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Old 28-11-2013, 18:37   #16
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Re: Hello From Newfoundland

Hi Robbie ,we're almost neighbors,I'm in Bonne Bay{Gros Morne National Park} only 2 hours away,I bought a 35 ft Henriques in Kittery Maine May 2012 and steamed her back ,first big trip for me but if I can be of any assistance please contact me.
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Old 28-11-2013, 18:50   #17
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Thanks for the welcome guys,

Mike, I will certainly have a look at that book!.

RDW, We had a superb summer this year, but July and August are the visitor months, also it's cod fishing season so we will all be out stocking up the freezer.
Absolute gorgeous pictures! Where from? Welcome to the forum and fire up your questions...

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St John's to the Azores..that's quite a leg, 1181 nm?, how long would that trip take you?

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Did you know.... Newfoundland is closer to the Azores that Bermuda is?
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Old 28-11-2013, 18:58   #18
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Hi Robbie,

We just cruised Newfoundland this summer; Trepassey to Savage Cove, counterclockwise. Link to our blog with lots of pics is in my signature. Definitely get the Newfoundland guide: new edition coming out early 2014. My favorite cruising grounds so far--I only wish I had more time to spend there, like the Rest of my Life. Enjoy!
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Old 28-11-2013, 19:06   #19
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Hi Rodney,

Like your Henriques, she looks as if she would leave me in her wash lol, I can only manage 8 knts cruise, 11 knts flat out with the current behind me.

You are close, we will have to get together once I get EES home next spring, thanks for the offer of assistance, I may have a couple of questions on where to night stop, I'm planning to hug the coast for the first couple of days, just to feel her out and shake down the systems, probably cross from North Sydney to Port aux Basque.

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The pics are from my back garden lol, little place called Jacksons arm, bottom end of white bay, yep it's a beautiful place.

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Old 28-11-2013, 19:30   #20
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Benz,

Wow that was quite a trip, did you see any other boats during the trip? lol, I think if other cruisers were to check your blog they may well decide to pay us a visit and see for them selves.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:53   #21
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Hi Robbie,
Thanks for checking the blog out. We saw very few boats, and those mostly around Bonavista. In some places we were the first cruising boat they'd seen there in years.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:10   #22
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Re: Hello From Newfoundland

Hi Robbie
I actually cruise at 7-8 knots,16 knots flat out.Your boat looks like a great northhumberland hull ,got any additional info/pics of her.
As for your route ,if you do Nova Scotia you may want to look at the BraDor lakes ,I went through and was the highlight of the trip ,spent couple days in Baddeck and continued to the tip of Cape Breton and jump off from Dingwall to Codroy,Nl.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:50   #23
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Hi Rodney,

Some pics in my albums "EES", she was built in 1980 and fished commercially until 2004, then she had a full refit to pleasure, including engine rebuild, a 135 hp Perkins supplies more than enough power to ease her 9.4 tons through the water.

I'm up-dating the electronics to include a 12" touch GPS/plotter/sonar, she has a fairly new I-com 36 mile radar.

As for the route home in the spring, I'm really not sure which way I will be going, I know I shouldn't try to push too hard, but I do have time constraints and need to get back home in about 3 or 4 days, so there won't be time for sight seeing, I do have friends in Codroy so a night stop there is on the cards.

I can carry 100 gals of diesel but that would be cutting it fine for the whole trip so I need to refuel somewhere up the West coast.
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