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Old 04-24-2015, 08:12 PM   #21
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we love those boring mornings
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:29 PM   #22
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"Glass" days. Don't you love them?


About as calm as it ever gets in Carquinez Strait. Coot spotted off Martinez:
We used to call then Block Island Mornings when we had the 23' Wellcraft in 1996. One hour and ten minutes from Uncasville, CT (where Mohegan Sun Casino is) to Block Island RI. A quick scoot down the Thames, Fishers Island Sound and out to Block.

We keep the boat 8 miles closer now and it takes three hours!

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Old 04-24-2015, 09:38 PM   #23
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Man I HATE Delaware Bay. It's a nasty old bitch with nary a good anchorage. Always find myself racing for the CD Canal or the Cape May Canal. Not much in between.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:58 PM   #24
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When there is no wind for the sails, I put up the hammock.
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:12 PM   #25
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When there is no wind for the sails, I put up the hammock.
*Note to Self* ...must replicate
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Me and my daughter Chloe, shooting'-the-breeze during our pacific crossing. Pretty flat, well as glass as it was going to get.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:16 AM   #27
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80s/80s (air/water temp) and flat seas.
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When there is no wind for the sails, I put up the hammock.

That's so cool.

I bought a hammock with a zip up mosquito screen at a flea market the other day, but I'm not sure I have. Place to hang it. Need a mast. 😁
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Me and my daughter Chloe, shooting'-the-breeze during our pacific crossing. Pretty flat, well as glass as it was going to get.

What a great photo. I need a tan...
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:58 PM   #31
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Nice photo Oliver.

Nothing in the upper or lower third .. would make a great panoramic.

I love the cleat.
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Don't like glassy water, either in the floatplane or the boat. In a floatplane, it's downright dangerous and can kill you. In a boat it's pretty but I don't like the way boats feel in glassy water. They handle better, in my opinion, with some air being introduced under the hull. Other than for taking photos, I'll take at least a rippled surface over glassy water every time.
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The many pontoon planes I've observed never had a problem with smooth water.


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It would take me far to long to explain why glassy water is so dangerous to a seaplane pilot. Not once you're on it but landing on it and taking off from it. Landing is the far more potentially dangerous situation, but it can get a pilot in trouble when taking off with a heavy load.

I used the photo I posted, which I took while landing on a glacier lake deep in the BC Coast Range, in the instructional book I wrote about flying floatplanes to illustrate the danger when landing.

PS- They are called floatplanes, not pontoon planes. The things they float on are calked "floats" not "pontoons."

PPS-- While the water in your photo probably appeared glassy to you, it isn't to me were I flying our plane into Ketchikan at that particular time.
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The many pontoon planes I've observed never had a problem with smooth water.
Maybe not the plane, but you might want to ask the pilot
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:49 PM   #36
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No doubt the pilots were all experts, making the difficult look easy. Would pilots prefer two-foot chop over glass smooth?
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Thanks Eric, yeah the skyline sucks but the reflections and colors on the fiberglass were good and the cleat.

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Old 04-26-2015, 02:02 AM   #38
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Kitkatla...open sky country compared to the more mountainous Inside Passage;
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During quiet sunrise moments in the smaller innumerable coves puncuating BC's Inside Passage, if one opens themselves, mystical things appear;
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