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Fine Lion

Who: Steve and Kim Snyder
Port: Oriental, NC
04 May 2014 | 35 01.463'N:76 41.964'W, Oriental, NC
20 April 2014 | 29 53.099'N:81 18.329'W, St. Augustine, FL
10 April 2014 | 25 33.946'N:77 43.439'W, Cabbage Cay, Berry Islands
07 April 2014 | 25 29.752'N:77 43.952'W, Bonds Cay, Berry Iswlands
30 March 2014 | 24 06.145'N:76 24.307'W, Black Point, Exumas
27 March 2014 | 23 45.664'N:76 05.409'W, Williams Cay, Exumas
25 March 2014 | 23 43.951'N:75 02.859'W, Rat Cay, Exumas
13 March 2014 | 23 21.322'N:75 08.896'W, Thompson Bay, Long Island
11 March 2014 | 23 01.250'N:75 43.328'W, Water Cay
01 March 2014 | 22 15.048'N:75 45.111'W, Hog Cay
25 February 2014 | 22 20.217'N:75 46.825'W, Johnson Cay
23 February 2014 | 22 15.101'N:75 45.184'W, Hog Cay
17 February 2014 | 22 15.101'N:75 45.184'W, Hog Cay
12 February 2014 | 22 13.390'N:75 45.140'W, Hog Cay Cut
11 February 2014 | 22 14.994'N:75 45.220'W, Hog Cay
08 February 2014 | 22 14.994'N:75 45.220'W, Hog Cay
03 February 2014 | 22 15.004'N:75 45.183'W, Hog Cay
02 February 2014 | 22 15.004'N:75 45.183'W, Hog Cay
23 January 2014 | 22 10.261'N:75 43.687'W, Southside, Ragged Island
17 January 2014 | 22 10.261'N:75 43.687'W, Southside, Ragged Island

Various Ramblings

23 February 2014 | 22 15.101'N:75 45.184'W, Hog Cay
Steve
Fine Lion at Hog Cay...look at that water!

OK, it's "post party week". You'd think more boats would have left by now, but with the winds blowing 18-25 from the east, they're holed up here at Hog Cay. Some have left, but we still have 18 in the anchorage. This place is a nice spot.

A beautiful anchorage

It's been blowing too much to go hunting. The cuts between the islands are too rough, but we did get out yesterday. Not that good of a day, but we didn't get skunked. The afternoon wallows are a little crowded with all the boats here, and there are more cocktail parties on the beach. That's not all that bad.

There was a power boat here that the owner "modified" a bit. It's a 48' DeFever. They are excellent trawlers with a good reputation, but I guess he wanted a hybrid. He put a mast on the foredeck...so now he has a mainsail along with a steadying sail that is normal on trawlers. I'm not sure of the effectiveness with this arrangement. There are a lot of issues like ballast, rudder effectiveness, deck support, etc. It certainly looks goofy. It takes all types.

A weird rig

We met a boat called Gem a couple of years ago. They are an Australian couple...and a lot of fun. They had a bunch of us over for cocktails and apps. It gave me a chance to try a home made Stromboli. It was pretty good for a first attempt. We were celbrating their fourth anniversary of cruising. They're going to Cuba tomorrow. It's only 65 miles. Hopefully we'll meet up with them when they get back.

Yummie...

Today is mailboat day. Always full of surprises.

The Captain C


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Vessel Name: Fine Lion
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina 42
Hailing Port: Oriental, NC
Crew: Steve and Kim Snyder
About:
Steve lived in Annapolis, but has now moved to Oriental, NC. He's been sailing since 1975. He's a member of the Annapolis YC, SSCA, Royal Marsh Harbor YC, and a past Commodore of the Severn River YC. It's difficult to live in Annapolis, or Oriental, and not be involved in sailing. [...]
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Fine Lion

Who: Steve and Kim Snyder
Port: Oriental, NC