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Old 03-02-2016, 12:09   #1
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Sail Kingston to east coast then south

Hi all
I am new to the forum. I am planning to sail out thE St Lawrence and head south leaving Kingston area in June .I retired so I'm hoping to make it as far south as I can till October Fly back home and then back to the boat in December Then south.
I have an Alberg 34 and have some work to do first
Replace feul lines and tank?..
Run reeling lines back to the cockpit
Install new autohelm Raymarine liner drive
Install radar and chart plotter Raymarine
Would like a wind vane but not in the budget
Install second 200watt solar panel
Any thoughts on Raymarine electronics
Any advice is welcome
I have 7 years sailing experience approx 8000knm farthest trip was to Georgain Bay north channel last year oh by the way I will be solo most of the trip
On the hard right now
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:19   #2
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Re: Sail Kingston to east coast then south

How did your trip go? I have an Alberg 35, have thought of going from the Chesapeake up that way. Was it helpful to have the reefing run to the cockpit? Mine's at the mast and I really haven't seen a reason to change it. What other changes would you make now that you didn't think of?
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:58   #3
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Hi Jim
I have not done the trip yet. Planning on leaving this early June. I will run the reefing lines back to the cockpit this spring. Currently at the mast and hope it will be easier from the cockpit. Talked to my sail maker (loose footed main) and he said I could forgo tying the reef points just use the tack & clew. Going on deck in rough sea conditions solo can be a little scary been there done that hope the cockpit thing works .

Other things REEF early .Have jib furler so it can be winched in . Got caught in water spout in Georgian Bay last year. 90kt winds

I hope to make it to the Chesapeake area by late August.leave the boat there till December,then south

Do you have any recommendation for short term dockage mooring in the Chesapeake area.
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Old 04-02-2016, 12:10   #4
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Re: Sail Kingston to east coast then south

You will need at least one crew with you for the first couple of days until you clear the last set of locks in St.Lambert. I don't think the St.Lawrence Seaway allows you to lock through single handed.
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Old 04-02-2016, 12:40   #5
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Hi Drumroll30
Thanks for the advice . I have been through the Welland both ways and you need three crew up & two down Wish I had taken some videos and posted how too! Would recommend four on board going up ,good fenders,and fender board There are extreme currents that crush the boat against the wall, also watch the spreaders don't hit the wall
I have crew for the locks going down should be a breeze as its like draining a bath tub.

Any thoughts on Raymarine Radar/ Autohelm
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:22   #6
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Re: Sail Kingston to east coast then south

The answer to your question about short term dockage in the Chesapeake depends on where you want to leave the boat. We keep ours at Anchorage Marina in Baltimore, in the inner harbor. Good facilities, floating docks. I'm sure you could keep it there. But that keeps it near the northern end; you may want to be further south. Also, it's in the water storage. There are a few places where you could pull it and store it and work on it.

I expect to be on my boat most of August through the first week of September. If you contact me when your plans are more set, I'd love to meet up. There are lots of Alberg 30's on the Chesapeake, most near Annapolis. I know there are at least two 35's in my marina.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:04   #7
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Hi Jim
Yes I will try to contact you as I get down in your area. Thanks for the info.
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I find having an AIS transceiver very useful especially single handling and would make it a top priority for your journey
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Old 05-02-2016, 16:56   #9
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Thanks
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I had planned to install as well also replaced both radios last year and they receive AIS as well. I plan to stop in Halifax so may see you in July
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Old 05-02-2016, 17:58   #10
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Re: Sail Kingston to east coast then south

Alberg 34,

I cant offer much help on your trip but would love to see pics of your Alberg 34. As you probably know few were made.

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Old 05-02-2016, 19:24   #11
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Hi Cruiser2B
Hopefully this works attaching pic
You are correct on few being made Tapestry2 was built in Bloomfield by Picton On Canada She was the last Alberg 34 built Number 7 There are no records of her as the company went bankrupt The owner of the company had the previous owner remove the boat from his yard 3 days prior and then completed the boat for him.Says a lot for the mans integrity
Hope you enjoy your Alberg 30 I almost bought one until I saw the 34
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I know Dave Clark, who bought Alberg 34 #1. He took a few years to sail it across the Atlantic, then across the Pacific to Australia, where he sold it. It's still sailing there. Good boats.
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I have a friend who has an Alberg 34 . The boats name is Adriana and is home ported on Georgian Bay. He and his young family took the boat as far as Dominican Republic in 04/05 with no issues. My Heritage 35 is very similar and has been across the Atlantic 4 times as well as the Carribean for 3 years. Indeed Look me up in July. I am at RNSYS. Originally from Kingston.
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Re: Sail Kingston to east coast then south

I would be interested in making the trip with you. I am out of Halifax Marina in Daytona Beach Florida. Let me know your schedule

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I have a friend who has an Alberg 34 . The boats name is Adriana and is home ported on Georgian Bay. He and his young family took the boat as far as Dominican Republic in 04/05 with no issues. My Heritage 35 is very similar and has been across the Atlantic 4 times as well as the Carribean for 3 years. Indeed Look me up in July. I am at RNSYS. Originally from Kingston.

Hi there. Which Heritage 35 do you have? We have Kalinka1, and are presently in Ireland. Home is Toronto.


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