Penobscot Bay Cruise

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Penobscot Bay Cruise

Postby Marshhawk » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:42 pm

I got a complete write up of the log of my recent cruise of the bay and points east posted for anybody who's interested. 150 miles in 8 days in the Daysailer, best boat ever made... http://sites.google.com/site/dinghycruising/
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Great Stuff!

Postby sunapeesailor » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:46 am

Your description of the Marshhawk travels is terrific. Do you feel that a tent enclosure that covered the entire cockpit would have been an improvement? I am looking at replacing my boom tent and have collected an assortment of fiberglass poles from tents to use as bows. I have a picture on my page that shows a boom tent similar to what I am thinking.

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boom tent

Postby Marshhawk » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:59 am

In some ways the longer tent would be preferable, especially when it rains, so I wouldn't have to pump out the boat. However, I like the "back porch" effect of the small tent.
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Thanks

Postby sunapeesailor » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:25 pm

Thanks. We're thinking that we could use a full-length tent when needed and fold to half-length as the weather warrants.

Maybe one day we'll be lucky enough to put in Down East...

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Postby MrPlywood » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:37 pm

Thanks for that, it's inspirational. I am taking a Power Squadron course this fall to learn navigation, chart reading, etc. so I will be prepared to go further out, perhaps among the Gulf Islands off Vancouver Island. I have some friends who do that in a 12 foot Pelican! I have a DS1 too, and I am concerned about the open cuddy non-self-rescuing aspect of the design. The water in the strait is cold!
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Postby jeadstx » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:39 am

Thanks for the article Marshhawk, it was enjoyable reading. I'm hoping to sail the Texas 200 with my DS2 next June, it's 5 days -200 miles of sailing/camping. I'm glad you included info on some of your preparations, that was helpful to me.

Just before you posted this, I was reading in "Small Craft Advisor" an account of someone sailing Lake Champlain in a DS1, also an interesting article.

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Postby SaltLakeSailer » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:12 pm

Nice writing on an adventure I would like to undertake someday; perhaps in the Casco Bay region where my family lives (I'm in Utah where the mountain lakes and desert are little solace for an ocean-lover like myself.)

Could you document with photos or words the rowing seat, oar lock and position, and oar length that's working for you? I keep two paddles on board to balance the task of motility without wind, but rowing when single-handed makes so much more sense. Incidentally, how did you paddle when alone? Didn't that take a lot of jumping back and forth?
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Messing About in Daysailers

Postby Marshhawk » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:15 am

Hey, I made the COVER of Messing About in Boats magazine this month with my article about cruising Penobscot Bay in the awesome Daysailer! I love that magazine; MAIB and Small Craft Advisor are the only two magazines that print anything about dinghy cruising on a regular basis. That I know of.
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Postby Bob Damon » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:09 am

You should forward your article to Brooks Measures, the DSA Quarterly Editor for publication. Her email is dsa_editor@charter.net. We often do not get good cruising articles for the Quarterly. thanks, Bob Damon
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Re: Messing About in Daysailers

Postby K.C. Walker » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:08 pm

Marshhawk wrote:Hey, I made the COVER of Messing About in Boats magazine


Marshawk, congratulations! It's been years since I've subscribe to Messing About in Boats, it's a great little publication. you've inspired me to resubscribe. I look forward to reading about the further adventures of Marsh Hawk!

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