Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-03-2013, 12:13 PM   #81
KJ
El Capitan
 
KJ's Avatar
 
City: N Myrtle Beach, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Avalon
Vessel Model: Chung Hwa 46 LRC
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 896
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daddyo View Post
I love how you captured the essence of the sportfisher with it's massive wake destroying peoples property
Yeah, he went by at a pretty good clip. Check the name of the boat; "Chaos". KJ
__________________
Advertisement

KJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 12:58 PM   #82
Guru
 
dhmeissner's Avatar
 
City: Seattle
Country: North America
Vessel Name: The Promise
Vessel Model: Roughwater 35
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,326
Daddyo, you stopped transmitting?
__________________

__________________
Dave & Suzie - Roughwater 35
http://thepromiserwb1029.org/2012/09...the-promise-2/
dhmeissner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 02:54 PM   #83
Guru
 
ARoss's Avatar
 
City: Chocowinity NC
Vessel Name: My Yuki
Vessel Model: 1973 Marine Trader 34
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 625
Quote:
Originally Posted by dhmeissner View Post
Daddyo, you stopped transmitting?
Hope he's OK.
ARoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 08:26 AM   #84
Veteran Member
 
soggy's Avatar
 
City: GA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Soggy Dollar
Vessel Model: 480 Sea Ray motor yacht
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 37
I really enjoy reading your posts. I just found this forum and love it! What cruising guides are you using for info?
Safe travels.
soggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 08:45 AM   #85
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Country: Bumpkin?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9,996
Greetings,
Welcome aboard Mr. soggy.
__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 09:15 AM   #86
Guru
 
windmill29130's Avatar
 
City: Little River SC
Vessel Name: JAZ
Vessel Model: Ta Chaio/CT35
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 716
Where's DaddyO????
windmill29130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 11:37 AM   #87
Guru
 
rochepoint's Avatar
 
City: Sidney BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Rochepoint
Vessel Model: 1985 Cheer Men PT38 Sedan
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,192
Daddyo is transmitting again, just off Bulls Bay north of Charleston doing 6.8 knots. Hope they had a good trip and everything is OK.
__________________
Cheers Mike Barge
MV Rochepoint
Sidney, British Columbia.
"Yes, I have the right anchor"
rochepoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 11:51 AM   #88
Guru
 
windmill29130's Avatar
 
City: Little River SC
Vessel Name: JAZ
Vessel Model: Ta Chaio/CT35
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 716
Quote:
Originally Posted by rochepoint View Post
Daddyo is transmitting again, just off Bulls Bay north of Charleston doing 6.8 knots. Hope they had a good trip and everything is OK.

Great!

Welcome to South Carolina Daddyo! Home of the Gamecocks!
windmill29130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 10:08 PM   #89
Guru
 
Daddyo's Avatar


 
City: Cruising East Coast US
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Grace
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,441
Hello everyone!
Rickized your right it did get pretty unpleasant for the entire trip until the last 5-6 hours. The overnight was the worst with confused 4-7 following seas. As many of you know waves at night are always magnified due to your inability to anticipate the motion. The wind had been forecast to weaken slightly overnight but it was the opposite. The biggest pucker event was crossing the Frying Pan Shoals at Cape Fear, NC. With the sea state you just never know how much worse or not that it will get when crossing an area such as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Nothing major but it did make for a sleepless night. Instead of our usual strategy of anchoring we opted for a slip for the easy access to downtown Charleston. We're at Charleston Harbor Marina for the first time and these guys are awesome. The manager immediately offered to drive me to the stores tomorrow if I would like. He also gave me a very handsome discount on our slip all in an effort to roll out the welcome mat for cruisers. Their efforts should be rewarded. Having some trouble with posting pics at the moment. I'll try again later. All said it was a 30 hour passage.
__________________
Mark Bowerman
Brokerage owner and cruiser
Esse Quam Videri
http://graceyachting.com/
Daddyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 10:52 PM   #90
Guru
 
Daddyo's Avatar


 
City: Cruising East Coast US
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Grace
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,441
The first pic is yesterday morning leaving Taylor's Creek in Beaufort, NC. Next is one of the wild ponies in Beaufort, then finally yesterday mornings Atlantic and todays Atlantic just outside of Charleston.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG2378.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	64.1 KB
ID:	15389   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1080024.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	79.6 KB
ID:	15390   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG2382.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	88.3 KB
ID:	15391   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG2385.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	127.4 KB
ID:	15392  
__________________
Mark Bowerman
Brokerage owner and cruiser
Esse Quam Videri
http://graceyachting.com/
Daddyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 11:21 PM   #91
Guru
 
Besslb's Avatar
 
City: Cary NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Skinny Dippin'
Vessel Model: Navigator 42'
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 683
Daddyo -

Do you prefer the lower helm?? I know the weather is not favorable to the upper helm right now, but in general, do you stay at the lower helm??
Besslb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:16 AM   #92
Guru
 
Daddyo's Avatar


 
City: Cruising East Coast US
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Grace
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,441
It's kinda strange but I preferred the upper helm for years and for the last two years I have barely used the upper helm or the flybridge at all. Of course this time of year it's the temps but in the summer I think maybe it was too much sun or maybe because the rest of the crew is below and I prefer to be with them. Leaving Charleston this afternoon or tomorrow morn with a new crew (my two sons).
__________________
Mark Bowerman
Brokerage owner and cruiser
Esse Quam Videri
http://graceyachting.com/
Daddyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:54 AM   #93
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,853
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daddyo View Post
It's kinda strange but I preferred the upper helm for years and for the last two years I have barely used the upper helm or the flybridge at all. Of course this time of year it's the temps but in the summer I think maybe it was too much sun or maybe because the rest of the crew is below and I prefer to be with them. Leaving Charleston this afternoon or tomorrow morn with a new crew (my two sons).
Weather today in Ft. Pierce clear, light wind, high 70s. Hope you have improving weather as you move south.
__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express & Blackfin 25 CC
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
http://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 10:55 AM   #94
Guru
 
Woodsong's Avatar
 
City: Atlanta
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daddyo View Post
It's kinda strange but I preferred the upper helm for years and for the last two years I have barely used the upper helm or the flybridge at all. Of course this time of year it's the temps but in the summer I think maybe it was too much sun or maybe because the rest of the crew is below and I prefer to be with them.

This is the same for me. I occasionally use the flybridge but over last 2 years, and now especially with our pilothouse, I really enjoy cruising from the lower helm. Even in summer- we just open the pilothouse doors, door to the bridge, and the windows and it is great.

Safe travels Mark- enjoy!
Woodsong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 05:43 PM   #95
Guru
 
Daddyo's Avatar


 
City: Cruising East Coast US
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Grace
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,441
Just now leaving Charleston inlet, might have to come inside in the AM.
__________________
Mark Bowerman
Brokerage owner and cruiser
Esse Quam Videri
http://graceyachting.com/
Daddyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 05:51 PM   #96
Guru
 
Besslb's Avatar
 
City: Cary NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Skinny Dippin'
Vessel Model: Navigator 42'
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 683
He's transmitting!! Safe journey!
Besslb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 06:28 PM   #97
Guru
 
windmill29130's Avatar
 
City: Little River SC
Vessel Name: JAZ
Vessel Model: Ta Chaio/CT35
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 716
Love that night cruising!
windmill29130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 06:36 PM   #98
Guru
 
windmill29130's Avatar
 
City: Little River SC
Vessel Name: JAZ
Vessel Model: Ta Chaio/CT35
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 716
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daddyo View Post
Just now leaving Charleston inlet, might have to come inside in the AM.
You can run up St. Helena Sound and anchor behind Monkey Island. Maybe the monkeys will be out. Your two boys would love it!
windmill29130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 07:00 PM   #99
Guru
 
Ocean Breeze NL's Avatar
 
City: Springdale, NL
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Ocean Breeze
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander 85OA38
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 530
Should be good going..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen shot 2013-01-06 at 4.55.41 PM.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	96.9 KB
ID:	15448  
__________________
Elwin
Ocean Breeze NL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 07:03 PM   #100
Guru
 
Daddyo's Avatar


 
City: Cruising East Coast US
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Grace
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,441
Quote:
Originally Posted by windmill29130 View Post
You can run up St. Helena Sound and anchor behind Monkey Island. Maybe the monkeys will be out. Your two boys would love it!
Thanks for the tip. We're going to play it on the fly tomorrow setting Wassaw Sound as the first possible bailout spot. Trust me I would much rather skip the Georgia ICW due to the tides and the extra distance inside vs outside.
__________________

__________________
Mark Bowerman
Brokerage owner and cruiser
Esse Quam Videri
http://graceyachting.com/
Daddyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012