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Old 10-15-2013, 03:42 AM   #1141
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...Water temp was 73 degrees. He swam 3 miles a day in Echo Lake in Maine for "fun" in 60+ degree water. This was a 5 second swim. Can we move on please.
On that note, I think we should. More pics and voyage stories please.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:57 AM   #1142
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Really sloppy large confused seas. 104nm of this I sure hope the Delaware is better.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:45 AM   #1143
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...Water temp was 73 degrees.
UConn's Long Island Sound Observatory

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:59 AM   #1144
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Right now, and guess what, the shallows of LI Sound are warmer.

On another note, a bit rolly all night&$@#


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Old 10-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #1145
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Enjoying your trip....thanks for posting!
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:25 AM   #1146
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:44 AM   #1147
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Great pix. Been through there a number of times but never at night. Give a toot when you pass Barnegat Light.

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Old 10-15-2013, 08:13 AM   #1148
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Right now, and guess what, the shallows of LI Sound are warmer.

On another note, a bit rolly all night&$@#
Strap the galley down...

What RPMs are you turning? About 1800?

Very envious of your trip. If you become immensely bored, your trip pics would make a good photo album on the forum - if the upload process wasn't so kludgey.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:26 AM   #1149
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Too late to save the galley. The price paid for a heavy seakindly boat is it's easy to get complacent. Lost the espresso machine and maybe the printer, arghh!
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:31 AM   #1150
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Oops sorry, 1420rpms. Nice following current is giving us well into the 7knt average. Unfortunately a big square stern is not what you want in following seas. Now is when you find out how good your autopilot is.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:46 AM   #1151
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Wow. 1420. You are definitely not guzzling. And 7 kts at that. DeFever. Really like that company and your model. Like the cockpit for water access. Only thing we really miss with our sundeck.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:44 AM   #1152
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Really sloppy large confused seas. 104nm of this I sure hope the Delaware is better.
Good luck with that thought...
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #1153
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Would you believe the Delaware is less than 1' !!
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:31 PM   #1154
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Oops sorry, 1420rpms. Nice following current is giving us well into the 7knt average. Unfortunately a big square stern is not what you want in following seas. Now is when you find out how good your autopilot is.
Actually the DF 48 has quite a curve about (10" or so over the 14') stern to the transom, making it quite kindly in following seas in comparison to some other un-named vessels. I saw one of Art's earliest vessels this summer and it was nearly canoe sterned. As the years progressed his designs became more contemporary, I'd bet Tad Roberts could educate us on the pros and cons of these two extremes.

I have found that throttling up to about 8.7 knots and 1900 RPM smooths out following seas giving the rudders additional bite so the AP can work more efficiently. Daddyo, you'd be amazed at what the active stabilizers do for roll mitigation on the DF 48.
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Would you believe the Delaware is less than 1' !!
No way!!!!!
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:55 PM   #1156
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Would you believe the Delaware is less than 1' !!
What?! The doldrums in the Deleware?
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:17 PM   #1157
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Would you believe the Delaware is less than 1' !!
Be interesting to know how the guages are calibrated. These are reading -0.93, with a forcast of -1.5 ??

http://water.weather.gov/resources/h...sn4_record.png

According to the website, these are not affected by the sequestration
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:56 PM   #1158
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Tehran, I may be wrong......
The chart is referring to the river water level.

16' is at flood level

Currently it is at a level lower than normal.

That's my read on it.....
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I have found that throttling up to about 8.7 knots and 1900 RPM smooths out following seas giving the rudders additional bite so the AP can work more efficiently.
That's certainly the case with my boat. 2000 rpm gives me 8.4 knots, good AP control & a relatively quiet helm/salon.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:30 PM   #1160
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Actually the DF 48 has quite a curve about (10" or so over the 14') stern to the transom, making it quite kindly in following seas in comparison to some other un-named vessels. I saw one of Art's earliest vessels this summer and it was nearly canoe sterned. As the years progressed his designs became more contemporary, I'd bet Tad Roberts could educate us on the pros and cons of these two extremes.

I have found that throttling up to about 8.7 knots and 1900 RPM smooths out following seas giving the rudders additional bite so the AP can work more efficiently. Daddyo, you'd be amazed at what the active stabilizers do for roll mitigation on the DF 48.
Wow good to know. There are times (passengers on board) that I wouldn't mind the extra burn to comfort them.
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