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Old 01-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #61
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Interesting you don't throw much wake. How fast in the above picture off your stern?
Obviously on auto pilot? What make?
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:36 PM   #62
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Raymarine X30 corepack with a ST70 control head. Steers her better then I can especially in following seas.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:19 AM   #63
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The Pamlico crossing was a piece of cake though heavy fog meant an Adams Creek run was not in the cards so we pulled into Oriental at 3:30AM for a bit of rest. Leaving the free dock now.

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:36 AM   #64
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Wow... You're a little big for that spot, eh?
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:44 AM   #65
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Wow... You're a little big for that spot, eh?
It was just what the Sandman ordered!!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:10 AM   #66
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Tried that passage, Beaufort then offshore to Charleston, several years ago in our sailboat. Waited in South River, across from Oriental, for a weather window. Finally looked like a few good days so we headed out. Late afternoon the weather totally turned to sh_t. Decided to head for Masonboro inlet. Finally made that by daybreak. Longest night we ever spent aboard, worse than the Mona Passage.

NOAA totally blew it. Heard distress calls from some poor soul off Frying Pan Shoals. Friends of ours were out there in their 42' cat and finally hove to.

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:23 AM   #67
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Tried that passage, Beaufort then offshore to Charleston, several years ago in our sailboat. Waited in South River, across from Oriental, for a weather window. Finally looked like a few good days so we headed out. Late afternoon the weather totally turned to sh_t. Decided to head for Masonboro inlet. Finally made that by daybreak. Longest night we ever spent aboard, worse than the Mona Passage.

NOAA totally blew it. Heard distress calls from some poor soul off Frying Pan Shoals. Friends of ours were out there in their 42' cat and finally hove to.

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That does not sound fun! I sailed to Bermuda this last June and got caught in some s^%t. After surviving it though it was a blast. If the window is good we will go all the way to St Augustine I think.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:14 PM   #68
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How far off shore will you be? How many hours will it take to Charleston or St Aug's? What kind of watch shifts will you take?
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Just curious, how much fuel do you carry and how do you keep up with consumption/remaining?

We now have a 38' power boat with 300 gal capacity but as yet I have no idea what our range might be. Was no big deal with the sail boat, you could always sail home or at least close to home.

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Today's pic is "Sea Quest" docked at the town docks in Beaufort, NC. Some of you might recognize her from Passagemaker articles. She hails from Portland, OR but has been cruising the east coast the last few years. Nice couple in their late 60s or early 70s I would guess. We had a dolphin greet us as soon as we pulled into the channel. Even had the bridge operator open the draw 8 minutes after schedule so we wouldn't have to wait. He complimented the hull form
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Just spent a few days at the Municipal Docks in St Augustine. One of the best places we have visited lately. Great town, food, shopping etc. The admiral loved it and will be back. If you get a chance, go to the San Sebastian Winery and taste the wines. At $10 a bottle it is great stuff. Also, if you like balsamic vinegar (my favorite) and olive oil you gotta visit the Ancient Olive on King Street. I spent an hour in there tasting all of the different flavors of oil and vinegar.

Good luck on your voyage and thanks for bringing all of us along. BTW, what happen in Oriental, looks like you made a loop and didn't stop?


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Thanks for the St Augustine tips. We pulled into Oriental and slept till 9:00. Threw the lines then and headed down to Beaufort. Always one of the best stops on the ICW. Tied up at the town docks for free for several hours and are now out in the creek waiting for daybreak to leave the inlet. Should arrive in Charleston early in the AM on Friday. As to watches since it's just me and my 13 yr old daughter I will be on until probably about 2:00 and then she will relieve me until 4-5:00. I don't need much sleep. I can always recharge the batteries in Charleston. After Charleston it will be just about the same thing again to St Augustine.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:16 PM   #73
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Just curious, how much fuel do you carry and how do you keep up with consumption/remaining?

We now have a 38' power boat with 300 gal capacity but as yet I have no idea what our range might be. Was no big deal with the sail boat, you could always sail home or at least close to home.

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The boat has a maximum capacity of about 840 gallons. We only carry half that at max ie: we found some cheep fuel or are headed to expensive fuel. We burn 2.1GPH so staying on top of things is pretty far down on the list. If you keep your rpms reasonable (take a close hard look at a fuel burn chart for your engine, a hundred rpm or so can make a huge difference) you won't be thinking about fuel very often. When you do need to fuel up then call a local distributor and have them bring a truck to you. You will save a bunch of $ and you will have fresh fuel.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:25 PM   #74
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How far off shore will you be? How many hours will it take to Charleston or St Aug's? What kind of watch shifts will you take?
I guess we will be about 25-30 miles offshore at the furthest points. Watches are me all night accept from about 2-4-5:00. There are just two of us.
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I love how you captured the essence of the sportfisher with it's massive wake destroying peoples property
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