Captain Ed's Sailing 

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Issue: #42

November 6 2014

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 Boy that was an adventure to nowhere, with a great deal of work, taking more time and money than I expected. 

 The Sarah Maria is safe on the hard in Morgan, New Jersey. I bumped into Ed Mustra in New Jersey so he will sort of keep an eye on her for me. Ed Mustra is a Southern Cross Boat Owner, I thought that I would bump into him while I was in New Jersey, but I was surprised to find that his boat was in the same marina that I had my boat hauled out in.

 A good friend of mine George MacGown drove from Seabrook NH all of the way to New Jersey to bring Mika, myself, and my belongings back north.

 I am now living safe and warm with my brother and sister in laws in their beach house in Salisbury Ma. It is nice and quiet here and Mika the Wonder Dog and myself are both quite comfortable.

 The adventure is not quite over yet though as friend and client Dr John Savage has some work for me to do on his boat the Ker Mor that I helped bring from New Castle NH in 2010 and have been down in the Carolina's a few times through out the last few years training him on it. John knows his way around his boat but it is just a little easier to have me come down and help him out once in a while. My last trip down to the Ker More was to help John bring her from Beaufort, South Carolina, to Charleston.

 So within the next few days I will be heading to Charleston to do some maintenance, and cleaning, some rope work, and  some serious eating of shrimp and grits.

 The Ker Mor is a 38ft Etap, it is a light weight boat easy to handle, and very well appointed down below. John and I are in the process of maybe getting her ready for day charters, and lessons, we may move her to a more centralized spot in the country during the spring, or it may just stay in Charleston. 

 So keep this in mind if you are interested in doing some traveling to charter. Let me know if you are interested in this sort of thing. Consider this a feeler as we decide how we are going to use the Ker Mor.

In the mean time during the next few days I will be deciding what I will be selling for packages on the Bella Donna during a holiday season that is sneaking up pretty fast on us.

 Buy the way the interaction of those following me on SPOT was fun even with the stress of keeping a boat trying to move during Mechanical problems and storms. 

 Thanks everyone for your comments and support during this past trip.

 Captain Ed


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 Many of you know that I have to follow the weather very closely and during the sailing season I get up in the middle of the night to check the RADAR and weather reports especially the Passage Weather site. The passage weather site is a site that we used, and found extremely accurate for the trip we made to the Virgin Islands in 2010. The passage weather site gives a seven day forecast but I think it is most accurate for a three day forecast. Pecking around the Passage weather site will give you a great idea what the weather anywhere is doing. The other site that I like to use is Maine Harbors, locally (New England) it will give an excellent report as well as tides and temperatures.

 Using these sites for the most part keeps out of trouble, although weather is weather, you just don't know. Check out these sites as well as the SPOT. I will activate the SPOT today, and again during my trip.


 Also think of taking a boating course through the Coast Guard Auxiliary, or through Boatwise, we can cover the stuff you learn during Captain Ed's Sailing classes. Stay warm think spring.




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Captain Ed's Sailing has been doing charters out of Newburyport  Massachusetts since 2005. Well over 200 people have gone through either a Basic Sailing , a navigation class, or a family hands on sailing charter. We offer hands on sailing instruction in a very relaxed easy to understand manner.


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