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    Launched!... so it's on to "People and Places"

    people including the Great Great Great Grandson of Alfred "Centennial" Johnson, first recorded solo crossing of the Atlantic... or any major ocean?

    successful launch day with bacon egs sausage ginger bread home made dough nuts, DD coffee in a box... Yummmm



    mere minutes after impact.


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    now to ballast her down and overnight... with fire works

    better get some mosquito net just in case.

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    YEEEAAHHH! Wish I wasn't working!

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    Yeah I wish you weren't too... dont feel too bad, no sails yet

    more photos from party and launch.


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    Awesome. Congratulations!

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    the tykes in attendance could not wait to hop aboard... one of them was heard shouting "it's not my fault if I start talking like a pirate!"



    then the kayaks they brought along came off the car, and I got to give them a try


    another boat I built and posted on the forum... all painted up and in the river.


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    work continues apace on C main hatch cover and interior, should be ready for another sea trial by Fri the 18th. I'm hoping to put in at Newbury the evening of the 17th and leave with the tide about 9pm, over night off Ipswich and navigate Fox creek&canal with the first light on the 18th, thence to Burnham's Yard at Essex. Departing Essex with the out going tide on Sat 19th about 10 am and weather permitting sail around Cape Anne and into Gloucester Harbor before sunset abt 830 pm. Anchoring at Gloucester for the 21st of August, the 141st anniversary of Johnsen's arrival at Liverpool, the next weekend is the A&C boat show at Hawthorne cove so it makes alot of sense to sail down to Salem for that, Ill likely be spending the week anchored in the Annisquam off west Gloucester but I wonder about over nighting in the Beverly river during the boat show, possibly as far up as Danversport.

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    Congratulations.
    CLC Skerry = "Vingilothiel"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan H View Post
    Congratulations.
    thanks Alan!

    latest adventures...
    striking out, headed "Down River" on the Parker from just below Rt1A Bridge abt 6:30 PM



    leaving Parker River, Quasicunqun, astern.


    photo does not come close, there were thousands of swallows flying at 2-200 ft all making their way back toward Plumb, I was rowing through a continuous flock for 30-40 min before sunset, so pretty


    Fish N' Chips off the Rowley River.


    Night Night.


    Egret flocks in the morning, brrr 52%

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    Sun rise over Plumb.



    Leaving the legendary vines of Grape Island astern...


    Great Neck Ipswich morning light.


    Sail up, passing Great and Little Necks with the ebbing tides.


    Castle Hill and the open Atlantic lay ahead.


    Crossing the bar at Sandy Points Cranes Beach lies to Starboard and the Atlantic to port on the far side of the bar.


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    I'll look for you at the Schooner Festival this weekend. I think my skipper got an inner harbor mooring this year; if you see someone waving from a white, glass 23 foot sloop, that will be me. --Wade

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    Looks great, Dan. When's the transatlantic crossing?

    Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    Looks great, Dan. When's the transatlantic crossing?

    Tom
    never...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtarzia View Post
    I'll look for you at the Schooner Festival this weekend. I think my skipper got an inner harbor mooring this year; if you see someone waving from a white, glass 23 foot sloop, that will be me. --Wade
    maybe we can raft up, ill keep an eye out for you guys

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    the castle at castle hill.


    finaly after jogging a mile or more to the south due to the incredible sand bar formation off the south tip of plumbisland, the open atlantic and hallibut point in the distance, so close...


    hole in the wall at lanes cove gloucester, so close to haluabout point...


    yet so far, heading winds forced me to put in a tack and the wind went from 15 at the mouth of ipswich castle hill to 10 at lanes cove to 8or so on the leg to get arn hallibut point, not going to make it to salem today.


    so got to get in to a river before the tide changes to the ebb, with dieing wind... essex was closest hidey hole so pointed the bow west and hung on... entering the essex river cranes beach to the north and...


    wingesheek to the south


    up in essex sound the cut at conomo point...
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    and a cottage near choate island, hog in the background


    finally snug harbours for the time being, across the creek from burnhams yard and the hulk of pinky maine.

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    left Essex Ship Building Museum about 8:30 with the high run of tide headed, "down river" leaving the lights of the causeway restraunts like CK Pearl and Woodmans in the distance.



    moon and reflected moon.


    snug as a bug in a rug. it was down in the lower 50's by morning.


    Conomo point at sun up... Brrrrrr


    headed Down River 7:43 am


    toward... the Mouth

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    Great to see you out and about traveling around in your new ride!

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    Back to the small hatch in/on the after edge of the big hatch – raising this hatch on a substantial coaming will help to keep water from ever getting below; if the hatch fits and seals well around it’s rim when closed..
    But when opened, opened ( assuming so in the case of use when dropping foot position inside this opening when rowing), It should then be possible to keep water out by fitting a fabric cover over the opening. This cover can fit over the coaming much like a kayak spray cover does, but it can be baggy enough to drop into the aperture and collect spray and water, which can be bailed by simply lifting the baggy bottom up out of the aperture. I suppose there can be a foot brace placed across the hatch aperture before the cover is fitted onto the coaming. And which would help support the weight of any water collected in the baggy cover.
    Having access below decks ,via the small hatch, once the big hatch is closed and dogged down, will allow any parts like props and foot braces to be inserted before locking down and sealing the small hatch.

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    thanks for the thoughts guys, lots to consider with the aux power set up... but back to the story, the plot thickens!

    clearing the last channel marker at the Essex river mouth, open ocean and Cape Anne in the distance to the starboard behind the sail.


    less than an hour later, the hills of Ipswich and Essex well astern...


    and Halibut Point looming large ahead!


    the "Rock Pile" on Halibut Point.


    wing on wing, Sandy Bay Break Water and the Dry Salvages just visable ahead.


    Sandy Bay Break Water a mile or two off Rockport.

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    We were moored in the inner harbor but I am guessing you were near the beach of the outer harbor, east side? When in town on the hill I kept scanning for you with my monocular, but no luck! -- Wade

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtarzia View Post
    We were moored in the inner harbor but I am guessing you were near the beach of the outer harbor, east side? When in town on the hill I kept scanning for you with my monocular, but no luck! -- Wade
    I was everywhere... long story... but I'm getting to it!

    view to the westward from previous photo, Rockport coast line... wind beginning to fade.


    Gap Head and Straightsmouth Island lay ahead.


    straighstmouth island light


    fish eye view!


    Thatchers Island Lights, where the wind goes to die, oily sea for 2 hrs just past Thatchers...


    a wee zephyr of wind... from just the wrong direction... another 2 hours of tacking a sailing close hauled, I was about 2 hrs from Essex mouth to Thatchers... and 4 hours from thatchers to Gloucester break water!

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    Finally Eastern Point Light! and Gloucester harbor.





    Columbia replica.


    anchored for the night boat parade and fireworks.


    through the Cannal Drawbridge and in the Annisquam at the high school boat ramp, wind building with heavy rain bands blowing through after 4 am.


    Races postponed till Monday.

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    Monday dawned bright and clear with 15mph breeze! what a day for the races... which I unfortunately missed as I was otherwise engaged haggling my dory from the impound dock of the Gloucester harbor master... dont' ask, surfice it to say that even during Small Craft Advisories and even for sail and oar boats tied on the BACK side of the docks, they DO NOT let anyone tie up over night at the Highschool ramp...

    so I rowed over to Smiths Cove


    and got an ice cream


    while waiting for the tide



    to make the ramp useable.


    Got back just after dark, safe harbor for Centennial after a week afloat!

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    Great thread and adventure Daniel. Thanks.

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