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Old 15-12-2013, 06:44   #1
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Compared to some places in the world this ain't sh-t, however we are experiencing some pretty sporty weather in New York, 4-6 inches snow then freezing rain last evening, temps made it to 5 degrees F. with the wind chill factor. Went to try and get off the boat this am and found the main hatch is frozen shut. So decided to sit here in my shorts and have another cup of "Joe" and contemplate the meaning of the universe and the impending meltdown of western society. The plan is to climb out the fore hatch at some point and drive on with the days chores and enjoy natures stark beauty. Peace to all
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Old 15-12-2013, 07:51   #2
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A free at last, had to use the "Gus" Virgil Grissom method and use the explosive bolts.
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Compared to some places in the world ...........
Ok, I can't complain because the weather here has been in the 70's (F), but there's another "Trap". We were planning to cruise with family this weekend to Cumberland Island National Seashore, but we were trapped by a closed railway bridge that left us with only 5' clearance! 'down for repair and not opened for six days,- restricted openings for months during repairs! We still made it out for a sail in the river. I concede that your trap is worse!
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The last couple of weeks in the Puget Sound area we been below freezing. They turned off the water two weeks ago and the marina froze over so no pump out either. The water tanks hold 400 gallons so we had plenty of water, but the holding tank is only 50 gallons. The Webasto diesel heater keeps the boat between 65 and 70 degrees as we out put so much heat the ice melts. With the canvas tarps and plex a glass over the windows the boat was dry, warm with no condensation. However, the pick up was frozen shut had to use de icier and pull hard

We usually get the coldest weather, freezing temps, snow, ice, and wind mid to late January. This was just a preview of what’s to come.
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We usually get the coldest weather, freezing temps, snow, ice, and wind mid to late January. This was just a preview of what’s to come.

Considering it is still fall really hope you are wrong
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i am trapped in pair a dice with a seized engine...hopefully this wont last long.....
stay warm, guys. that coldness, too, shall end, and we will all be free again....
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Sorry to hear that Zee, seem to recall you had the venerable Perkins 4.108, how did you manage to seize the motor.
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Hey Chris, It can't be that bad up there, there's no ice in the marina.............yet!
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Hey Chris, It can't be that bad up there, there's no ice in the marina.............yet!
Spoken like a true Floridian Fred, worst fall I can remember here in a long time.
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Average seawater temperatures from NOAA for the Battery, NYC for Dec/Jan/Feb/March 43/38/36/41

Not sure what it's like up in Nyack, methinks maybe colder? We had a little ice in the marina last year, didn't last long.
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burger...she ranaway then seized so we are rebuilding her with a new name and more colorful appearance. still same engine, new outlook on life as all will be overhauled, milled, chilled and frilled thoroughly.


i have sailed on hudson in november, but we drew line at december......way too cold....
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burger...she ranaway then seized so we are rebuilding her with a new name and more colorful appearance. still same engine, new outlook on life as all will be overhauled, milled, chilled and frilled thoroughly.


i have sailed on hudson in november, but we drew line at december......way too cold....
Yeah that's the beauty of old school iron, take a lickin and keeps on tickin
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Average seawater temperatures from NOAA for the Battery, NYC for Dec/Jan/Feb/March 43/38/36/41

Not sure what it's like up in Nyack, methinks maybe colder? We had a little ice in the marina last year, didn't last long.
Seawater here is much warmer than the air temperature, with the Westsail like a little submarine, and the bow pointed into the prevailing winds I have been able to keep the boat fairly comfortable with just a small electric radiator, splurge in the evenings and put the Dickinson diesel heater on. Scottish DNA
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@cburger..... Spent a couple of winters holed up on the Genesse River with the bubbler running. Don't miss that at all. Spend some time listening to WOR out of NYC and everytime they give the weather, it makes me feel not so bad. Not as lucky as ZeeHag (yet) or even CaptForce, but at least the highs have stayed a little above the lower Chesapeake for the most part keeping us warmer than y'all.

We did turn the dock water off on the first of December but not unexpected. I still repeat the sentiments of my first post in this thread... :-)
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