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No smack?

who will run out of food, water or diesel before the finish?

Does Aldo’s have a plan to restock needy boats with masks on?

will anyone stop for mudslides at the Oar?

what fantom boat will play chicken with a tug boat?  I can’t wait to monitor 16 around midnight Friday or late Saturday afternoon 

lets gooo!

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Went out and saw the fleet headed outbound this afternoon w/chutes up in a nice westerly, going with the tide off MiddleGround.   Wind shifted to NW later.  Coming back may be slower. 

 

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Why do they call it the Vineyard Race? It does not go to the Vineyard nor Vineyard Sound. Are they growing grapes on the Buzzard Bay Tower now?

BTW the in the real Vineyard race they let you use your engine. Maybe they should start letting you guys do that also. You can motor into BI for the Aldo's pickup and motor back out. Only a 15 min penalty.

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8 hours ago, Cristoforo said:

Ripple scored RET!  Anyone heard from  them? All ok?  :o 

Crew and I are all safe. Boat not so much. Long story that involves Big Tom B) ( no I was not at the helm.  ) Insurance claim is in I’m just taking it day by day now

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26 minutes ago, Cristoforo said:

Holy shit!  Ed move this to the front page!

So you never started? Because they scored you RET rather than DNS  or DNC  

If you started and then hit Big Tom there is a bigger story here! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We tapped it on the way out to the start. We started with our fleet. It was apparent after about an hour and a half that we were taking more and more water on in the bilge. And that the safety of the crew was more important, so we retired somewhere around Norwalk Turned around and did a 23 hour delivery back up to Hudson to haul out 

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17 hours ago, dacapo said:

Crew and I are all safe. Boat not so much. Long story that involves Big Tom B) ( no I was not at the helm.  ) Insurance claim is in I’m just taking it day by day now

I told you in the thread about the boat delivery, you were wasting your time getting your boat ready for the Vineyard.

You should have taken the paid delivery gig.

 

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45 minutes ago, jackolantern said:

A rock so infamous that it has a name that indicates its danger to sailors with keels.

New rule: Only helmsmen that know the name of big tom are allowed to drive near it

 

Only wing nuts hit it

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53 minutes ago, jesposito said:

 Only wing nuts hit it

I recall standing next to you watching a Big Tom victim get hauled out at consolidated. That owner then became a J/111 Wingnut

Do you think the Consolidated yard guys move it around to keep the victim count high in the same way Howie McMichael used to move Ship Rock around Mamaroneck Harbor?

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Just now, Snaggletooth said:

OK, so you WN foire life?                                               :)

is that a new NY lottery scratch off?

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41 minutes ago, jackolantern said:

I recall standing next to you watching a Big Tom victim get hauled out at consolidated. That owner then became a J/111 Wingnut

Do you think the Consolidated yard guys move it around to keep the victim count high in the same way Howie McMichael used to move Ship Rock around Mamaroneck Harbor?

Yes, very true.

Oh there are many wing nuts out there besides the 105 wing nuts, they are just a high content

No I think the guys at Consolidated have an arrow point to go behind Stepping Stones to get the idiot in the big motor boat on auto pilot to go east behind the light house.

That does way more damage that Big Tom

Only idiots hit that

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9 hours ago, jesposito said:

Yes, very true.

Oh there are many wing nuts out there besides the 105 wing nuts, they are just a high content

No I think the guys at Consolidated have an arrow point to go behind Stepping Stones to get the idiot in the big motor boat on auto pilot to go east behind the light house.

That does way more damage that Big Tom

Only idiots hit that

Like when the west coast cowboy on American Girl drilled it at flank speed, 99% of the way back from Bermuda 

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16 hours ago, jackolantern said:

Like when the west coast cowboy on American Girl drilled it at flank speed, 99% of the way back from Bermuda 

Yep

It is a straight run right behind the lighthouse after coming under the bridge.

Something would tell me to look at a chart before going back there.

Just saying  

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On 9/9/2020 at 1:17 PM, PaulK said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Tom,_Bronx

Not on Google maps - use NOAA

 

well, i don't really go down there much, but i looked at my chart and it looks like that is an east cardinal mark near it

i don't understand why cardinal marks are not used more frequently in the USA - in europe, they are all over the place .., some areas at least...

they are so uncommon in these waters that one could be forgiven for not recognizing it in this case.

i rarely see isolated danger marks either

I think buoyage could be a lot better in the USA

edit - now i'm not sure it's a cardinal mark

 

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