No one likes me! That's ok, sailed to the Chaptank and back the Herrington Harbor while rooting around the water lines on Discovery.
I'm looking to add two filers (charcoal and u.2 micron) for taste and buggies.
I need some assistance here.
I am planning a sail up to Tiverton, Rhode Island.
I would prefer to coastal sail and gunkhole when and where the weather turns.
Any and all advice is welcome
Agree that I need to get on the next club call. I intended to hop on the last one, but life got in the way.
Still watching the storm, but hopefully the time over land will slow the wind down a bit more. Seems like it will be moving north pretty quickly by then so rain might not be too bad. Still good to get the prep in, just in case. Our slip is really sheltered which is great for storms and docking, but makes it pretty miserable on hot sticky days.
Mark, we're over at Town Point. Same side of the creek as HHN, tucked in the corner between HHN and the breakwater. A few minutes by water but it's a bit of a meandering drive along backroads to get there.
This year has been such a mess that we're sadly not there very often. I had planned on racing every Wednesday with HHSA, but with little kids at home and full time jobs, we're in survival mode with limited bandwidth for much else.
Sailed 3 days on the northern Chesapeake (Thur-Sat) - Still Pond, Worton Creek and home to Bodkin (spotted another Ericson near Fairlee/Pooles Island on Thurs but couldn't hail them or see the name on the boat - looked like an E-38 with blue cove, burgundy canvas and a large American flag off the backstay).
Sailing was OK and temps weren't too bad. Thanks to Navman for info on getting into Worton Creek, only hit bottom once at Green-3. Experienced the other reason July/Aug sailing in the Chesapeake is iffy - an evening thunderstorm with 40+ knot winds, lightning crashing all around the boat and torrential rains. Pretty wild ride but the Mantus anchor held in the Worton Creek mud, fun hoisting it in the AM. Sailed back going 3-5 knots in moderate rain, actually fairly pleasant and had most of the bay to myself. Snugged down for TS Isaias. 4th solar panel seemed to do the trick for charging the 48v motor bank, 3 days of travel with no generator and arrived back at the dock with 95% charge. Here's hoping for a safe ride through Isaias! Hope to be back on the water Thursday for a trip to Wye River.
I had stated in an earlier post that it is my intention to meet as many Club members on the water this summer as possible. I may not be meeting members but I am visiting their Ericsons.
Right around the corner from you is Magothy River and another Ericson owner. Assuming I split the difference that's about 25 miles from Herrington Harbor. It might be another run this weekend if anyone is available.
Another thought, if your headed for the Wye River it is basically the same 25 miles from Herrington Harbor and I could easily meet you there.