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Finally on the Atlantic
11/02/2010, Breille, NJ

First day in the Atlantic Ocean. Not much different at this point from Lake Ontario, except the swells are farther apart. Could not find an anchorage in Manasquain Inlet so, we went to Breille Marine Basin. It was about a nine hour motor from Sandy Hook with the wind on our nose. This area primarily is for fishing vessels. It was a fixed dock so we had to secure boat for the tide changes. I made a quick run to the store. Met some folks in a trawler from St Catherines.

On the Hook @ Sandy Hook
11/01/2010, Sandy Hook, NJ

Nov 1

Sandy Hook, NJ

The statue of Liberty was awesome and the NYC skyline impressive as we reached Lower New York Bay. Lots of freighter traffic! Lots of fish traps off Sandy Hook! Anchored in Horseshoe Cove in about 10 ft of water. Quiet anchorage and some wake from the ferry out of Atlantic Highlands. Cold 43 degrees. But the quiet was calming after NYC.

11/16/2010 | Doug
Looking Good
Sheared Off Screw
10/28/2010, 79th Street Boat Basin

Oct 28

79th Street Boat Basin

A long day! We filled up the diesel tank in Haverstraw Bay, and then proceeded south. Just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge the bleeder screw on the fuel pump shirred off. Adrift on the Hudson. Greg hustled to find a solution to the problem, while I watched where we were drifting. Told Greg it was time to put the sails up, we were getting close to a day marker. The wind was blowing hard, we had to fend off the day marker and then we dropped anchored in shallower water. Greg found a solution and we were back in business. Continued south and periodically checked the fix. We arrived at 79th St Boat Basin and the rocking and rolling began from all the traffic, but we had been in worse. We are going to spend a few days here and see the sights. We visited Times Square, Empire State Building, McSorley's Pub, Stage Door Deli, Greenwich Village and Central Park. Wow!

Gourmet Food and Apples
10/26/2010, Half Moon Bay

We spent two nights here. I took Newton for a long walk along the river park and we reprovisioned in town. Great gourmet food store and BBQ place. We also got some apples for Newton at the farmers market. We put the main sail up too. Nice quiet town. Dockmaster was very helpful.

Docking Follies
10/24/2010, Newburgh, NY

Planned on anchoring off Pollepel Island but, after we got back in there (very tricky) it was blowing 20 and wind howling from the south, the anchorage gave us no protection from the wind or current. Therefore, we worked our way back out and then headed North about 45 min to Newburgh. Got to Torches Restaurant & Marina after the sun went down. Both Greg and I were on the dock and decided to walk her back a bit. That was a mistake! The current was trying to pull Jolly Mon away from the dock. We managed to get the midship line secured before she got away. Her stern moved toward the dock, Greg boarded her from the wind vane at the stern and motored her back to the dock where we secured her and added 3 more lines than normal. That was not fun. We planned to leave the next morning but awoke to dense fog. It did not clear until after 11 AM so we stayed another night. The marina only charged us $25 for the second night. We Rocked and Rolled for 2 days from the current and traffic.

We Got the Shaft
10/15/2010, Connelly, NY

Eight nights at Jeff's Yacht Haven having more repairs done! We now have a new state of the art drive shaft and coupling. The Rudder has been reglassed where the prop hit it. New glow plugs were also installed. Jeff & Karen sure were very helpful and accommodating. We had intended to stop here for our SSB installation from an independent contractor but, that did not happen because of many reasons too involved to get into. We had to deal with the mechanical issues and ensure the boat was fixed properly. The SSB will have to wait until Annapolis probably.


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