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    Can be interesting.
    Itís a good thing my lead line is accurate!

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    Very nice. Is that tidal water Ned? Seems like you might have to pick your time carefully if so!
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    Yes, very tidal. At anything much other than high tide I wouldn’t try it in much other than a canoe!

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    Beautiful scenery and a beautiful boat NedL. Do you mind sharing the location?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike J View Post
    Beautiful scenery and a beautiful boat NedL. Do you mind sharing the location?



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    The north side of Ram Island (watch Hill, Rhode Island, N.E U.S. for some of you)

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    You're getting into sail & oar territory there--just at a somewhat inappropriate level of comfort by cheating to bring a boat like that!

    Day 1.6.jpg

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    WI-Tom was reading my mind. I've been thinking about finding a new destination for a day sail to knock off the winter cobwebs and Mystic has been on my list for a while. Thanks for sharing.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    You're getting into sail & oar territory there--just at a somewhat inappropriate level of comfort by cheating to bring a boat like that!

    Day 1.6.jpg

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    Haha,.... I thought about doing that in a dinghy first. Then,... Nahh,... just slow & easy, and constant use of the lead line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike J View Post
    WI-Tom was reading my mind. I've been thinking about finding a new destination for a day sail to knock off the winter cobwebs and Mystic has been on my list for a while. Thanks for sharing.

    Mike
    You might consider checking out the state launching ramp at Barn Island. It is basically “right there” with lots of great nicely protected small craft sailing.
    The stretch between Stonington and Watch Hill could easily keep one happy for a day or more. Nice protected spots to drop an anchor and spend a night if you enjoy camp cruising.

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    Perfect! Looks like a great place for my annual "day of remembrance" to re-acquaint myself with my Fulmar. I'll certainly scout it out with a future overnighter in mind and thanks again for the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike J View Post
    Perfect! Looks like a great place for my annual "day of remembrance" to re-acquaint myself with my Fulmar. I'll certainly scout it out with a future overnighter in mind and thanks again for the details.

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    Nice! Exploring cuts through the marsh is always fun.

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    In the local mangrove forests are a few narrow V cuts in the clay and mud that run very fast on a falling tide. Exciting, but you have to get your timing right…………..

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    Around here one needs to keep an eye on the water outflow from the exhaust to make sure the intake isn't clogged up with weed when navigating those type of waterways.
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    These are waters I tore up in my youth with various tinnies and hydros.

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    Looks like the salt marshes between Stonington and Watch Hill. If so my normal sailing grounds.

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    You've got a huge amount of space there..
    This is the nearest waterway to my house, not my photos but Greg I've raced against and lives not too far away..
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    Yes he is sailing Up Waxham cut, the red brown colour of the water is the Iron oxide /ochre heavily present in the surrounding soil. Much of the dyke is above normal ground level and drainage water is pumped into the dyke. Originally the dyke lead to a brick works, long since closed.

    Gregs website, https://gregafloat.org.uk/index.php the broads section is our home area..
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Quote Originally Posted by smack View Post
    Looks like the salt marshes between Stonington and Watch Hill. If so my normal sailing grounds.
    You got it! circling Barn Island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Q View Post
    You've got a huge amount of space there..
    This is the nearest waterway to my house, not my photos but Greg I've raced against and lives not too far away..
    cut03.jpgcut04.jpgcut06.jpg
    Yes he is sailing Up Waxham cut, the red brown colour of the water is the Iron oxide /ochre heavily present in the surrounding soil. Much of the dyke is above normal ground level and drainage water is pumped into the dyke. Originally the dyke lead to a brick works, long since closed.

    Gregs website, https://gregafloat.org.uk/index.php the broads section is our home area..
    Very nice! Yes, a bit tight.

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