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Offline Tim Gardner

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Re: Compac Fleet assault on Tangier Island
« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2016, 09:59:49 AM »
Hey Matt, you should clean the cabin well, not badly😁

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Re: Compac Fleet assault on Tangier Island
« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2016, 10:23:32 AM »
I managed to clean the cabin.

I actually got out for a shakedown sail.  I shook a few things loose on the way home because of the heavy weather.  I posted that somewhere in another thread.

Let me know who is involved and who is coming.  If no one can make it then I may just go to Annapolis since I have a lot of time to play around.  I really have to stop planning stuff when I cruise and just go where I am going until I get there. 

To quote a Jimmy Buffett song " frank bama once said the best navigators are not quite sure
Where they're going until they get there...and then they're still not sure."
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Re: Compac Fleet assault on Tangier Island
« Reply #47 on: April 25, 2016, 09:13:18 PM »
Hey Heave, if we get too delayed getting her splashed that we can't get some good shake downs in before we try to venture a multi day sail to Tangier will let you know. Still being hopeful. If not come join us up the Rivah! Our first overnight will more than likely be the Corrotoman. A great anchorage and beach that mid week is all ours. Urbanna just a stones throw and Merrior just across from us. We got a bunch of catching up to do after 25 years away from sailing. The bow is the front of the boat right?
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Re: Compac Fleet assault on Tangier Island
« Reply #48 on: April 25, 2016, 10:04:46 PM »
I thought the bow was the knot that keeps shoelaces from coming loose.  when the little bunny ears make friendly with each other.

I'm thinking about how I can scale back some work to focus on the important things for being able to sail, and I'm still naively optimistic.  A big factor will be the weather that at the time, sailing in nice 10-15kt steady winds, or alternating between doldrums and hurricane strength storms.  Any guesses as to the forecast for this event?

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Re: Compac Fleet assault on Tangier Island
« Reply #49 on: April 25, 2016, 11:30:49 PM »
You can't predict the winds that far in advance.

Then again it is the Chesapeake Bay so it shouldn't be too bad.  If it is we can hang around Deltaville or go to Urbanna.  Always have a back-up plan when sailing the Bay.

Most of the time in May you have okay weather and it is before the evening storms get bad. 
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Re: Compac Fleet assault on Tangier Island
« Reply #50 on: April 28, 2016, 10:33:53 AM »
http://wtvr.com/2016/04/27/tangier-island-uninhabitable/

I hope we can get a few of us to go over there.

Who is in?
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Re: Compac Fleet assault on Tangier Island
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2016, 11:14:27 AM »
Good news: my son changed jobs and will not be going to the green zone in Afghanistan.  Bad news: he has no vacation with his new job. 

Looks more like I will be on Smith Mountain Lake with "Slow Dancing" my CP16/2.   
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Re: Compac Fleet assault on Tangier Island
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2016, 07:37:17 PM »
I know that Bob is a maybe and I am not sure about NoMas.  Is that it? 

If no one is going to make it I may just go up north to Annapolis.  This is all weather depending of course.

Let me know either way!

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Re: Compac Fleet assault on Tangier Island
« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2016, 03:05:32 PM »
Well, based on responses, I think that this event is dead in the water.  We will have to try again in the future but it seems like no one is really ready.

No worries for me, I plan to head North.  The Blue Angles will be in Annapolis around May 24 so I may be in Annapolis around that time.  It is a long haul but I have plenty of time.
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Re: Compac Fleet assault on Tangier Island
« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2016, 10:26:16 PM »
Love the pun!!! As for me, work is shaping up to be as out of control as ever. With my son (and lead carpenter) out on the disabled list, I'm working mucho hours to pick up the slack so it looks as if I wouldn't make it. But I do plan on a road trip down there soon some weekend and I will row to Tangier this summer or my name ain't Bob23!

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Re: Compac Fleet assault on Tangier Island
« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2016, 11:36:01 PM »
The Pun was intended!

It is disappointing but at the same time life happens.  It frees up my cruise a bit and gives me the freedom to get to where I get to.  Not having a timeline and places to be is the safest way to cruise.

For all of those who do cruise, check out the Active Captain Site. 

In my region, the Chesapeake Bay, it has most anchorages, marinas, and other information that you want.  It tells you about tides, shoals, boat ramps, etc.  The App sucks, don't even bother with it.  You are far off using the web page.  You can see nautical charts of the area, satellite maps, and reviews as well. 
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Re: Compac Fleet assault on Tangier Island
« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2016, 02:39:31 PM »
Hey Heave,

Annapolis is a way cool place. We just got back from there last night late. (took the cruising route for cars and skipped all interstate). If you do get there be sure to hit Davis's Pub and The Boatyard Restaurant both in EastPort. It's where the locals hang! Wednesday evening races always bring the post race crowd out as well. It is also a dangerous place as there are sooooo many boats available. Gotta put on the blinders, we made the mistake of peeking!

Will keep you posted about our delayed splash date. This weather has slowed things down and also at least allows us to not feel too bad about missing the early season so far.
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