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Old 05-11-2014, 11:35 AM   #21
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Enjoyed your Blog and catching up with your trip north on ICW. Looking forward to traveling ICW from FL to Maine when I retire. I hope by the time we are ready it remains dredged and safe!

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Old 05-11-2014, 12:09 PM   #22
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Enjoyed your Blog and catching up with your trip north on ICW. Looking forward to traveling ICW from FL to Maine when I retire. I hope by the time we are ready it remains dredged and safe!

John T.
I hope so too and NC and FL will likely be, but SC and GA still remain very much up in the air as with shortage of federal funds, the states haven't stepped up as NC and FL have.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:47 PM   #23
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leaving Saturday morn on a delivery from north palm beach to cap may NJ. any body else going my way???
Well, we did take the Lewes-Cape Ferry on Friday afternoon.... so kinda.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:01 PM   #24
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Well, we did take the Lewes-Cape Ferry on Friday afternoon.... so kinda.
Ha, we probably passed you entering the canal by the ferry terminal. I dodged two ferries, one in each direction as we entered the canal.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:56 AM   #25
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Well, I'm watching the weather, hoping for a respite Sunday. If I get NW winds I will leave A.C. Sunday morning and head for Block Island, then 6 hours up to Providence for the next 4 weeks.

By then, I will finish my upgrades and have areal AIS, etc.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:52 PM   #26
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27 hours later, I'm passing Block Island.

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Old 05-19-2014, 06:37 PM   #27
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:04 AM   #28
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Finished with Engine

I arrived last night at 20:30 after leaving Atlantic City the previous day at 10:00.

Phew.

Another solo overnight passage done. IT feels great to be ďhomeĒ; in this case, home is the Port Edgewood Marina, a few miles south of downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Iím here because the marina people are very nice and they offer extremely good monthly rates. Iím paying ľ of what I was paying for the week in A.C.

This is also a great place to put the finishing touches on the boat for its July passage across the Atlantic. My friends Richard and Melanie are also here, so itís always more pleasant to work with helping hands and advice available.
The trip from Atlantic City, 215 nm, almost 400 km, went as planned. I left A.C. with light winds that died down my midafternoon. I retrieved the paravane birds, as they take 0.6 kts, off my speed, and motored on into the night.

By about 1:00 a.m., the winds had increased again form the NW, producing wind driven NW waves 2-3í high. There was also an 8 second Southeasterly swell. The rolling of Dauntless had continued to increase, so finally I threw the birds back in the water (I had kept the poles extended). As usually, the roll was decreased by two thirds.

By mid-morning I was just south of Block Island. It is somewhat of a coincidence, but it seems whenever I have these long trips, no matter have many boats I see, or donít see, as the case may be, there is always one, that after having gone hours and hours without seeing anything, a boat will appear that is clearly on a collision course.

But I saw him miles away and was getting ready to change course and pass behind him when he hailed me on the VHF. He said he just wanted to make sure someone was paying attention and I thanked him for the heads up.

Finally, 6.5 months, 700 engine hours and 4000 miles later, Iím back; at least for the time being.

Pictures on my Blog and by tomorrow on SmugMug
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:13 AM   #29
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Welcome home Richard. I didn't know about the Atlantic trip. Do tell?
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I spoke to Richard by phone yesterday afternoon. He sounded exhausted and still had several hours to go. I'm glad to hear he made it safely.
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just got back from a delivery to cape may, most fuel stops were in the low 4s, but alligator river was 369 a gal tax included some were in the high 3s plus tax
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