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Old 20-11-2013, 04:24   #556
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Old 20-11-2013, 04:55   #558
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we are heading out today, when i reach the bay i will make the decision. i will base it on how much rest we both have, the weather, and bail out options. we are down to two crew for the remainder of the journey, so we may just go inside for that reason.
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Inside from Norfolk to Beaufort is a very nice run. Just remember there is no place to dock between Coinjock and Belhaven (84 miles) plenty of anchorages but no fuel. Fill up at Coinjock. The Alligator River Marina is too shallow for you to enter.
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Check out AC for the area; Free dockage in Portsmouth (space available), Call ahead for a reservation at Coinjock for docking, fuel, and prime rib. Once thru the Alligator-Pungo Canal there are many anchorages, pick one depending upon the wind. If you need any help below Oriental check out Bock Marine on Adam's Creek, great people.

Let us know where you are and we'll try to help; why did you loose a crew member? It can be an good lesson for both captain and crew….
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why did you loose a crew member? It can be an good lesson for both captain and crew….
she thought that $800 would be enough money for a 3 month trip.... and burned thru it in 8 days. she never bothered to ask us, and said she had plenty when she boarded.
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she thought that $800 would be enough money for a 3 month trip.... and burned thru it in 8 days. she never bothered to ask us, and said she had plenty when she boarded.
$800 in 8 days for one person on a boat? Thatīs 3000$ a month per person... Wouaw!
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she wanted to eat out with us every night.... thats just how we do it....
she also did not listen to us. she spent $500 at west marine on clothing.
we told her to get the rain jacket, she got the jacket, bibs, a second jacket.... she said she had plenty for the trip, and this morning she was packing to leave. said she had $300 left. its not a big deal.
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Inside from Norfolk to Beaufort is a very nice run. Just remember there is no place to dock between Coinjock and Belhaven (84 miles) plenty of anchorages but no fuel. Fill up at Coinjock. The Alligator River Marina is too shallow for you to enter.
thanks for the tip, i love prime rib! i hope its good? we have a 600-1000 mile range, so 84 is not a big deal, but i wonder if i top off how much more draft it would give us vs having half a tank?
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It is the captain's responsibility to keep boat and crew safe. To carry this out would include making known the expected financial burden for each soul onboard. A more direct action would be to ask how much funds has each crew allowed for the trip.

Late in season, untested boat, untested crew, now having to alter the route (or at least the viable options) to accommodate loss of crew member. Probable cause: Captain's failure to communicate. Contributing factors: lack of financial means by crew member; sloth-like progress along route.

I understand there is a weather window which even then is not ideal. Take heed of Atol's advice and make quick passage. The boat is approaching a notable area. The best option is swift passage.

On a different note, I've been toying with an idea. Likely I'll take heat for this but it seems to me there is a bit of handholding here. Scoob has consistently stated he thinks he has what it takes and that the boat is sound. I say it's time for the practical test. All hands get below and pipe down, let the skipper be the skipper.

Evidence of this is as recent as his thoughts of making Oregon Inlet. Now he did contact the CG which is demonstration of safety conscious, forward thinking yet that must be tempered by the absence of careful inspection of the charting.


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... i wonder if i top off how much more draft it would give us vs having half a tank?

Your boat will have (roughly) 1700 pounds per inch immersion. Diesel weighs roughly 7 lbs per gallon. So you sink one inch per 243 gallons, more or less. . . . If your tank is located significantly aft of amidships, you may go down by the stern more than the bow.
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richard, we are learning. a crew member being broke has nothing to do with safety. she could eat from the 70# of rice we keep sealed up on board.

this is not "late in the season" this is the safe time to make an Atlantic passage, after hurricane season. sure, its chilly, but thats of little concern.

i inspected the chart for Oregon inlet. they do not chart the inlet in paper chart form. after contacting the CG they referred me to the corp website, and that has a weekly updated chart.

we are going inside. not even considering outside now, and the chance we would have gone outside was low to begin with. we will slip out of the inlet today, head to norfolk, and enjoy our dinner there tomorrow.

weather? looks good for our 24 hour passage to norfolk, looks like we will be on a starboard tack, and be able to achieve our goal speed of 5kts on #3 jib alone.
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Your boat will have (roughly) 1700 pounds per inch immersion. Diesel weighs roughly 7 lbs per gallon. So you sink one inch per 243 gallons, more or less. . . . If your tank is located significantly aft of amidships, you may go down by the stern more than the bow.
that is awesome information, thank you!!!!!
no wonder 250 gallons of water did not allow me to see a waterline difference.

and yes our tank is far aft, 140 gallons, all 3' before the rudder.
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Now you are sounding more and more like the captain of the ship!
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