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Hats off to the man who solo.d .
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who got by with a little help from his friends.... ;-)
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Re: Motoring from Newport, RI to Annapolis, MD - trip planning

Sailing a long passage, like the one from Annapolis down to St. Martin when I picked up the boat, is actually much easier than planning and executing this 500+ mile trip. Once out at sea, the autopilot does much of the work and one needs to look at the weather. But on this trip it was necessary to be on deck and on watch much of the time, and even when I went below I had my kitchen timer go off all the to force me to poke my head up and scan the horizons. I never went off soundings and don't think I was ever in water deeper than 100 feet and that meant that fish pots were a constant source of worry. That kind of concentration is not necessary at sea and away from any shipping channels.

So I did have a little help from my friends (and my Raymarine assistant, "Otto")

I'm writing this from the train in Germany, heading south from Frankfurt. Looking out the window I've seen 2 of bigger shipping stretches and canals and they are about at wide as the entrances to some of the anchorages I've been in during this trip. The size of the TSS zones is also much bigger than I'm used to.

I'm still working on editing my pictures, but I could barely fit my Kindle reader between myself and the seat in front of me during the flight from Baltimore and the thought of a nice cold German beer at the end of this trip is keeping me from concentrating.
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Re: Motoring from Newport, RI to Annapolis, MD - trip planning

Good points

It’s interesting to see your comments as they point out the nuances which coastal cruisers or weekenders face daily when using the sailboats.

Cruising certainly is easier in the respect of the long passage with virtually no boundaries around you except in the beginnning or end. Having to take into account shallow anchorages, tide changes, current changes, shipping lanes, inlets, are great skills to be good at and utilize frequently. On your specific trip it required figuring out how many miles you could make daily and where close to that distance you could anchor for the evening. You were conservative so you would remain well rested and alert through the whole trip, as you were single handing.
You had some sections where you could anchor like the Jersey coastline and Delaware River. It was a good test of your skills.

Other who read who have never taken this kind of adventure but want to try their hand eventually at trips like this watched and took notes I am sure. I know I did from others when I first started coastal cruising. The majority of the SN readers are smaller sailboatsrs . The trip you took is certainly doable for anyone having a 25-57 foot sailboat. Those who read along should advance their sailing and see new places as you can easily do it.

Their are many on here to help with their advice too. You will get many different options and opinions. You just have to filter through to make your final decision congruent with you sailing, your crew and your destinations.

Many are wary of the ocean, which I find easier to navigate than the Chessie or the Sound.


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Re: Motoring from Newport, RI to Annapolis, MD - trip planning

As they say
Not the wind but the waves kill you
Not the ocean but the hard edges sink you
Not the fear but the bravado gets you in trouble.

Hats off to an old not bold sailor.

Hats off to anyone who does coastal sailing to new places. Think that’s the hardest thing to do.
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Re: Motoring from Newport, RI to Annapolis, MD - trip planning

The point Zan makes about the level of attention and concentration required when sailing coastal is spot on. One can never really let your guard down and must constantly be attentive... to boats, the bottom, the buoys... currents, and so on... Sailing off soundings when most of those concerns are gone is a very different experience.

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Re: Motoring from Newport, RI to Annapolis, MD - trip planning

What I want to know is... what beer.... will you reach for at the end of this next leg of the journey.
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Re: Motoring from Newport, RI to Annapolis, MD - trip planning

tempest - I'm back in Bavaria in Germany now and have had 3 nights with 3 different beers, last night at a beer garden (yes, just like what you'd imagine - music, trestle tables under trees), the night before with a local beer and the night before that with Hofbräu beer.


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a beer garden (yes, just like what you'd imagine - music, trestle tables under trees),
Wow. My imagination is right?


Fantastic!

Are the marinas good in Bavaria? I'm upping anchor immedietly!


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