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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
I agree that NOAA's advisories may be overly cautious. Here's their SCA for today, even though sustained winds are just 5-10. But gusts to 20 kicks it up to SCA. I guess their idea of a small craft is a jon boat:
Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Sandy Point-
642 AM EDT Sun Jun 25 2017
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt
BTW, kellet seemed to have worked last night. Conditions are so benign that the mushroom anchor pretty much holds the boat at 1:1 scope.
Sunrise was gorgeous, birds chirping nicely, lots of activity in the nests. Dozens of little eddies in the water which appear to be fish hovering just beneath the surface so they can pounce when a bug lands. If I had a fishing rod it would be like shooting in a barrel.
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, OUPV and 50 Ton Master
ASA Certified 101/103/104/105/106
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2001 Catalina 34MkII Tall Rig Wing Keel Breakin' Away, Universal Diesel M35B, Mantus 35 lb. anchor, sailing out of Rock Hall Landing Marina