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DeepFrz 12-11-2013 11:41

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What's the news scoobert?

scoobert 12-11-2013 12:12

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Bouncing about at 79th street

RedFeather 12-11-2013 12:53

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It's lovely there. Enjoy!

scoobert 12-11-2013 13:07

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Quote:

Originally Posted by RedFeather (Post 1389058)
It's lovely there. Enjoy!

We are at capital grille now, real suffering :p

RedFeather 12-11-2013 13:19

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Originally Posted by scoobert (Post 1389066)
We are at capital grille now, real suffering :p

Hah! We should all be subjected to the suffering of fantastic steaks and good waitstaff! Poor you. :)

scoobert 12-11-2013 17:05

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Plan now is to head out of nyc tomorrow evening.
We had an inspection by the rigger, who said there was only one issue, our jackline. So we beefed it up alot! Now it will hold me.

DeepFrz 12-11-2013 20:30

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Sounds great. Have a good day tomorrow.

bobconnie 12-11-2013 21:43

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:thumb:Scoobert!! Good on ya for the rigging inspection!! Im sure yall feel better about things now!! Haveing had a couple of schooners ourselfs, both a junk rig and a staysail rig like yours, I know how heavey the rigging needs to be to carry the sails yall have available to you! But one things for sure she should make great day to day runs when yall get used to what she likes! Thats a powerfull rig, have fun and take it easy !!:D

scoobert 13-11-2013 04:41

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Powerful indeed. The rigger said to ditch the 150% genoa, and use the 75.
He said it was a good idea being new. Also going to run a single reef in both sails the whole way. By the forecasts it looks to be a calm 4 days if we need them.

carstenb 13-11-2013 05:13

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Quote:

Originally Posted by scoobert (Post 1389572)
Powerful indeed. The rigger said to ditch the 150% genoa, and use the 75.
He said it was a good idea being new. Also going to run a single reef in both sails the whole way. By the forecasts it looks to be a calm 4 days if we need them.


Scoobert

Startig off with reefs in is a VERY good idea, especially since you are inexperienced. Your sailing sped will not decrease by much, if at all, and your comfort will increase by huge amounts. Not to mention your safety.

As you gain experience, both with sail trim and with the weather, you'll know when it is advisable to shake the reefs out and when to leave them in.

We sail many nautical miles each year (roughly 1500) in virtually all conditions, and we still practice the saying "reef often, reef early". Sailing high lat. in the Baltic means 20+knot weather is the norm, 30+ knot weather is not unusual, and 40+knot weather is something you'll run into at least a couple of times on your summer holiday.

And you'll find that shaking out a reef is easier than taking one in

carstenb 13-11-2013 05:18

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Quote:

Originally Posted by scoobert (Post 1389572)
Powerful indeed. The rigger said to ditch the 150% genoa, and use the 75.
He said it was a good idea being new. Also going to run a single reef in both sails the whole way. By the forecasts it looks to be a calm 4 days if we need them.

Checked the Cape May New Jersey forecast - winds of say 20 knots today, decreasing over the next couple of days. Monday 25+knots.

You'll need to be aware of the temperatures, my forecast says between 5 and 10 degrees C (41 to 50 degrees F). If you're running with the wind, that's fine, if you're running a broad reach or beating up into it, it will be a cold bit of entertainment.

Make sure you are dressed appropriately (including thick gloves).

good luck

scoobert 13-11-2013 05:26

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Originally Posted by carstenb (Post 1389584)
Checked the Cape May New Jersey forecast - winds of say 20 knots today, decreasing over the next couple of days. Monday 25+knots.

You'll need to be aware of the temperatures, my forecast says between 5 and 10 degrees C (41 to 50 degrees F). If you're running with the wind, that's fine, if you're running a broad reach or beating up into it, it will be a cold bit of entertainment.

Make sure you are dressed appropriately (including thick gloves).

good luck

:D it snowed and blew as we came down the hudson.
We have the full enclosure up and are dressed like Alaskans.
40 will be swimtrunk weather to us :p

Andrew B. 13-11-2013 05:34

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I wish you, and yours all the best Scoob.

Write when you can.

fjwiley1 13-11-2013 07:38

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Scoobert you should have a Big Smile on your face...you have made a lot of friends on this Forum that are fully supportive....you have accomplished a lot of good things on you boat....keep smiling and enjoy your journey with your family and friends.....:)

marlinmike 13-11-2013 07:54

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Looks like favorable weather, albeit cold, but I guess that's always relative. Safe passage!


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