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Old 09-29-2016, 10:01 AM   #141
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Looks like we're stuck til' Saturday, maybe Sunday weather here is ...... unpleasant

If we get a break we may head back to the anchorage. If this gets worse I think I'd feel a little safer on the hook. Plus this marina thing was a special treat. extended marina stays are not really in the budget
maybe see you in the AM if you haven't slipped out....
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:03 AM   #142
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maybe see you in the AM if you haven't slipped out....
We'll be here at very least til' noon then decide. Coffee will be on
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:36 AM   #143
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Anchored in Cape May in 2' of water at low tide (We draw 3' ) absolutely no rocking, well south of the USCG station and a little south of the Corinthian Yacht Club. I kind of like anchoring this way when the bottom is soft enough.

Going to a marina tonight as we are getting a little dressed up to have dinner at the Blue Rose Inn (where we honeymooned). Don't want to show up there with muddy, wet feet from dragging a dinghy up on shore.
- Photo - Dirt Free at Cape May.
Definitely a fine looking craft.
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:31 PM   #144
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I know a couple of you have been following Sharons blog of our trip from Toronto to the sea of Abaco but working with Blogspot was too difficult and it was getting out of date. So if anyone is interested Sharon has shifted it to a page on our website.
Sharons Blog 2016 Toronto - Abacos
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:53 PM   #145
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We left Cape May at 0400 in heavy fog to ride the tide up the Delaware. Fog cleared around 1000hrs and had a pleasant ride after although we never saw the SE wind NOAA Forecast. it was NE all the way.

We managed to hit 9.6Kts riding the tide. Whooooo Hooooo ! A new record !
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:12 PM   #146
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Poker,
Thank you for the snicker,
That is anchoring in 2' of water w a 3' draft.
Love it. Only on the right coast I assume.
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:37 PM   #147
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Thank you for the snicker,
That is anchoring in 2' of water w a 3' draft.
Love it. Only on the right coast I assume.
One night my depth sounder (midship transducer) showed 10' and when I dropped the 55lb Rocna only half of it was under water
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:22 PM   #148
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One night my depth sounder (midship transducer) showed 10' and when I dropped the 55lb Rocna only half of it was under water
I would call that a near-grounding!

Your thru-hulls must be well above your substantial keel like a...dare I say... sailboat. If I tried to stick my boat (3' 4" draft) into 2 ft of water, I'd be afraid my intakes would clog. The only time I've sucked weeds into my strainers was when I was anchored in 4-6 ft. Fortunately, my generator is air cooled.
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:33 PM   #149
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I call it the bump'n'grind method of anchoring.

Just don't try it at high tide
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:15 AM   #150
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Leaving Chesapeake City this morning and have no idea when we'll have WiFi access again. Not sure if we'll go to Annapolis or maybe Rock Hall MD. We'll know when we get there Curious thing ..... seen about 30 Canadian boats heading south, two from Ontario and the rest from Quebec.

Anybody wanna talk about "right of way" ?
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:14 PM   #152
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Changed our minds .... it's all a crap shoot where to hole up. We're going to stay in Chesapeake City til' this blows through.

So with all this time on our hands I finally got our new home made freezer operational but the cupboard is bare. Some friends from PA are driving down for lunch tomorrow and will take us grocery shopping (no shopping nearby) so we can fill our new freezer. The freezer compartment in the fridge was too small so we'll modify that and use that one just as a refrigerator.

We'll wait another couple of days and if it looks like Matthew really will be a problem we'll start stripping the boat ... remove canvas, remove outboard from the dinghy and hide it ashore somewhere, put the dinghy in the water and sink it, remove bicycles, antennas and anything else that can get torn off. We have a few options on how to place the boat using multiple lines and the anchor to hold us off the dock but we'll decide on that when we know more about wind speed/direction. We'll have lots of time if Matthew keeps to it's predicted track we will not get hit til' Sunday or Monday.

There is an old Chinese curse .... May you lead an exciting life
This still beats all hell out of going to the office every day
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:12 PM   #153
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Looks like it's finally safe to head down the Chesapeake and we'll leave in the morning but we are in no hurry.

Sharon finally updated the blog at pcmarinesurveys.com

We have a few stops in mind ....... but no firm plans. We'll see when we get there
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:33 PM   #154
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I'm sure you're watching the weather. Sunday is going to be right sh*tty on the bay. Find a good spot to get out of the blow tomorrow night.

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Old 10-07-2016, 07:36 PM   #155
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I'm sure you're watching the weather. Sunday is going to be right sh*tty on the bay. Find a good spot to get out of the blow tomorrow night.

Ted
Yeah, you're right I'm getting a little bit impatient as we've been held up first by Hermine, now Matthew. We've also had several days of unfriendly tides. Impatience on the water is not a good thing.

We may just hop down to the Sassafras and anchor for a couple of days.
We'll see how it looks tomorrow.

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Yeah, you're right I'm getting a little bit impatient as we've been held up first by Hermine, now Matthew. We've also had several days of unfriendly tides. Impatience on the water is not a good thing.

We may just hop down to the Sassafras and anchor for a couple of days.
We'll see how it looks tomorrow.

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Maybe it's time to cook up another batch of whiskey ribs and enjoy the scenery? 😁
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Just dropped the hook up the Sassafras River at Fredericktown at the edge of the mooring field and we managed to pick up free WiFi. As OC said, the next couple of days on the Bay are going to be stinky so we'll proably be her for two nights. If not raining too hard tomorrow we'll explore town.

After seven weeks underway we have lost two weeks waiting for weather. I'd love to pick up the pace a bit but not at the risk of being beat up.

Next stop ..... not a clue
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:35 PM   #158
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Just tied up at Elizabeth City free dock after a quiet, smooth run from Coinjock.
Cold beer, warm deck, beautiful wife ... love life

Great trip so far have met Ian, Ted. Scott and a couple of others. Ted's boat should be in a museum, what a shame to put that boat in dirty water.

Finally got the freezer finished and the grocery store at Great Bridge filled our meat order for us and blast froze it. I'm really impressed with the swing motor compressor, very quiet and low draw. the fridge has become a beer and wine cooler
Two days here to do the museum and planetarium, fortunately Sharon loves the museums as much as I do. the Wisconsin in Norfolk is incredible. Crappy free Wifi so can't post photos.
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:43 PM   #159
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Cool.....must be taking your time to enjoy the area to backtrack up to ECity.

When we went through in the spring, a few pre-revolutionary war reenactors were set up in front of the museum doing 1700s kind of living...interesting to the point we almost ran out of time to go in the museum.

The pork roast over coals looked really good!
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Greetings,
Cypress Creek Grill just across the street from you has some pretty good crab dip and you can get a reasonable meal at Quality Seafood just a couple of short blocks behind the museum of the Albermarle on Ehringhaus st. Groupers Waterfront...I wouldn't count on it. VERY hit and miss...mostly miss. Enjoy.
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