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May 2008 Blog Posts (11)

The Glass Half Full



26 45.60N:77 19.47W

Chance of a Thunderstorm. Partly Cloudy. High: 82° F. Wind ESE 12-15 mph.



Most sailors would think I’m talking about the barometer when measuring the glass – or perhaps a measure of rum, but in fact, I am talking about one’s perspective on life, and getting stuck waiting for George, the mystery man at Green Turtle Cay. I could see it as a problem, but in fact, it has been one of the best things that could have… Continue

Added by Christine Kling on May 30, 2008 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

30 knot winds, smoke and a rescue - the Can Drac Maiden Voyage



If you read our previous blog post about our plans for Can Drac's Maiden Voyage you'll know that we were planning a slow and uneventful cruise down the Delaware river and up the coast of Jersey over three long days with a fantastic weather forecast.



Well, that was not to be.



After averting a fire in the middle of a champagne toast and participating in a sea rescue in the middle of 30 knot gusts, Can Drac in its new home on… Continue

Added by Franc on May 28, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

My blog and my dog's blog

The Intrepid Seadog and I are having adventures galore in the Abacos. Check it out at

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/kling/

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/intrepidseadog/


Fair winds!

Added by Christine Kling on May 24, 2008 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments

Island Time



26 45.60N:77 19.47W

Scattered clouds, chance of thunderstorms. High: 82° F. Wind South 11 mph.



The sweat slips slowly down the small of my back. My hair is damp and stuck to my head. Off in the distance, thunder rumbles, but here on Black Sound at Green Turtle Cay, not a whisper of wind ruffles the water. I’ve got my computer set up in the cockpit so I can work trying to catch whatever wisps of wind come my way. I’m on the… Continue

Added by Christine Kling on May 24, 2008 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Planning Can Drac's Maiden Voyage



The current sail plan for Can Drac's Maiden Voyage scheduled for this coming Memorial Day weekend.



As you can see on the chart, this trip is divided into 3 legs, one for each day:



LEG 1: The plan is to depart from Riverside marina in New Jersey at 5 am on Saturday morning for a 100 mile passage to Cape May. At that time the tide will be at its highest ensuring maximum depth through the narrow and shallow channel into the… Continue

Added by Franc on May 21, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

On the matter of Presidential Candidates.....

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain were flying to a debate.



Barack looked at Hillary, Chuckled and said, 'You know I could throw a $1,000 bill out of the window right now and make somebody very happy.'



Hillary shrugged her shoulders and replied, 'I could throw ten $100 bills out of the window and make ten people very happy.'



John added, 'That being the case, I could throw one hundred $10 bills out of the window and make a… Continue

Added by Banana Wind on May 19, 2008 at 5:36pm — 3 Comments

*Sailing vs. Racing vs. Cruising*

I was in. A whole new world had opened up and welcomed me in. I was sailing. Sailing, sailing, sailing. Up until that point I was just enjoying the pure wind upon my face, I was sailing. I quickly found out that it wasn't just about sailing though. There were a few different aspects to sailing. In the Manhattan Yacht Club I found that there were 2 basic types of boaters. Racers or Cruisers.



I wasn't sure what I was yet. I just started. I just knew I had to be out on the water and at… Continue

Added by Andrea on May 12, 2008 at 7:21pm — 2 Comments

Blog Vs. Forum

What is the difference?

Added by Vulcan1600 on May 12, 2008 at 12:13am — 2 Comments

QUICK TIPS TO ENJOY SEAKNOTS

Yes, we know... SeaKnots can be addictive. But if you ever find yourself entangled in the process of establishing new knots with fellow sailors read below. Here are a few useful tips to maximize and enjoy your SeaKnots experience:



- Find other members: Want to find a member in your area? Want to know who's already been to your next destination? Perhaps someone with a particular type of boat? Use the Search feature at the top of any SeaKnots page and see what comes up! Don't be… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on May 11, 2008 at 7:00pm — 13 Comments

Testing Blog Entery

Currently, I am land locked in beutiful Boulder, Colorado. Spending loads of money for a major refit in Ecuador... and figuring out how to smuggle into a country w/ a 32% import tax...

Added by Dave on May 10, 2008 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Boat Journal

I actually started a blog, after my family got inundated with my status emails. It's a bit behind now. Hopefully, will get it caught up soon:

Boat Journal

Added by Anne on May 1, 2008 at 10:33pm — No Comments

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