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Old 21-11-2013, 21:00   #616
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Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

Thanks, scuba, good points.

scoob, always have fall back backup plans. Ya never know and now you do too.

PLEASE

keep this thread alive. I enjoy scoob's blog, but this has a lot more interaction, all with good intent.
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Old 21-11-2013, 21:36   #617
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Everyone:

I am totally impressed by the mind share that is goes on here from these people who know how to sail and know this coast. Granted some of it comes with a tinge of lemon, but that is how some people communicate.

I'm seeing updates in weather, tides, ship channels, fatigue, restaurant and inside information to difficult to find marinas and anchoring places. All given by people who don't anyone else from Adam. This is probably one of the strongest support group I have ever seen on the Internet.

I'm hoping to get to the high seas in a few years, sell my old 26'f and get something suited to blue water. Until then, I will be scouring this site for all the information I can. Granted some of it comes with a few extra grains of salt, but really, I believe that everyone here is hoping captain Scoob makes it.

This is better than any sailing manual I have every read. Questions arise and everyone approaches with a solution from a different angle. Awesome read. If I lived off the coast of FL, I would buy this guy a beer when he makes it. Gutsy, but he is definitely getting better as he is going.

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Scoob - I'm concur with these other guys. Always have a plan B, and always check out what you will get into if you have to use Plan B. As in, can I even get into that harbor I've nominated as my emergency harbor? As in, what do I do if my engine doesn't start? As in, what do I do if I have a medical emergency? And all the other issues.

Sailing, especially off-shore, is all about being a couple of moves ahead and checking, then rechecking everything. And then having a Plan B.

You'll eventually learn this as you fail to do these things and end up sh*t. That is the same way the rest of us learned it. You're no different, except most of the rest of us probably have listened to older wiser sailors a bit more than you have.
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You'll eventually learn this as you fail to do these things and end up sh*t. That is the same way the rest of us learned it. You're no different, except most of the rest of us probably have listened to older wiser sailors a bit more than you have.
To an extent that is somewhat true especially in the 'learn by doing' method of learning which may lead to correlation. However, there is great value to learning from the mistakes of others. I would estimate how I have learned is more weighted towards listening to others. That does not mean one should shy away from creating their own experiences/making their own mistakes/practicing what they have learned yet one should avoid stumbling into hazards in which someone has already been...no need to 'reinvent the wheel', so to say. Be an information sponge but go apply it in the real world.

The primary obstacle to correlation is one's own attitude.
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You Go Scoobert.........keep a comin>>>>>keep a Smilin........
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The bad part is the marina in jax i was going to says they are full...
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I live next door to Arlington Marina, they can't take your length inside the marina, I asked them. Their only choice is 1 on the river facing dock that would leave you exposed. I wouldn't want to keep it there. To rough when the winds pipe up and creates rollers not to mention the occasional inconsiderate boater that doesn't observe the No-wake Zone.
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I just looked and Active Captain has a long list of Marinas listed under "Jacksonville"......let me know what you find....
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Need something inexpensive, with clean showers, and laundry.
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Glad you made it through. Keep on truckin...er, you know.
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Need something inexpensive, with clean showers, and laundry.
Seafarers Marina is cheap. but you won't like it. Dirtiest most ill kept showers I have seen yet. I felt dirty after the shower. People are great but the marina is the pits. I now stay at Arlington. It does rock some (I, too, have to stay on the end of the dock.) but it's not too bad. easy in and out. Stores and restaurants are within biking, but not easy walking distance.

You might want to consider coming in at Fernandina instead of Jacksonville, quick, easy entrance and exit to the ocean, dock right in town, good showers and stuff. Easy to go outside and down to St. Augustine the next day, About 60 miles. Fernandina is also a good place to lay over and wait for better weather.
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Location does NOT matter to me.farther south is even better.
I need to nail something down. Have to buy my train ticket.
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Looking at Active Captain, St. Augustine looks to have some decent marinas...LL
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