Page 1 of 2

Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:50 am
by Starscream
Every year about this time, when the sailing season in my neck of the woods is about wrapped up for the year, I post some of my favorite summer MacPhotos, and invite others to do so as well.

Here are some of my favorites:

Image

Creatively called "Sandy Beach" in Hudson, Quebec. Anchored in 18" of water, stepped ashore, and walked up a gravel road in the pitch black to a small pub for a late dinner, and spent the night stern-tied to the beach with my 2lb Mantus lunch-hook, and bow-tied to my 13 lb main Mantus. (yes, 2lbs, no chain, and it holds just fine in sand with light wind, in fact when we anchor out to swim I use the 2lb anchor off of the stern and the boat hasn't moved (still use the anchor alarm when I use it though)).


Image
Sailing a beam reach in light wind towards Oka Beach in Oka, Quebec. Yes, that's 3.9 knots on the GPS, going up-current BTW. And 76F water temp, which passed 80F at the beach. Go global warming (no not really). The beach destination is just visible under the jib.

Image
At the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, on the replica Philadelphia. Not many beaches on Southern Lake Champlain, but lots of things to do. We didn't get to Ticonderoga this year because of weather but are planning our first trip in June next year to cover Westport, Basin Harbor, and Ticonderoga before the summer thunder risk sets in.

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:18 am
by dlandersson
Very nice 8)

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:59 pm
by whgoffrn
Very nice... i dont have any pics but here is a video my kids made of our trip to islamorada in july

https://vimeo.com/282436349

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:49 pm
by NiceAft
Last summer I gave two of my grandchildren the helm while under power. I’m glad we were on a large lake; they definitely needed the room :D

Ray

Image

Image

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:26 pm
by Highlander
NiceAft wrote:Last summer I gave two of my grandchildren the helm while under power. I’m glad we were on a large lake; they definitely needed the room :D

Ray

Image

Image

Hate to tell u this Ray ,
But it looks like ur Skipper position could b in jeopardy, u could b demoted to chief cook , sandwich maker , cooky & treats , candy distributor, on duty gran baby sitter , But I know u r more than qualified to take up that position ! :P
looks like u r past the diaper duties so it,s a breeze :D :D :D
these r great memories

J 8)

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:45 pm
by jimmy alonso
Coast Guard Sailing In the BVI.
Image

Much smaller me sailing the BVI's Between St. Thomas and Culebra.
Image

Sunset at anchor at Vieques Island
Image

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:58 am
by NiceAft
Jimmy,

You and David have done this Puerto Rico to BVI trip several times, so I know you have this down to a science, but I have some questions.

(1) How large is that dinghy on your foredeck?
(2) Doesn’t that placement interfere with anchor placement?
(3) How difficult is it to launch or retrieve?
(4) If there is a motor, where do you store it, and how difficult to attach?

Ray

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:39 pm
by C Buchs
San Juan Islands Washington:
Image

Good View of The Space Needle (broke down in Seattle):
Image

Maryhill, WA:
Image

Jeff

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:39 pm
by C Buchs
One more, Swift Reservoir, Near Mt. St. Helens
Image

Jeff

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:51 pm
by Starscream
Bump...lol...where are all your photos? Here's one of the family playing Clue, at anchor off of Grenadier Island in Ontario's 1000 Island Region. Makes me realize that when we boat-travel, our culinary standards go down the tubes. Easy Food ain't Healthy Food.

Image

Here's one on the way to the islands, parking with the big-rigs.
Image
My 2 lb Mantus lunch-hook is visible in its "launcher" on the stern. I really like this addition, which cost about $100 but is sooo easy to handle.

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:34 pm
by Tomfoolery
Arrived Cape Cod. Look, Ma - no mast!

Image

Chatham Beach, a barrier island only accessible by boat. Or swimming, but the sharks would like that just a little too much methinks.

Image

A Bruce knock-off anchor with chain and rope is probably not the best choice for a stern anchor. Heavy, clumsy, and too much (even a small one) for holding the boat bow to the wakes from the channel right in front of it. I figured out why everyone was using super cheap little danforth knockoffs with rope-only rode.

Image

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:39 pm
by Tomfoolery
My granddaughter, and her uncle, my youngest son. Her dad was coaching in the Cape Cod League and couldn't be there that day.

Image

Granddaughter, her Grandmother, and some Tilley wearing chubster hiding behind his Foster Grants in the background who keeps ruining our pictures.

Image

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:24 pm
by Nauti Nell
Tomfoolery wrote:My granddaughter, and her uncle, my youngest son. Her dad was coaching in the Cape Cod League and couldn't be there that day.

Image

Granddaughter, her Grandmother, and some Tilley wearing chubster hiding behind his Foster Grants in the background who keeps ruining our pictures.

Image


I have that same suit and hat (darn thing won't wear out) and used to spend a couple of weeks for a couple of summers at Chatham in the "90s. I think the suit is from the same time frame. :)

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:34 pm
by Tomfoolery
We stay in Brewster, keep the boat on a mooring in Orleans, and spend time on the sand in Brewster or Chatham. It was a nice two weeks, for sure.

Re: Summer 2018 Photos

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:00 pm
by Highlander
July 2018 flew to Toronto went sailing with Rocky & Geoff , picked up my daughter from Base Borden & we went sailing with rocky
Image

Geoff chasing us down
Image

off the Bluffs Geoff,s boat in center
Image

J 8)