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today just north of Burlington Island but not quite to the turnpike bridge on the Delaware River.
By myself Janice! about 20 degrees in some I'm guessing wind 15 - 20 mp.
Love the photos Denise. You sure are an inspiration!
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So a guy with no sails looking for advices on....Sailnet?
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Re: Do You Sail Solo?

She has a trawler and is asking about sailing

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Yes some trawlers have a small sail . But first they have to have a trawler rig . The sail they fly is called the steadying sail, supposedly it cuts down on roll. It is a small patch that also works as a anchor rider . My dad had a Grand Banks 32 back in the late 70's I loved that boat .
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gotta love this

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Hey Janice, when you hit your next Million here ya go! Nordhaven

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Janice--Love your BLOG. You are doing a great job of moving about. Your boat has a lot of windage. Like a house boat, it will move in the wind. A sailboat captain has to worry about leeway. Therefore, it is calculated into the heading. Denise30--beautiful pictures. I never sailed as far North on the Delaware as you. We sailed out of Burlington and went South. Did a singlehanded trip to Cape May then on to Sea Isle. When I had to go, I just threw out the anchor and went. I enjoyed sailing on the Delaware Bay so much, I was 24 hours over due to my destination, Sea Isle.

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Denise30--DYC pictures brought back memories. We belonged to the Columbus Yacht Club in Bristol. Had a great time at the crowning of the Queen downtown Philadelphia.

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Thanks! the river is "sail-able" all the way to Trenton but The winds have to be "right" and that is usually in the early spring or late summer. Late June, July and August are near impossible for me with heat intolerance.

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So, two questions:

#1) Does your boat stay on track well? (Can you tie off the tiller for a straight pass?)

#2) Do you have a full-blown auto-pilot? (Electric or windvane?)

If without, do you take crew for passages or tough it out yourself?
Yep, I singlehand, and I don't have a windvane or enough battery to power the electric autohelm for very long... so I have hand-helmed up to about 18 hours so far.

If I balance the boat well though it is not arduous to helm, and I can lash it if the wind is forward of the beam and under about 17knots apparent. Over this and the sea state generally gets up too much and she needs a bit more of a sensitive touch.

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