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Irony: Losing power, heat, and running water, one day after signing the paperwork to have a large solar array and 14KWh Tesla backup battery installed.
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I don't see the record high happening I am in Lewes and we had super low blowout tide here. The wind would need to do a 180 for a record high.
The marina it was forecast within 24 hours from record low, so your post was too soon. Forecast high is in about an hour or so. But it is a forecast, so the data will decide. Nor’easters will have 180 swings if they pass close enough, but in this case I think high water will be due to full moon. You’ll have to ask the NOAA forecasters why they’re predicting such a high tide.

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Hey Gary Whats going on up your way??? Holy Crap


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The marina it was forecast within 24 hours from record low, so your post was too soon. Forecast high is in about an hour or so. But it is a forecast, so the data will decide. Nor’easters will have 180 swings if they pass close enough, but in this case I think high water will be due to full moon. You’ll have to ask the NOAA forecasters why they’re predicting such a high tide.

Usually a Noreater moves up the coast which gives us NE winds for the first half followed by NW winds once the center moves north of us. This one formed to the north so we started with NW winds. If this storm came up the coast I would probally be a hundred miles inland in a motel. We did have a high tide about a foot above normal even with the blowout low due to the moon. They really got hammered up north. We were very lucky IMHO this thing was massive.
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Irony: Losing power, heat, and running water, one day after signing the paperwork to have a large solar array and 14KWh Tesla backup battery installed.
Ah - so you're to blame! We're now into day 3 without power and current estimate is at least another two days. Thankfully I installed solar six years ago, and coupled with spare parts from my boat we have a warm room, chilled wine, and hot showers in the morning :-)
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Ah - so you're to blame! We're now into day 3 without power and current estimate is at least another two days. Thankfully I installed solar six years ago, and coupled with spare parts from my boat we have a warm room, chilled wine, and hot showers in the morning :-)
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Ah - so you're to blame! We're now into day 3 without power and current estimate is at least another two days. Thankfully I installed solar six years ago, and coupled with spare parts from my boat we have a warm room, chilled wine, and hot showers in the morning :-)
I'm afraid it was all my fault. My wife told me to put the snow shovel away on Wednesday and I did. Won't happen again.

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I sighted our first osprey of the year yesterday, while sunning my self on my boat. Spring is nigh.

I'll probably go through the season without hot water and replace the leaky heater this fall or winter. It's a large job and the cabin sole took most of my winter. Sigh.

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Ah - so you're to blame! We're now into day 3 without power and current estimate is at least another two days. Thankfully I installed solar six years ago, and coupled with spare parts from my boat we have a warm room, chilled wine, and hot showers in the morning :-)
It's unusual for me but I just had a thought. Has anyone considered installing solar hot water panels and a small circ pump on their boat in addition to solar PV? Would weight be a problem since the panels would sit up high? It may be stupid idea but I just have to know. Thanks in advance for any responses.
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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I just know that I'm missing seeing some incredible places on the Chesapeake. Until now, I've been relying on reports from sailors on internet forums and visiting many of the same places repeatedly. I'm looking for new opportunities.

Which cruising guide do you guys feel is superior for the bay-

The Guide to Cruising the Chesapeake Bay
or the Waterway Guide?

Or are they about the same?

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