
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As to the Life Insurance....if you tell your agent what you intend...you will not be able to afford the preminums.

They are not whistling Dixie here....that patch of water steered me a bit closer to religion than I cared for and it was not a full blown storm. Catch it right and it will be a rough trip in all liklihood. Catching it wrong will be a real experience to tell your grandkids about.
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