Registered users don't see ads
  1. Welcome to the new Cruising Sailors Forum, for experienced sailors and cruisers. 2009-2016 forum archive is now online.

Cruising: motoring DDW at 6 knots in 6 knots of breeze, on the cool North Atlantic,...

Discussion in 'Cruising Sailors' started by TomY, Aug 7, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,188 posts, 718 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    in 92 degrees of heat. At one point off the isle of shoals, I swung the boat to windward because I was losing conciseness.

    What a hot few weeks we’ve had!

    After a swim, followed by a shower on deck, glass of white with ice cubes, under the Bimini, the heat has finally let go. 10 miles off the NH coast swinging on a mooring in 10
    Kt. South, it’s still too hot in the sun!

    If we were just sailing, we would have sailed to windward to, where ever. CED70B24-04CD-407F-83A9-B58A6A38E4ED.jpeg
     


    Will Gilmore likes this.
  2. jviss

    jviss

    Joined Feb 5, 2004
    2,842 posts, 324 likes
    Tartan 3800
    US Westport, MA
    Yea, I hear you! It's hot. We are on the hook outside Edgartown, the heat is finally coming off. I would never have thought I'd put ice in beer....
     


    TomY likes this.
  3. BlowMeAway

    BlowMeAway

    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    962 posts, 433 likes
    Hunter 1978 H30 Cherubini
    US Cayuga Lake, Ithaca
    We’re hot and humid here too. A fingerlakes excursion also involves the auxiliary, since winds have averaged 4 knots. When going DDW the sails flounder and the smoke from my cigarettes hangs around like a second hand death for my guests. The southerly breezes and impending thunderstorms are ruining my originally perfect day sails. My contributions remain the same, smiles on all faces, or quit this sailboat life style. So far things are still looking good.

    718AD2B5-582E-4F9C-AC4D-983FB3D7525F.jpeg
     


    TomY and Will Gilmore like this.
  4. Blye

    Blye

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    13 posts, 21 likes
    It's record hot here in the Great Sweaty North..... and guess who caught measles some how? Yes you can get them more than once and now I'm trapped at home until I clear up

    All together!!!!

    Loser! ;-)
     


    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
    TomY likes this.
  5. sesmith

    sesmith

    Joined Jul 1, 2010
    538 posts, 66 likes
    Seaward 25
    US Ithaca, NY
    It's been pretty nice up here on the North Channel of Lake Huron. Not too warm, not too cold.
     


  6. gettinthere

    gettinthere

    Joined Nov 26, 2008
    1,813 posts, 131 likes
    Endeavour 42
    US Cruisin
    Been fairly breezy in the upper 80s here in FLA!! LOL
     


    Will Gilmore likes this.
  7. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,744 posts, 1,170 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I've been in Scotland for the last 2 weeks. I didn't realize that Scotland's southern border is 11 degrees farther north than where I live in northern NH. The temperatures are cool. I could have left my shorts at home. The water around the Isle of Skye is actually warmer than the Gulf of Maine, but I'm still not getting into it (Grew up on the Gulf of Mexico). It's not the rain so much, it's actually been nice most of the time, but it is windy out here on the border of the North Atlantic and the North Sea. I'm happy to report that sailing has not disappeared from from this area of the world. There are sailboats everywhere. Other than the prawn fishermen, sailboats are the most numerous.
    20180804_153831.jpg Unfortunately, they can't beat the powerboats to the head of the line for the AM sail from Morey Firth into Loch Ness.
    I'd give you more pictures of sailboats, but this was on my phone and I haven't downloaded from our cameras yet. We fly home tomorrow, so soon.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


    TomY likes this.
  8. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,188 posts, 718 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    The sun finally turned off. Then we had front row seats (thanks to our big ports) for a spectacular thunder storm roaring up the NH coast. I’m enjoying coffee in the cockpit, a mobo’S generator throbbing nearby. I’m right on the boundary line, NH to starboard, Maine to port. Been a great trip so far, more to come. C6F203DE-F730-4CAC-9D87-55CCA29F947C.jpeg
     


    jon hansen and Will Gilmore like this.
  9. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    390 posts, 141 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    Your dog is too stupid to know he should be uncomfortable with its throat rested in that position. Writing as a dog lover, that’s not intended as insult ;) but rather as a humored observation.
     


    pateco and TomY like this.
  10. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy

    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,344 posts, 828 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
    I sure wish that dog was half mine.
     


    TomY likes this.
  11. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,188 posts, 718 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    There are times I wish he was not my dog. We all have our moments
     


  12. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy

    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,344 posts, 828 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
    We are currently experiencing what it's like to be dog-less on a boat, having re-homed our two not-suited-for-cruising dogs a couple of weeks ago. Quite a different daily routine so far.
    If you know the provenance of my quote, please know that the post was made in jest. It's a literary reference to one of my favorite authors. *


    *Hint- "Puddin'-head Wilson".
     


    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
    TomY likes this.
  13. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,621 posts, 1,806 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    I hate losing conciseness, too. I tend to ramble on and on and on. Then I start repeating myself over and over and over again to the point of being repetitive and redundant.
     


  14. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,188 posts, 718 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    I’m pretty heat tolerant but that was a trial. We’re the MoBo Xmas again today. Glassy calm but cooler today. She’s an ok MoBo in pleasant weather. A real MoBo, a good sized tub burning barrels of fuel, would have AC and a Barkoliner to nap
    In.
     


  15. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    2,102 posts, 551 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL


  16. Misfits

    Misfits

    Joined Apr 14, 2009
    545 posts, 35 likes
    Sabre 28
    US NH
    Yes but it's a dry heat:)
    First thing I did when I got to Belfast this afternoon was a string a white tarp over the boom. At least it funnels the slight breeze into the boat/cockpit.

    Soon enough we'll all be complaining that summers over....
     


    TomY likes this.
  17. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    390 posts, 141 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    What does that imply? (You want to be Tom's "partner"?) ;)
     


  18. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy

    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,344 posts, 828 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
    He's got a good name, but NO!
    Not that there's anything wrong with that. :rolleyes:

    Edit- Alright, I'll finish the quote.
    After the locals heard Puddin' head Wilson state that he wished that the dog was half his, and upon asking why he'd want half a dog, Puddin' head said "I'd kill my half".

    Funny stuff, no?
     


    Last edited: Aug 8, 2018
    TomY likes this.
  19. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,188 posts, 718 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    Moored in Beautiful Biddeford Pool. I’m embarrassed to say, I’ve never been in here. Google turned up an NYmagazine article about these best Maine beaches.

    We came in at LW, and in fact, the whole basin was white sand beach.

    We spent a few hours beach combing and swimming in pleasant water temps. Just across the street from the dinghy dock is a REAL grocery store.

    Between Rockport me and mystic conn, this is the only convenient provision store we found, beside Cuttyhunk’s. The icebox is full again. Life is good. 6D020934-F574-415A-9596-E12589FE562D.jpeg
     


    Will Gilmore, Rick486 and jon hansen like this.
  20. Rick486

    Rick486

    Joined Oct 1, 2007
    953 posts, 147 likes
    Hunter 44DS
    US Pt. Judith
    Awww. So cute. "Just wet me down and let me lay in the shade." It is a beautiful stop but we have never dared to challenge the "pool" carrying 5 ft and a bit. We have always called ahead to the YC for a mooring outside. Lived through a heckuva thunderstorm in the middle of dinner. Fantastic western sky.

    As for provisions, for the next trip, we have provisioned at Kennebunkport, Gloucester, Scituate, Sandwich, Pt Judith (of course!). We have had more difficulty finding stops where the dogs could run and poop than provisions:)
     



Noflex Sewage Treatment
Treat sludge and odor problems in holding tanks.
NEW rigid hatch covers
Hatch protection like never before. Tough, secure, installs in seconds.
Sail Trim Chart and Guide
When it comes to sailing, as basic as salt and pepper and just as indispensable!
Mainsail covers
Pre-patterned mainsail covers to fit your boat