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Vessel Name: DAYDREAMER
Vessel Make/Model: Gemini 105Mc
Hailing Port: Pelham Manor, NY
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22 May 2010 | 40 53.11'N:73 47.26'W, NYAC Yacht Club, Float 6
16 May 2010 | 39 22.70'N:74 25.65'W, Farley/Trump Marina, Atlantic City NJ
16 May 2010 | 38 57.06'N:74 54.33'W, Utsch's Marina, Cape May NJ
14 May 2010 | 39 31.59'N:75 48.64'W, Chesapeake City Marina, C&D Canal, MD
13 May 2010 | 38 58.59'N:76 29.12'W, Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis, MD
12 May 2010 | 38 19.24'N:76 27.28'W, Harbor Island Marina, Solomon's Island, Patuxent River, MD
11 May 2010 | 37 30.26'N:76 18.40'W, Anchored off Gwynn Island VA in the Piankatank River
07 May 2010 | 36 50.48'N:76 17.93'W, Tidewater Marina, Norfolk VA
05 May 2010 | 35 33.83'N:76 28.97'W, Anchorage in Pungo River near Pungo River/Alligator River Canal
03 May 2010 | 34 42.92'N:76 39.83'W, Beaufort Docks, Beaufort NC
29 April 2010 | 32 46.86'N:79 37.34'W, Offshore off Charleston, SC
21 March 2010 | 32 46.88'N:79 57.40'W, Ashley Marina, Charleston SC
20 March 2010 | 30 40.25'N:81 27.96'W, Fernandina Beach Marina, Fernandina Beach FL
11 March 2010 | 26 6.29'N:80 6.74'W, Lake Sylvia, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
02 January 2010 | 24 33.75'N:81 48.18'W, Galleon Marina, Key West, FL
02 January 2010 | 24 33.75'N:81 48.18'W, Galleon Marina, Key West, FL
27 November 2009 | 25 43.55'N:80 14.06'W, Dinner Key Marina, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL
27 November 2009 | 25 43.55'N:80 14.06'W, Dinner Key Marina, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL
27 November 2009 | 25 43.55'N:80 14.06'W, Dinner Key Marina, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL
24 November 2009 | 26 6.12'N:80 7.00'W, Pier 66 Marina, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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22 May 2010 | 40 53.11'N:73 47.26'W, NYAC Yacht Club, Float 6

DAYDREAMER status

Friday; 21-05-10: Round trip completed!! Had an uneventfull overnight motorsail up from Atlantic City. Not much wind, calm seas, clear skies, and stayed just far enough offshore so I didn't have to worry about running into anything, but far enough inside of the commercial lanes so I didn't have to worry about anything running into me. Able to take a number of 45 minute cat naps. Scheduled the time so I would catch the incoming current and flew up the East River and was tied up at the Club by 1430. It's good to be back.

16 May 2010 | 39 22.70'N:74 25.65'W, Farley/Trump Marina, Atlantic City NJ

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Sunday; 16-05-10: Uneventful day. Got started at 0830 and was tied up at the Marina by 1500. Had a little current and wind against, which made for a bumpy ride, but that eased up around noon and had a pleasant motor-sail right up to Absecon Inlet. The weather forecast is a little sketchy right now, so I'm not sure how long we will be in AC. More tomorrow.

16 May 2010 | 38 57.06'N:74 54.33'W, Utsch's Marina, Cape May NJ

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Sunday; 16-05-10: I finished my last Friday entry a little too soon. Friday evening, as I was getting ready to head for the Tiki Bar (see picture), ominous black clouds started moving into the area. Within minutes, all hell broke loose. Horizontal and vertical lighting, thunder, heavy winds, torrential downpours, and hail. It lasted for hours, and precluded my visit to the Tiki Bar, although it didn't seem to slow down the Friday night revelers who already had a sheltered spot at the bar. Saturday's run down to Cape May was an interesting day. Left Chesapeake City at 0830, and caught the current just right in the C&D Canal, getting a solid three knot push into Delaware Bay. Wind was a solid 15 to 20 all day, but right on my stern, so I was rockin' and rollin' a lot, but no pounding. After a few hours of fighting the incoming tide, it turned, my speed jumped up, and the seas calmed down, and the rest of the ride, under sunny skies, was quite pleasant. Tied up at the Marina at 1700. Today's run will be about 35 NM up to Atlantic City, where it looks like I will have to spend a few days waiting for a front to pass through. Hmmmm. Anyone for Texas Hold'em?

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27 October 2009 | 36 50.48'N:76 17.93'W, Tidewater Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, VA
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A relatively short, but very grey, trip from last nights anchorage in Mobjack Bay into the Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton Roads harbor area. Almost got engaged to an outbound freighter that loomed out of the fog and seemed to be heading right for me, although I was hugging the edge of the channel. He was turning, however, and passed about 50 yards off my port side. Too busy to take a picture. The picture I did take was on the approach to the harbor, and shortly after I took it, the fog really closed in. The chartplotter and radar came in very, very handy. On this trip I have really become very confidant in the chartplotter, and am comfortable now that it does show me exactly where DAYDREAMER is in relationship to channels, markers, and the hard stuff around the edges. The AIS shows me exactly where all the commercial traffic is, along with the name of the vessel, its speed and course, and how close it will come to me. Amazing technology, and just a short will ago it was limited to commercial vessels only, but now has been made available to recreational boaters at dramatically reduced prices. Of course, all this high tech stuff doesn't mean diddly if the skipper does something stupid, but I'll try to avoid that. Planning to spend Wed right here, provisioning, cleaning and organizing boat stuff, and doing laundry. I guess I'll probably have to find a bar to watch the first game of the World Series. Oh darn.
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