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Old 06-24-2018, 05:36 PM   #1
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In sanity on the move again

Well, we just landed a job in RI and we're in Georgia. Start date: 1 month from now. After putting in my 2 weeks, that means we need to make it 1000 miles in 14 days.

Probably not going to make it. May have to leave the boat somewhere and come back for her.

I'll keep you posted here. Cleaned the hull and bought a new radar for more confidence during overnight passages.
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Cleaning dive gear and a shot of our lovely lady
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125 hrs at 8kts. 14 days has about 336 hours available, so about 37% underway making way. I'd guess it do-able. Looking forward to following along.
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Grab some friends, run her off shore and run her around the clock.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:45 PM   #5
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MRR: I hope so, thanks

Tilt: that's the plan, weather permitting!
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FWIW, we returned from Charleston to Annapolis in 9 -- relatively easy -- travel days, inside.

Except for the Chesapeake leg, which we ran on plane, our speeds were all in the neighborhood of 8 kts.

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If you go out into the gulf stream, you will gain a couple of knots + going North. Somewhere above Diamond Shoals, NC you'll want to stay within a few miles of the coast line as the the gulf stream gets quite a bit further off shore. All you need is a good weather window for a couple of days. 8 knot hull speed plus 2 knot gulf stream would make almost 500 miles in 2 days.

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And don't forget you have very long days right now. However, the key is having enough crew so it's not long, killer days that lead to misery.
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Three crew makes for nice day travel. Three can do round the clock, but that is stressful. Round the clock ok with four.
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Three crew makes for nice day travel. Three can do round the clock, but that is stressful. Round the clock ok with four.
I agree and no reason to do round the clock with 14-15 hours of light right now.
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Thanks all for the helpful advice.

Round the clock may be necessary if we make those offshore passages. We're working on putting a crew together - there are a number of good options on the table here.

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The stream would be fun if it's close enough at our time of departure. It's been a little far offshore recently. Check this out though - a good resource for all you coastal cruisers. This is the job I(Gabe) am leaving; Oceanographic radar tech.https://hfradar.ndbc.noaa.gov/
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The key will be the weather. Hopefully will get better but we've had crap here in eastern Long Island sound.
Stay safe and get here in one piece.
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Where in RI are you headed?
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Thanks all for the helpful advice.

Round the clock may be necessary if we make those offshore passages. We're working on putting a crew together - there are a number of good options on the table here.

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The stream would be fun if it's close enough at our time of departure. It's been a little far offshore recently. Check this out though - a good resource for all you coastal cruisers. This is the job I(Gabe) am leaving; Oceanographic radar tech.https://hfradar.ndbc.noaa.gov/
Well I wouldn'tturn East to get into it, but I'd certainly angle for it. If you caught it somewhere in SC, the extra speed could be significant for the few extra miles.

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Old 06-25-2018, 02:17 PM   #15
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Mr Leonard:
That's a good question. We've called a number of marinas (but not all of them, yet!). We'd like to be in south county but are having trouble finding a slip. So far we have one option in EG but have not settled on it yet.
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There's got to be a Brewers nearby with capacity (They are now called Safe Harbor I think)
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He would have to get quite a bit of easterly travel to get to GS. There is a counter current with southerly set that he will be fighting near the coast in the bight from Hatteras to Jax. When southbound with tows, I get tight to the west to take advantage of the .7 kt set...Or at least get out of the GS.
One long day/overnight/day passage would really get some miles under the keel if he has the crew,confidence in his equipment and fuel range....wx permitting. 14 days is plenty, with no wx delays or mechanical issue.
A look at Pilot chart will show counter current.

If he is game for a coastal passage, it would still be worth it to do a day/night/day a few miles off the beach,in my opinion. Lots of hours lost in the ICW "calling it a day" because next marina too far away. It would be a shame not to be able to have some leisurely days in the Chesapeake Bay, transit Del bay. Stop at Cape may, up the Jersey shore and have some relaxing time again in LIS
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Prep, Day two

Purchased bilge pumps for dinghy. We'll be towing her offshore so climbing in with the hand pump isn't going to cut it. Install pics coming as soon as the rain lets up.

Inventoried filters, fluids, impellers and belts. My racor spares seem to have been used up. Not due to boogers, just regular changes over the years.

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Prep, day 3:
We have a tentative third crew member signed up for the trip (dog and rabbit don't count). He's a good friend with a lot of small boat experience. He's been offshore a little so I think he'll do great. Now if only I could get the dog to steer.....

Radar arrived today! I got the dome up but haven't wired the head yet. It will have to wait until tomorrow.
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Northern cruising guide arrived in the mail today. A quick perusal has us excited for new cruising grounds!

The radar head was powered up but the dome cables haven't been finished (80% run). Slowed by a farewell dinner with friends.

Our 3rd crew member is in, 100%. Woohoo!
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