Gone Sailing

S/V Abigail Grace

19 January 2018 | Coinjock Marina, NC to Alligator River Marina, NC
18 January 2018 | Coinjock, NC
17 January 2018 | Coinjock, NC
16 January 2018 | Coninjock / Coinjock Marina
15 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
14 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
13 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
12 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
12 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
10 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
09 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
08 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
07 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
06 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
05 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
04 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
03 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
02 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
01 January 2018 | Chesapeake VA
31 December 2017 | Chesapeake VA

Gone Sailing / Abigail Grace

23 December 2017 | Hampton VA to Portsmouth VA
Temp 56* / Sunny
White Knuckled
Excited to be in Hampton VA and for the day ahead of transversing the Elizabeth River with its many military vessels barges tugs and commercial ships. After much talking and discussion we thought it best to start with a new fuel filter - what were we thinking. Winds were gusting 16-20 from the southwest and temps were in the 50's as we weighed anchor and motored out of our anchorage - without any assistance from BoatUS. Headed towards the Elizabeth River and our next stop in Portsmouth I was at the helm when - yes you guessed it our motor bogged and (this time) sputtered. In 2-4 feet of chop at the mouth of the river in the shipping lanes with a military restriction area to port and a cargo ship (far off) heading our way I reduced throttle (as instructed by Greg) and we prepared to raise our sails. Our engine puttered on at 1.6 - 2.5 knots. Don't know how but we made it (great thinking Greg) across the channel and eventually to Portsmouth without stalling. It took 5 1/2 hours but we made it to our destination of the Portsmouth Marina. The marina is closed so we are tied off at the dock until tomorrow when the owner Mike will be in. We will get fuel and fill our water tanks to continue south towards the ICW.
Comments
Vessel Name: Abigail Grace
Vessel Make/Model: TaShing Panda 38
Hailing Port: Chester, Maryland
Crew: Greg and Diane - Abigail, Isabel, and Grace
Extra: Sailing - Sharing our Adventure with Family and Friends
Abigail Grace's Photos - Main
12 Photos
Created 16 January 2018
8 Photos
Created 13 January 2018
3 Photos
Created 9 January 2018
3 Photos
Created 2 January 2018
Happy New Year
3 Photos
Created 1 January 2018
2 Photos
Created 29 December 2017
Sailing On
6 Photos
Created 21 December 2017
Gunk in Our Tank
4 Photos
Created 19 December 2017
Success
4 Photos
Created 18 December 2017
Mechanic Greg
5 Photos
Created 16 December 2017
No Go
3 Photos
Created 15 December 2017
Solomon’s Island Md
4 Photos
Created 14 December 2017
At the Dock
4 Photos
Created 13 December 2017
Engine Trouble
8 Photos
Created 12 December 2017
Sunrise at Island View Marina Chester MD
6 Photos
Created 11 December 2017
The snow has stopped
3 Photos
Created 10 December 2017
Snowing
2 Photos
Created 9 December 2017