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Search: Posts Made By: marianclaire
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 7,046
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

That's what I have observed in St Augustine. The nice anchorage south of St A was full of the "displaced" boats my last time thru.
Dan S/V Marian Claire
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Trip Planning Estimated travel time

I have made this trip several times. Lots of things play into the total time. Do you plan to anchor out or stay at marinas? Some times you have to stop early or push late to make an anchorage/marina....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-22-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Sailor from East Tennessee

Welcome to SailNet. My land home is in NE TN. Visited Jefferson City many moons ago when the kids were checking out colleges. Nice area.
Dan S/V Marian Claire
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 14,192
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Heading south

How is the anchorage as far as derelict boats? I anchored there several years back and they had started posting, big orange stickers, on the "abandoned" boats. Just bypassed G town the last couple of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Route from Maine to North Carolina

Please do not count on using any of the Inlets, Oregon/Hatteras/Ocracoke, to enter the Pamlico. Welcome to the Neuse. You might enjoy this. Neuse River Sailors...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-07-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,386
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Near-shore tide what to expect. "Need some Guidance"

Very nice. Just looked at Beaufort NC, an area I am more familiar with. Thanks.
Dan S/V Marian Claire
Edit: NOAA Charts with animated tides and currents....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-06-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,386
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Near-shore tide what to expect. "Need some Guidance"

Itgoshen. Have you spent time at the inlet around posted high and low tide and observed the current? The current often lags behind the posted time for high and low. If for example you plan to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,312
Posted By marianclaire
Re: bahamas going single hand Nov 2014

Not really advice but just what worked for me. Lake Worth to Great Sale via White Sand Ridge/Mantanilla Shoal. 36 hours but could have been done in a lot less if I had not wasted time anchoring on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 14,192
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Heading south

Guessing Swansboro. The bottom there changes all the time so no worries. The long stretches between inlets on the ICW can give you a great ride or a tough day. Most of SC and GA are to cut up to even...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-31-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Florida to Bimini tips?

This is based on my single handed crossing from Lake Worth to Great Sale and return GS to Ft Pierce. Prep everything. Food, water, cloths, suntan lotion, meds, flashlight, piss can, TP etc within...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-28-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,809
Posted By marianclaire
Re: How much wave/swell is too much?

I think it is important to understand what the wave height forecast is based on. Significant wave height. http://www.mxak.org/weather/pdfs/waves.pdf
Dan S/V Marian Claire
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 14,192
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Heading south

Yep. Sounds normal. Try not to round Maw Point Shoal with a SW wind.
Dan S/V Marian Claire
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 14,192
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Heading south

May the Neuse be kind to you. Be safe out there. Dan S/V Marian Claire
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-26-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Coastal Carolina Newbie - And new boat soon

Welcome. IMO the Neuse River, Pamlico Sound, MHC area has a great mix of sailing options. Wide river , huge sound, access to Outer Banks and off shore via a class A inlet in MHC. After almost 10 yrs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2,242
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Sailing movies/ films

Watched the last 2/3s of "Midnight Crossing" the other night due to insomnia.
I see so few movies I will not critique. Dan S/V Marian Claire
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Sospenders? Good brand?

I have used the Sospenders basic harness for years any time the boat is moving. No auto-inflate etc just the harness. Very comfortable. I have had no issues even when I wear it for long periods of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By marianclaire
Re: You DO NOT want to be living on a sailboat during a Hurricane

I have not been in conditions like shown on the video. I have ridden out several TS and hurricanes on my boat. Some folks question the wisdom of that. Where, how and around whom I anchor is a major...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,530
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Is it Dangerous to Sail Underpowered?

I have hank-on headsails and single-hand most of the time. I have set up the lines so I can raise and lower the sail from the cockpit. This is not a perfect solution because I can not change sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Replacing a tired Atomic 4 Gas Engine

There is more to switching from gas to diesel than just the motor. Look here for other options. Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Engine Rebuilding and Parts (http://www.moyermarine.com/) Dan S/V Marian Claire
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Sailing to New Bern

Nice video. The Neuse at its finest, not in "washing machine mode". We sail out of Clubfoot Cr so may see you out there. Dan S/V Marian Claire
Forum: Cruising Videos 09-08-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,409
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Preview - Paragon's North Atlantic Adventure

Enjoying the video. Be safe out there. Dan S/V Marian Claire
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-07-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Heating a boat

NO. Having traveled in winter with an A-4 powered boat I will report this. After running all day I cook almost every night on a propane stove/open flame. The MC is small and simple with good access...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Low range temperature gauge for raw water cooled engine?

What type of engine? Does it have a T-stat? After running, shut the engine down and then turn the key on briefly and see if the temp spikes. That will tell you if it is working. Many ways to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,925
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Sailing NE Florida to the Abacos

azguy: This site may give you some info on historical wind directions. NRCS National Water and Climate Center - Climate Products - Climate Data - Wind Rose...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,925
Posted By marianclaire
Re: Sailing NE Florida to the Abacos

I have only made one round trip to the Abacos so FWIW. The ICW is not bad from St Aug to Lake Worth and can be done with some offshore jumps, staying close to shore to avoid the stream. I crossed...
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