Curlew's Log

18 September 2018 | Bohemia River and Baltimore, Anchorage Marina
16 September 2018 | Bohemia River
14 September 2018 | Sandy Hook anchorage
13 September 2018
04 September 2018
02 September 2018
01 September 2018
31 August 2018
31 August 2018 | Bristol, RI
30 August 2018
28 August 2018
26 August 2018
25 August 2018
24 August 2018
23 August 2018 | Potts Harbor
22 August 2018 | Boothbay Harbor
15 August 2018
11 August 2018
10 August 2018
08 August 2018

In a knot

14 September 2018 | Sandy Hook anchorage
Friday 9/14 - I listened to Chris Parker again at 0730. His forecast for Saturday and Sunday was for winds 15/20 knots from the ENE, easing on Monday to 5 knots from the S, with a swell from the SE of 6ft at 14 seconds. Possible gale conditions on Tuesday. The perfect weather forecast for this trip. I left Port Washington at 1245, passed Hell Gate at 1445, went through the Buttermilk Channel at 1535 and The Narrows at 1615. I unfurled the staysail at 1625 and arrived at the anchorage near the Coast Guard station inside Sandy Hook at 1745. But after the anchor chain had run out for a bit it suddenly stopped and wouldn't go out any further. No matter what I did by pulling the chain in and shaking it up and down, it did not free itself. There was a blockage somewhere inside the chain locker. I went below, open the locker door at the foot of the forward berth and found the chain all entangled in itself. Somehow a huge knot had formed and it took me quite a while to untangle the mess. I guess the chain must have piled up when I last pulled anchor in Port Jefferson and later fallen over itself while underway, or when I let it out just now.
Comments
Vessel Name: Curlew
Vessel Make/Model: Cabo Rico 42 cutter
Hailing Port: Baltimore, MD
Crew: Thierry Danz
About: Hometown: Philadelphia, PA - Members SSCA, Cruising Association (London, UK)
Extra:
CURLEW is a Cabo Rico 42, built in 2003. LOA 46' 10" 14.25 m LOD 42' 6" 12.95 m Beam 12' 8" 3.85 m Draft 5' 10" 1.80 m Displ 32,000 lbs. 14,500 k Mast height 58' 17.7 m Sail area (100%) 931 ft2 86.5 m2 Sail area (total) [...]
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