Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-23-2018, 06:07 PM   #1
psneeld's Avatar
City: Ft Pierce
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 23,408
Crew possibly wanted

Cruising singlehanded this year between Cape May, NJ and Ft Pierce, Fl between 20 October, arriving in FT Pierce around 15 Dec. Laying over in Wilmington, NC vicinity for about 14 days.

Debating whether to look for a hand, possibly a couple to ride along for bits and pieces.

Would be anchoring out a lot, unless the crew really wants to visit some destination.

Interest, thoughts, comments, laughs.....?????

psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 07:39 PM   #2
Valued Technical Contributor
DavidM's Avatar
City: Litchfield, Ct
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 5,825
The first leg from Cape May to Wilmington can easily be done single handed assuming your boat is set up for single handed anchoring. You will have to make one lock at Great Bridge single handed if you go through Coinjock or two if you go through the Dismal Swamp Canal. I have done them both single handed and they aren't hard.

So consider doing the first leg by yourself. That leg will take about ten days if you don't dawdle.

The second leg from Wilmington down to Ft Pierce is some boring cruising: SC and particularly Ga if you stay in the ICW and another pair or two of hands will help. But with help you can easily go offshore and cut the boredom and passage time dramatically.

Good luck.


DavidM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 07:51 PM   #3
psneeld's Avatar
City: Ft Pierce
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 23,408
I have done much of the trip before single-handed on this boat and others.

Single handling makes provisioning and picking daily routes easy...but it does get lonely and boring by yourself having done the trip so many times and pretty well memorized.

I have a lot of friends that may jump in, but like so many trips and crews, timing is everything, so getting firm answers is a roll of the dice.
psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 09:22 PM   #4
O C Diver's Avatar
City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 10,122
Set your dates and be firm about them. Boat leaves on this day. Arrival is between these days. Departs next on this day. Otherwise you'll be herding cats.

I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
"Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
O C Diver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 09:25 PM   #5
High Wire's Avatar
City: Cape May, NJ and Englewood, FL
Vessel Name: Irish Lady
Vessel Model: Monk 36
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,860
We are heading south ourselves at that time by car.
Irish Lady
1984 Monk 36 Hull #46
Currently in Cape May NJ
High Wire is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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

» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012