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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 25-09-2010, 18:10
Replies: 43
Views: 11,323
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
The Julia Tuttle Bridge (between Miami and Ft...

The Julia Tuttle Bridge (between Miami and Ft Lauderdale) has vertical clearance of 55 or 56 ft. Usually head north from Keys in April, seems to be about the beginning of the spring thunderstorm...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 29-08-2010, 11:04
Replies: 7
Views: 6,537
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
The folks at SBI were very good at answering all...

The folks at SBI were very good at answering all my questions, and I'm positive they can answer your question. Not sure what you mean by your "registered address", but you are given the option of...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 27-08-2010, 07:11
Replies: 119
Views: 11,618
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
How did I pick my anchor? I asked the owners of...

How did I pick my anchor? I asked the owners of the same vessel (Cape Dory 28) what they used, and described where I would be anchoring most of the time. Received a number of good replies (about...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 27-08-2010, 07:05
Replies: 21
Views: 4,031
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Rodriguez Key anchorage can be "not the best"...

Rodriguez Key anchorage can be "not the best" with significant east/southeast winds, but works okay most of the time, although it can be a rolly night if the swells are coming in.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 21-07-2010, 15:56
Replies: 41
Views: 4,482
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Everyone has different views - don't they! Have...

Everyone has different views - don't they! Have been on a Cape Dory 28 for 5 yrs, and while once in a while think that a few more feet in length or beam might be nice, realize that I don't need it,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13-07-2010, 14:31
Replies: 48
Views: 6,528
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Correction - Hospitality Harbor is now called...

Correction - Hospitality Harbor is now called Solomons Harbor Marina, and the fee is $2.00 per day for dinghy tie up and trash - NO access to showers, and the laundromat is closed - you can still...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-07-2010, 15:44
Replies: 81
Views: 12,296
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
I know that I've lost a few pair of cheap...

I know that I've lost a few pair of cheap sunglasses over the last few years, usually after buying them someplace I wasn't planning on being. On the other hand, a pair of Vaurnets (sp?) that I was...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 03-07-2010, 19:50
Replies: 78
Views: 10,741
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Two additional approaches - I often say hi, and...

Two additional approaches - I often say hi, and ask if they are comfortable anchored there. This often seems to stimulate them to think about it, and frequently they move. A friend gets his camera...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 30-06-2010, 07:13
Replies: 25
Views: 3,907
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Kittiwake seconds the suggestion of Cocoa Village...

Kittiwake seconds the suggestion of Cocoa Village Marina - 45 min to Orlando Intl and all the flights you want. I use it to dock Kittiwake while visiting friends in Orlando, and it's the closest...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 23-06-2010, 14:44
Replies: 39
Views: 10,634
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
The smaller Achilles (7'10) Lite RIB seems to be...

The smaller Achilles (7'10) Lite RIB seems to be real dry, and runs real well with 2 people, 2 water jugs. Small enough to put on deck without to much difficulty. Rated only up to 5 horsepower, so...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 23-06-2010, 14:36
Replies: 18
Views: 15,460
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Consider looking at the Engel 12V/110V...

Consider looking at the Engel 12V/110V freezer/fridges. Extremely low draw (0.6 to 2.4 ah), alot of different sizes. Mine has been running 24/7 for 4 yrs without any problem. Am thinking about...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-06-2010, 19:06
Replies: 120
Views: 45,966
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Until you know what your energy requirements are...

Until you know what your energy requirements are it's hard to answer this question...
200 W of solar panel with MPPT controller does fine on Kittiwake, and the Honda is infrequently run, unless I...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-06-2010, 18:41
Replies: 46
Views: 6,068
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
No question that it depends on what your plans...

No question that it depends on what your plans are - while choice didn't have much to do with it in the beginning, as I approach 5 yrs as coastal cruiser, some of my early choices have held up,...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 10-06-2010, 19:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,447
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Friend of mine tried more than once to get in 5...

Friend of mine tried more than once to get in 5 Fathom Creek last fall - with the board up on Bermuda 40, and after talking to some of the shrimpers in the neighborhood, he ended up going down to...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 10-06-2010, 10:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,447
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Agree with comments about Wynah Bay - have used...

Agree with comments about Wynah Bay - have used it when couldn't reach Charleston heading south. Although usually a problem when leaving more than arriving, make sure that you find the first range,...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-06-2010, 06:11
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
I've used Deltaville Marina on Jackson creek both...

I've used Deltaville Marina on Jackson creek both for DIY and the full service yard. They've expanded their storage yard in the last couple of years, and the affiliated marina is good one, although...
Forum: Meets & Greets 01-06-2010, 17:26
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Cape Dorys

Hey Erika
Kittiwake has been a very very good Cape Dory. Sails well, cruises well, and has been pretty much trouble free in the grand scheme of things. Every now and then I'm on another sail and...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 31-05-2010, 10:47
Replies: 14
Views: 7,862
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
change the oil every 100-120 hr in Volvo MD7A, as...

change the oil every 100-120 hr in Volvo MD7A, as per Volvo manual...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 31-05-2010, 10:45
Replies: 13
Views: 9,177
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Finished replacing my 1982 Whale Galley foot pump...

Finished replacing my 1982 Whale Galley foot pump yesterday in Cape Dory 28 - found out that the pump was mounted a steel bracket, using the 4 foot attachment points was no problem, holes were...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 31-05-2010, 10:31
Replies: 20
Views: 4,687
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Consider a Cape Dory 36 as an addition to the...

Consider a Cape Dory 36 as an addition to the list. That said, everyone that I've ever talked to has different requirements regarding space and comfort creatures, once you've identified the sailing...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 30-05-2010, 20:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,820
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Usually use the run from St Mary's River...

Usually use the run from St Mary's River (Fernindina) to Port Royal Sound - about 24 hrs in 28' Cape Dory. Need to be careful at Tybee Roads, alot of commercial traffic in and out of Savannah. ...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 30-05-2010, 19:55
Replies: 3
Views: 1,517
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Try looking up Sarah Creek, N side of the York......

Try looking up Sarah Creek, N side of the York... Peace and Fair Winds, Bill
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 30-05-2010, 19:28
Replies: 14
Views: 5,926
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Have been using the St. Brendan's Isle service...

Have been using the St. Brendan's Isle service with the mail scanning option for about a year - extremely satisfied with their service, options for forwarding mail (USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc) - and you...
Forum: Other 30-05-2010, 19:09
Replies: 19
Views: 3,452
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Would suggest the guide "Managing the Waterway" -...

Would suggest the guide "Managing the Waterway" - by Mark and Diana Doyle. Have found the overall information included more useful than any single Skipper Bob publication. Also use Claiborne...
Forum: Meets & Greets 27-05-2010, 17:45
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By KittiwakeCD28
Kittiwake on Board

My name is Bill, on the Cape Dory 28 Kittiwake. A coastal cruiser for 5 yrs now, between the Chesapeake and Boot Key Harbor, FL Keys, with the occassional side trip. Mostly inside cruising, with...
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