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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 16 Number 1 April 2013 F E AT U R E S






Our sail-to-power transition

New aircraft at Cape CG base, News.


Etchells fleet thriving, Racing Pages.


From long-legged English cutter to trawler: Once we accepted power as an alternative to shortening our horizons, we found we had increasing enthusiasm for the concept. By Rick Klepfer

Any port in a storm... . . . or an engine failure, which took us to Quissett Harbor, on the Buzzards Bay shore of Cape Cod, which, as the guidebooks say, is as nice a place as one can find on the Cape. By Greg Coppa

How not to buy a boat Negotiations were like taking a slow boat across the Gulf of Mexico, which was what I was doing. In and out of cell-phone and email range, it was like living in the 20th century. By Dick Klain

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How to build a Merry Maid A Points East reader wanted a runabout that was trailerable, reasonably fast, handsome, inexpensive to build -- and dry. He chose a V-bottom design featured in a 1957 edition of “Mechanix Illustrated.� By Tom Wales

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Rot in the bullshead From the mouths of babes come gems. Stephen Lee

Seminal cruising axioms 11 truths to save your cruise. Bill and Jo Bowman

Boatbuilders Show to the rescue How the MBS saved us 100 grand. D E PA R T M E N T S Letters..........................................8 Our Nauset 28 motorboat went south; Cheney, Winter meet on S.C. beach; Bounty: Why do some live, some die? Mystery Harbor...........................12 There’s always a mooring available here. New Mystery Harbor on page 62. News..........................................22 NHC track-forecast-cone definition; Cape Cod CG base gets new aircraft; MCHT saves Harbor Island off Bucks. The Racing Pages ........................64 Shockwave sweeps Pineapple Cup; Casco Bay Etchells Fleet 27 thrives; BIRW to see IRC showdown. Yardwork ...................................72 Northeast Boat restores 1914 Dark Harbor; Fontaine Group’s innovative Surfari 53; Casco Bay Friends gets an AJ-28

Calendar.....................................85 Courses, seiminars, exhibits, shows Fetching Along ............................86 The quiet side of cruising way Downeast. Media ........................................88 “Lazarus World Voyage” by Time Sperry; “Building Skin-on-Frame Canoes” by Hilary Russell. Final Passages ............................90 Colleen and Paul Akers, Jan Clover Gougeon, Joseph Pike Lawton Jr., John Lawless, Robinson Cooke Trowbridge. Tides .....................................94-97 Distribution ........................100-103 Last Word .................................105 Friendship Sloop half-models from the Lashes, by Nina M. Scott.



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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 16, Number 1 Publisher Joseph Burke Editor Nim Marsh Marketing director Bernard Wideman Ad representatives Lynn Emerson Whitney Gerry Thompson, David Stewart Ad design Holly St. Onge Art Director Custom Communications/John Gold Contributors David Roper, David Buckman, Randy Randall, Mike Martel, William R. Cheney, Bob Brown Delivery team Christopher Morse, Victoria Boucher, Peter Kiene-Gualtieri, Jeff Redston Points East, a magazine by and for boaters on the coast of New England, is owned by Points East Publishing, Inc, with offices in Portsmouth, N.H. The magazine is published nine times annually. It is available free for the taking. More than 25,000 copies of each issue are distributed through more than 700 outlets from Greenwich, Conn., to Eastport, Maine. The magazine is available at marinas, yacht clubs, chandleries, boatyards, bookstores and maritime museums. If you have difficulty locating a distribution site, call the office for the name of the distributor closest to you. The magazine is also available by subscription, $26 for nine issues by first-class mail. Single issues and back issues (when available) cost $5, which includes first-class postage. All materials in the magazine are copyrighted and use of these materials is prohibited except with written permission. The magazine welcomes advice, critiques, letters to the editor, ideas for stories, and photos of boating activities in New England coastal waters. A stamped, self-addressed envelope should accompany any materials that are expected to be returned.

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Build it and they will bond oatbuilding – whether with wood, fiberglass, and participation to the endeavor, Matthew brought composites, metal, or skin-on-frame – is so over Quentin Snediker, head of their shipyard, and much more than the building of boats. It’s about Dana Hewson, their vice president for Watercraft, as focus, skill, patience, inspiration, passion and pride. they were instrumental in choosing who would build And it’s about teamwork, bringing people together, and a whaleboat.” creating relationships born of comStackpole later responded: “In mon interests and talents, and unterms of qualifications, the people, derstanding and respect. the boat, and the materials [we saw] And this happy confluence of like at the show were all we needed to minds doesn’t end in a single boat know [regarding] what a terrific shop. Perhaps the seed is quietly partner GLBBS would be for us. We planted among the sawdust and the were also excited about an organiwood shavings in one yard and gerzation from the Great Lakes being minates. Then, one day when the a part of the overall Morgan shop door is cracked for cross-ventiRestoration Project; she is a nationlation, the pod of enthusiasm bursts, ally important ship . . . .” The SeaPhoto courtesy Great Lakes Boatbuilding School and seeds are committed to the port Museum built the first of the winds, to land in fertile ground on Second-year student boatbuilders start eight whaleboats required for her reother shop floors. This is how the the whaleboat’s interior work, which in- launching in July 2013 and her symboatbuilding model seemed to us as cludes installing frames and construc- bolic “38th Voyage” in 2014. The tion of the sole and centerboard trunk. remaining seven are being built and we contemplated this editorial. donated by shops from Virginia to This April issue is our annual Boatbuilders Show issue – a tip of the long-billed cap Maine – such as Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury, to the Boatbuilders Show on Cape Cod in February, the Mass., the Apprenticeshop in Rockland, Maine, and Maine Boatbuilders Show in March, and the Wooden- the GLBBS. “Our boat is already well under way,” Bonnie told us Boat Show in June. As Points East is a regional periodical, representing the mariners, builders and in mid-January, “using only wood specifically cut for suppliers of the five coastal New England states, it her from Michigan trees. This all came about when may seem strange that this essay should orbit around GLBBS participated in the WoodenBoat Show at Mysa Michigan Upper Peninsula boatbuilding school. But tic last June.” That “happy confluence of like minds?” Bonnie conit’s not at all strange that the Great Lakes Boatbuilding School (GLBBS), in Cedarville, Mich., and the his- curred, saying, “Not to be trite, but we truly are like tory, traditions and disciplines of New England one big family here. First of all, the Les Cheneaux Islands area is so lovely in nature and simple in life that boatbuilding are directly and inextricably entwined. For starters, GLBBS is building a whaleboat for the this helps people bond. Second, our instructors are outwhaling ship Charles W. Morgan, which is undergoing standing teachers and know how to reach each student a major restoration at Mystic Seaport, in Mystic, Conn. in special ways, and never teach down to them. Third, The seeds of this Midwest project were planted at last the shop is open to the students at all times, so they year’s WoodenBoat Show at the Seaport. But we’ll let spend a lot of evenings and weekends working on their GLBBS administrator Bonnie Mikkelsen tell the story, own projects. Two years ago, they banded together to first told in the December 2012 issue of the school’s build an igloo-shaped ice-fishing shanty out of mahogany scraps. Fourth, every Wednesday night is newsletter, “Stem2Stern:” “As things happen at trade shows, where everyone potluck, the students preparing some pretty spectachas much in common, Bud McIntire, director of devel- ular dishes. Fifth, the community embraces the stuopment and student services was manning the booth dents as they are proud to have the school here.” “GLBBS is given a great privilege in serving our when Matthew Stackpole, the whaling ship’s historian, and Ross Gannon, of Gannon and Benjamin mission statement to preserve our maritime heritage,” Boatyard on Martha’s Vineyard, stopped by, and old Bonnie wrote in “Stem2Stern.” Bonnie, we, too, feel privileged, watching such happy confluences of like connections were made. “When Bud saw that there could be a special oppor- minds unfolding throughout the North American boattunity for the school to bring Great Lakes recognition building community.


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Letters were more boats, power and sail, on the waterway this year than we have seen since 2007. Bill Hezlep Round Top, Texas

PE scribes meet on S.C. beach

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Nauset, our Nauset 28 hard-top cruiser, logged 167.1 hours on Nauset's 315-horse Yanmar between Hyannis and Jacksonville Beach, and burned 545 gallons of diesel.

Grist for the powerboat-south mill If it is not too late to add to the conversation about driving a powerboat south, a few readers might find the following interesting. On last fall’s trip south, we left Hyannis, Mass., bound for Jacksonville Beach, Fla., aboard Nauset, our Nauset 28 hardtop cruiser, on Sept. 22, and reached Annapolis, Md. on Oct. 1. We then spent three weeks on Chesapeake Bay, going to the Annapolis Boat Show and visiting a few of the many nice towns between Annapolis and Norfolk, Va. We laid over for a week in New Bern, N.C., while Hurricane Sandy churned north, and we reached Jacksonville Beach on Nov. 9. It was a slow, comfortable, enjoyable trip, not a boat delivery. We put in long days only three times: Oyster Bay, N.Y., to Mantoloking, N.J.; Cape May, N.J., to Annapolis, Md.; and Tuckahoe Point – an anchorage on the Alligator River in North Carolina – to New Bern. Between Hyannis and Jacksonville Beach, we put 167.1 hours on Nauset’s 315-horsepower Yanmar 6LYPASTP diesel (a healthy engine for a small boat). On the trip we burned 545 gallons of diesel, an average of 3.26 gallons per engine hour and spent $2,168 on diesel, an average of $3.97 per gallon. The most expensive fuel was $4.31 per gallon in Stonington, Conn., and the least expensive was $3.73 at the Atlantic Yacht Basin in Great Bridge, Va. I have posted some photos from this season’s trip south on Picasa, Google’s photo site. They are available on the Web, so that anyone can see them at In addition to this year’s trip south, there are photos from a lot of years of cruising – Canada to Texas and beyond. Finally, there 8

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Jan. 13, 60 degrees, stiff wind from the southeast, bright blue sky. Hope the New Year is off to a cracking start. We have retreated to South Carolina, whipped into submission by my fancy-pants New York agent, who has moved beyond the eye-rolling stage to the point at which she is threatening to leave me in the lurch for failing to supply the completed manuscript for my book. Twice. Three months on a tiny barrier island should help me get the job done. The annual trip down to New Zealand is to be foregone this year. Today, I got stuck re-writing the intro to Chapter 3. So Betsy persuaded me to take a break. We went to nearby Hunting Island, a state park with a long, rough beach, perfect for walking our English setter, Nena – littered with horseshoe crab shells, palm tree fronds, and just a few people. As we perambulated and tried to solve the latest writing block, we saw a couple heading toward us, with – surely not – another English setter? We stopped to exchange dog talk. Not from around here, are you? Yes, we’re from Maine, too. Georgetown. How about that? No, we didn’t sail down. You sail out of Swans Island. Really? What a coincidence. Hold on, where did you get that faded yellow Points East hat? My favorite magazine. Mine too. You know, occasionally I have an article in that. Why, so do I. Hold on a moment. You’re us… It’s W.R. “Bill” Cheney and his wife Kendra. I’d just finished reading his article in the latest issue. We’ll have a beer soon. How great is that? Peter Winter Beaufort, S.C.

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LETTERS, continued from Page 8 tions and more. The small class size allowed all of us to ask questions pertaining to our individual engine brands: We never stumped Bob. He was familiar with all our engines. A very worthwhile course; lunch was delicious also. Thank you for offering this fine educational experience. Ben Matthews Hingham, Mass.

Martel’s take on diesel engines I have learned that old diesel engines are dirty, cold, damp, rusty, oily, frustrating. Old hoses don’t want to come off and have to be cut off. Fuel and old muddy liquids ooze out. Corrosion is everywhere, and aluminum and white metal and liquid have formed some sort of chunky, gray booger-stuff that clogged up the water pump and won’t dissolve in water or vinegar. Nuts and caps and other threaded things don’t want to turn, and they break off instead. Tools fall into the La Brea Tar Pit that is the bilge. I think I see the bones of a sabre-toothed tiger down there, sticking out of the ooze. The whole thing needed a wire-brush massage. I left a heater running on it all night to warm it up and dry it out, then primed and painted it before it could get cool again and covered with condensation. Everyone knows that if you paint an engine and make it look pretty, it runs a whole lot better. This is the way that non-mechanical people like me think. Capt. Mike Martel Bristol, R.I.

Editor’s note: Capt. Mike is in the throes of the restoration of his beloved Privateer, built in 1930 at the R.E. McLain & Sons yard in Thomaston, Maine, to a 1929 John Alden design.

Why does one die, another live? Capt. Michael Martel’s letter on the death and loss of Capt. Robin Waldridge and the Bounty (“May Bounty Captain Rest in Peace,” December 2012) was most interesting and informative. One can theorize and philosophize until Doomsday and still not come up with a logical answer as to why [this happened]. I will add a few others: Von Richtofen, the World War I ace, was in the thick of many aerial battles, yet he was killed by a single shot by an Australian infantryman; Charles Nunngesser, the French ace of the same war, flew across the Atlantic well prepared for the trip and vanished off Casco Bay. Yes, Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic alone and lived to tell about it. And Francis Chichester sailed a small boat alone around the world and lives to tell about it. Why does one live and another die doing the same thing? Years ago, I suffered an accident so bizarre that I cannot explain it to myself, let alone others. By all rights, I should have been killed or severely crippled, yet I didn’t have even a minor bruise. I guess all we can do is shrug our shoulders and say, “That’s life.” Bob Fraser Belfast, Maine

Heaven: Sailing and reading Points East onboard the boat Attached you will find a photo for your consideration. It is not exactly what you would call an action photo; however, they are photos of us doing a couple of our favorite activities — sailing and reading your publication. We brought Points East magazine with us on our sailing trip this past fall. In the evening onboard, or in the early morning sun with coffee, we sat, enjoyed our surroundings, and read your magazine. Even if you don’t use the photo, now you know that your publication is far-reaching. Enjoy. Sue and Dave Jenkins Auburn, N.H. Editor’s note: The image was submitted as part of the Points East cover contest. While we didn’t think it would work as a cover, we couldn’t resist printing it here. Many thanks, Sue and Dave.

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There’s always a mooring at this Mystery Harbor The Mystery Harbor in the Midwinter issue looks to me to be Scituate, Mass., Harbor. The photo was taken looking toward the road from Scituate Harbor Yacht Club out to the lighthouse, with its many cottages sited cheek by jowl. My late wife and I cruised from Marblehead to Scituate for a night or two countless times over the years, and I still get there at least once each summer. It’s an easy 18-mile run. Scituate is a great stopover harbor on the way to or from the Cape Cod Canal. It is protected from all sides except the east. There always seems to be a mooring available, either from Cedar Point/EZ Rider, the town’s launch service, or one of the clubs. There are numerous restaurants there as well, from the less-formal Mill Wharf, on the inner harbor, to the more big-deal Barker Tavern down the road from the SHYC. On the main street, Riva’s, and Oro are both very good, not to mention TK O’Malley’s popular harborside sports bar. There is a large market and news store across the 12 Points East April 2013

main street from the town marina. A fuel dock is located at the entrance to the inner harbor. I’ve always enjoyed myself there. Lea B. Pendleton Marblehead, Mass.

I took the Mystery Harbor shot The mystery harbor in the midwinter edition looks like Scituate harbor to me. I stop there frequently on my “southern cruises” from Eliot Maine to the Cape and islands. I’ve been on moorings right next to that beautiful Hinckley many times. As a matter of fact, I may have sent that photo to you! Mike Pothier S/v Dragonfly Eliot, Maine Editor’s note: Mike, you did send us that image. Many thanks.

the inner harbor few minutes ago. Jill A. Buckley, business manager Scituate Harbormaster’s Office Scituate, Mass. Editor’s note: Jill, does this mean we’ll never hear that killer story?

My mooring is behind the Hinckley

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The Mystery Harbor is Scituate Harbor. My mooring, for my Alden Traveler, is right behind the Hinckley that’s shown. By the way, I was instrumental in having your magazine distributed at our club, the Satuit Boat Club. Points East is really well done, one of the best. Everyone loves it. Tony Arena Scituate, Mass.

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hey owned a small inn on the coast of Maine, and they came in earnest down to Marblehead to view our robin’s-egg-blue 19-foot Corinthian sloop, which my growing family had outgrown. A young couple as sweet as our little sailboat, though a bit naïve about sailing, they had a good natural eye for a seaworthy, well-designed craft. With a very deep cockpit, full keel and small cabin, Windmill had served us well and been perfect for our sailing lives while our two kids grew from babies to 4- and 5-year olds. She sat in our driveway on a trailer, waiting for another season of sailing. Nicky, our precocious 5-year-old, was all excited that chilly morning as we awaited the prospective buyers. He wanted to help me sell the boat. He held up his open, but still tiny, right hand. “Daddy, I have five years at sea on Windmill, just like you. They will want to talk to me, too, I bet.” It was true; he and I had done everything together on that little boat. Like a small, loyal and inquisitive puppy, Nicky had always been right there beside me, and unbeknown to me, he had absorbed everything about the boat. “Daddy, I can show them around the cabinet (his word for the tiny crawl-space cabin); and I can show them how the head works, and how to fix it.” He took a breath and continued, his mind obviously spinning about all he knew. “And all the other stuff: how da motor works, how these crankers (winches) pull in the sail, and where we keep the anchor rope.” He really does know a lot, I thought to myself. Maybe too much. I began to get nervous, especially about some bad areas in the cockpit bulkhead. “Nicky, maybe Daddy should do the adult talking about why they would like to buy the boat,” I ventured. He gave me a quizzical look, and then that cute, exag-

gerated double shoulder “whatever” shrug that 5year-olds are known for. “I’ll signal you when it’s your turn to talk, OK? You do want to sell Windmill so we can get that Cape Dory with the bigger sleeping cabinet, right?” Then I quickly tried to distract him before he could counter (for even at five his mental alacrity was beginning to eclipse mine). “And you can help me set up the ladder so we can all climb right aboard when they arrive,” I said. When the young couple did arrive, we exchanged pleasantries about their drive from Maine and the history of our town of Marblehead. All the while Nicky waited patiently, seemingly adhering to my instructions. But then talk turned to discussing the boat, and this was when I first met the salesman inside my young son. As Arthur Miller wrote in his famous play: “For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to life. He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine.” Nicky Roper, the salesman, took over. “Let’s start with the trailer,” he said with a confident smile, and he crouched his 48-inch frame by the right front tire of the tandem trailer. “Don’t let this rust worry you,” he said, tapping the frame of the trailer. “That’s normal ’cause it gets wet all the time.” Then he moved to one of the tires. “You need to check here, to look for loose bears,” he said. We all smiled. “Bearings, Nicky,” I corrected. “Yes, bearings,” he said, self-correcting with a somehow erudite tone. “Nicky, let’s show them the cockpit,” I suggested. We all climbed the ladder. “Watch your step,” Nicky said to the young wife. Once safe in the cockpit, the pitch continued. He explained about the out-

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board motor well, where the choke was on the outboard, how the gas can needed to be vented, and how you could take the motor out of the well and put it under the seat for less drag when sailing. “Even Grampy likes this feature,” he said, “and he’s the Cow Manure at a yacht club even.” “Commodore Nicky,” I corrected. “Yes, well, Commodore.” Then, with great pride, he showed them the small, mahogany switchpanel box I made for the cabin, and told how most Corinthians didn’t have such cool, shiny (read: varnished) wood in the cabin. Then he got to the head, which was a marine head – this was before the days of holding tank requirements – that sat under the little V-berth. “Excuse me,” he said to the couple as he squeezed by them into the cabin. Taking a hammer out of the little tool bin, he got down on his knees in front of the main thru-hull for the head. “This can be stuck,” he said. “But you just crawl down like me, get way under here, and tap it with this hammer. On hot days, Dad says some swears while he does this, but you might not want to do that.” And so the sales process continued. I think if Nicky himself were for sale and not Windmill, the closing would have been

quicker. But we were getting there. The young husband turned his attention to me. “Are there any areas we should be concerned about then?” he asked. I gave this a false ponder. Or was it? This was not a structural issue. It wasn’t a safety issue. And it could be fixed. It was just the connotation of the word that worried me. “Well, I don’t …” I began to say. “You should tell them about the rot, Daddy.” “Well, Nicky, I was just getting to that.” He got down on his little knees again, and pointed to the base of the cabin bulkhead where it met the cockpit sole. He looked back at the couple, and smiled self confidently at his ability to enlighten them with his esoteric knowledge of such a hidden flaw. “That’s rot in the bullshead,” he said with a now serious look. Yes, rot in the bullshead. And it was almost a deal breaker.

I gave this a false ponder. Or was it? This was not a structural issue. It wasn’t a safety issue. And it could be fixed. It was just the connotation of the word that worried me.

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Seminal cruising axioms n 27 years of sailing the coast of Maine, you discover some truths. You find that you use these truths or axioms whenever you sail, whether in Maine or not. These are words to live by. You probably have your own, or they are variations on these.


Lee’s axiom: A loose line will get caught or tangled. We all know how true this is. You put a line down, pick it up, and it got caught in the dodger frame. You carefully coil the jib halyard and pay close attention as you hang it up. But when it is time to drop the sail, the line is tangled beyond belief. You feel you want to use the method Ulysses used to untie the Gordian


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The weather is crappy. The weather is foggy. The weather is rainy. It won’t be crappy, foggy or rainy for two weeks. Just wait, and when the weather is good, then continue your trip.

A clean engine is a happy engine. Keep the engine compartment clean. Things break, including the engine. It is easier to find the problem if the engine area is clean and has clean diapers in the pan. Then leaks can easily be spotted. Also the mechanics like it that way. A happy mechanic is on your side. Does it take extra work on your part? Yep. Deal with it. When in a harbor, go where boats have similar draft. If on a sailboat, don’t go where there are only outboards unless you know the waters. I am a wimp. Even in my own harbor I always obey this rule. There are two places at home where there are known rocks just below the surface. Of course, I never remember where they are. Similar to this: In an unfamiliar harbor, don’t go where there are no boats. There is probably a good reason for their absence. In an unfamiliar passage, go where lobster pots are. If it is too shallow for lobster pots, it is too shallow for a sailboat. The depth of water where lobsters are taken is usually 30 to 150 feet. (Deepsea lobsters live at a depth up to 1,200 feet. I discovered this 18 Points East April 2013

while researching this article.) That is probably deep enough for your keel. Just be careful not to get tangled in the pot warp. You do this by following the next axiom. Pass lobster marks on the handle side: The rope comes down from the other end and you don’t want to tangle with that. Most lobstermen in the West Penobscot use just a pot mark to mark their traps. Those in the East Penobscot use pot marks and toggles. Using this axiom presupposes that the lobsterman hasn’t put his toggle downstream of the mark. I saw the toggle upstream of the mark a couple of times last summer and swung my boat out of the way in time. Beware. You need to know where you aren’t. Like on the rocks. In navigating Maine waters, you don’t always have to know exactly where you are. I sailed Maine waters before the advent of GPS and chart-plotters. I haven’t always known where I was. But I have always known where I wasn’t. It may sound strange but it works.

Keep a paper chart on deck: Chart-plotters are great. They can give you a good “situational awareness.” But they don’t give you the big picture. I always have a chart (or chart book) on deck, in plastic. It allows me to see easily what the whole course for the day is going to be. The chart book on deck is the version before the current issue. The current issue stays on the nav station below – just in case s#*^ happens. If in doubt about what lies ahead, slow down. The confusion may resolve itself. If it doesn’t, you are probably in the wrong place. You aren’t where you think you are. Turn around, find a navigation buoy and try again. It may take more time, but then you don’t end up with a repair and have to live with Axiom No. 2. In fog, use potato-sack navigation. Put a potato sack on the bow. Periodically pick a spud out of the bag and throw it forward. If it doesn’t splash, you tack. I probably stole this out of Duncan and Ware (“A Cruising Guide to the New England Coast”) some years back, but I haven’t been back to check my source. It does tell about the depth of Maine waters around many of the shorelines. It also tells about how fast you should be going in the fog. If you have to make a deadline while sailing in Maine, you planned too much.

Plan 10 days of a two-week vacation. Things happen. Something breaks. You are deeply in love with this new harbor you have found and don’t want to leave. The weather is crappy. The weather is foggy. The weather is rainy. It won’t be foggy or rainy for two weeks. Just wait and when the weather is good, then continue your trip. If you plan for a different harbor every day, you lose the luxury of slowing down. I know of one skipper who finally made it to the Passamaquoddy and St. Andrews. However, he had such a tight schedule that he was only there for two hours before he rushed off to Grand Manan. True story. I towed him in to the dock in my dinghy so he didn’t have to take the time to put the engine on his. You probably have your own axioms, ones you have developed for your own cruising style. Please send them to This will be a fun list to create. Stephen has been sailing the Northeast coast from Digby, Nova Scotia, to Block Island for more than three decades. Like many, he learned to sail at Community Boating in Boston. He currently owns a Freedom 35 and is treasurer of the Blue Water Sailing Club. He holds a USCG 50-ton Master License.


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Boatbuilders Show to the rescue First, let me set the stage. In 2005, my wife and I purchased Trinity, a hurricane-damaged 1991 Island Packet 29, and we spent a year restoring her. Actually, as most of you know, “restoring” is a relative term. It is really an ongoing process. Our account of this, “The Resurrection of the Trinity,” was published in the April 2007 issue of Points East. We’ve been sailing Trinity since then, and we have loved everything about her – with one exception: the galley sink. After cruising a couple seasons, my wife, who does all of the dish washing, wanted a bigger galley sink. We discussed both replacing the sink and buying a bigger boat. Since we really liked our boat and didn’t want to sell it, we decided to look for a larger sink that would fit the galley cabinet. I spent many months searching the Internet, marine stores, and marine-surplus places for a larger sink. However, I couldn’t find anything I thought was close to fitting without having to rip out the cabinets. So we were beginning to resign ourselves to the prospect of having to buy a bigger boat, and if we acquired our dream, it could cost us an additional $100,000. The unofficial start of the boating season for my wife

and me in New England is the Maine Boatbuilders Show, in Portland Maine, usually held the third weekend in March. Every year, near the entrance to the show, the Maine Maritime Academy has a “yard sale,” where they sell donated marine items. I can usually find something I “need” for our boat; if not this season, then certainly maybe for the next (if you know what I mean). We visited the yard sale before heading for the boat show. My wife usually humors me, so while I scan all the goodies, she tries to be patient by looking at some of the “stuff ” or hanging out by the exit. Eventually she gets bored and asks, “When are we going to the boat show; isn’t that why we came?” I usually nod my head and say “soon.” But this year, as we walked in the door she spotted a sink – a shiny one she made a beeline to, scooped up, knuckled onto, and tracked me down saying, “I think this will fit.” I rolled my eyes (not in her direction, of course) as I found myself thinking, Right, what chance is that of happening? After all the research I had done she’s going to find a sink at a yard sale that’s going to fit our boat? However, not being a totally stupid hus-

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band, I agreed with her that, yes, maybe it will fit. See, I am getting smarter. So I got out my Trinity notebook, which contains all the critical information, like sink measurements, filter numbers, model numbers, and serial numbers of components, etc., and checked my sink data. Well, as much as I hated to admit it, it looked like it would, in fact, fit. So, of course, we bought it because there was no way I was going to pry her hands off that sink once she made up her mind. I mentioned to her that I doubted I would get a chance to install it before the season started because I already have a quite a lot on the Trinity to-do list. My comment was met with, “That would be cruel and inhuman; it would be torture to have a sink that fits and not have it installed.” I thought, Good point; I think I’m going to have to get right on this one. The very next weekend I got right on it. It took two days to remove the old sink, make a template of the new sink, enlarge the opening, slightly move the plumbing, and install the new sink. It’s like it was made for the boat. Now she (my wife) is happy. And when she’s happy, I’m happy. And we saved $100,000. God willing, we’ll see you out along the Maine coast this summer, washing dishes in our “new” sink. Bill is an Engineer at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, plays five-string banjo and English concertina, and is active in the Men’s ministry at Christian Life Church (CLC). Jo is on staff at CLC.

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News The definition of the NHC track forecast cone After Hurricane Sandy last fall, NOAA’s National Hurricane Center has released a definition of the track-forecast cone, which all mariners – recreational as well as commercial – should understand fully. The cone represents the probable track of the center of a tropical cyclone, and is formed by enclosing the area swept out by a set of circles (not shown) along the forecast track (at 12, 24, 36 hours, etc). The size of each circle is set so that two-thirds of historical official forecast errors over a fiveyear sample fall within the circle. The circle radii defining the cones in 2011 for the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific basins are given in the table. One can also examine historical tracks to determine how often the entire five-day path of a cyclone remains completely within the area of the cone. This is a different perspective that ignores most timing errors. NOAA graphic For example, a storm moving very slowly, The cone represents the probable track of the center of a tropical cybut in the expected direction, would still be clone, and is formed by enclosing the area swept out by a set of circles within the area of the cone, even though the (not shown) along the forecast track (at 12, 24, 36 hours, etc). track forecast error could be very large. One must understand that a tropical cyclone is not Based on forecasts over the previous five years, the ena point. Its effects can span many hundreds of miles tire track of the tropical cyclone can be expected to refrom the center. The area experiencing hurricane-force main within the cone roughly 60 to 70 percent of the winds (one-minute average wind speeds of at least 74 time. mph) and tropical-storm-force (one-minute average NHC tropical-cyclone-forecast tracks can be in error. wind speeds of 39 to 73 mph) winds can extend well This forecast uncertainty is conveyed by the track forebeyond the white areas shown enclosing the most cast “cone”, the solid white and stippled white areas in likely track area of the center. FMI: the graphic. The solid white area depicts the track forecast uncertainty for days 1-3 of the forecast, while Radii of NHC forecast-cone circles for 2011, based on the stippled area depicts the uncertainty on days 4-5. error statistics from 2006-2010 are seen below: Historical data indicate that the entire five-day path of the center of the tropical cyclone will remain within the cone about 60-70% of the time. To form the cone, a Forecast 2/3 Probability Circle set of imaginary circles are placed along the forecast Period Atlantic Basin track at the 12-, 24-, 36-, 48-, 72-, 96-, and 120- hour (hours) (nautical miles) positions, where the size of each circle is set so that it 12 36 encloses 67 percent of the previous five years official 24 59 forecast errors. The cone is then formed by smoothly 36 79 connecting the area swept out by the set of circles. 48 98 There is also uncertainty in the NHC intensity fore72 144 casts, the Center says. The Maximum 1-minute Wind 96 190 Speed Probability Table provides intensity forecast 120 239 and uncertainty information. 22 Points East April 2013

Coast Guard’s Cape Cod station adds a more efficient fixed-wing Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod’s new fixed wing aircraft, the HC-144 Ocean Sentry, is fully operational and replaced the HU-25 Falcon on Jan. 24. The HU-25 Falcon has been the primary fixed-wing aircraft for more than 30 years, providing search and rescue, law enforcement, medical transportation, and other services to the Northeast. The HU-25 Falcon will be retired from Air Station Cape Cod later this year. The HC-144 Ocean Sentry, the first of which was received last August, is a more efficient platform, and can stay in the air longer. The radar and imagery sensors are cutting-edge, and the added cargo ramp increases the amount of gear and supplies that can be air-dropped to those in distress. Air Station Cape Cod will receive a second HC-144 this summer. The Coast Guard in the Northeast performs 2,500 search-and-rescue cases each year and protects more than 2,000 miles of shoreline. Air Station Cape Cod is the sole air unit for the region, performing essential missions including search and rescue, law enforcement, and homeland security. FMI:

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Maine Coast Heritage Trust saves Harbor Island off Bucks


Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) has purchased Harbor Island in Brooksville, Maine, thanks to the support of the Bucks Harbor community. The 22-acre heart-shaped island is a natural jewel in the center of Bucks Harbor on Eggemoggin Reach, and is home to a modest cabin on the south shore. Harbor Island was owned for nearly a century by the Kurt/Waller families, since Franklin T. Kurt and Charles E. Gibson bought it in 1927 to save it from being logged for pulp. The two local land trusts – the Blue Hill Heritage Trust and the Conservation Trust of Brooksville, Castine and Penobscot – also had Harbor on their priority list for protection, for fear it could be more extensively developed. “We are thrilled to have secured a conservation outcome for this island in spite of the odds,” said Ciona Ulbrich, MCHT’s Senior Land Protection Project Manager for the region. “Harbor has been for sale with LandVest for a couple of years, which made its future a real unknown.” In just a few weeks, more than $1.5 million in grants and private donations were pledged. and interim financing was secured toward the $2.35million purchase price. FMI:

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Wyoming sculpture to get some masts Maine Maritime Museum, in Bath, says that six 120-foot tall “masts,” representing the spars of the schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden sailing ship ever built in the United States, will be erected this spring. They will join the bow and stern structures currently in place. A dedication ceremony will be held Saturday, June 1, when the event will be open to all; museum admission free. The present Wyoming evocation is the largest outdoor sculpture in New England. The design was conceived by Maine sculptors Andreas von Heune and Joe Hemes. The bow structure stands almost six stories high, and its bowsprit reaches out some 100 feet, hovering over Washington Street in Bath. The stern section is almost four stories tall. Completed in 2006, the life-size sculpture was built where the original ship was built by Percy & Small Shipyard. FMI:

Maine Boating Expo is April 12-14 Maine’s Boating Expo, produced by the Maine Marine Trades Association (MMTA) is returning to Brunswick Landing, in Brunswick, Maine, April 12-14. Last year’s show drew more than three dozen exhibitors, who displayed ever ything from paddle boards to a Back Cove 30, and ser vice yards, marinas, chandleries, dock and float builders, canvas shops and boating publications also exhibited their goods and services. “We are ver y proud to announce that The Maine Coastal Program has joined us as a Commodore-level sponsor for this year’s show,” said MMTA executive director Su-

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USCG, Samaritan save three voyagers The Coast Guard and a Good Samaritan crew saved three people from a sailing vessel approximately 920 miles east of Cape Cod Jan. 26. The crew of the m/v Winona rescued two people aboard the dismasted sailing vessel, a Tiburon 36 from Poland and one from the water, with no reported injuries. An SOS transmission was received from the GEOS command center that the Tiburon 36 was in distress. Later that evening, the 1st District command center contacted the Coast Guard Atlantic Area command center in Nor folk, Va., and requested air support from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. A Coast Guard C-130J from Elizabeth City, N.C., was sent to the position provided by the sailboat’s GEOS radio beacon. The 1st Coast Guard District identified vessels in the area using the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System, a voluntar y search-and-rescue system that enables merchant vessels to assist other mariners in distress. Several vessels responded to the assistance request, and the Winona was determined to be the closest vessel to the Polish vessel. With the help of the C-130J, the Winona was able to locate the three people in 28- to 34-mph winds and 15- to 20foot seas. The crewmembers remain aboard the Winona, bound for Nor way. FMI:

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Mystic Seaport Receives $100,000 Mystic Seaport, in Mystic, Conn., was awarded a $100,000 grant by the Beagary Charitable Trust – Pat Morgan, Trustee – on Jan. 7. The funds will be used by the Museum to develop and implement an educational outreach program for primary school students in Northeastern Connecticut. Mystic Seaport will use the funds to create activities and learning tools at the Museum, and online. The grant will enable participation by every 5th grader in the region over a three-year period beginning this year, and will serve students in the following school districts: Brooklyn, Canterbury, Eastford, Killingly, Pomfret, Plainfield, Putnam, Sterling, Thompson, and Woodstock. The funding will also be used to develop educational pro-

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‘Bert and I’ is back to regale New Salts The “Bert and I” is back to regale several new generations of cruisers who crave classic, dry Downeast humor. The original Bert and I company was formed by two Yale students back in the late 1950s. Robert (Bob) Bryan and Marshall (Mike) Dodge began swapping stories they’d heard as teenagers in Maine and New Hampshire. The pair became a hit on the Yale campus and cut a record that has sold over 1 million copies over the past 54 years. The new Bert and I Company of Maine was formed by two of Dodge’s and Bryan’s friends, Cherie Hoyt of Massachusetts and David Lyman from Camden, Maine, who acquired the exclusive license to the “Bert and I” brand and all related material last August. A new CD has been recorded featuring Maine humorist Tim Sample and the last remaining creator of Bert and I, Bob Bryan. The CD title is “Bert and I Revisited.” The recording will include new stories, and older stories retold, and updated. A series of stage and radio shows is planned, as well as a mo-

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Cruise for Life ’13 entry fees lowered Cruise for Life will again be held in Provincetown, Mass., on the last Saturday in July, July 27. MacMillan Pier is reserved for the Celebration of Life Party. Goslings Rum, Provisions Catering and the band Unity will entertain and feed you. Proceeds again will go towards innovative cancer research and compassionate patient care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Representatives from Dana-Farber Cancer will be present to enlighten and move participants. As growth in participation, awareness and fundraising is the goal, the registration fee has been adjusted to $100 per boat, with each captain and crewmember responsible for raising a minimum of $500. The $100 boat registration fee is credited toward the captain’s $500 fundraising. The Cruise for Life website ( is ready to accept registrations for 2013. Returning participants – both captains and crew – can log in to the website using user names and passwords to start the registration process. Cruisers who can’t be in Provincetown on July 27, but who want to raise funds for a great cause, should contact Michael and Marcie Handler at

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The view of the forward sections of Bittersweet, a Transpacific Eagle 40, suggests the seaworthy hull form and low profile we sought. Opposite: Our beloved English cruising cutter.

From long-legged English cutter to trawler: Once we accepted power as an alternative to shortening our horizons, we found we had increasing enthusiasm for the concept. By Rick Klepfer For Points East y wife and I have had many years of sailing, in a variety of craft and in a number of locations. My experience has been considerably broader than hers, but we have sailed together for well over 25


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years now. I started with a Sunfish back in the early 1970s, and have sailed most of the East Coast of the U.S., including the Chesapeake and Delaware bays, up to the Canadian Maritimes, and down to the Florida Keys in all sorts of craft. I even have the dubious distinction of having sailed




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Photo courtesy Rick Klepfer

an open sailboat around Qui Nhon Bay, Vietnam, in 1968, when I wasn’t operating a 75-foot landing craft with the U.S. Army. My wife and I sailed an engineless yawl around the Grenadines for a few years, while we lived there. I suppose the height of my sailing experience was a trip in the Norwegian Arctic, where my friend Olof and I sailed day and night for nearly a month. But, now that Kay and I are at Social Security age, we felt we should re-think our cruising methods. One of the

primary things that drew us to sailing was the ability to move through nature with little disturbance, to be part of it instead of disrupting it with noise and stink. But we are not as spry as we once were, and to crawl out onto the bowsprit of our cutter to reef in deteriorating conditions is not something we savor anymore. Another observation we made was that all of our cruising has been at least partially, and sometimes completely, under power due to head winds or no winds. Once we got into the mindset to accept power as an alternative to Points East April 2013


shortening our horizons, we found we had increasing enthusiasm for the concept. We started to look for something in which we might be able to keep active, but in a bit more comfort. The English cruising cutter we’ve been sailing for the last 28 years gave us a good starting point. Since we had so much experience in her, we knew her strengths and weaknesses; we wanted to maintain as many of these good qualities in a powerboat as possible. Among these attributes were her stout build, classic lines, simple systems, and seakindly motion in all weathers. She is a sweet design, with a pleasing sheerline, a stout rig, and beautiful brightwork, while down below, she is like sitting in an English pub. Not to be ignored was her extreme efficiency: One of our major concerns was that we were venturing into power in an era of ever-increasing fuel costs. The cutter can chug along on a half-gallon per hour of diesel. We knew that this was an impossible bar for a powerboat to clear, but we kept fuel economy near the top of our list of must-haves in a power vessel. A trawler seemed to be the best compromise to accomplish all that we wanted, and we found the Internet to be an invaluable resource for looking for a trawler, or any other boat. Online, we could explore the particulars of many boats, and once we narrowed things down to a few models, we could see just about every one available if we looked at enough websites.

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One of the things that we had on our “must-have” list was a pleasing sheerline and a profile that would be similar to classic sailboats. During this process we ran across some cruising folks moored nearby who had a 40-foot Willard trawler, and we fell in love with the design. The problem was that only 18 or so of these boats had been built, and they were long out of production. We decided to probe around the Internet for one anyway. To our surprise, we found that there was a fine exam-

ple of one for sale in Anacortes, Wash. We were confident that this was the boat for us, and, after a nightlong telephone negotiation, we signed a purchase-and-sale agreement. I went out for sea trials, but was shocked to find that the less-than-Ineed headroom was lower than other Willards, and we had to back out of the deal. The sellers were gracious about this, and we even managed to sell our engine survey to the buyer behind us. We learned that it was foolish, for many reasons, to be shopping for boats on the coast opposite from where we lived. One of the things that we had on our “must-have” list was a pleasing sheerline and a profile that would be similar to classic sailboats. This would not be easy to accomplish. My personal want list


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included things like seaworthiness, efficiency, engine access, safety on deck, and the like, while my wife was concerned with the layout of spaces, the galley equipment, arrangement of the staterooms and finish materials. Our difference in focus was a good thing because it broadened

our ability to exhaustively appraise any prospective boat. We found a trawler that seemed to meet a lot of our criteria, so far as the Internet would reveal, but I could not believe that it had sufficient headroom inside, since the profile was so low. We decided to go look at one, but

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so that it works with one button. We also had to install a salt-feed tank for the unit, since we were going to be moored in brackish rather than full salt water. Another amenity we wanted to add was a washer/dryer unit so we wouldn’t have to carry clothes back and forth to the laundromat. The boat had been designed with a cabinet and plumbing for just this purpose, but a lot of effort was still required to get it in properly. We did a lot of re-wiring on the boat, both because we wanted to reconfigure the battery arrangement and because we didn’t feel that the swaged wire ends were done properly. We had a marine electrician cut them all off, and re-swage and shrink-wrap them. We added a new chart plotter, and put the old one up on the flying bridge, but that was the extent of the electronic work. As I noted, we wanted to keep the systems simple. Although the lazarette was set up for a generator, we decided that we did not want this feature. We decided instead to employ a system of solar panels and a more

conservation-minded power-use ethic. There are a few solar panels up on the pilothouse roof now, but we will add a lot more; we have the space. We toyed with the idea of an inflatable dinghy and outboard motor; but we have never used an outboard in all our years of cruising, and we don’t think we will start now unless we find it becomes necessary. For the moment, we will use an Avon inflatable that we have had for a few decades and see how it works out. I enjoy rowing. We both managed to get a lot of what we wanted on our respective lists. The Eagle has a semi-displacement hull form that provides good seakeeping qualities and fuel efficiency; she burns three gallons per hour at her designed cruise speed of eight knots. With her 440 gallons of fuel, her range is somewhere around 1,200 miles. She has a bow-thruster, a new toy for us, and we are finding it can be handy. Her hull flares from a sharp entry forward to a low

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. . . or an engine failure, which took us to Quissett Harbor, on the Buzzards Bay shore of Cape Cod, which, as the guidebooks say, is as nice a place as one can find on the Cape. By Greg Coppa For Points East hether on a sailing or powerboat cruise, you have to be flexible and just roll with the waves. That’s the only way to always have a great time out there. If you can’t adjust to the vagaries of cruising, you will spoil the enjoyment of being out there for you and your crew.


As we entered the harbor and savored its serenity, we marveled that we’d had no knowledge of it. Photo by Greg Coppa

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tle harbor that none of us ever heard of. According to the guide, Quissett was as nice a place as you could ever find on the Cape. Then Quissett it would be. We phoned the Quissett Harbor Boatyard (QHB), and a woman with the delightful name of Weatherly said her husband Rick Dorris could take care of us, but not till the following day. He had to go to a high-brow affair up in Boston and was leaving Quissett before we would get there. She told us to just sail in and pick up a mooring, presuming that we were as capable as we actually should be having sailed together for 50 years. As we rounded up to the pickup float and looked around, we all realized that Quissett really was as nice a place as you could find on the Cape, and we marveled once again that we’d had no knowledge of it. After smoking some cheap cigars, we did a little exploring ashore, where I met a friendly native and her daughter who offered to drive me into Falmouth in case we needed some fuel filters. We decided to put our faith in the cultured mechanic and retreated to the boat due to an aggressive flock of mosquitoes. Good thing that we had our (usual) foresight to bring some emergency rations of canned Chinese food and beef stew – and not just our credit cards – because there were no nearby restaurants. But, in truth, it was ac-

tually kind of nice to eat in for a change. The following morning, the harbor was spectacularly beautiful in the early sunlight. The glassy waters reflected a modern windmill with slowly turning blades that complemented the tranquil scene along with colorful cruising hulls, a Chinese junk and about 50 extraordinarily well-maintained Herreshoff 12 1/2s. After OG No. 3 made some very decent omelets, serving them up with some canned corned-beef hash and Portuguese muffins, OGs 2 and 3 entertained Rick, who returned earlier than expected from his soiree . OG No. 4 and I used the time to go exploring ashore, which I enjoyed, since over the 50 years we have been boating together, I have found that OGs 2 and 3 like to sail from place to place, but don’t care much for poking around the places once we get to them. Let me tell you, Quissett Harbor is a gem. The peninsula that separates it from Buzzards Bay is home to the Cornelia Carey Sanctuary, which has walking trails that go out to The Knob through a cool oak and sassafras forest. Anytime you can make your way to the shore from the paths, you will find a beautiful view and wonderful place to swim in clear, cool water. Depths drop off quickly from the shoreline on either QUISSET, continued on Page 46

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the Buzzards Bay or Quissett Harbor side of the neck that ends at The Knob. I kind of hoped that Rick would not be too much of a crackerjack mechanic so that OG 4 and I could soak up as much of the place as possible. It turned out that he was, and he found a different problem than we’d anticipated. But we still managed a good shore visit Greg Coppa has been and spoke with Rick and sailing on Narragansett others about the area. Bay for over 50 years in They related that QHB Blue Jays, Lightnings, Enhad a devastating fire in signs, assorted Bristols and January that destroyed a Pearsons, and most recently shed and damaged boats in a Sabre ‘28, Coppacetic. and spars. Everyone hopes Photo by Greg Coppa He is a Presidential that the yard will be re- While waiting for the engine repair, we circled the shore Awardee in Science (1992) built soon because it is a with our inflatable, hoping that the mechanic wasn’t too and an Albert Einstein Confixture in the area and has good so we’d have more time to explore. gressional Fellow (1996), served the locals well for and he participated in a Fulbright program in Hanagenerations. Weatherly said in mid-February that they maki and Morioka, Japan (1997). “Abby and I have will rebuild on the same footprint, and will be operacruised with our four children in offshore waters rangtional come spring. Not surprisingly, Weatherly is president of the Quissett Harbor Preservation Trust, ing from Long Island to Block Island to Vineyard an organization in which Rick is also an activist. The Sound and Cape Cod,” he writes.

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other boat. The insurance adjuster was very businesslike. “This is one of those high-performance trimarans. You can’t fix these things. It’s totaled. Here sign this.” I felt like my right arm had been cut off. In just 10 Points East April 2013


minutes, he decided that a member of my family was to be relegated to the boating morgue. With enough time, I knew I could put her back together. I didn’t have the time. The day after I got back from working in the Gulf of Mexico in mid-December, they came and took her away. For several days I toyed with the idea of giving up the cruising life. It had always been more of a dream than a reality, but without a boat capable of overnight passage, what was the sense of even dreaming. I voiced my idea to a friend. “That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard from you,” Robyn said emphatically. “You without a boat? That will happen when the sun rises in the west.” She was right, of course. Soon after, I couldn’t help myself from just taking a quick peek at what was available online, just for a minute. I mean, how much of a problem would it be to just take a gander at what was out there. Three hours later my eyes were watering and my head was dancing. Over the course of several days, I whittled down my list from several hundred possibilities to just a few. They were spread all over the world, but what did I care? I was only dreaming, right? There was the replacement trimaran just like Moxie – actually the hull built before her – available down in Maryland. There was another bigger and better equipped tri in Massachusetts. There were two PDQ

32 catamarans available: one in Connecticut and the other in Georgia. There were two Prout 34s available. One was in Marseilles, France; the other in Croatia. I kept looking at monohulls, but never found anything that really piqued my interest, even though I love the traditional lines of Friendships and small schooners. Christmas and the kids came and went. My time was short before I had to go back to sea and to work. I went down to Massachusetts and visited the larger tri there. The day before I left, we got one of those crazy, wet snow storms. Frankly, the tri didn’t show particularly well. Bob Gleason, the broker, was terrific and very helpful, but the boat didn’t catch my imagination. As I told him, I wasn’t sure that I wanted another gofast machine. My dad had declared that Moxie was a young man’s boat because it was so fast and you had to make decisions so quickly. I was beginning to think that maybe, in my mid-60s, I should slow down to smell the lobster bait rather than burning creases in the sea. My wife, Ellen, and I left Maine to visit my motherin-law down on Cape Cod. On the way home, we made a detour to Stamford, Conn., to visit one of the PDQs. We went aboard, with the owner showing us under the winter cover. I was amazed that they were able to keep her in the water year-round there. All it took was a small bubbler. The boat was very well kept and extremely clean despite the owner living aboard most of

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“This is one of those high-performance trimarans. You can’t fix these things. It’s totaled. Here sign this.” I felt like my right arm had been cut off. In just 10 minutes, he decided that a member of my family was to be relegated to the boating morgue.

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Hurricane Irene consumed one ama of Moxie, my beloved trailerable trimaran. She had dragged her mooring and self-destructed against another boat.

the work week and commuting home to Long Island on weekends. Compared to the cramped quarters of the Moxie, this cat was a palace. It had two honest doubles, hot-andcold pressurized water, a working refrigerator, and an indoor shower and an outdoor one. This boat was better than our home – well not quite, but you get my gist. As a 15-year-old boat, it was still in marvelous shape. I poked around. Richard, the owner, was very helpful

and, as far as I could tell, honest about what he told me about his boat. He had purchased the boat in good shape. He replaced the forward trampoline, the VHF, and the twin 9.9-horse Yamaha outboards in 2011. He and his wife had enjoyed the boat, but felt it was time to move on. He had never used the second set of sails, and had rarely used the gennaker. When we got back to the car, Ellen said she thought the boat was in great shape and that she wouldn’t

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mind visiting me wherever I might sail a boat like that, “But it’s way beyond what we can afford.” “Yeah, I know, but it is a dreamboat isn’t it?” She agreed it was a dreamboat. I made arrangements to go back to work in Florida a day early so I could visit the other PDQ in Georgia. It was located an hour or so north of Jacksonville, in Brunswick, and what a charming town it was. The boat I looked at was a slightly different model than the one in Connecticut. It was the LRC (Long Range Cruising) model with twin diesels instead of twin outboards. It was the same age as the other. It was closer to our budget but still very high. I liked the twin diesels, and they were in very good shape. One had been rebuilt the year before because the intake had sucked up a plastic bag and the engine had overheated. “Hmm,” I thought, “Maybe the outboards weren’t so bad after all.” The interior was the same except for a little damage on the saloon table and the starboard sole. Moreover, it had only one suit of sails, and one sail was 11 years old. I could see why the asking price was so much lower than its twin in Connecticut. Despite these differences, it was obvious to me that either of these boats would be ideal for my needs if they weren’t so darned expensive. I had made arrangements with a friend who was going to Greece to look at the Croatian boat, but the deep freeze and the Euro crisis fallout prevented him from getting close to it. He emailed me to tell me that he had been advised to leave Greece. And, because of the cold weather, it was all but impossible to get into Croatia. He apologized and came home to the unusual warmth of Maine. The Telstar tri just like Moxie was available, but I felt that she was a known quantity. After talking to the broker, I felt I knew the boat and it didn’t warrant a visit. The Marseilles Prout was still possible, but I

Gulf.” “That’s right, sir,” was the reply, “As soon as you get home and appear in person, we would be happy to send the transfer.” I was beginning to wonder if this was going to work or not. I emailed Gregor and told him that as soon as I could get ashore I would send the money by personal check. Five days later, the night before coming ashore, I was able to check my email again. I had the check made out to Gregor’s firm and about to seal the envelop when I read that Gregor was being replaced by Thor Paulsen from another firm and would I please send the check to him. The next day, a Monday, I was the third person in line at the St. Petersburg Post Office when they opened up. I put the check in the mail. The woman at the window said that it would arrive in Long Island on either Wednesday or Thursday. I was thinking that those folks up there must think I am a real nut. In and out of cellphone range, in and out of email range, it must be like living in the 20th century. They waited for me. The check arrived on Thursday. A week later I went home. The second day after getting home, I headed for Long Island to have the boat hauled and surveyed after a test sail. The winds were gusting to 27 knots, but the boat handled well with one reef in the main. The motors worked as well as the sails and what a sail we had. Imagine sailing in comfort in the middle of April! That is not what I am used to in Maine. The survey found no major issues and only a couple of small ones. I was told that they would be taken care of. The bottom of the boat looked very clean and the bottom paint was still in good shape. I was very pleased that the end was in sight. We shook hands on the deal. I drove back home the next day de-

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wouldn’t be able to visit it until after I got off my ship in mid-April. By then, I could also visit the Croatian boat, but I didn’t want to wait that long. The only thing open to me was to begin the negotiating part of a possible purchase of one of the PDQs – despite their high asking prices. If they didn’t work out I could always go shopping in Europe. Returning to work in the Gulf of Mexico, sometimes I was within cell phone and e-mail range. I started to talk and make written offers and counter offers. Then I was out of range for two weeks, and then I was back. Both brokers were discouraged by the slow pace of the negotiations, which, I told them, was beyond my control. I finally got to a break price for the Georgia boat and broke off negotiations as they refused to meet my best offer. I had the insurance settlement, and I had worked more than I had expected earlier in the fall and had continued to work into the winter. Still, I was afraid that I would have to give up on the dream after all. The owner of the Connecticut PDQ was still talking to me through his broker, Gregor Tarjan. I finally told him I couldn’t meet his best price either, but I really liked the boat and would love to own it. I told Gregor, the only thing I could do was buy the boat without the dinghy as I already had a Portland Pudgy that hadn’t been damaged by Hurricane Irene. Then I was out of cell-phone range for another week. When I got close enough to land to receive e-mail I found that my offer had been accepted and would I please send a wire-transfer check of 10 percent of the purchase price for a deposit. I called my bank, which said that, as soon as I could get to one of their offices, they would allow me to make the transfer. I told them, “I’m in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, and you don’t have a lot of branch offices in the Points East April 2013


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lighted with my purchase. The next morning I presented myself at my bank and helped the manager open. I guess I was a little excited. Together we sent the remainder of the purchase price to the new broker. I received a receipt a few hours later, filled out a faxed tax form, and looked forward to many hours of enjoyment and many miles of pleasure when I could get my new, old boat back to Maine. But that is another story. I have since learned that we are in a “buyers” market right now for boat shoppers. My experience leads me to believe that any boat is available at any fair price. You just have to make the offer. You have to make the step. If the owner says “Yes”, hooray! If the owner says “No”, then you have to decide again to make a counter offer or walk away. I walked away from several fine boats. The important thing is to make that first step. In my case, despite the 20thcentury communications, the owner and I were able, through the negotiations of a good broker or two, come to agreement. The two happiest days in a boat owner’s life is the day you buy the boat and the day you sell it. In this instance both boat owners, the new and the old, were happy. Dick Klain is currently in Key West having negotiated the ICW in his new, to him, sailboat. He managed to avoid Sandy, but woke up to frost on deck while traversing the Dismal Swamp Canal. He spent Christmas with his family in Marathon Key and will soon begin the trip back to Maine. He reports that his new boat, Moxie Cat, seems to like the warm water and is reluctant to return north. He is a 100-ton U.S. Coast Guard Certified Master and Able-Bodied Seaman Limited who has cruised the coasts of the U.S. and the U.S. Caribbean possessions aboard the EPA ocean-survey vessel Bold.

Building a Merry Maid A Points East reader wanted a runabout that was trailerable, reasonably fast, handsome, inexpensive to build – and dry. He chose a V-bottom design featured in a 1957 edition of “Mechanix Illustrated.”


By Tom Wales For Points East he anxiety always heightens as I back the trailer down the ramp to launch a new boat. My latest endeavor was a 15-foot runabout,

which I built from free plans I got off a website. I embarked upon my boatbuilding avocation in the early ’90s when I bought plans for a 14-foot ultralight canoe from Tom Hill. We were living in Connecticut then, too far from the ocean to own a proper

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purchased plans for a 15-foot flat-bottomed sailing skiff called a Winter Hawk. This simple design proceeded quickly, and it not only floated on her lines, it also wasn’t a bad sailor.

My criteria were that the boat had to have good carrying capacity, be trailerable, reasonably fast, look good, not cost a fortune to build and finally, be dry. I clearly needed a Vbottom design. We moved to Maine in December 1995, and by the following June were the proud owners of a 1975 Dufour 27 sloop. I learned quickly that canoes don’t tow well, which led to my next project, a proper dinghy. I chose free plans from Glen-L for their eight-foot pram called Sabotina. My confidence grew as I completed my third project. These were simple, flat-bottomed craft with outside chines, which simplifies the building process. But they floated, didn’t leak and served their purpose. After buying the Dufour in ’96, I decided to convert the 15-foot sailboat into an outboard skiff, which turned out to be a good decision. It was perfect for running around the harbor, and large enough to ferry large groups out to the mooring. However, with a flat bottom, it proved to be wet in a chop. And it was heavy and slow, and the bow rode so high I had to stand up to drive. For years, my lovely wife endured the trips across Muscongus Sound from Louds Island back to Round Pond Harbor, getting soaked by the chop as we motored home in the afternoon sea breeze. So I decided to see what was available for boat plans on the Internet. After all, I needed a winter



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project, and the old skiff, while still solid, was 15 years old. My criteria were that the boat had to have good carrying capacity, be trailerable, be reasonably fast, look good, not cost a fortune to build and finally, be dry. I clearly needed a V-bottom design. I went online and typed “free boat plans” into my browser. In 1.8 seconds I had several hundred pages of results. I started at the top and found a plan that clicked with me right away. Merry Maid was profiled in a “Mechanix Illustrated” article, so I downloaded and printed all seven pages. Merry Maid is a 15-foot runabout, with a V-hull design designed by Charles M. Ungerbuehier and built

with normal boatbuilding materials and quarter-inch marine plywood. She is light, has a 900-plus-pound displacement, and, according to the article, will go 20 mph with a 15-horse outboard. The stem was fashioned from a birch tree that I had salvaged from my yard in 1995 and had cut into boards. The keel and keel batten as well as the chines, sheer batten and bottom and side stringers were fashioned from an ash tree of the same vintage. The frames were fashioned from spruce, which was salvaged from a couple of building sites nearby. I picked the best-looking two-by-12 end-cut leftovers I could find and had plenty for the frames and floor timbers. The plans came with a table of M Y S T I C S H I P Y A R D offsets. These are measurements written in feet, inches and a 16th of an inch from a fixed point, usually a baseline, to the outside of the planking at strategic places along each frame or station. Merry Maid has seven stations from 0 (transom) through 6 (near the stem). I had to transfer these measurements from the table of offsets onto a sheet of paper to make full-sized plans. This is probably the most critical step in the boatbuilding process. Mistakes here will be magnified later on. With that in mind, I bought a 36-foot roll of graph paper, 36 inches high, with one-inch squares. That saved me a lot of time and minimized mistakes. I cut a Mystic Shipyard has the perfect Mystic River ‘home’ for your boat - on piece of graph paper the proper both the EAST & WEST sides of the Mystic River - for boats 18’ to 60’. length for each frame and drew a Reserve now for your summer slip in paradise! baseline and centerline. All points RIVERSIDE POOL • South of both Mystic River bridges!! were drawn up from the baseline • Our riverside pool for your enjoyment and out from the centerline. I • No commercial traffic, 270 deep slips marked all the right places and • Walk or dinghy to downtown Mystic & the Seaport then simply connected the dots. • Clean heads, showers and laundry facilities • Protected dockage from Mother Nature’s elements Voila, full sized plans. • Transients to 150’ welcome Once I had the full sized plans drawn, I simply cut my spruce Schedule service with our experienced team! • Certified, professional skilled service technicians pieces into the proper length with • Custom woodwork of the highest quality the correct angle at each joint. Each • Experienced mechanics, and shipwrights full-sized sheet was used as a tem• Repairs to refits, rigging to refrigeration - all onsite! plate for each frame. I carefully laid • Electronics installations and custom canvas work out each frame on the plan, marked • Highest quality gelcoat and re-finishing specialists them for gluing, pre-drilled screw MYSTIC SHIPYARD WEST holes, and checked one last time to 100 Essex Street Mystic ≈ 860.536.6588 make sure it was perfectly aligned. MYSTIC SHIPYARD EAST Then I mixed up a batch of epoxy, Stafford Street Mystic ≈ 860.536.4882 spread it on the areas to be joined, screwed them together, and hung WEBSITE them upside down to dry overnight.


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The frames were now done. The next step was fabricating the longitudinal pieces. The plans call for two chines, two sheer battens, four side stringers and four bottom stringers, all of varying lengths between 12 and 16 feet long. My wood was about eightfeet long, so I’d have to make them longer. Since stretching was out of the question, I’d have to scarf them. Scarfing two pieces of wood is not difficult if you’re careful. Scarfing requires you to cut each piece to be joined at an angle the length of which is five times the thickness of the wood. Since my stringers were one-inch thick, the angle had to be five inches long. I laid out the pieces in pairs, marked them carefully and started the electric planer. Once all the pieces were cut correctly, I epoxied them together. I had created the 16-foot pieces that I needed. The epoxy joints were as strong as the wood itself, if not stronger, so there was no worry about failure. The frames were made, the keel had been cut, the stem was ready, and all the longitudinal pieces were prepared. So it was up to the garage we went. Most small boats are built upside down, and Merry Maid was no exception. I built two vertical supports, which held a 14-foot two-byfour backbone. The frames were laid upside down on top of the backbone that had been measured and marked for each station. The keel was then laid on top of the frames and glued and screwed in place. Next, I cut a notch in the stem to fit the keel. I clamped them together and drilled two holes for bolts, as the stem is bolted to the keel. Once that was done, I removed the clamps, glued the joint, and bolted the stem to the keel. Now I was ready to install the chines, sheer battens, and side and bottom stringers. Each of those pieces had to be notched into each

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My confidence grew as I completed my third project. These were simple, flatbottomed craft with outside chines, which simplifies the building process. But they floated, didn’t leak and served their purpose. frame. Here, I measured and marked where each cut had to be made, and using a saber saw I carefully cut a notch at each station. There was some handwork needed here as the notch at each station had a slightly different angle because of the curvature of the hull. A sharp chisel came in handy here. The chines support the bottom corner of each frame from the transom to the stem. The sheer battens support the top corner of each frame from the transom to the stem. The side and bottom stringers support the outside planking. All longitudinal members give great stability, rigidity and strength to the entire boat. Once each frame was properly notched to fit each member, they were installed, again with epoxy and a screw. At this stage, the boat resembled a strange prehistoric 58 Points East April 2013

dead bird. Next came the fairing process, a critical step that ensures a fair hull and no gaps between the frame and the outer skin. A power planer and a random orbit sander sped this task along. A properly faired hull will ensure that the plywood goes on easily and the boat performs at its best later on. With the hull properly faired, we next readied the marine plywood. I purchased five four-by-eight sheets of quarter-inch Meranti, a five-ply Philippine mahogany. I started with the sides. I ripped one sheet in half and clamped it to the frame of the boat and marked it. I removed it from the frame, made the final cut with the saber saw and reapplied to the frame. I then marked where each frame and longitudinal member would touch to know where to apply the epoxy and pre drill my screw holes. Pre-drilling the holes was fairly tedious, but facilitated the application of the plywood. Once I was sure the piece was properly cut, marked and predrilled, I mixed and applied epoxy to both the frame and the plywood, clamped the piece in place, and commenced to tighten the screws. After the epoxy dried, I trimmed the excess plywood flush with the framing. I used all stainless-steel fastenings as they are rust-resistant, and also purchased a drill-countersink combo sized for the screws I was using. In all, I probably used about 1,000 screws of varying sizes. The sides were followed by the bottom planking. I used Find us on Facebook!

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But best of all was the comment from one of our local fishermen, who admired her while I was getting gas for the truck: “Good lookin’ boat ya’ got there, who built it?” “I did” I replied.

The Merry Maid, with two of the author’s grandkids aboard, lies off a Muscongus Bay beach.

the same procedures as with the sides, and before I knew it, the boat had a shape. I was almost ready to turn it over, but still had a bit more work to do before then. I applied a stem band to the outside of the sheathing at the bow and an eye-bolt through the stem for tie-up and towing. I installed spray deflectors over the chines at the bow. I also had to fill in all the screw holes and any cracks, spaces and voids. For this, I simply thickened my epoxy with fairing compound and filled in all the screw holes and cracks. This is another critical step. Any void, bump or dent will be very visible when the boat is painted. Rather than flip the boat several times, I decided to sand and paint the bottom and sides first. I used a clear epoxy primer mixed with a little finish paint and put a coat on the bottom, followed by two finish Perfect way to start the season!

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We carefully lifted the boat off the backbone and rolled it onto the garage floor. I had laid scrap wood on the floor to protect the newly painted hull. Now I could build the coaming and gunwales, fabricate the front decking, sand and paint the interior, build the seats, and cut and install the floorboards. By now it was August, and I was anxious to get the boat in the water and start using it. So I decided to prime and apply only one finish coat of pearl gray on the interior. With the transom and seats covered with two coats of Cetol, I thought I was ready to launch. So there I was, backing down the ramp with my new runabout – and the butterflies were there – but there was no delaying the moment of truth. With my wife holding the painter, the boat slid off the trailer and bobbed nicely on her waterline. So, it floats. I quickly moved the trailer away from the ramp and parked the truck. I couldn’t wait to get into deeper water and fire up the engine to see what kind of performance I could expect. I fired up the 16-horse Suzuki, attached the tiller extender, and engaged forward gear. Standing up to see over the bow to avoid the harbor full of lobster buoys, I gave it some gas, expecting the bow to rise. Much to my surprise, the bow never came up. So I gave it more throttle, only to find that she was riding flat to the water. Not only that, but she was speedy, too. At full throttle, I clocked her at over 19 knots with my GPS. Need-

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less to say, I was elated. I finally had a good-looking runabout with a turn of speed (isn’t that every man’s dream?). The final test was seeing how she handled a chop, which we discovered soon enough. We enjoy picnicking on Louds Island in Muscongus Bay, and had a trip planned for the next weekend, motoring over from Round Pond. The trip back is always upwind, and in the afternoon, when the breeze kicks up, there’s a chop. I’m happy to report that with four adults and two kids in the boat, we stayed (mostly) dry on our voyage home. This was a very satisfying project for me on a number of levels. I extended my boatbuilding skills, I didn’t spend a fortune on materials, and I ended up with a boat to last a lifetime with proper care. But best of all was the comment from one of our local fishermen, who admired her while I was getting gas for the truck: “Good lookin’ boat ya’ got there, who built it?” “I did” I replied. Tom Wales grew up on the water, first in Harwich Port and Osterville, on Cape Cod, where he learned to swim and sail, then in Maine. He’s built several boats, including a 14-foot ultralight canoe, an eight-foot sailing pram as well as the 15-foot runabout. He enjoys his summer days in the waters off Pemaquid, Maine.

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Shockwave has clean Pineapple Cup sweep After a relatively mellow light-air start, the 72-foot Reichel Pugh Shockwave owned by George Sakellaris, from Framingham, Mass., eventually enjoyed doubledigit reaching conditions to become first-to-finish, 1st in IRC division, and 1st overall at the 31st biennial Pineapple Cup, the Montego Bay Race. The annual ocean race of 811 miles started Feb. 8 at Florida’s Port Everglades, sending the “MoBay” fleet of 10 boats, in IRC and PHRF divisions, on an allpoints-of-sail course to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Shockwave crossed the finish line on Feb. 10 with an elapsed time of two days, 11 hours, 23 minutes and two seconds, just short of the current race record set in 2005 by Titan 12. “This was a true team effort for the Shockwave crew that George Sakellaris and his captain Reggie Cole have spent two years assembling,” said Shockwave’s tactician Robbie Doyle, from Marblehead,

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The Casco Bay Etchells Fleet 27 has thrived because sailors have wanted more bang for their sailing buck in a slow economy.

Casco Etchells Fleet 27 thrives in feeble economy. Here’s why. By Chris Morin For Points East Elegant lines, beauty on the water, technically challenging to sail – all these phrases have been used to describe the International Etchells One Design sloop. The boat was originally designed in 1966 by the late Skip Etchells of Greenwich, Conn., in response to a challenge to design a new threeman Olympic keelboat. Even though the Etchells did not win the competition, Skip knew he had a winner. The class grew quickly in those early years, so much so that Skip handed over the production of the boats to Tillotson-Pearson in 1971. Interest in the boats migrated north to Maine, and an ac-

tive fleet of six boats quickly formed on Casco Bay as the original Etchells Fleet 5. The early fleet was led by Tom Crotty, and during that time the Etchells class was very visible and active in the Casco Bay area. However, by 2000 only one Etchells continued to sail on Casco Bay. But it only took that one boat to catch the eye of a couple of local sailors, Chris Robinson and Jeffrey Bennert. Along with Robinson and Bennert, the other three charter members were Seth Sprague, Tim Tolford and Ralph Carpenter. The initial group of interested parties met at Three Dollar Dewey’s and voted four to one to restart the Casco Bay Etchells,

With sunny skies and 20-knot northwest winds, Boston’s Inner Harbor offered flat water and fast downwind sailing for Footloose.

Foot Loose wins Robert’s Memorial Race Skipper Georges Brun-Cottan and crew of Foot Loose, of Cottage Park Y.C., won the Constitution Y.C.’s Jack Roberts Memorial Race which is held each Jan. 1 in Boston’s Inner Harbor. Nine boats entered the first race of the 2013 season. Six boats sailed the race, which was held on a blustery day that was cold but not too cold. With sunny skies and winds of 20 knots from the North West, Boston’s Inner Harbor offered flat water and fast downwind sailing. Over the years, the race has been run in everything from windy and wild conditions to absolute flat calms. One year, we postponed to

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SHOCKWAVE, continued from Page 64 Mass., adding that regular crewmembers Scot Gregory, Jason Carr, Peter Kingsbury and Reid Fleming deserved a great deal of credit. “Despite fresh and often changing conditions, sail handling went without a hitch, and the damage report was almost nil.” Doyle said there were two different theories regarding expected weather for the race. “One was that it

MEMORIAL, continued from Page 65 August since the race committee couldn’t see through the snow squalls on Jan. 1. Fleet size is usually about a half dozen boats. Some years, conditions are just right and the fleet doubles in size. Boats come in from the other end of the harbor: Hull, Hingham and Cottage Park have all send competitors. The race is run “pursuit-style,” starting off Pier Six in Charlestown. This year’s course had the fleet rounding two marks, one off the Logan Airport and the other off South Boston’s new “restaurant cove.” It is just under a six-mile course, featuring all points of sail. Some boats set spinnakers and reported great speeds. A few boats had sail failures. On the Elliott 770, Lance Ryley’s old mainsail split, forcing his with-

would be light at the start but very solid the rest of the way to Jamaica,” said Doyle. “Knowing Shockwave’s capabilities, we definitely were thinking that beating the record set by Titan was a possibility. The other was for a light and variable breeze to carry on for the first 12 hours of the race, and that proved to be the case. Nevertheless, we were able to recover from that and still had a good shot at the record, but fell 58 minutes short.” FMI:

drawal. The winning boat, a J/30, sailed a conservative race using a small jib and a reefed main. After the race, many of the crew had chowder, salad and spirituous beverages at Max and Dylan’s Rest. A tip of the hat to Boston Sailing Center for being on station with their Mako and serving as rescue boat. Happily, no rescuing was required. FMI:

Results: 1. Foot Loose, J/30, Georges Brun-Cottan, Cottage Park Y.C.; 2. Black Seal, J/35, Jeff Kent, Hingham Y.C.; 3. Eagle, Frers 38, Alan McLean, Constitution Y.C.; 4. Twist, First 42, John Chuang, Constitution Y.C.; 5. Corker, LS 30, Kevin Browne, Boston Sailing Center; 6. Rock It, Elliott 770, Lance Ryley, Constitution Y.C.

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Block Island Race Week will see IRC North American showdown The 25th Anniversary Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week is scheduled for June 23-28. Seven new championship events have been added to the biennial regatta’s schedule, along with the introduction of new classes for Classics, Doublehanded boats and Gunboats. BIRW will host the IRC North American Championship, HPR (High Performance Rule) North American Championship, PHRF East Coast Championship, J/80 North American Championship, J/109 East Coast Championship, Swan 42 New England Championship, and Beneteau 36.7 Northeast Championship. “In 1965, the inaugural regatta attracted more than 175 boats and 1200 sailors,” said On-Water Chairman Dick Neville, “and this year we hope to surpass that number.” The five-day event, open to teams in IRC, PHRF and onedesign classes, consists of around-the-buoys racing, with at least one day for the 18.2-mile Around-the-Island Race. Navigator-style courses will be sailed by the Classics, Doublehanded, Cruising and Gunboat classes. “We fashioned Block Island Race Week after Cowes Week in Cowes England,” said 90-year-old Jakob Isbrandtsen, of Norwalk, Conn., commodore of Storm Trysail Club in 1965. “It’s eye-opening that it is still going strong after so many years.” FMI:

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ETCHELLS, continued from Page 65 but as Fleet 27. The fledgling fleet drew a lot of attention and began a slow but steady growth pattern through the next 11 years. Members of the fleet began attending the major Etchells regattas – from the very popular Jaguar Series held each winter in Miami through all the New England summer regattas. In 2006, they hosted the New England Championships with 26 boats participating. Recently, the fleet has experienced a growth spurt as members of the Casco Bay Etchells Fleet 27 have used a slow economy to grow the size of their local fleet. While sailors are looking for more bang for their sailing buck, the International Etchells Class has provided the means to do just that. How can a fleet, of boats designed in 1966, restricted to using Dacron sails, not only be alive but growing in the day of sport boats with asymmetrical spinnakers, planing hull designs and carbon fiber? The recipe is easy: affordability, camaraderie, and love of one-design sailing. Not to mention that the lines of an Etchells are timeless: sleek with a low freeboard and long overhangs, a true classic. The

boats are a true joy to sail, and all the crew does during each tack is stand up, walk about three steps and sit back down. No one is diving across the cabin, or trying to squeeze under the boom. Is there another 30-foot fixed-keel sailboat without a single winch on board? For very short money, a boat can be had that can join the fleet and start racing. Since the end of 2012 summer sailing season – and while people are thinking less and less about sailing – Fleet 27 has added five boats. Of the actively racing boats in the fleet, the newest boat is Hull No. 796, while the oldest is Hull No. 3. In between these two endpoints are 17 more boats. There’s even one boat with a motor mount for an outboard (he’s very popular on windless nights). That’s right – 19 locally owned Etchells 22s. At least here, there is very little correlation between hull number and performance. All boats have bottom paint and sit on moorings all season long. It is not unusual to see two or three skippers each Tuesday night scrubbing hulls at the dock before racing. Through a strong grass-roots effort and ongoing communications the word is getting out. Weekly

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emails and blog updates inform owners, crew members and other interested sailors about RC duties, recent results, go fast articles, and upcoming events. The use of electronic communication is helping the fleet locate available boats that otherwise go unnoticed. Postings looking for boats have been made on Craigslist with great success. However, the biggest factor in the growth of Fleet 27 has been the involvement and commitment of a few sailors. Ralph Carpenter, a long-time fleet member with strong connections to the national organization, will go out of his way to help a fellow Etchells sailor. He will lend sails and equipment, share tips, and even miss the annual MS Regatta because a new-to-the-fleet sailor had difficulty getting his mainsail down. Todd Lalumiere, Fleet Captain, has singlehandedly increased the fleet by three boats. Lalumiere, who races the only black Etchells I know of, owned four Etchells all at the same time. His idea was to get the boats to Maine and build the fleet. Well it worked, not only did he find local sailors for two of these boats, but he also located a neglected boat locally and acquired it for his son to rehab. Several current owners, myself included, have started out as an occasional crewmember on a boat, then became a regular crew member on the boat to finally looking for crew members for their own boat. The fleet races out of Portland Yacht Club every

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Ida Lewis Distance Race to start on Aug. 16 The ninth edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start Aug. 16 off Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport, R.I. The event features four coastal courses between 104 and 177 miles, and, the organizers say, is the perfectly designed overnighter for IRC, PHRF, One Design and DoubleHanded boats of 28 feet or longer. Its round-trip course starts and finishes off Ida Lewis, and includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point,

Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower. Both grand-prix racers and cruising sailors have come to embrace this August tradition, which also offers special trophies for a Youth Challenge and College Challenge. The race also is a qualifier for the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF), the Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies (IRC), and the US-IRC Gulf Stream Series. FMI:

The 2013 Marion Bermuda Race, set to start June 14, has initiated a number of rules changes to broaden eligibility for participation. The changes maintain the Corinthian spirit of the Race, which is focused on family and fun, with captains and crew participating for the joy and pleasure of sailing, competition and the camaraderie that accompanies the event. Rules changes are: Vessel size limits have been increased from 80 to 100 feet LOA; there is a new division with unrestricted sail inventory; symmetrical spinnakers and spinnaker poles are permitted; and a Traditional Sail-Training/Classic Yacht Division has been added. These changes reflect the Race organization’s ongoing commitment to evolve with the sport of offshore sailboat racing and recognition of a desire by some potential entrants to participate in a way that was previously prohibited. FMI:

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Safety at Sea Seminar, March 23-24 The UMass-Boston campus, right on Boston harbor, will host the 2013 Safety at Sea Symposium March 23-24. The Marion Bermuda Race requires that a minimum of 30 percent of all crewmembers, including at least two of the following (captain, navigator, port and starboard watch captains) shall have attended a sanctioned Safety-at-Sea Seminar within five years before the start of the Race. For doublehanded boats, both crewmembers shall meet this requirement. The Marion Bermuda organizers suggest that all the crewmembers attend a sanctioned Safety-at-Sea Seminar and have at least two crewmembers certified in CPR and First Aid. FMI:

Women’s Keelboat Championship 9/2-7 The International Women’s Keelboat Championship is scheduled for Sept. 2-7 at the Eastern Yacht Club, in Marblehead, Mass. Held biennially, the event provides women keelboat and offshore sailors high-quality racing and an opportunity to compete with top national and international sailors. This 15th edition of the championship will be raced in the International J/22 class keelboat, which is suitable for four-person teams. Previous competitors have included Olympic medalists,

America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race veterans, World Champions, and US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtswomen of the Year, in addition to women of all ages with varying levels of racing experience. Former IWKC Champions include Betsy Alison, Sally Barkow, Anna Tunnicliffe, Cory Sertl and JJ Fetter. The official Notice of Race has been posted. No entries will be accepted after Aug. 9. FMI:

2013 Youth World Team is announced Twelve youth sailors have qualified for US Sailing’s 2013 Youth World Team, and will receive invitations to represent the United States at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Championship in Limassol, Cyprus from July 1120. The U.S. Youth Worlds Team members were selected based on first-place finishes in their respective classes at US Sailing’s 2013 ISAF Youth World Qualifier regatta Jan. 19-21. The sailors named to the team are: Laser Radial (boy’s oneperson dinghy): Addison Hackstaff (St. Petersburg, Fla.); Laser Radial (girl’s one-person dinghy): Haddon Hughes (Houston, Texas); International 420 (boy’s two-person dinghy): Wade Waddell (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and Henry Fernberger (New York, N.Y.); International 420 (girl’s two-person dinghy): Casey Klingler (Larchmont, N.Y.) and Fiona Walsh (Rye, N.Y.); 29er (open high-performance dinghy): Quinn Wilson (Ojai, Calif.) and Dane Wilson (Ojai, Calif.); RS:X Boys: Maximo Nores (Miami, Fla.); RS:X Girls: Marion Lepert (Belmont, Calif.); Multihull: Ravi Parent (Bradenton, Fla.) and Sam Armington (Sarasota, Fla.). FMI:

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1914 Dark Harbor to shine after Northeast Boat’s grand refit By Herb Parsons For Points East I believe in Frugal. No, not “cheap.” Frugal. Living below my means. So when, last fall, I sold my building, Calderwood Hall, on North Haven Island, Maine – the roughly 100-year-old former community building that had housed my gallery/gift shop and my artist studio/apartment for almost 30 years – I decided to spend some of the proceeds on my beloved 26-foot, gaffrigged, black knockabout Shadow. Frugally. No complete rebuild for me. No, sir. Just enough work to give some relief to the almost nonstop port and starboard electric bilge pumps and 12-volt battery that have kept her afloat in recent years. Yeah, I know. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Or, if you prefer, as the bumpersticker on the back of our old Jeep Cherokee says: “The Road to Hell Is Paved.” But c’mon, let’s hear some love, Requited Love. I’ve held on to my father’s knockabout for about 15 years now – the boat he bought in 1931 from the friend for whom he used to crew. She never seemed to have a name, so I called her My Father’s Shadow for the man

who turned each of us four kids into hard-core sailors. It’s his shadow that still embraces us. At 17 1/2 feet on the waterline, Shadow’s a Dark Harbor 17, also referred to as a Manchester 17 or Northeast Harbor/Mount Desert B Boat. This graceful, spirited class, designed by B.B. Crowninshield, celebrated its approximate 100th Anniversary in 2010 at the North Haven Yacht Club. So please, a quiet nod of appreciation for their loyal, stubborn, obsessed owners and the craftsmen who have rebuilt them. Shadow herself may have been built as early as 1914, and undergone a fairly major renovation at least 40 years ago. I never quite figured that Requieted Love could be so expensive. I wasn’t born yesterday – being now past the biblical threescore years and ten – and yes, I have long been aware that if you live on an island 12 miles out to sea, almost everything is, uh, just a tad more expensive than on the mainland. And if you plan work on an old wooden boat, as with an old wooden house, well, ditto. Blunt force trauma. My first move, as a member in reasonably good standing in my very small, close-knit island commu-

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Now, the expensive scenario already hinted at is in no way the fault of any of the boatbuilders involved. My clearheaded choice was Josh Howard and his crew at Northeast Boat in Northport, Maine. It’s been a solid relationship. Because in recent winters I’ve cheated by going half-south, he sends me precise email updates, very detailed bills, and promptly answers all my questions. He sends photos of Shadow with holes and missing keel and freshly orange-primed new internal organs. Josh’s initial estimate had stated, “It’s hard to give a concrete estimate on such a task because you never know what you could run into.” This was later followed by memos such as: “We are definitely doing the bare minimum, but every time we touch something, it seems to be corroded, rusted or rotten.” And: “The biggest problem was [that] all the little bolts that go from the floor-timber down through the keel plank were not there because they were so corroded . . . In order to fix the problem, a few planks had to be removed. The new mast step and forefoot will go back in this week along with a few new floor timbers.” And: “After removing the toe-rails, we discovered that the plywood deck was never covered, only by paint. Amazing it lasted this long. Unfortunately, the edge of the plywood went punky, leaving the toe-rail fasteners to wiggle free.”

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Compass Project girls to build 13-foot skiff for Florida family The After School Girls Group of Compass Project, in Portland, Maine, is building a 13-foot Nez Perce skiff for John Roselle of Orlando, Fla. John contacted Compass Project in search of a skiff with which to explore his local waters. When Compass Project didn’t have his dreamboat in stock, John became intrigued by its mission. He delayed his on-water time by six months so he could commission a Compass Project boat built in, and in support of, its programs with at-risk youth. This project brings together John, a lifelong boater who grew up in the Florida Keys, and an incredible group of young women from the Portland area. The Cultural Immersion through Boatbuilding and Oar Making Program unites local, home-schooled girls with immigrant girls currently attending Portland High School. This able crew, with the guidance of boat builder Wendy West and a dedicated group of volunteers, will take on the Ken Swan-designed skiff. O’Hara Corporation of Rockland, Maine, is donating the shipment of the skiff, which will make its way to Florida in June. This project marks the longest distance a Compass Project boat will travel from our shop to its new homeport. In concert with Wendy and Shane Hall, John has

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Plymouth Y.C. chooses a Duffy 26 by Atlantic Boat Co. for its launch Atlantic Boat Company, in Brooklin, Maine, has sold (Larchmont, N.Y.), and Hull Yacht Club’s Allerton (Hull, a 24-passenger U.S. Coast Guard-certified launch to the Mass.). Plymouth (Mass.) Yacht Club, on Boston’s South Shore. The Duffy 26 Launch hull is molded in solid fiberPlymouth’s new club launch, Hull No. 78, is slated for glass, with a vinylester-skin layer and full-length lonsea trials and delivery in gitudinal foam-cored early spring. The club sestringers. The hull is white lected the Standard Package gelcoat. A solid fiberglass launch, with the optional 75skeg and full keel protect the horsepower Yanmar Model propeller. PVC spray rails are 4JH4-TE diesel powerplant. thru-bolted and glassed on The Coast Guard changed the interior. The interior deck its weight expectation from and seating are pulled from a 140 pounds per person to single mold in fiberglass with 185 pounds, leaving many foam coring. All deck, step, yacht clubs and marinas facseating areas are Photo courtesy Atlantic Boat Co. and ing a dramatic reduction in The “24 + 1 passenger” Duffy 26 Launch is available in a molded; the surfaces are passenger capacity. With Standard Package and Yacht Package, and every boat is white gelcoat, and the nonthis new ruling in mind, At- USCG-inspected. skid is painted a light gray. lantic Boat Company introCertified as open launches, duced the Duffy 26 Launch, knowing that the inherent canopied launches, and enclosed launches, the 24 + 1 stability of the 26’s hull can meet this requirement. passenger (24 passengers and one crew) Duffy 26 Plymouth Yacht Club joins a number of other clubs Launch is available in a Standard Package and Yacht taking delivery of the Duffy 26 Launch since last year, Package, and every boat is USCG-inspected, with all including Portland Yacht Club’s James M. Churchill safety and running equipment standard, and delivered (Falmouth, Maine), Larchmont Yacht Club’s LYC IX ready for operation. FMI:

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FOCB, continued from Page 80 Maine, Peter Milholland, Citizen Stewards Coordinator at FOCB, heard about the AJ-28 from board members. Peter made the trip to Winter Harbor to visit with Alan Johnson, builder of the AJ-28. This became their boat of choice for its seaworthiness, speed and inboard power. Alan was able to refer them to an AJ-28 in New Hampshire he knew was for sale. During sea trials, FOCB knew they’d found their boat. Now it was time to find boat and engine repairers to modify the new workboat to suit the specialized demands of a year-round Baykeeper vessel. The refit is a

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from Bristol to the yard where the boat is being built in Brazil. The carbon-composite structure will reduce topside weight by more than 1,100 pounds, GMT reports, and avoids the need to add tons of lead in the bilge for stability requirements. With the lighter rig, the yacht can sit higher in the water and be more fuel-efficient. This is one of two Brazil-bound rigs currently being built at GMT. The cutting-edge Langan design will have a canting keel, high-tech construction, and the carbon mast and boom. It was

two phase project: FOCB has an established relationship with New England Fiberglass, in Portland, Maine (, and it was to them the Friends went for fiberglass work. Mechanical improvements and upgrades are being done at Yankee Marina & Boatyard, in Yarmouth, Maine ( The planned launch of the new AJ-28 Baykeeper boat is scheduled for sometime in May at Yankee Marina & Boatyard. The fruition of this much anticipated project will be the result of a delightful collaboration of Maine marine businesses. This team of craftsmen has refit a Maine-designed and -built boat, so that it can serve an essential Maine nonprofit in its quest to monitor the waters of Casco Bay. FMI:

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Three R.I. firms earn national honors Three Rhode Island marine companies have earned national distinction as winners of “Sailing World” magazine Boat of the Year Awards. The J/70 from J/Boats (Newport, R.I.) and builder C&C Fiberglass Components (Bristol, R.I.) captured overall honors; the Sparkman & Stephens 30 from Bluenose Yacht Sales (Newport, R.I./Portland, Maine) and C&C Fiberglass Components won the best daysailer category. In late February, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Sen. Jack Reed, and civic and marine-industry leaders gathered place at C&C Fiberglass Components in Bristol, R.I., to recognize the award-winning companies. FMI: Hamlin’s Marina, in Hampden, Maine, has formed a new company, Puffin Boats LLC, and has purchased the rights, molds and tooling for the Puffin Dinghy from Frankfort Boat Works. Puffin Boats, LLC will initially build seven-, eight- and 10foot Puffins, which can be rigged with oars, a small outboard, or a sail package. Puffins Boats plans to build three series of boats: Utility Series (the current dinghies); the Designer Series (10 feet – sail, motor, row) using classic construction used by the Cottrell family, who created the first Puffins); and the Conservation Series (vinyl wraps will have Puffin themes such as polka dot, zebra stripes, and puffin heads. For each boat sold, the company will make a donation to Project Puffin ( Hamlin’s Justin Sass will be heading up production at Puffin Boats, and he will have the benefit of the Cottrell family’s experience and history. FMI:

Technology Container Corp., a Worcester, Mass.-based company, is manufacturing Packaways, corrugated plastic boxes designed for instant set-up and break-down, to help cruisers move gear and provisions to the boat and back. They can be easily assembled in a second by pushing down the bottom and clicking it into a tab. Then they can be broken down by reversing the process for out-of-the-way storage. The containers can be washed, reused often, transporting everything from fishing equipment to galley gear, to groceries for a weeklong cruise, to a picnic for a day at the beach – then collapsed and tucked away when no longer needed. Packaways are alternatives to porous cardboard boxes that can carry who-knows-what from land in its layers, the manufacturer says, this should be of interest to voyagers. FMI:

Morris Yachts, of Northeast Harbor, Maine, has expanded its charter business, Morris Yachts Luxury Charters, and has launched a new website: Based in the heart of Maine’s finest cruising grounds, the fleet currently consists of yachts made by Morris themselves as well as other famous builders such as Hinckley and Sabre. Morris is likely to expand their charter fleet even further before the charter season begins in late Spring.

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To support Morris Yachts’ Charter expansion, CEO Doug Metchick has put a dedicated Charter Team in place that will be available 24/7. Each charter guest is treated to a special cruising guide written by none other than second-generation owner Cuyler Morris. In his guide, Morris acquaints guests with sandy coves and charming sailing passages, all memories of his youth from growing up around the corner on the coast of Maine. FMI: Brownell Trailers, of Fairhaven, Mass., manufacturer of hydraulic boat trailers, recently delivered six new model H10 trailers, suitable for powerboats and sailboats, to marinas and boatyards in Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi and Oklahoma. Customers for Brownell’s H10 yard trailers were Belmont Boat Works, in Belmont, Maine; Harwich Port Boat Yard, in Harwich Port, Mass.; Kingman Yacht Center, in Cataumet, Mass.; Turner Yacht Sales, in Stevensville, Md.; Mitchell Marine, in Biloxi, Miss.; and Redbud Marina, in Claremore, Okla. FMI:

Ocean Link Inc., in Portsmouth, R.I., will unveil the Dry Flush toilet, which the manufacturer calls “the perfect toilet,” at the Maine Boatbuilders Show, March 15-17. Many toilets claim to be odor free, Ocean Link says, but the Dry Flush unit truly is, accomplished by a specially designed cassette that dispenses clean material into the bowl after every flush. The flush cycle encapsulates waste material into an odor-tight pouch. The pouch is compacted into the bottom of a container within the toilet. After approximately 17 flushes, the cassette containing the pouches is easily removed and disposed of, as diapers would be. Powered by a battery cell that provides up to 300 flushes per charge, it uses no water or chemicals. FMI:

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AQUADRIVE, continued from Page 76 A vessel designed without an engine has limited space available to add one without great alterations to the original design. It was decided that a 100-year-old vessel, which has been carefully rebuilt and restored, could best be preserved by installing an Aquadrive to minimize engine vibration. The powerplant included a Yanmar 4JH diesel engine and, for vibration control, an Aquadrive CVB 15.10 supplied by Marine Transmission Center, Powertrain Division of Mack Boring & Parts Co., with a

R.I., sales office. Marston will be responsible for overseeing brokerage sales operations in the Newport area and beyond, with a focus on offshore cruising yachts. Marston has worked in the marine industry for over 21 years, working in sales for other fine boat builders such as Oyster Marine and Gunboat International as well as serving as a professional yacht captain for many years. FMI: KVH Industries, of Middletown, R.I., has just completed a major upgrade to the mini-VSAT Broadband network that will provide customers in Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa (EMEA) with a 60 percent increase in satellite capacity. The added capacity was provided by consolidating bandwidth covering two separate regions into one powerful unified beam, and by implementing Variable Coding, Spreading, and Modulation (VCSM) technology provided by ViaSat, Inc., KVH’s partner in the mini-VSAT Broadband network. FMI: RothBiltBoats, of Westwood, Mass., has created a new brand. Owner Tom Johnson has started a new company, Pilot Boats, LLC (, which has purchased the assets of Holby Marine, formally in Bristol, RI. The molds and tooling have been transported to Maine, where production will soon begin. Tom has also entered into a concurrent production agreement with Front Street Shipyard (, which will build the full line of Pilot Boats for Pilot Boats, LLC. The boats will be manufactured in Belfast, Maine at the main FSS facility. The Pilot Boat product line offers three sizes: Pilot 18, 20 and 24. The Pilot 20 and 24 are designed by Mark Ellis, who will continue as an advisor for Pilot Boats. FMI: Email John Young at

facility in Middleboro, Mass. Spartan was restored in 2010 by MP&G Wood Boatbuilding & Yacht Restoration (formerly known as McClave, Philbrick, and Giblin), of Mystic, Conn. This 72-foot racing sailboat, with a 50-foot waterline, is the last NY 50 remaining of a series of nine built around 1913 for members of the New York Yacht Club. FMI: Contact Aquadrive at; contact MP&G at; contact Mack Boring at

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Portsmouth (NH) Sail and Power Squadron Seamanship Class The Portsmouth Sail and Power Squadron (the New Hampshire/Southern Maine seacoast chapter) prsents Seamanship with Peter Wright, Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, N.H. Monday nights through March 11, assuming two holidays and a snowstorm. This course is a follow on the Basic Boating Class. Fees cover course materials and vary depending on the course.

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The quiet side of cruising Ah, could I lay me down in this long grass And close my eyes, and let the quiet wind Blow over me – I am so tired, so tired Of passing pleasant places! From the poem, “Journey,” by Edna St Vincent Millay he drift of our cruises often seems more a matter of design than chance, and we may be missing something significant in the process. Buffeted by time, tide, wind and weather, it’s easy enough to be distracted by ambition, pile on the miles, eat, sleep, shove off at first light – and lose touch with the art of adventuring on life. Such was among our thoughts as we anchored in a velvet alcove under the lee of Steele Harbor Island, far Downeast, possessed by the idea of settling in for a few days and cultivating the quiet side of coasting. The drama of the gathering of spruce crowned islands was compelling, and nothing of the southerly weather blowing up outside made the slightest impression on our berth. Close north, a run of ledges trailing off Black Island held the Leight snugly in the still tarn, like a comforting arm around our shoulder. It took time to accommodate the quiet of it, the layers of


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nature, beauty, knowledge and questions we rarely have the luxury asking, let alone fathoming. Head Harbor Island off to the east was a jolt of green against a towering vault of sky. The bold sweep of it was humbling. Feeling small seemed essential. We were but apprentices. Lunch had a certain peasant ritual to it. Leigh cut thick slabs of multi-grain bread and passed bean sandwiches, almonds and cranberries into the cockpit. Our exertions, the salted air and spectacle seemed to add to our ravenous appetites. The idea of crafting the hours was pleasing. We started with a nap. Awaking in what seemed a dream world, we packed the camera, binoculars, sounding lead, notebook, and took to our 10-foot dinghy, the mate at the oars and I, Pharaohlike, in the stern quarters. The bow soon rasped against a shingle beach on Black Island. Ambling alongshore, we found the interior an impassable thicket of spruce, so dense that the dead among them had no room to fall, and slumped amiably against their living neighbors. Crows muttered strident hexes, a gust of swallows spun off in a dozen directions, and we felt the telling prickle of wild places. Shoving off after a leisurely tour, the mate made a flurry

of long pulls on the seven-foot oars. Resting the dripping blades, we carried silently alongshore, every detail of the seaboard ours to know. That’s the magic of a good rowing skiff. The noise and clumsiness of an outboard would never do. The quiet was rich. Dip, pull, gurgle, we glided along, watery arabesques spinning out in the oars wake, as the mate reached for the next stroke, cheeks rosy and a smile on her face. An hour, then another evaporated with little awareness of their passing. The wind took off. Reflections of spruce, shore, sky and sea danced close alongside. Coming upon a muddy shoal peppered with mussels, we grounded out and filled a net bag with a dinner’s worth of the mollusks and gathered a few handfuls of periwinkles from a nearby ledge. By the time the afternoon was well along, we’d discovered three new islands, named one, and found a perfectly good scrubbrush. How lovely it was to drift about in our thoughts without noticing that we’d fallen silent. That night we watched the stars; Cassiopeia, Orion and the Big Dipper, were wondrous, if still all but inexplicable to me. The next day, and the one after, passed every bit as amiably. Seals paid call morning and evening, fish broke water in sudden silver eruptions, birdsong circled about, the tide painted new scenes, we listened to CBC, read, worked on our tans, walked in the woods, broke through onto bold seaward shores, thought about food when we weren’t eating, drank wine and faithfully kept watch. As Thoreau observed, “To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.� David Buckman sails out of Round Pond, Maine. His book, “Bucking the Tide,� is about making do and muddling along the New England and Fundy coast in a leaky, wreck of an 18foot sloop. It’s available to discerning readers and devotees of the Dowager Countess at

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The possibilities of youth when risk is tolerated Lazarus World Voyage By Tim Sperry, South Coast Publishing Group, 2012; 381 pp., $20.

There was a wonderful story today in the Boston Globe (Page 1, Friday, March 1, 2013) about five 80something men who still ski race. It caught my attention, not just because I’m about to turn 62 and it gave me great hope, but also because I had just finished reading a wonderful book about five men in their 20s who fixed up a wreck of a boat and sailed it around the world. It occurred to me that, 60 years ago, those 80-something skiers must have been a lot like those 20-something sailors in the book — adventurous, fearless bordering on clueless, determined, curious, fun-loving, flawed, and generally loaded with character. I’d say I’ll check back with the 20-somethings when they become 80somethings to test my theory, but the math doesn’t work in my favor. The book is “Lazarus World Voyage,” by Tim Sperry. It’s subtitle is “A Hurricane Wreck Circumnavigates the Globe.” Sperry, who is no longer 20-something, since the circumnavigation started in 1992, is from a well-known Massachusetts family of sailmakers. Today, he runs a busy custom awning and tent business, and his brother, Matty, another member of the Lazarus crew, manages the sail loft. The voyage was all Matty’s idea, and it’s an idea many a 20-year-old has had in the past and sat on for a few months before abandoning it for easier, more rational endeavors. That this idea soon became an actual boat, albeit a wreck, and that the boat, a Formosa 41

whose side had been sheared off by Hurricane Bob, was returned to working order by the young crew — and that they actually set sail and kept sailing for two and a half years until they’d gone all the way around the world — is a wonderful testiment to the possibilities of youth when unconventional thinking is encouraged and risk is tolerated. From the time they left Marion, Mass., in October 1992, after a shakedown cruise that damned near lost them the boat, until their return to Marion in May 1995, it was one great, epic, rollicking adventure they would never forget but which they started to forget anyway, which is what inspired Tim to write this book some years afterward to preserve it all. His recall is encyclopedic, and the crew’s log-keeping must have been excellent, because he is able to reconstruct the voyage in incredible detail — each landfall, every watch, every little spat and big fight and small accomplishment, every moment of terror recalled with a wonderful sense of humor and honesty from the perspective of an older, more mature writer looking back and shaking his head wistfully at the whole crazy idea of it. And there was plenty of terror (Tim, alone on the boat in an unfamiliar Madagascar harbor, dragging anchor and bouncing off huge concrete structures just beneath the surface), frustration (it could take weeks to receive a money wire), and bickering (“On one hand, you had Mark who wanted everything out in the open and preached communication as the elixir for all conLAZARUS, continued on Page 104

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Pound for pound, the North Atlantic skinboat in its various iterations has to be the finest seaboat ever designed. Cases in point: In 1730, an Eskimo and his kayak were blown off the Greenland shore and driven across the North Atlantic by prevailing westerlies, to fetch up on the coast of Scotland, Eskimo still alive. Irishman Tim Severin sailed a leather boat across the Atlantic in the wake of St Brendan the Navigator. The traditional canvas or birch-bark canoe is a skinboat of sorts, and no one has to tout their prowess. Dollar for dollar, the skinboat is probably the least expensive to build, requiring the fewest materials, and it’s likely the easiest to repair with materials on hand. With this exciting backdrop, we can say with confidence that you can probably build a skin-on-frame boat, melding modern materials with traditional, and own a perky little vessel with an ancient seagoing heritage. Not one that can cross the Atlantic, mind you, or hop across Pentland Firth, but a saucy little craft, pleasing to the eye, that can ply rivers and streams, ponds and lakes, estuarine creeks and waterways. And one, perhaps, that you can carry into a backwoods pond to stalk native brook trout – all the time evoking the imagery of great skinboat exploits of centuries past. How do we know you can build one of these elegant vessels? Well, we have Hilary Russell’s text, “Building Skin-on-Frame Double Paddle Canoes,” open before us, and by page 9, we’re ready to start gathering supplies and setting up a strongback. If we’re not intimidated, there’ll be no holding you back. Hilary, the son of a shipbuilder, was head of the English Department at Berkshire School, in Sheffield, Mass., where, among other disciplines, he taught boatbuilding as an alternative to a sport. If anyone




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Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s DowntownCrossing, presents “Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books?” Gloss will bring to the lecture several examples of notable books, magazines and ephemera from the store's private collection, such as a 1912 World Series scorecard and examples of old LIFE Magazines. He also will show a sales brochure for the Titanic. “New England homes are treasure-troves for old and rare books that have increased in value over the years,” says Gloss. Following the talk and question-and-answer session he shall give free verbal appraisals of all books and documents that attendees have brought with them or will do so anytime at his 9 West Street emporium in downtown Boston.

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The Maine Hunter Sailing Association (MHSA) mourns the passing of Colleen and Paul Akers, who died May 5 and June 1, 2012, respectively. Paul, along with Peter Poulin, Larry McKay, and Mark Millham, were the principals involved in organizing the MHSA club in 2001. Paul served as its secretary, and as editor of the newsletter “WaterWays” from its inception and for five years thereafter until 2007. Colleen was an avid boater as well and enjoyed spending time on their pride and joy Akers Away, a 1988 Hunter Legend 37.5. Together, Colleen and Paul helped organize the first Maine Hunter Sailing Association flotilla cruise to Penobscot Bay in 2002. Paul, who learned to sail at an early age, was fastidious about his boat and safety afloat. He freely shared his sailing and boat-maintenance knowledge with the club, running and participating in seminars. The Akers were part of every flotilla for 10 years and were an integral part of the daily Captains and Admirals meetings, where the weather and route were discussed. The Akers leave behind many sailing friends and two sons, Evan and Tim. FMI: Donna Schlachman Past Commodore, MHSA

Jan Clover Gougeon 67, Bay City, Mich.

The co-founder (with brothers Meade and Joel) of Gougeon Brothers in 1969, creators of the WEST System, which revolutionized composite boat construction, died Dec. 18. At 14, Jan began building boats as an apprentice to master boatbuilder Victor Carpenter, and went on to become an accomplished multihull designer and builder. In 2012, he launched his groundbreaking 40-foot multihull, Strings. He was also a key builder on the multihulls Adagio, Rogue Wave, Slingshot and Adrenalin. Racing iceboats and multihull sailboats were Jan’s passions, and he loved sailing solo. In 1980, during qualification trials for the OSTAR transatlantic race, Jan’s trimaran, Flicka, capsized in the Atlantic Ocean. He spent four days floating in Flicka’s disabled hull before he was rescued by a freighter. He won many Great Lakes solo event over the years. Burial at sea was to take place at a future date. 90 Points East April 2013

Jeph died unexpectedly on Jan. 4. An avid boater and fisherman, Jeph had been active in the Rhode Island Tuna Tournament in Galilee for many years. He was a lifelong member of the East Greenwich Yacht Club, where he served two terms as Commodore. The go-to guy for all things fixable, he was the first on the scene to lend a hand to a friend in need. A lifelong resident of North Kingstown and a recent part-time resident on Block Island, Jeph was a retired North Kingstown firefighter, a carpenter, and a member of the East Greenwich Veteran Fireman’s Association. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. A Memorial Service was held on Jan. 10, 2013 at the East Greenwich Yacht Club, followed by military honors.

John Lawless, 75, Saunderstown, R.I.

John passed away peacefully Jan. 24. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in the Korean War, and made a living in engineering, carpentry, commercial fishing, and as a ship’s captain, artist, adventurer, and traveler. He authored the book “Potluck,” a story of a group of hard-working commercial fishermen, who encounter an ocean full of barrels containing marijuana, how they retrieved this treasure and how it affected their lives. He was buried with Military Honors in R.I. Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Robinson Cooke Trowbridge 84, Westport Harbor, Mass., and Vero Beach Fla.

Rob passed away on Jan. 26. The former president and honorary governor of the Acoaxet Club in Westport Harbor, Mass., and a co-founder of the Spindle Rock Yacht Club, in Westport, was the co-founder and president of Creamer, Trowbridge, Case & Basford, Inc., an advertising and public relations agency with offices in Providence, New York, Pittsburgh, Boston and Hartford. Under his direction as chairman of the board of trustees of the Providence Lying In Hospital, the facility was moved to the R.I. Hospital complex and became the Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

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Dyer Jones, CEO of the Herreshoff Marine Museum Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Mass. A boat builder by trade, Dyer has been involved in sailing his whole life, and in the America’s Cup competition since 1967; as a team member, race official, syndicate member, event administrator, and dispute arbitrator. Mr. Jones has also served as Commodore of the Ida Lewis and New York Yacht Clubs, is president of the International Twelve Metre Class, a member of the Classes Committee of the International Sailing Federation, and with Luigi Lang, co-authored ìThe Twelve Metre Class.î


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USPS Piloting Course Buzzards Bay (Mass.) Sail & Power Course, Bourne. Mass. This essential boating course will run for 12 weeks and will be located in . Classes will be Thursday evenings 7-9 pm. Classroom materials are included. Contact Education Officer Dick Moore for class particulars and course description. 508-888-8238

Marine Electrical Systems Course Bourne Mass. This is an updated 9-session version of this popular course. Presented by the Buzzards Bay Sail & Power Squadron. Class will be Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm. Classroom materials are included. Contact Education Officer Dick Moore for class particulars and course description. 508-888-8238

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Portsmouth (NH) Sail and Power Squadron Piloting Course Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, N.H. The Portsmouth Sail and Power Squadron (the New Hampshire/Southern Maine seacoast chapter, presents Piloting with Jim Appleby ñ Estimated start date of Tues. Eight lessons through May 14 with a take-home test. After completing the Seamanship class, this course is designed to teach skills needed for piloting, both inland and offshore. Fees cover course materials. 603-5835382

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USPS Seamanship Course Pocasset, Mass. This essential boating course is presented by the Buzzards Bay Sail & Power Squadron. The 12week course will be on Wednesday evenings 7-9 pm. Classroom materials are included. Contact Education Officer Dick Moore for class particulars and course description. 508-888-8238


Second annual Voices of the Sea The Poetry and Song of Maine’s Fishermen and Those Who Work on the Water. Maine Maritime Museum will host the event at DiMillo’s On the Water, Commercial Street in Portland, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Following in the tradition of ever popular cowboy poetry events, Voices of the Sea features professionals from the maritime world who use their art to illuminate the hard and often invisible work they do. Hosting this year’s event will be Maine storyteller, writer and radio host John McDonald.

North, and JBoats. Discover how Waterline Systems can enhance and fine-tune your racing and sailing experience. Mingle with fellow sailors, boat owners and industry experts while enjoying workshops, demonstrations, and vendor presentations. Take a factory tour. Lunch will be provided. 401-247-3000 15-17


2013 Maine Boatbuilders Show Portland Yacht Services, 58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine. A gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom boatbuilders on the East Coast. Also exhibiting numerous manufacturers of boating equipment. Sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and rowing boats with the builders there to discuss and sell their work. Friday: 10 6 p.m., Saturday: 10 - 6 p.m., Sunday:10 - 4 p.m. Admission $15; children under 12 accompanied by adults free. 207-774-1067 International Rolex Regatta St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. A highlight of the Caribbean racing calendar, the International Rolex Regatta will celebrate its 39th year. The event features IRC and CSA (Caribbean Sailing Association) handicap racing, as well as one-design racing. The distance race from Cowpet Bay to Charlotte Amalie Harbour and back showcases the coastline.

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The Charles W. Morgan and Our Yankee Whaleboat Project Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Mass., 6 p.m., a lecture presented by Quentin Snediker, Mystic Seaport Shipyard Director and Bill Womack, owner of Beetle, Inc. Their illustrated program will give the inside story of Mystic Seaport’s massive restoration of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan, and plans for her epic sail to New Bedford on July 4th, 2014.


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March Tides New London, Conn.

Bridgeport, Conn. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

01:09 AM 01:55 AM 02:46 AM 03:44 AM 04:48 AM 05:56 AM 12:52 AM 01:56 AM 02:55 AM 04:48 AM 05:37 AM 12:03 AM 12:46 AM 01:27 AM 02:08 AM 02:50 AM 03:35 AM 04:24 AM 05:17 AM 12:02 AM 01:02 AM 02:00 AM 02:54 AM 03:43 AM 04:29 AM 05:13 AM 05:57 AM 12:19 AM 01:02 AM 01:47 AM 02:36 AM

7.57 7.52 7.38 7.19 7.03 6.97 0.28 0.01 -0.31 -0.58 -0.75 7.77 7.77 7.65 7.43 7.13 6.8 6.47 6.19 1.23 1.21 1.04 0.76 0.42 0.05 -0.29 -0.58 7.9 8.04 8.04 7.91


07:32 AM 08:22 AM 09:18 AM 10:19 AM 11:25 AM 12:32 PM 07:03 AM 08:06 AM 09:03 AM 10:55 AM 11:43 AM 06:23 AM 07:07 AM 07:50 AM 08:32 AM 09:16 AM 10:02 AM 10:52 AM 11:47 AM 06:15 AM 07:15 AM 08:11 AM 09:04 AM 09:52 AM 10:36 AM 11:20 AM 12:02 PM 06:41 AM 07:27 AM 08:15 AM 09:07 AM

-0.56 -0.42 -0.21 -0.01 0.1 0.06 7.05 7.23 7.41 7.54 7.57 -0.79 -0.71 -0.52 -0.25 0.08 0.41 0.71 0.92 6.03 6.02 6.15 6.38 6.65 6.92 7.16 7.32 -0.77 -0.84 -0.76 -0.57


01:36 PM 02:26 PM 03:21 PM 04:23 PM 05:29 PM 06:36 PM 01:35 PM 02:33 PM 03:25 PM 05:13 PM 05:57 PM 12:28 PM 01:11 PM 01:54 PM 02:37 PM 03:22 PM 04:10 PM 05:01 PM 05:57 PM 12:44 PM 01:40 PM 02:33 PM 03:21 PM 04:06 PM 04:49 PM 05:31 PM 06:12 PM 12:46 PM 01:31 PM 02:20 PM 03:11 PM

7.0 6.76 6.5 6.3 6.23 6.36 -0.1 -0.33 -0.54 -0.67 -0.68 7.49 7.31 7.06 6.76 6.44 6.15 5.92 5.8 1.0 0.93 0.74 0.48 0.19 -0.06 -0.26 -0.38 7.39 7.35 7.21 7.01


07:47 PM -0.26 08:37 PM -0.03 09:33 PM 0.2 10:36 PM 0.38 11:44 PM 0.41


07:40 PM 08:38 PM 09:30 PM 11:18 PM

6.64 7.01 7.36 7.62


06:40 PM -0.57 07:20 PM -0.36 08:01 PM -0.08 08:42 PM 0.24 09:25 PM 0.57 10:12 PM 0.87 11:05 PM 1.1


06:54 PM 07:51 PM 08:43 PM 09:31 PM 10:15 PM 10:57 PM 11:38 PM

5.82 5.98 6.26 6.61 6.97 7.33 7.65


06:55 PM -0.41 07:40 PM -0.34 08:28 PM -0.18 09:21 PM 0.04


01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

05:58 AM 12:01 AM 12:53 AM 01:53 AM 03:01 AM 04:12 AM 05:17 AM 12:12 AM 01:10 AM 03:03 AM 03:53 AM 04:40 AM 05:25 AM 06:11 AM 12:15 AM 01:02 AM 01:51 AM 02:45 AM 03:46 AM 04:50 AM 05:51 AM 12:24 AM 01:15 AM 02:02 AM 02:47 AM 03:31 AM 04:15 AM 05:01 AM 05:48 AM 06:39 AM 12:40 AM

-0.27 3.0 2.96 2.9 2.84 2.83 2.87 -0.11 -0.25 -0.36 -0.43 -0.43 -0.37 -0.25 2.98 2.85 2.69 2.52 2.39 2.33 2.34 0.58 0.44 0.26 0.06 -0.13 -0.3 -0.4 -0.43 -0.39 3.3


11:37 AM 06:53 AM 07:52 AM 08:53 AM 09:55 AM 10:55 AM 11:53 AM 06:15 AM 07:06 AM 08:53 AM 09:38 AM 10:23 AM 11:08 AM 11:54 AM 06:58 AM 07:47 AM 08:39 AM 09:33 AM 10:26 AM 11:19 AM 12:10 PM 06:43 AM 07:28 AM 08:09 AM 08:47 AM 09:26 AM 10:05 AM 10:47 AM 11:32 AM 12:20 PM 07:35 AM

03:19 AM 04:03 AM 04:53 AM 12:19 AM 01:20 AM 02:26 AM 03:35 AM 04:39 AM 05:36 AM 07:27 AM 01:41 AM 02:23 AM 03:02 AM 03:39 AM 04:15 AM 04:52 AM 12:06 AM 12:50 AM 01:36 AM 02:28 AM 03:27 AM 04:32 AM 05:29 AM 06:17 AM 12:29 AM 01:13 AM 01:57 AM 02:40 AM 03:24 AM 04:08 AM 04:54 AM

-0.47 -0.32 -0.1 3.75 3.66 3.62 3.67 3.82 3.98 4.1 -0.54 -0.56 -0.51 -0.39 -0.21 0.02 3.3 3.03 2.81 2.67 2.63 2.72 2.93 3.2 -0.11 -0.33 -0.5 -0.6 -0.61 -0.52 -0.33


10:03 AM 10:53 AM 11:47 AM 05:55 AM 07:26 AM 09:07 AM 10:09 AM 10:58 AM 11:40 AM 01:17 PM 08:14 AM 08:58 AM 09:42 AM 10:25 AM 11:08 AM 11:52 AM 05:32 AM 06:19 AM 07:19 AM 08:51 AM 10:09 AM 10:58 AM 11:39 AM 12:16 PM 07:01 AM 07:43 AM 08:26 AM 09:10 AM 09:56 AM 10:46 AM 11:39 AM

3.57 3.42 3.26 0.12 0.25 0.18 0.01 -0.17 -0.33 -0.44 4.13 4.05 3.88 3.64 3.37 3.1 0.28 0.53 0.72 0.79 0.68 0.5 0.28 0.07 3.47 3.7 3.85 3.91 3.88 3.78 3.64


03:25 PM 04:07 PM 04:56 PM 12:45 PM 01:48 PM 02:55 PM 04:02 PM 05:03 PM 05:57 PM 07:46 PM 01:53 PM 02:27 PM 03:02 PM 03:37 PM 04:14 PM 04:52 PM 12:36 PM 01:22 PM 02:13 PM 03:08 PM 04:09 PM 05:07 PM 05:57 PM 06:42 PM 12:53 PM 01:29 PM 02:06 PM 02:44 PM 03:23 PM 04:05 PM 04:51 PM

M a r c h New Moon

March 11 94 Points East April 2013


06:08 PM 12:24 PM 01:19 PM 02:22 PM 03:33 PM 04:43 PM 05:44 PM 12:48 PM 01:39 PM 03:26 PM 04:11 PM 04:53 PM 05:35 PM 06:17 PM 12:40 PM 01:28 PM 02:18 PM 03:15 PM 04:16 PM 05:19 PM 06:15 PM 12:58 PM 01:43 PM 02:25 PM 03:06 PM 03:47 PM 04:28 PM 05:10 PM 05:56 PM 06:46 PM 01:11 PM

-0.1 2.39 2.27 2.17 2.16 2.26 2.43 -0.25 -0.32 -0.36 -0.35 -0.27 -0.13 0.04 2.46 2.32 2.19 2.1 2.06 2.11 2.22 0.33 0.22 0.09 -0.02 -0.11 -0.17 -0.17 -0.12 -0.03 2.54


10.32 10.01 9.64 9.28 9.06 9.05 -0.13 -0.39 -0.67 -0.87 -0.93 10.9 10.66 10.3 9.85 9.35 8.86 8.44 8.14 8.03 1.52 1.31 0.97 0.55 0.13 -0.24 -0.52 10.71 10.69 10.52 10.23


07:01 PM 08:00 PM 09:03 PM 10:07 PM 11:10 PM

0.0 0.08 0.12 0.09 0.01


06:38 PM 07:27 PM 09:13 PM 09:59 PM 10:44 PM 11:29 PM

2.63 2.82 2.97 3.06 3.09 3.06


07:01 PM 07:48 PM 08:41 PM 09:37 PM 10:35 PM 11:31 PM

0.23 0.42 0.57 0.66 0.7 0.67


07:04 PM 07:47 PM 08:26 PM 09:03 PM 09:41 PM 10:21 PM 11:04 PM 11:50 PM

2.37 2.55 2.73 2.91 3.07 3.21 3.31 3.34


07:42 PM



07:45 PM -0.51 08:33 PM -0.25 09:25 PM 0.09 10:22 PM 0.4 11:25 PM 0.58


07:32 PM 9.29 08:33 PM 9.69 09:29 PM 10.13 11:19 PM 10.51


06:34 PM -0.83 07:16 PM -0.58 07:58 PM -0.19 08:40 PM 0.27 09:24 PM 0.77 10:09 PM 1.25 10:59 PM 1.65 11:52 PM 1.93


07:46 PM 8.13 08:40 PM 8.43 09:29 PM 8.87 10:14 PM 9.4 10:56 PM 9.94 11:37 PM 10.47


06:51 PM 07:36 PM 08:23 PM 09:14 PM


Boston, Mass.

Newport, R.I. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

2.52 -0.2 -0.13 -0.08 -0.07 -0.1 -0.16 2.92 2.95 2.94 2.9 2.82 2.72 2.59 -0.1 0.07 0.23 0.36 0.43 0.45 0.41 2.41 2.5 2.59 2.67 2.73 2.76 2.75 2.7 2.63 -0.29

-0.45 -0.35 -0.2 3.15 3.11 3.19 3.4 3.71 4.01 4.23 -0.5 -0.51 -0.46 -0.36 -0.21 -0.01 2.87 2.69 2.58 2.57 2.67 2.89 3.2 3.54 -0.14 -0.31 -0.44 -0.52 -0.53 -0.47 -0.31


10:29 PM 11:22 PM

3.95 3.86


05:55 PM -0.03 07:13 PM 0.09 08:44 PM 0.04 10:02 PM -0.12 11:02 PM -0.3 11:54 PM -0.45


08:32 PM 09:16 PM 09:58 PM 10:41 PM 11:23 PM

4.33 4.29 4.14 3.9 3.6


05:34 PM 06:22 PM 07:21 PM 08:37 PM 09:53 PM 10:53 PM 11:43 PM

0.21 0.43 0.62 0.68 0.59 0.39 0.14


07:23 PM 08:05 PM 08:47 PM 09:32 PM 10:20 PM 11:11 PM

3.87 4.16 4.36 4.46 4.45 4.35


2 0 1 3

First Quarter

March 19

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

01:10 AM 01:55 AM 02:43 AM 03:37 AM 04:37 AM 05:41 AM 12:29 AM 01:33 AM 02:34 AM 04:31 AM 05:23 AM 12:05 AM 12:48 AM 01:30 AM 02:11 AM 02:52 AM 03:36 AM 04:22 AM 05:13 AM 06:08 AM 12:48 AM 01:45 AM 02:40 AM 03:30 AM 04:18 AM 05:04 AM 05:48 AM 12:18 AM 01:01 AM 01:45 AM 02:33 AM

10.7 10.77 10.71 10.56 10.39 10.29 0.56 0.32 -0.06 -0.46 -0.77 10.75 10.82 10.73 10.5 10.17 9.79 9.41 9.08 8.87 2.01 1.87 1.53 1.04 0.48 -0.1 -0.63 10.92 11.24 11.4 11.38


07:26 AM 08:15 AM 09:07 AM 10:04 AM 11:06 AM 12:10 PM 06:48 AM 07:53 AM 08:54 AM 10:49 AM 11:40 AM 06:11 AM 06:57 AM 07:41 AM 08:24 AM 09:09 AM 09:55 AM 10:44 AM 11:37 AM 12:32 PM 07:06 AM 08:03 AM 08:56 AM 09:46 AM 10:32 AM 11:17 AM 12:00 PM 06:33 AM 07:19 AM 08:06 AM 08:57 AM

M o o n

-0.79 -0.71 -0.51 -0.26 -0.06 -0.01 10.33 10.51 10.74 10.93 10.99 -0.93 -0.91 -0.71 -0.37 0.06 0.53 0.98 1.34 1.53 8.83 8.96 9.24 9.6 9.98 10.32 10.57 -1.04 -1.28 -1.33 -1.18


01:35 PM 02:24 PM 03:17 PM 04:15 PM 05:19 PM 06:26 PM 01:15 PM 02:16 PM 03:12 PM 05:03 PM 05:50 PM 12:27 PM 01:11 PM 01:54 PM 02:37 PM 03:21 PM 04:08 PM 04:58 PM 05:52 PM 06:49 PM 01:29 PM 02:23 PM 03:13 PM 04:00 PM 04:43 PM 05:26 PM 06:08 PM 12:44 PM 01:30 PM 02:18 PM 03:09 PM

-0.67 -0.67 -0.52 -0.23

P h a s e s

Full Moon

Last Quarter

March 27

March 4

March Tides Portland, Maine 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

12:52 AM 01:36 AM 02:25 AM 03:20 AM 04:21 AM 05:29 AM 12:19 AM 01:28 AM 02:31 AM 04:28 AM 05:19 AM 06:07 AM 12:41 AM 01:22 AM 02:02 AM 02:42 AM 03:25 AM 04:11 AM 05:02 AM 05:58 AM 12:41 AM 01:41 AM 02:36 AM 03:25 AM 04:10 AM 04:52 AM 05:34 AM 12:03 AM 12:44 AM 01:28 AM 02:16 AM

10.24 10.3 10.24 10.09 9.9 9.78 0.62 0.36 -0.06 -0.48 -0.79 -0.94 10.43 10.3 10.04 9.7 9.32 8.95 8.62 8.41 1.99 1.85 1.52 1.06 0.54 -0.01 -0.5 10.46 10.78 10.93 10.9


07:05 AM 07:54 AM 08:47 AM 09:46 AM 10:51 AM 12:01 PM 06:40 AM 07:48 AM 08:49 AM 10:44 AM 11:34 AM 12:20 PM 06:51 AM 07:35 AM 08:18 AM 09:01 AM 09:47 AM 10:36 AM 11:30 AM 12:29 PM 06:58 AM 07:56 AM 08:50 AM 09:38 AM 10:23 AM 11:05 AM 11:46 AM 06:16 AM 07:01 AM 07:48 AM 08:39 AM

-0.67 -0.63 -0.46 -0.23 -0.05 -0.01 9.84 10.05 10.33 10.54 10.6 10.5 -0.89 -0.68 -0.35 0.07 0.5 0.92 1.24 1.42 8.36 8.48 8.76 9.11 9.47 9.8 10.05 -0.9 -1.14 -1.2 -1.07


01:17 PM 02:06 PM 03:00 PM 04:00 PM 05:08 PM 06:19 PM 01:10 PM 02:13 PM 03:09 PM 04:59 PM 05:45 PM 06:29 PM 01:04 PM 01:47 PM 02:30 PM 03:14 PM 04:00 PM 04:51 PM 05:46 PM 06:45 PM 01:27 PM 02:22 PM 03:10 PM 03:53 PM 04:33 PM 05:12 PM 05:51 PM 12:29 PM 01:14 PM 02:02 PM 02:53 PM

9.82 9.53 9.18 8.83 8.62 8.64 -0.17 -0.45 -0.75 -0.94 -0.98 -0.84 10.22 9.83 9.36 8.86 8.39 7.98 7.71 7.61 1.41 1.22 0.91 0.53 0.15 -0.19 -0.44 10.18 10.17 10.01 9.74

Bar Harbor, Maine H H H H H H L L L L L L H H H H H H H H L L L L L L L H H H H

07:23 PM -0.44 08:10 PM -0.19 09:03 PM 0.13 10:02 PM 0.44 11:09 PM 0.65


07:28 PM 8.92 08:30 PM 9.36 09:25 PM 9.82 11:14 PM 10.19 11:59 PM 10.4


07:10 PM -0.54 07:50 PM -0.14 08:31 PM 0.33 09:13 PM 0.82 09:58 PM 1.28 10:47 PM 1.66 11:42 PM 1.92


07:43 PM 7.73 08:37 PM 8.03 09:24 PM 8.47 10:06 PM 8.98 10:46 PM 9.51 11:24 PM 10.03


06:32 PM 07:16 PM 08:03 PM 08:53 PM


-0.58 -0.56 -0.41 -0.13

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

12:33 AM 01:18 AM 02:07 AM 03:02 AM 04:04 AM 05:12 AM 12:06 AM 01:15 AM 02:17 AM 04:13 AM 05:03 AM 05:50 AM 12:21 AM 01:02 AM 01:43 AM 02:24 AM 03:07 AM 03:54 AM 04:45 AM 05:41 AM 12:29 AM 01:27 AM 02:22 AM 03:11 AM 03:55 AM 04:37 AM 05:18 AM 06:00 AM 12:25 AM 01:10 AM 01:58 AM

12.01 12.04 11.94 11.73 11.49 11.37 0.85 0.52 0.02 -0.47 -0.84 -1.0 12.23 12.06 11.74 11.33 10.87 10.43 10.05 9.8 2.26 2.1 1.73 1.22 0.63 0.04 -0.5 -0.93 12.5 12.64 12.57


06:49 AM 07:36 AM 08:29 AM 09:28 AM 10:34 AM 11:44 AM 06:22 AM 07:29 AM 08:30 AM 10:24 AM 11:14 AM 12:00 PM 06:35 AM 07:18 AM 08:01 AM 08:44 AM 09:30 AM 10:19 AM 11:13 AM 12:10 PM 06:40 AM 07:38 AM 08:31 AM 09:19 AM 10:03 AM 10:46 AM 11:27 AM 12:09 PM 06:44 AM 07:30 AM 08:21 AM

Corrections for other ports Port Reference Maine/ New Hampshire Bar Harbor Stonington Rockland Bar Harbor Boothbay Harbor Portland Portland Kennebunkport Portsmouth Portland

Time Corrections

Height Corrections

High +0 hr. 8 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High -0 hr. 6 min., Low -0 hr. 8 min., High +0 hr. 7 min., Low +0 hr. 5 min., High +0 hr. 22 min., Low +0 hr. 17 min.,

High *0.91, Low *0.90 High *0.93, Low *1.03 High *0.97, Low *0.97 High *0.97, Low *1.00 High *0.86, Low *0.86

Boston Boston Boston Boston Newport Newport

High +0 hr. 0 min., Low -0 hr. 4 min., High +0 hr. 4 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 3 min., Low -0 hr. 1 min., High +0 hr. 16 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 10 min., Low +0 hr. 12 min., High +0 hr. 32 min., Low +2 hr. 21 min.,

High *0.93, Low *0.97 High *1.03, Low *1.00 High *0.95, Low *1.03 High *0.95, Low *0.95 High *1.13, Low *1.29 High *0.40, Low *0.40

Rhode Island Westerly Point Judith East Greenwich Bristol

New London Newport Newport Newport

High -0 hr. 21 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High -0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 32 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 0 min.,

High *1.02, Low *1.00 High *0.87, Low *0.54 High *1.14, Low *1.14 High *1.16, Low *1.14

Connecticut Stamford New Haven Branford Saybrook Jetty Saybrook Point Mystic Westport

Bridgeport Bridgeport Bridgeport New London New London Boston Newport

High +0 hr. 3 min., Low +0 hr. 8 min., High -0 hr. 4 min., Low -0 hr. 7 min., High -0 hr. 5 min., Low -0 hr. 13 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 45 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 53 min., High +0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 2 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 33 min.,

High *1.07, Low *1.08 High *0.91, Low *0.96 High *0.87, Low *0.96 High *1.36, Low *1.35 High *1.24, Low *1.25 High *1.01, Low *0.97 High *0.85, Low *0.85


Moonrise Moonset

March 1 March 2

---10:11 PM ---11:19 PM

7:58 AM 8:37 AM

12:25 AM

9:21 AM 10:12 AM

March 5

1:27 AM

11:10 AM

March 6

2:23 AM

12:14 PM

March 7

3:11 AM

1:22 PM

March 8 March 9

3:54 AM 4:31 AM

2:31 PM 3:41 PM

March March March March March March

6:04 6:35 7:05 7:35 8:06 8:40

5:50 PM 6:57 PM 8:02 PM 9:06 PM 10:08 PM 11:08 PM


March 18 March 19

March 3 March 4

10 11 12 13 14 15

March 16 March 17

March 20 March 21 March 22 March 23 March 24 March 25 March 26 March 27 March 28 March 29 March 30 March 31

9:16 AM ---9:57 AM ---10:41 AM ---11:30 AM ---12:23 PM ---1:20 PM ---2:19 PM ---3:20 PM ---4:24 PM ---5:29 PM ---6:37 PM ---7:46 PM ---8:56 PM ---10:07 PM ---11:16 PM ----


12:58 PM 01:46 PM 02:40 PM 03:40 PM 04:47 PM 05:57 PM 12:52 PM 01:55 PM 02:51 PM 04:42 PM 05:28 PM 06:12 PM 12:44 PM 01:27 PM 02:10 PM 02:53 PM 03:39 PM 04:29 PM 05:24 PM 06:22 PM 01:08 PM 02:03 PM 02:52 PM 03:36 PM 04:17 PM 04:57 PM 05:36 PM 06:17 PM 12:54 PM 01:41 PM 02:32 PM

11.61 11.29 10.89 10.5 10.24 10.25 -0.02 -0.36 -0.72 -0.98 -1.05 -0.91 12.05 11.6 11.06 10.48 9.92 9.45 9.13 9.0 1.63 1.42 1.07 0.64 0.22 -0.16 -0.43 -0.57 11.93 11.75 11.44


07:06 PM -0.29 07:54 PM 0.0 08:47 PM 0.36 09:47 PM 0.71 10:55 PM 0.91


07:06 PM 08:07 PM 09:03 PM 10:52 PM 11:38 PM

10.55 11.04 11.56 11.98 12.21


06:54 PM -0.58 07:35 PM -0.12 08:16 PM 0.42 08:59 PM 0.97 09:44 PM 1.49 10:34 PM 1.91 11:30 PM 2.19


07:20 PM 08:13 PM 09:01 PM 09:45 PM 10:25 PM 11:04 PM 11:44 PM

9.12 9.45 9.94 10.52 11.12 11.69 12.17


07:00 PM -0.55 07:46 PM -0.37 08:38 PM -0.05


07:32 PM -0.86 08:19 PM -0.37 09:12 PM 0.24 10:09 PM 0.83 11:13 PM 1.21


07:03 PM 08:05 PM 09:01 PM 10:52 PM 11:39 PM

18.05 18.74 19.54 20.22 20.64


07:05 PM -1.3 07:47 PM -0.64 08:28 PM 0.16 09:11 PM 1.04 09:56 PM 1.89 10:44 PM 2.62 11:37 PM 3.14


07:17 PM 08:12 PM 09:03 PM 09:50 PM 10:33 PM 11:15 PM 11:57 PM

16.0 16.5 17.28 18.21 19.16 20.03 20.73


07:25 PM -1.34 08:12 PM -1.04 09:02 PM -0.52


Eastport, Maine

Massachusetts Gloucester Plymouth Scituate Provincetown Marion Woods Hole


-0.57 -0.51 -0.32 -0.06 0.15 0.18 11.44 11.72 12.06 12.34 12.45 12.35 -0.94 -0.7 -0.32 0.15 0.64 1.1 1.46 1.65 9.74 9.88 10.2 10.61 11.05 11.46 11.76 11.93 -1.18 -1.23 -1.08

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

12:47 AM 01:31 AM 02:20 AM 03:14 AM 04:14 AM 05:19 AM 12:19 AM 01:25 AM 02:26 AM 04:22 AM 05:13 AM 06:00 AM 12:23 AM 01:05 AM 01:46 AM 02:29 AM 03:13 AM 04:00 AM 04:51 AM 05:46 AM 12:34 AM 01:32 AM 02:28 AM 03:19 AM 04:07 AM 04:52 AM 05:36 AM 06:20 AM 12:39 AM 01:24 AM 02:11 AM

20.48 20.44 20.17 19.72 19.25 18.97 1.18 0.71 -0.05 -0.85 -1.46 -1.75 20.74 20.53 20.07 19.42 18.68 17.92 17.25 16.81 3.32 3.1 2.51 1.66 0.68 -0.28 -1.12 -1.74 21.18 21.33 21.15


07:11 AM 07:58 AM 08:49 AM 09:45 AM 10:47 AM 11:52 AM 06:26 AM 07:31 AM 08:31 AM 10:25 AM 11:15 AM 12:01 PM 06:45 AM 07:27 AM 08:10 AM 08:52 AM 09:36 AM 10:24 AM 11:15 AM 12:10 PM 06:44 AM 07:41 AM 08:35 AM 09:25 AM 10:11 AM 10:55 AM 11:37 AM 12:20 PM 07:05 AM 07:51 AM 08:40 AM

---12:05 AM

MARCH 2013

12:58 AM


1:47 AM

March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March

2:31 AM 3:11 AM 3:48 AM 4:21 AM 4:52 AM 5:22 AM 5:52 AM 6:23 AM 6:57 AM 7:35 AM 8:18 AM 9:08 AM

Sunrise 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

6:19 6:18 6:16 6:14 6:13 6:11 6:09 6:08 6:06 7:04 7:03 7:01 6:59 6:58 6:56


Sunset 5:34 5:36 5:37 5:38 5:39 5:40 5:42 5:43 5:44 6:45 6:46 6:47 6:49 6:50 6:51


-1.24 -1.04 -0.64 -0.13 0.3 0.45 19.04 19.45 20.03 20.56 20.86 20.86 -1.69 -1.33 -0.72 0.03 0.84 1.62 2.25 2.63 16.68 16.93 17.48 18.21 18.98 19.69 20.24 20.57 -2.08 -2.1 -1.8


01:10 PM 01:57 PM 02:49 PM 03:47 PM 04:50 PM 05:56 PM 12:58 PM 02:01 PM 02:58 PM 04:51 PM 05:38 PM 06:23 PM 12:45 PM 01:28 PM 02:10 PM 02:54 PM 03:39 PM 04:29 PM 05:22 PM 06:19 PM 01:08 PM 02:04 PM 02:57 PM 03:46 PM 04:31 PM 05:15 PM 05:57 PM 06:41 PM 01:04 PM 01:51 PM 02:41 PM

20.06 19.59 18.96 18.29 17.8 17.69 0.2 -0.36 -1.02 -1.55 -1.8 -1.71 20.54 19.98 19.23 18.38 17.52 16.73 16.15 15.87 2.64 2.28 1.63 0.84 0.05 -0.63 -1.12 -1.37 20.62 20.39 19.9


Times for Boston, MA Day March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Sunrise 6:54 AM 6:52 AM 6:51 AM 6:49 AM 6:47 AM 6:45 AM 6:44 AM 6:42 AM 6:40 AM 6:38 AM 6:37 AM 6:35 AM 6:33 AM 6:32 AM 6:30 AM 6:28 AM

Sunset 6:52 PM 6:53 PM 6:54 PM 6:56 PM 6:57 PM 6:58 PM 6:59 PM 7:00 PM 7:01 PM 7:02 PM 7:04 PM 7:05 PM 7:06 PM 7:07 PM 7:08 PM 7:09 PM


Points East April 2013


April Tides New London, Conn.

Bridgeport, Conn. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

03:30 AM 04:29 AM 05:35 AM 12:33 AM 01:41 AM 02:44 AM 03:41 AM 04:33 AM 05:20 AM 06:03 AM 12:19 AM 12:59 AM 01:38 AM 02:18 AM 03:00 AM 03:46 AM 04:36 AM 05:31 AM 12:21 AM 01:19 AM 02:15 AM 03:07 AM 03:57 AM 04:45 AM 05:32 AM 06:20 AM 12:39 AM 01:28 AM 02:21 AM 03:17 AM

7.67 7.37 7.11 0.5 0.37 0.14 -0.13 -0.35 -0.49 -0.53 7.77 7.65 7.44 7.19 6.9 6.61 6.36 6.18 1.28 1.12 0.84 0.47 0.05 -0.35 -0.67 -0.88 8.41 8.37 8.18 7.88


10:03 AM 11:04 AM 12:09 PM 06:42 AM 07:49 AM 08:51 AM 09:46 AM 10:37 AM 11:23 AM 12:07 PM 06:45 AM 07:24 AM 08:04 AM 08:44 AM 09:27 AM 10:13 AM 11:03 AM 11:57 AM 06:28 AM 07:26 AM 08:21 AM 09:13 AM 10:02 AM 10:50 AM 11:37 AM 12:25 PM 07:09 AM 07:59 AM 08:53 AM 09:49 AM

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

12:06 AM 01:04 AM 02:05 AM 03:10 AM 04:17 AM 05:20 AM 12:08 AM 12:52 AM 01:30 AM 02:05 AM 02:39 AM 03:14 AM 03:50 AM 04:26 AM 05:05 AM 12:09 AM 12:53 AM 01:40 AM 02:34 AM 03:33 AM 04:35 AM 05:33 AM 12:01 AM 12:48 AM 01:35 AM 02:23 AM 03:11 AM 03:59 AM 04:48 AM 05:42 AM

4.17 3.97 3.78 3.64 3.6 3.65 -0.03 -0.15 -0.23 -0.26 -0.24 -0.17 -0.04 0.12 0.32 3.15 2.96 2.84 2.79 2.84 2.99 3.22 -0.02 -0.27 -0.46 -0.57 -0.59 -0.51 -0.34 -0.13


05:46 AM 06:49 AM 08:28 AM 09:57 AM 10:52 AM 11:35 AM 06:17 AM 07:07 AM 07:52 AM 08:35 AM 09:16 AM 09:57 AM 10:38 AM 11:20 AM 12:03 PM 05:47 AM 06:38 AM 07:46 AM 09:05 AM 10:03 AM 10:48 AM 11:28 AM 06:25 AM 07:13 AM 08:00 AM 08:48 AM 09:38 AM 10:30 AM 11:25 AM 12:22 PM

-0.3 -0.05 0.12 6.96 6.96 7.04 7.16 7.24 7.27 7.22 -0.46 -0.3 -0.09 0.17 0.44 0.69 0.88 0.97 6.12 6.19 6.37 6.62 6.89 7.15 7.34 7.45 -0.94 -0.86 -0.67 -0.41


04:08 PM 05:10 PM 06:16 PM 01:13 PM 02:15 PM 03:11 PM 04:02 PM 04:49 PM 05:32 PM 06:13 PM 12:48 PM 01:29 PM 02:10 PM 02:52 PM 03:37 PM 04:25 PM 05:16 PM 06:11 PM 12:52 PM 01:45 PM 02:36 PM 03:25 PM 04:12 PM 04:58 PM 05:44 PM 06:31 PM 01:14 PM 02:05 PM 02:58 PM 03:56 PM

6.79 6.63 6.6 0.16 0.08 -0.04 -0.15 -0.2 -0.16 -0.04 7.11 6.96 6.76 6.56 6.37 6.21 6.13 6.15 0.95 0.82 0.62 0.37 0.13 -0.08 -0.23 -0.29 7.47 7.41 7.29 7.15


3.5 3.4 3.38 3.46 3.64 3.88 -0.09 -0.16 -0.22 -0.24 -0.22 -0.15 -0.03 0.13 0.33 2.86 2.8 2.81 2.92 3.14 3.45 3.82 -0.11 -0.31 -0.46 -0.55 -0.54 -0.44 -0.24 0.03


10:20 PM 11:25 PM

0.28 0.46


07:21 PM 08:23 PM 09:19 PM 10:10 PM 10:56 PM 11:39 PM

6.73 6.99 7.29 7.56 7.74 7.81


06:52 PM 07:31 PM 08:11 PM 08:52 PM 09:38 PM 10:28 PM 11:23 PM

0.13 0.34 0.56 0.79 1.01 1.19 1.29


07:06 PM 07:58 PM 08:48 PM 09:35 PM 10:21 PM 11:06 PM 11:52 PM

6.3 6.57 6.91 7.31 7.7 8.05 8.3


07:20 PM -0.27 08:13 PM -0.14 09:09 PM 0.05 10:09 PM 0.26


05:42 PM -0.09 06:44 PM 0.16 08:12 PM 0.33 10:07 PM 0.28 11:16 PM 0.12


06:38 PM 07:26 PM 08:09 PM 08:51 PM 09:31 PM 10:10 PM 10:49 PM 11:29 PM

4.12 4.28 4.34 4.28 4.13 3.91 3.65 3.39


05:50 PM 06:45 PM 07:55 PM 09:14 PM 10:19 PM 11:13 PM

0.55 0.73 0.83 0.75 0.54 0.27


06:51 PM 07:37 PM 08:23 PM 09:12 PM 10:02 PM 10:56 PM 11:52 PM

4.2 4.52 4.75 4.85 4.81 4.65 4.42


01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

01:36 AM 02:37 AM 03:45 AM 04:55 AM 06:01 AM 01:01 AM 01:58 AM 02:50 AM 03:38 AM 04:22 AM 05:05 AM 05:47 AM 06:30 AM 12:31 AM 01:19 AM 02:09 AM 03:04 AM 04:04 AM 05:04 AM 05:59 AM 12:39 AM 01:29 AM 02:18 AM 03:06 AM 03:53 AM 04:41 AM 05:30 AM 06:22 AM 12:24 AM 01:21 AM

3.19 3.05 2.9 2.81 2.77 0.04 -0.07 -0.17 -0.23 -0.24 -0.2 -0.12 0.0 2.95 2.79 2.63 2.49 2.4 2.37 2.4 0.52 0.32 0.08 -0.14 -0.33 -0.45 -0.49 -0.44 3.52 3.35


08:33 AM 09:34 AM 10:34 AM 11:33 AM 12:31 PM 06:59 AM 07:49 AM 08:34 AM 09:18 AM 10:01 AM 10:45 AM 11:29 AM 12:15 PM 07:15 AM 08:02 AM 08:53 AM 09:44 AM 10:34 AM 11:23 AM 12:11 PM 06:47 AM 07:30 AM 08:11 AM 08:53 AM 09:36 AM 10:22 AM 11:11 AM 12:04 PM 07:16 AM 08:14 AM

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

03:24 AM 04:21 AM 05:22 AM 12:11 AM 01:16 AM 02:21 AM 03:22 AM 04:17 AM 05:06 AM 05:52 AM 12:22 AM 01:01 AM 01:40 AM 02:20 AM 03:02 AM 03:47 AM 04:35 AM 05:28 AM 12:10 AM 01:06 AM 02:01 AM 02:54 AM 03:44 AM 04:33 AM 05:21 AM 06:09 AM 12:35 AM 01:23 AM 02:15 AM 03:09 AM

11.18 10.86 10.52 0.67 0.67 0.46 0.13 -0.21 -0.47 -0.6 10.74 10.64 10.45 10.19 9.88 9.56 9.26 9.04 1.98 1.82 1.46 0.93 0.3 -0.36 -0.95 -1.4 11.84 11.95 11.84 11.53


09:50 AM 10:48 AM 11:49 AM 06:28 AM 07:35 AM 08:41 AM 09:41 AM 10:35 AM 11:23 AM 12:08 PM 06:35 AM 07:17 AM 07:58 AM 08:40 AM 09:23 AM 10:09 AM 10:58 AM 11:50 AM 06:23 AM 07:19 AM 08:13 AM 09:06 AM 09:56 AM 10:45 AM 11:33 AM 12:21 PM 06:58 AM 07:48 AM 08:40 AM 09:35 AM


12:35 PM 01:34 PM 02:36 PM 03:41 PM 04:46 PM 05:46 PM 12:10 PM 12:42 PM 01:15 PM 01:49 PM 02:26 PM 03:04 PM 03:42 PM 04:22 PM 05:04 PM 12:49 PM 01:36 PM 02:27 PM 03:22 PM 04:19 PM 05:13 PM 06:03 PM 12:08 PM 12:49 PM 01:32 PM 02:16 PM 03:02 PM 03:50 PM 04:40 PM 05:35 PM

A p r i l New Moon

April 10 96 Points East April 2013


02:08 PM 03:12 PM 04:22 PM 05:31 PM 06:32 PM 01:25 PM 02:15 PM 03:02 PM 03:45 PM 04:26 PM 05:06 PM 05:46 PM 06:28 PM 01:02 PM 01:51 PM 02:44 PM 03:41 PM 04:41 PM 05:37 PM 06:26 PM 12:58 PM 01:43 PM 02:28 PM 03:13 PM 03:58 PM 04:45 PM 05:34 PM 06:28 PM 12:59 PM 01:58 PM

2.45 2.4 2.41 2.52 2.69 -0.03 -0.04 -0.04 0.01 0.08 0.19 0.32 0.46 2.43 2.36 2.31 2.29 2.33 2.44 2.6 0.33 0.23 0.12 0.02 -0.05 -0.09 -0.06 0.01 2.72 2.69


9.88 9.56 9.38 0.05 0.1 0.01 -0.1 -0.17 -0.16 -0.04 10.12 9.88 9.58 9.25 8.92 8.63 8.45 8.4 1.42 1.28 1.01 0.64 0.24 -0.13 -0.43 -0.6 10.77 10.67 10.46 10.21


08:45 PM 09:50 PM 10:55 PM 11:59 PM

0.17 0.21 0.2 0.14


07:24 PM 08:10 PM 08:54 PM 09:36 PM 10:18 PM 11:02 PM 11:46 PM

2.87 3.03 3.14 3.2 3.21 3.16 3.07


07:13 PM 08:04 PM 09:00 PM 09:57 PM 10:53 PM 11:47 PM

0.6 0.71 0.79 0.81 0.78 0.68


07:09 PM 07:48 PM 08:28 PM 09:08 PM 09:52 PM 10:39 PM 11:30 PM

2.8 3.01 3.23 3.42 3.56 3.63 3.62


07:27 PM 08:31 PM

0.11 0.21


10:08 PM 11:07 PM

0.12 0.46


07:13 PM 9.4 08:18 PM 9.61 09:17 PM 9.95 10:10 PM 10.3 10:58 PM 10.57 11:41 PM 10.72


06:49 PM 07:29 PM 08:10 PM 08:52 PM 09:36 PM 10:24 PM 11:15 PM

0.16 0.44 0.76 1.1 1.44 1.73 1.93


07:01 PM 8.54 07:54 PM 8.86 08:44 PM 9.33 09:31 PM 9.89 10:17 PM 10.49 11:02 PM 11.06 11:48 PM 11.53


07:14 PM -0.63 08:04 PM -0.51 08:57 PM -0.25 09:53 PM 0.08


Boston, Mass.

Newport, R.I. -0.1 0.14 0.27 0.22 0.12 0.01 3.74 3.82 3.85 3.81 3.7 3.53 3.35 3.15 2.99 0.51 0.68 0.76 0.71 0.56 0.35 0.12 3.49 3.74 3.93 4.03 4.04 3.98 3.89 3.79

-0.18 -0.08 -0.02 0.0 -0.01 2.76 2.75 2.73 2.7 2.66 2.61 2.56 2.5 0.14 0.28 0.39 0.46 0.48 0.46 0.41 2.47 2.56 2.64 2.71 2.76 2.78 2.78 2.76 -0.34 -0.21

2 0 1 3

M o o n

-0.87 -0.5 -0.15 10.25 10.14 10.17 10.27 10.36 10.37 10.29 -0.58 -0.43 -0.17 0.16 0.53 0.89 1.19 1.38 8.94 9.0 9.2 9.52 9.89 10.25 10.54 10.72 -1.66 -1.69 -1.5 -1.14


04:04 PM 05:03 PM 06:07 PM 12:53 PM 01:56 PM 02:57 PM 03:51 PM 04:41 PM 05:26 PM 06:08 PM 12:50 PM 01:31 PM 02:11 PM 02:53 PM 03:37 PM 04:25 PM 05:15 PM 06:08 PM 12:44 PM 01:37 PM 02:28 PM 03:17 PM 04:05 PM 04:51 PM 05:38 PM 06:25 PM 01:11 PM 02:02 PM 02:55 PM 03:52 PM

P h a s e s

First Quarter

Full Moon

Last Quarter

April 18

April 25

April 3

April Tides Portland, Maine 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

03:08 AM 04:06 AM 05:10 AM 12:01 AM 01:12 AM 02:20 AM 03:21 AM 04:16 AM 05:05 AM 05:50 AM 12:16 AM 12:54 AM 01:31 AM 02:09 AM 02:49 AM 03:32 AM 04:20 AM 05:12 AM 06:08 AM 12:53 AM 01:50 AM 02:43 AM 03:33 AM 04:20 AM 05:07 AM 05:54 AM 12:19 AM 01:08 AM 01:59 AM 02:55 AM

10.7 10.38 10.03 0.73 0.7 0.44 0.07 -0.29 -0.54 -0.65 10.38 10.24 10.02 9.75 9.44 9.12 8.83 8.6 8.48 1.86 1.52 1.02 0.42 -0.22 -0.79 -1.24 11.39 11.49 11.36 11.06


09:33 AM 10:34 AM 11:39 AM 06:19 AM 07:30 AM 08:37 AM 09:37 AM 10:31 AM 11:19 AM 12:03 PM 06:32 AM 07:12 AM 07:52 AM 08:32 AM 09:13 AM 09:58 AM 10:46 AM 11:38 AM 12:32 PM 07:05 AM 08:01 AM 08:54 AM 09:44 AM 10:32 AM 11:19 AM 12:07 PM 06:42 AM 07:33 AM 08:26 AM 09:22 AM

-0.8 -0.46 -0.16 9.78 9.7 9.77 9.91 10.01 10.02 9.92 -0.6 -0.43 -0.17 0.16 0.51 0.84 1.12 1.31 1.35 8.51 8.7 9.0 9.37 9.73 10.03 10.21 -1.49 -1.53 -1.37 -1.05


03:50 PM 04:52 PM 06:00 PM 12:48 PM 01:54 PM 02:55 PM 03:50 PM 04:38 PM 05:23 PM 06:04 PM 12:45 PM 01:25 PM 02:04 PM 02:45 PM 03:28 PM 04:14 PM 05:04 PM 05:57 PM 06:52 PM 01:25 PM 02:16 PM 03:04 PM 03:50 PM 04:35 PM 05:20 PM 06:06 PM 12:57 PM 01:48 PM 02:43 PM 03:41 PM

9.41 9.11 8.96 0.01 0.01 -0.11 -0.23 -0.29 -0.24 -0.08 9.71 9.43 9.1 8.77 8.45 8.18 8.01 7.97 8.11 1.24 1.0 0.66 0.28 -0.07 -0.34 -0.49 10.26 10.16 9.97 9.74

Bar Harbor, Maine H H H L L L L L L L H H H H H H H H H L L L L L L L H H H H

09:50 PM 10:52 PM

0.22 0.55


07:09 PM 9.02 08:15 PM 9.27 09:14 PM 9.64 10:07 PM 10.0 10:54 PM 10.26 11:36 PM 10.39


06:43 PM 07:21 PM 07:59 PM 08:39 PM 09:21 PM 10:08 PM 10:59 PM 11:55 PM

0.17 0.49 0.83 1.17 1.49 1.76 1.94 1.99


07:44 PM 8.42 08:34 PM 8.88 09:20 PM 9.45 10:05 PM 10.05 10:48 PM 10.63 11:33 PM 11.09


06:54 PM -0.49 07:45 PM -0.35 08:40 PM -0.1 09:39 PM 0.22


01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

02:50 AM 03:48 AM 04:53 AM 06:02 AM 12:58 AM 02:05 AM 03:05 AM 03:59 AM 04:48 AM 05:33 AM 06:14 AM 12:35 AM 01:13 AM 01:52 AM 02:32 AM 03:16 AM 04:04 AM 04:55 AM 05:51 AM 12:40 AM 01:36 AM 02:28 AM 03:17 AM 04:04 AM 04:50 AM 05:37 AM 12:01 AM 12:50 AM 01:41 AM 02:37 AM

12.31 11.93 11.55 11.28 0.76 0.45 0.02 -0.39 -0.68 -0.8 -0.75 11.86 11.58 11.24 10.86 10.49 10.14 9.88 9.76 2.0 1.63 1.08 0.41 -0.29 -0.92 -1.41 13.02 13.1 12.94 12.59


09:16 AM 10:17 AM 11:22 AM 12:30 PM 07:11 AM 08:17 AM 09:16 AM 10:09 AM 10:57 AM 11:42 AM 12:23 PM 06:55 AM 07:34 AM 08:15 AM 08:57 AM 09:41 AM 10:30 AM 11:22 AM 12:16 PM 06:48 AM 07:43 AM 08:36 AM 09:25 AM 10:13 AM 10:59 AM 11:47 AM 06:24 AM 07:15 AM 08:08 AM 09:04 AM

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

03:02 AM 03:58 AM 04:59 AM 12:00 AM 01:06 AM 02:10 AM 03:11 AM 04:05 AM 04:55 AM 05:40 AM 06:22 AM 12:38 AM 01:18 AM 01:58 AM 02:40 AM 03:25 AM 04:13 AM 05:05 AM 06:00 AM 12:50 AM 01:46 AM 02:40 AM 03:31 AM 04:20 AM 05:08 AM 05:55 AM 12:15 AM 01:03 AM 01:54 AM 02:47 AM

20.68 20.02 19.36 1.11 1.11 0.71 0.07 -0.58 -1.06 -1.28 -1.22 20.19 19.79 19.27 18.66 18.04 17.46 17.04 16.85 2.9 2.34 1.48 0.45 -0.62 -1.57 -2.27 21.84 21.93 21.66 21.09


09:33 AM 10:30 AM 11:32 AM 06:05 AM 07:12 AM 08:16 AM 09:15 AM 10:08 AM 10:56 AM 11:41 AM 12:22 PM 07:02 AM 07:42 AM 08:23 AM 09:05 AM 09:49 AM 10:38 AM 11:29 AM 12:24 PM 06:57 AM 07:52 AM 08:45 AM 09:34 AM 10:22 AM 11:09 AM 11:56 AM 06:44 AM 07:33 AM 08:25 AM 09:19 AM

Corrections for other ports Port Reference Maine/ New Hampshire Bar Harbor Stonington Rockland Bar Harbor Boothbay Harbor Portland Portland Kennebunkport Portsmouth Portland

Height Corrections

High +0 hr. 8 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High -0 hr. 6 min., Low -0 hr. 8 min., High +0 hr. 7 min., Low +0 hr. 5 min., High +0 hr. 22 min., Low +0 hr. 17 min.,

High *0.91, Low *0.90 High *0.93, Low *1.03 High *0.97, Low *0.97 High *0.97, Low *1.00 High *0.86, Low *0.86

Boston Boston Boston Boston Newport Newport

High +0 hr. 0 min., Low -0 hr. 4 min., High +0 hr. 4 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 3 min., Low -0 hr. 1 min., High +0 hr. 16 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 10 min., Low +0 hr. 12 min., High +0 hr. 32 min., Low +2 hr. 21 min.,

High *0.93, Low *0.97 High *1.03, Low *1.00 High *0.95, Low *1.03 High *0.95, Low *0.95 High *1.13, Low *1.29 High *0.40, Low *0.40

Rhode Island Westerly Point Judith East Greenwich Bristol

New London Newport Newport Newport

High -0 hr. 21 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High -0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 32 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 0 min.,

High *1.02, Low *1.00 High *0.87, Low *0.54 High *1.14, Low *1.14 High *1.16, Low *1.14

Connecticut Stamford New Haven Branford Saybrook Jetty Saybrook Point Mystic Westport

Bridgeport Bridgeport Bridgeport New London New London Boston Newport

High +0 hr. 3 min., Low +0 hr. 8 min., High -0 hr. 4 min., Low -0 hr. 7 min., High -0 hr. 5 min., Low -0 hr. 13 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 45 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 53 min., High +0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 2 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 33 min.,

High *1.07, Low *1.08 High *0.91, Low *0.96 High *0.87, Low *0.96 High *1.36, Low *1.35 High *1.24, Low *1.25 High *1.01, Low *0.97 High *0.85, Low *0.85


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

April 17

Moonrise Moonset 12:21 AM 10:05 AM 1:19 AM 11:08 AM 2:09 AM 12:14 PM 2:53 AM 1:22 PM 3:31 AM 2:30 PM 4:04 AM 3:38 PM 4:35 AM 4:44 PM 5:05 AM 5:49 PM 5:35 AM 6:52 PM 6:05 AM 7:55 PM 6:38 AM 8:55 PM 7:13 AM 9:54 PM 7:52 AM 10:49 PM 8:36 AM 11:39 PM 9:23 AM ------12:26 AM 10:14 AM ---1:07 AM 11:09 AM

April 18 April 19 April 20 April 21 April 22 April 23 April 24 April 25 April 26 April 27 April 28 April 29 April 30

---12:06 PM ---1:05 PM ---2:07 PM ---3:10 PM ---4:16 PM ---5:24 PM ---6:34 PM ---7:47 PM ---8:59 PM ---10:08 PM ---11:10 PM ---12:05 AM


03:29 PM 04:31 PM 05:38 PM 06:46 PM 01:36 PM 02:37 PM 03:32 PM 04:21 PM 05:07 PM 05:48 PM 06:28 PM 01:04 PM 01:43 PM 02:24 PM 03:07 PM 03:52 PM 04:42 PM 05:35 PM 06:29 PM 01:10 PM 02:01 PM 02:49 PM 03:35 PM 04:20 PM 05:05 PM 05:51 PM 12:35 PM 01:26 PM 02:21 PM 03:19 PM

11.05 10.7 10.5 10.54 0.04 -0.12 -0.3 -0.41 -0.38 -0.22 0.07 11.07 10.68 10.28 9.89 9.57 9.36 9.29 9.41 1.37 1.1 0.72 0.3 -0.1 -0.41 -0.58 11.95 11.84 11.6 11.31


09:35 PM 10:38 PM 11:48 PM

0.33 0.67 0.84


07:52 PM 08:51 PM 09:44 PM 10:32 PM 11:16 PM 11:56 PM

10.81 11.21 11.62 11.91 12.06 12.03


07:07 PM 07:46 PM 08:26 PM 09:09 PM 09:56 PM 10:47 PM 11:43 PM

0.43 0.83 1.23 1.6 1.91 2.11 2.16


07:23 PM 08:13 PM 09:00 PM 09:45 PM 10:30 PM 11:14 PM

9.74 10.24 10.87 11.54 12.18 12.69


06:39 PM -0.59 07:30 PM -0.44 08:25 PM -0.16 09:25 PM 0.17


09:57 PM 10:56 PM

0.13 0.74


06:43 PM 07:48 PM 08:48 PM 09:42 PM 10:31 PM 11:16 PM 11:58 PM

18.01 18.32 18.9 19.54 20.06 20.35 20.39


07:19 PM 07:59 PM 08:40 PM 09:23 PM 10:09 PM 10:59 PM 11:53 PM

0.22 0.82 1.45 2.07 2.6 2.98 3.1


07:27 PM 08:19 PM 09:09 PM 09:56 PM 10:42 PM 11:28 PM

16.98 17.76 18.72 19.74 20.67 21.41


07:04 PM 07:54 PM 08:47 PM 09:43 PM

-1.37 -1.13 -0.69 -0.12


Eastport, Maine

Time Corrections

Massachusetts Gloucester Plymouth Scituate Provincetown Marion Woods Hole

Day April April April April April April April April April April April April April April April April

-0.77 -0.4 -0.08 0.08 11.22 11.34 11.54 11.69 11.74 11.64 11.4 -0.55 -0.24 0.14 0.53 0.91 1.23 1.43 1.48 9.81 10.04 10.41 10.85 11.29 11.66 11.89 -1.68 -1.7 -1.51 -1.16

1:44 AM 2:18 AM 2:50 AM 3:19 AM 3:49 AM 4:20 AM 4:52 AM 5:29 AM 6:10 AM 6:59 AM 7:55 AM 8:58 AM 10:05 AM

-1.25 -0.58 0.0 18.9 18.78 19.0 19.38 19.73 19.93 19.91 19.68 -0.92 -0.45 0.14 0.77 1.39 1.92 2.27 2.36 16.97 17.4 18.07 18.84 19.61 20.24 20.64 -2.64 -2.66 -2.33 -1.75


03:35 PM 04:33 PM 05:37 PM 12:36 PM 01:41 PM 02:42 PM 03:39 PM 04:29 PM 05:16 PM 05:58 PM 06:39 PM 01:03 PM 01:43 PM 02:25 PM 03:08 PM 03:54 PM 04:44 PM 05:37 PM 06:33 PM 01:19 PM 02:13 PM 03:04 PM 03:54 PM 04:41 PM 05:28 PM 06:15 PM 12:44 PM 01:34 PM 02:26 PM 03:22 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Sunrise Sunset 6:26 AM 7:10 PM 6:25 AM 7:11 PM 6:23 AM 7:13 PM 6:21 AM 7:14 PM 6:20 AM 7:15 PM 6:18 AM 7:16 PM 6:16 AM 7:17 PM 6:14 AM 7:18 PM 6:13 AM 7:19 PM 6:11 AM 7:20 PM 6:09 AM 7:22 PM 6:08 AM 7:23 PM 6:06 AM 7:24 PM 6:05 AM 7:25 PM 6:03 AM 7:26 PM 6:01 AM 7:27 PM


Times for Boston, MA

APRIL 2013 Day April April April April April April April April April April April April April April April April

19.24 18.57 18.11 0.33 0.31 0.0 -0.4 -0.7 -0.8 -0.66 -0.3 19.27 18.74 18.14 17.52 16.97 16.55 16.37 16.5 2.14 1.65 0.96 0.2 -0.5 -1.03 -1.34 20.75 20.58 20.17 19.62

Day April April April April April April April April April April April April April April

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30



6:00 5:58 5:57 5:55 5:54 5:52 5:51 5:49 5:48 5:46 5:45 5:43 5:42 5:41

7:28 7:29 7:31 7:32 7:33 7:34 7:35 7:36 7:37 7:38 7:40 7:41 7:42 7:43




Points East April 2013


CALENDAR, continued from Page 93 Yachtsman of the Year. He has 46 World, North American, and National Championships to his credit. Most recently, he skippered the PUMA Ocean racing team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. 7-6/18




Navigator-style courses will be sailed by the Classics, Doublehanded, Cruising and Gunboat classes. JULY 2

Marine Communication Systems Bourne Mass. This is an updated, comprehensive version of the 7-week course presented by the Buzzards Bay Sail & Power Squadron. Class will be Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm. Classroom materials are included. Contact Education Officer Dick Moore for class particulars and course description. 508-888-8238

2013 Women’s Sailing Conference, Corinthian Yacht Club, One Nahant St., Marblehead, Mass. A 6-hour conference, a program of the National Women’s Sailing Association, on recreational sailing and cruising for women. Learn basics or enhance your skill levels through expert-led panel discussion and hands-on training. Beth Leonard, Technical Editor for BoatUS publications and Director of Technical Services, will moderate. Lunches, raffles, silent auction to benefit Women’s Sailing Foundation are included. Contact Joan Thayer. Advanced Power Boat Handling and On-The-Water Training Parkers Boat Yard, Cataumet Mass. This popular course is being repeated this year as a two day program on June 7-8, and will be located at Offered by the Buzzards Bay Sail & Power Squadron. Will include class and on water instruction including materials. Contact Education Officer Dick Moore for course description and class details. 508-888-8238 Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week Block Island, R.I. Seven new championship events have been added to the biennial regatta’s schedule along with the introduction of new classes for Classics, Doublehanded boats and Gunboats. The event will host the IRC North American Championship; HPR (High Performance Rule) North American Championship; PHRF East Coast Championship; J/80 North American Championship; J/109 East Coast Championship; Swan 42 New England Championship; and Beneteau 36.7 Northeast Championship. IRC, PHRF and one-design classes, around-thebuoys racing, and the Around-the-Island Race.

98 Points East April 2013

Edgartown Y.C. Round-the-Island Race Edgartown Yacht Club, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. A PHRF Lighthouse Series Qualifier. Big Boat Buoy Races Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19. An IRC Gulf Stream Series Qualifier. Moorings reservations can be made online at Edgartown Harbormaster Department Housing & Hotel contact Board of Trade or Chamber of Commerce EYC Housing


Edgartown Yacht Club 90th Annual Regatta Edgartown Yacht Club Regatta (“the Regatta”), Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. for OneDesign Classes. Open to One Design Classes, including but not limited to, Wianno Senior, Shields, Rhodes 19, Herreshoff 121⁄2, Laser, Laser Radial, Club 420, and International Optimist Dinghy. Participation by other One-Design classes is encouraged and inclusion will be at the discretion of the Race Committee.


17th Annual Hospice Regatta of Maine The Morris Yachts Service Yard in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Contact Sarah Fawle at Morris Yachts or Jody Wolford-Tucker with questions.



14th Annual Castine Classic Yacht Race to Camden We hope you will join us this summer for the fourteenth annual Castine Classic Yacht Race to Camden on Thursday, August 1. This year’s event will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the famed Concordia yachts, with notable examples on exhibition at the Town Dock and a symposium at the Maine Maritime Academy. A magnificent fleet of Concordias will rendezvous in Castine to kick-off a month-long celebration. For the Race Notice/Registration form and the Preliminary Sailing Instructions, visit USODA Optimist New England Championships SailMaine is hosting the USODA Optimist New

overnighter for IRC, PHRF, One Design and Double-Handed boats of 28 feet or longer. Its roundtrip course starts and finishes off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club and includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower.

England Championships, and expect about 300 participants from all over New England and the rest of the country to participate. Contact Alicia Mooradian, Program Director. 207-200-7248



2013 Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Camden and Thomaston, Maine, co-hosted by Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding. The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous welcomes both the hard-core sailor as well as the recreational sailor who is not so competitive but would like to join in a new activity on the water. Last summer 54 sail and powerboats gathered for the four-night three-day event; 26 of the 37 skippers from the 2011 fleet participated in the 2012 event. Super yachts to daysailers are encouraged to participate. Powerboaters will participate in two days of a Photo Pursuit and a Poker Run. Contact Marnie Read, event organizer. 207-2669381 Ida Lewis Distance Race Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Newport, R.I. The ninth edition features four coastal racecourses between 104nm and 177nm and is the perfectly designed

SEPTEMBER 2-7 US Sailing’s International Women’s Keelboat Championship Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead, Mass. The 15th edition of this Championship will be raced in the International J/22 class keelboat, suitable for four-person teams. The official Notice of Race has been posted. Held biennially, the event provides women keelboat and offshore sailors high-quality racing and an opportunity to compete with top national and international sailors. 12-15

43rd Annual Newport International Boat Show, Newport, R.I. The 2013 edition will feature new sailboats and powerboats, and thousands of products and services. Multiple waterfront facilities along America’s Cup Avenue host the show, including Newport Yachting Center, Oldport Marine, Bannister’s Wharf and Bowen’s Wharf. All Show sites accessible by land or by water taxi. Large crowds, perfect weather, marine-industry exhibitors, all mixed together in Newport to kick off the 2012 fall boating season.

Points East April 2013


Find Points East at more than 700 locations in New England MAINE Arundel:The Landing School, Southern Maine Marine Services. Bailey Island: Bailey Island Motel, Cook’s Lobster House Bangor: Borders, Book Marc’s, Harbormaster, Young’s Canvas. Bar Harbor: Acadia Information Center, Bar Harbor Yacht Club, College of the Atlantic, Lake and Sea Boatworks. Bass Harbor: Morris Yachts. Bath: Kennebec Tavern & Marina, Maine Maritime Museum. Belfast: Belfast Boatyard, Belfast Chamber of Commerce visitors’ Center, Coastwise Realty, Front Street Shipyard, Harbormaster’s office. Biddeford: Biddeford Pool Y.C., Buffleheads, Rumery’s Boatyard. Blue Hill:, Bar Harbor Bank, Blue Hill Food Co-op, Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Compass Point Realty, EBS, Kollegewidgwok Y.C., Mill Stream Deli, Peninsula Property Rentals, Rackliffe Pottery. Boothbay: Boothbay Mechanics, Boothbay Resort, Cottage Connection. Boothbay Harbor: Boothbay Harbor Inn, Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, Brown’s Motel, Cap’n Fish’s Inn, Carousel Marina, Gold/Smith Gallery, Grover’s Hardware, Municipal Office, Poole Bros. Hardware, Rocktide Inn, Sherman’s Bookstore, Signal Point Marina, Tugboat Inn. Bremen: Broad Cove Marine. Brewer: B&D Marine, Port Harbor Marine. Bristol: Hanley’s Market. Brooklin: Atlantic Boat Co., Brooklin General Store, Brooklin Boat Yard, Brooklin Inn, Center Harbor Sails, Eric Dow Boatbuilder, Eggemoggin Oceanfront Lodge, WoodenBoat School. Brooksville: Bucks Harbor Market, Bucks Harbor Marine, Bucks Harbor Y.C., Seal Cove Boatyard. Brunswick: Bamforth Automotive, Coastal Marine, H&H Propeller, New Meadows Marina, Paul’s Marina. Bucksport: Bookstacks, EBS Hardware. Calais: EBS Hardware. Camden: Camden Chamber of Commerce, Camden Y.C., French & Brawn, Harbormaster, High Tide Motel, Owl & Turtle, PJ Willeys, Port Harbor Marine, Waterfront Restaurant, Wayfarer Marine. Cape Porpoise: The Wayfarer. Castine: Castine Realty, Castine Y.C., Four Flags Gift Shop, Maine Maritime Academy, Saltmeadow Properties, The Compass Rose Bookstore and Café. Chebeague Island: Chebeague Island Boat Yard. Cherryfield: EBS Hardware. Columbia: Crossroads Ace Hardware. Cundy’s Harbor: Holbrook’s General Store, Watson’s General Store. Damariscotta: Maine Coast Book Shop, Poole Bros. Hardware, Schooner Landing Restaurant. Deer Isle: Harbor Farm. East Boothbay: East Boothbay General Store, Lobsterman’s Wharf Restaurant, Ocean Point Marina, Paul E. Luke Inc., Spar Shed Marina. Eastport: East Motel, Eastport Chowder House, Moose Island Marine, The Boat School - Husson. Eliot: Great Cove Boat Club, Independent Boat Haulers, Kittery Point Yacht Yard. Ellsworth: Branch Pond Marine, EBS Hardware, Riverside

100 Points East April 2013

Café. Falmouth: Falmouth Ace Hardware, Hallett Canvas & Sails, Handy Boat, Portland Yacht Club, The Boathouse, Town Landing Market. Farmingdale: Foggy Bottom Marine. Farmington: Irving’s Restaurant, Reny’s. Freeport: Gritty McDuff’s, True Value Hardware. Georgetown: Robinhood Marine. Gouldsboro: Anderson Marine & Hardware. Hampden: Hamlin’s Marina, McLaughlin Seafood, Watefront Marine. Hancock Pt.: Crocker House Country Inn. Harpswell: Dolphin Restaurant, Finestkind Boatyard, Great Island Boat Yard. Harrington: Tri-Town Marine. Holden: McKay’s RV. Islesboro: Dark Harbor Boat Yard, Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor. Islesford: Little Cranberry Y.C. Jonesboro: Aunt Millie’s General Store Jonesport: Jonesport Shipyard. Kennebunk: Landing Store, Seaside Motor Inn. Kennebunkport: Arundel Yacht Club, Bradbury’s Market, Chick’s Marina, Kennebunkport Marina, Maine Yacht Sales. Kittery: Badger’s Island Marina, Captain & Patty’s, Frisbee’s Store, Jackson’s Hardware and Marine, Kittery Point Yacht Yard, Port Harbor Marine. Lewiston: Al’s Sports. Machias: EBS Hardware, Helen’s Restaurant, Viking Lumber. Milbridge: Viking Lumber. Monhegan Is: Carina House. Mount Desert: John Williams Boat Company North Haven: Calderwood Hall, Eric Hopkins Gallery, JO Brown & Sons, North Haven Giftshop. Northeast Harbor: F.T. Brown Co., Full Belli Deli, Kimball Shop, Mt. Desert CofC,, McGraths, Northeast Harbor Fleet, Pine Tree Market. Northport: Northport Marine Service, Northport Yacht Club. Owls Head: Owls Head Transportation Museum. Peak’s Island: Hannigan’s Island Market. Penobscot: Northern Bay Market. Port Clyde: Port Clyde General Store. Portland: Becky’s Restaurant, Casco Bay Ferry Terminal, Chase Leavitt, Custom Float Services, DiMillo’s Marina, Fortune, Inc., Gilbert’s Chowder House, Gowen Marine, Gritty McDuff’s, Hamilton Marine, Maine Yacht Center, Portland Yacht Services, Ports of Call, Sawyer & Whitten, Vessel Services Inc., West Marine. Raymond: Jordan Bay Marina, Panther Run Marina. Rockland: Back Cove Yachts, E.L.Spear, Eric Hopkins Gallery, Gemini Marine Canvas, Hamilton Marine, Harbormaster, Johanson Boatworks, Journey’s End Marina, Knight Marine Service, Landings Restaurant, Maine Lighthouse Museum, North End Shipyard Schooners, Ocean Pursuits, Pope Sails, Reading Corner, Rockland Ferry, Sawyer & Whitten, The Apprenticeshop. Rockport: Bohndell Sails, Cottage Connection, Harbormaster, Market Basket, Rockport Boat Club. Round Pond: Cabadetis Boat Club, King Row Market. Saco: Lobster Claw Restaurant, Marston’s Marina, Saco Bay Tackle, Saco Yacht Club.

Sarentville: El El Frijoles. St. George: Harbormaster Scarborough: Seal Harbor Y.C. Seal Harbor: Seal Harbor Yacht Club Searsport: Hamilton Marine. South Bristol: Bittersweet Landing Boatyard, Coveside Marine, Gamage Shipyard, Harborside Café, Osier’s Wharf. South Freeport: Brewer’s South Freeport Marine, Casco Bay Yacht Exchange, DiMillo’s South Freeport, Harraseeket Y.C., Strouts Point Wharf Co., Waterman Marine. South Harpswell: Dolphin Marina, Finestkind Boatyard, Ship to Shore Store South Portland: Aspasia Marina, Bluenose Yacht Sales, Centerboard Yacht Club, Joe’s Boathouse Restaurant, Port Harbor Marine, Reo Marine, Salt Water Grille, South Port Marine, Sunset Marina. Southwest Harbor: Acadia Sails, Great Harbor Marina, Hamilton Marine, Hinckley Yacht Charters, MDI Community Sailing Center, Pettegrow’s, Sawyer’s Market, Southwest Harbor-Tremont CofC, West Marine, Wilbur Yachts. Spruce Head: Spruce Head Marine. Stockton Springs: Russell’s Marine. Stonington: Billings Diesel & Marine, Fisherman’s Friend, Inn on the Harbor, Island Fishing Gear & Auto Parts, Shepard’s Select Properties. Sullivan: Flanders Bay Boats. Sunset: Deer Isle Y.C. Surry: Wesmac. Swan’s Island: Carrying Place Market Tenants Harbor: Cod End Store and Marina, East Wind Inn, Pond House Gallery and Framing, Tenants Harbor General Store. Thomaston: Jeff’s Marine, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Slipway. Turner: Youly’s Restaurant. Vinalhaven: Vinal’s Newsstand, Vinalhaven Store. Waldoboro: Stetson & Pinkham. Wells: Webhannet River Boat Yard. West Boothbay Harbor: Blake’s Boatyard. West Southport: Boothbay Region Boatyard, Southport General Store. Windham: Richardson’s Boat Yard. Winter Harbor: Winter Harbor 5 & 10. Winterport: Winterport Marine. Wiscasset: Market Place Café, Wiscasset Yacht Club. Woolwich: BFC Marine, Scandia Yacht Sales, Shelter Institute. Yarmouth: Bayview Rigging & Sails, East Coast Yacht Sales, Landing Boat Supply, Maine Sailing Partners, Royal River Boatyard, Royal River Grillehouse, Yankee Marina & Boatyard, Yarmouth Boatyard. York: Agamenticus Yacht Club, Stage Neck Inn, Woods to Goods, York Harbor Marine Service. NEW HAMPSHIRE Dover: Dover Marine. Dover Point: Little Bay Marina. East Rochester: Surfside Boats. Gilford: Fay’s Boat Yard, Winnipesaukee Yacht Club. Greenland: Sailmaking Support Systems. Hampton: Hampton Harbor State Marina, Hampton River Boat Club. Manchester: Massabesic Yacht Club, Sandy’s Variety. Milton: Ray’s Marina & RV Sales.

New Castle: Kittery Point Yacht Club, Portsmouth Yacht Club, Wentworth-By-The-Sea Marina. Newington: Great Bay Marine, Portsmouth: New England Marine and Industrial, Northeast Yachts (Witch Cove Marina), West Marine. Seabrook: West Marine. Sunapee: Lake Sunapee Yacht Club Tuftonboro: Tuftonboro General Store. MASSACHUSETTS Amesbury: Larry’s Marina, Lowell’s Boat Shop, Withum Sailmakers Barnstable: Coast Guard Heritage Museum at the Trayser, Millway Marina. Beverly: Al’s Bait & Tackle, Bartlett Boat Service, Beverly Point Marina, Jubilee Yacht Club. Boston: Boston Harbor Islands Moorings, Boston Sailing Center, Boston Yacht Haven, Columbia Yacht Club, The Marina at Rowes Wharf, Waterboat Marina. Bourne: Taylor’s Point Marina Braintree: West Marine. Buzzards Bay: Dick’s Marine, Onset Bay Marina. Cataumet: Kingman Marine, Parker’s Boat Yard. Charlestown: Constitution Marina, Shipyard Quarters Marina. Chatham: Ryders Cove Marina, Stage Harbor Marine. Chelsea: The Marina at Admiral’s Hill. Cohasset: Cohasset Y.C. Cotuit: Peck’s Boats. Cuttyhunk: Cuttyhunk Town Marina. Danvers: Danversport Yacht Club, Liberty Marina, West Marine. Dedham: West Marine. Dighton: Shaw’s Boat Yard. Dorchester: Savin Hill Yacht Club. Duxbury: Bayside Marine. East Boston: Boston Bay Marina, Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, Orient Heights Yacht Club, Quarterdeck Marina. East Dennis: Dennis Yacht Club, North Side Marina. Edgartown: Boat Safe Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown Moorings, Edgartown Yacht Club, Harborside Inn. Essex: Flying Dragon Antiques, Perkins Marine. Fairhaven: Fairhaven Shipyard, West Marine. Falmouth: East Marine, Falmouth Ace Hardware, Falmouth Harbor Town Marina, Falmouth Marine, MacDougall’s Cape Cod Marine Service, West Marine. Gloucester: Beacon Marine Basin, Brown’s Yacht Yard, Cape Ann’s Marina Resort, Enos Marine, Three Lanterns Ship Supply. Green Harbor: Green Harbor Bait & Tackle, Green Harbor Marina. Harwich Port: Allen Harbor Marine Service, Cranberry Liquors, Saquatucket Municipal Marina. Hingham: 3A Marine Sales, Eastern Yacht Sales, Hingham Shipyard Marinas, Hingham Yacht Club. Hyannis: Hyannis Marina, West Marine. Ipswich: Ipswich Bay Yacht Club. Manchester: Manchester Marine, Manchester Yacht Club. Marblehead: Boston Yacht Club, Corinthian Yacht Club, Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead Yacht Club, The Forepeak, West Marine. Marion: Barden’s Boat Yard, Beverly Yacht Club, Burr Bros. Boats, Harding Sails, New Wave Yachts. Marston’s Mills: Peck’s Boats.

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Mattapoisett: Mattapoisett Boatyard. Nantucket: Glyns Marine, Nantucket Boat Basin, Town Pier Marina. New Bedford: Bayline Boatyard and Transportation, C.E. Beckman, Cutty Hunk Launch, Hercules Fishing Gear, Lyndon’s, Niemiec Marine, New Bedford Visitors Center, Pope’s Island Marina, SK Marine Electronics, Skip’s Marine. Newburyport: American Yacht Club, Merri-Mar Yacht Basin, Newburyport Boat Basin, Newburyport Harbor Marina, Newburyport Yacht Club, North End Boat Club, Riverside Café, The Boatworks, Windward Yacht Yard. North Falmouth: Brewer Fiddler’s Cove Marina. North Weymouth: Tern Harbor Marina. Oak Bluffs: Dockside Marketplace. Onset: Point Independence Yacht Club. Orleans: Nauset Marine. Osterville: Crosby Yacht Yard, Oyster Harbors Marine Service. Plymouth: Brewer’s Plymouth Marine, Plymouth Yacht Club, West Marine. Provincetown: Harbormaster. Quincy: Captain’s Cove Marina, Marina Bay, Nonna’s Kitchen, POSH, Squantum Yacht Club, Wollaston Yacht Club. Rockport: Sandy Bay Yacht Club. Salem: Brewer’s Hawthorne Cove Marina, Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard, H&H Propeller Shop, Palmer’s Cove Yacht Club, Pickering Wharf Marina, Salem Water Taxi, Winter Island Yacht Yard. Salisbury: Bridge Marina, Cross Roads Bait & Tackle, Withum Sailmakers. Sandwich: Sandwich Marina, Sandwich Ship Supply. Scituate: A to Z Boatworks, Cole Parkway Municipal Marina, Front Street Book Shop, J-Way Enterprises, Satuit Boat Club, Scituate Harbor Marina, Scituate Harbor Y.C. Seekonk: E&B Marine, West Marine. Somerset: Auclair’s Market. South Dartmouth: Cape Yachts, Davis & Tripp Boatyard, Doyle Sails, New Bedford Y.C. Vineyard Haven: Owen Park Town Dock, Vineyard Haven Marina. Watertown: Watertown Yacht Club. Wareham: Zecco Marine. Wellfleet: Bay Sails Marine, Town of Wellfleet Marina, Wellfleet Marine Corp. West Barnstable: Northside Village Liquor Store. West Dennis: Bass River Marina. Westport: F.L.Tripp & Sons, Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures, Westport Marine, Westport Y.C. Weymouth: Monahan’s Marine, Tern Harbor Marina. Winthrop: Cottage Park Y.C., Cove Convenience, Crystal Cove Marina, Pleasant Park Y.C., Winthrop Harbormaster’s Office, Winthrop Lodge of Elks, Winthrop Y.C. Woburn: E&B Marine, West Marine. Woods Hole: Woods Hole Marina. Yarmouth: Arborvitae Woodworking. RHODE ISLAND Barrington: Barrington Y.C., Brewer Cove Haven Marina, Lavin’s Marina, Stanley’s Boat Yard, Striper Marina. Block Island: Ballard’s Inn, Block Island Boat Basin, Block Island Marina, Champlin’s, Payne’s New Harbor Dock. Bristol: Aidan’s Irish Pub, All Paint, Bristol Bagel Works, Bristol Marine, Bristol Yacht Club, Hall Spars & Rigging, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Jamestown Distributors, Quantum

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Thurston Sails, Superior Marine. Central Falls: Twin City Marine. Charlestown: Ocean House Marina. Cranston: Port Edgewood Marina, Rhode Island Yacht Club. East Greenwich: Anderson’s Ski & Dive Center, East Greenwich Yacht Club, Norton’s Shipyard & Marina, West Marine. East Providence: East Providence Yacht Club. Jamestown: Conanicut Marine Supply, Dutch Harbor Boatyard.. Middletown: West Marine Narragansett: Buster Krabs, West Marine. Newport: Brewer Street Boatworks, Casey’s Marina, Goat Island Marina, IYRS, Long Wharf Marina, Museum of Yachting, New York Yacht Club, Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, Newport Maritime Center, Newport Nautical Supply, Newport Visitor Information Center, Newport Yacht Club, NV-Charts, Old Port Marine Services, Sail Newport, Seamen’s Church Institute, Team One, The Newport Shipyard, West Wind Marina. North Kingstown: Allen Harbor Marina, Johnson’s Boatyard, RI Mooring Services. Portsmouth: Brewer Sakonnet Marina, East Passage Yachting Center, Eastern Yacht Sales, Hinckley Yacht Services, Ship’s Store and Rigging, The Melville Grill. Riverside: Bullock’s Cove Marina. Tiverton: Don’s Marine, Life Raft & Survival Equipment, Ocean Options, Quality Yacht Services, Standish Boat Yard. Wakefield: Point Jude Boats, Point Judith Marina, Point Judith Yacht Club, Point View Marina, Ram Point Marina, Silver Spring Marine, Snug Harbor Marine, Stone Cove Marina. Warren: Country Club Laundry, Warren River Boatworks. Warwick: Apponaug Harbor Marina, Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowesett, Greenwich Bay Marina, Pettis Boat Yard, Ray’s Bait Shop, Warwick Cove Marina. Wickford: Brewer Wickford Cove Marina, Johnson’s Boatyard, Marine Consignment of Wickford, Pleasant Street Wharf, Wickford Marina, Wickford Shipyard, Wickford Yacht Club. CONNECTICUT Branford: Birbarie Marine, Branford River Marina, Branford Yacht Club, Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina, Dutch Wharf Boat Yard, Indian Neck Yacht Club, Pine Orchard Yacht Club, West Marine. Byram: Byram Town Marina. Chester: Castle Marina, Chester Marina, Hays Haven Marina, Middlesex Yacht Club. Clinton: Cedar Island Marina, Connecticut Marine One, Harborside Marina, Old Harbor Marina, Port Clinton Marina, Riverside Basin Marina. Cos Cob: Palmer Point Marina. Darien: E&B Marine, Noroton Yacht Club. Deep River: Brewer Deep River Marina. East Haddam: Andrews Marina East Norwalk: Rex Marine. Essex: Brewer Dauntless Shipyard, Boatique, Conn. River Marine Museum, Essex Corinthian Yacht Club, Essex Island Marina, Essex Yacht Club. Fairfield: J. Russell Jinishian Gallery. Farmington: Pattaconk Yacht Club. Greenwich: Beacon Point Marine, Indian Harbor Yacht Club. Groton: Pine Island Marina, Shennecossett Yacht Club,

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The Brooklin Inn SAILING IN EGGEMOGGIN REACH? Call...we’ll pick you up for dinner 207.359.2777 In 1922, this building and several other properties were turned into a resort. Over the years, ownership changed several times, until 12 years ago, when Chip Angell and his wife bought it. “We sailed through here two years before, stopped one day in Brooklin. I wanted to see the WoodenBoat School” says Angell. During a snowy March trip the dye was cast. “Snowed a foot, the pub was jumping. The food was awful. We can serve better food than this. We made the woman an offer and six weeks later, we were serving dinner,” says Angell. With no experience in the restaurant business, they sought advice. “Somewhere I read about this guy who grew vegetables in the winter and he said you should always buy food within 50 miles. I said, ‘Okay, that's what we'll do.’ We weren't restaurant people, we'd never owned a restaurant before,” says Angel. “Right from the beginning, we decided to do something different and we decided to have everything local or organic, and we've kept at it. We like to know who made it, and who produced it, and we like to know who grew or raised or caught everything we serve here,” says Angell. The Inn is the proud recipient of a Wine Spectator Award for their Winning Wine List. “I always say the food is fancy and the dress is casual,” says Angell. Their menu is always changing, and has something for everyone. The Inn offers an underground pub which is also a local favorite. The Brooklin Inn has five comfortable, well appointed rooms, three with private baths. Although the Angell's are looking to retire and sell the property, the town of Brooklin has a hold on them. “It's quiet. It's pleasant. Brooklin's a wonderful town. I don't think I'd trade that for anything,” says Angell. Based on WABI TV5 The Maine Course by Morgan Small

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He says these boats can be built for $300 or less. What we like about this book: It is first and foremost should be able to author a comprehensible boatbuilda workbook – nothing fancy: page stock one can crease ing text, it would be an English teacher, steeped in the at the spine so it stays flat at a step being worked on lore of boatbuilding, who crafts boats. Strunk & – pages upon which, without guilt, you can bleed, White’s (“The Elements of Style”) three tenets of good sweat, drip glue, make notes upon, and, like Fromwriting – lucidity, force and ease – are in evidence mer’s old travel guides, tear out a section for reference throughout Hilary’s book. The text and photos are easat another workstation; large type that you can read ily understood; the easily from a couple of prose is lean and mean, arm lengths away. thus effective; and the We appreciate the volume is a good read. logical progression of Hilary suggests that the text, from materiprospective builders als and tools that will read the entire text bebe needed, to setting fore embarking on the up, to building the project. frame, to skinning the The boats Hilary boat, to finishing up – builds are nylon or all chapter headings. polyester skins (tough, At the back of the book abrasion-resistant and is a bibliography of eseasily shrunk) over a sential volumes and a frame of willow ribs Photo courtesy Berkshire Boatbuilding School list of sources of plans, and woven willow Hilary Russell’s Willow Wave won the 2012 Best Professionally Built, metal fittings, lashing, stringers lashed to- Manually Powered Award at the WoodenBoat Show in Mystic, Conn. frame and skin materigether with waxed imials, and such accestation sinew. Hilary sories as seats paddles and coatings. learned the art of weaving willow from a basket This is not the Gutenberg Bible, but it is a bible of weaver, and further refined the skin-on-frame craft at sorts for those who crave the focus and satisfaction the National Coracle Center in Wales. Through these construction of a pretty, functional and inexpensive two influences, he was drawn to adapting willow for boat can provide. “I love the idea that, like Moses, one ribs and stringers. One of his boats, the Willow Wave, ends up in a flexible floating basket,” Hilary says. won the 2012 Best Professionally Built, Manually Powered Award at the WoodenBoat Show in Mystic, Nim Marsh Conn. SKIN-ON-FRAME, continued from Page 89

LAZARUS, continued from Page 88 flict. It is a trait that could drive me crazy at times. Sometimes I just wanted to be pissed off, and having Mark try to explore my feelings just made me madder.”; and fantasizing: “We often joked that there must be a boat crewed by five single girls out there somewhere, but if that mythical boat existed, we never found it.” But through all the troubles, the squalls and the calms, there is not just a fantastic journey on the water but a touching and poignant passage into adulthood. The book is imbued with an innocent kind of a Hardy Boys sense of adventure. But the Hardy boys never grew up. Here, we watch Tim and Matty and Mark and Bill and Chris come to terms with their relationships, their strengths and weaknesses, with remarkable insight and intuition, given their ages at the time. “Lazarus World Voyage” is not some romanticized 104 Points East April 2013

tale of a midlife sabbatical cruise. It is the honest, exciting, and entirely genuine and introspective story of a great adventure by five remarkably self-sufficient young sailors who had no money but, man, did they have imagination and courage and determination. I don’t like endings, especially on boats. Tears welled in my eyes as Lazarus approached Marion on her final drive for home. I was sad for the end of the trip, for the disbanding of friends that would inevitably come. Fortunately, Tim Sperry has a more mature and practical outlook on life: “My emotions on Lazarus’s dreamlike return were hard to pin down,” he writes, “but I knew there couldn’t be any new beginnings for us without this ending.” Sandy Marsters is co-founder, along with Bernie Wideman, of Points East, and since the former relinquished the reins of the magazine, he has done far more boating than the staff to which he left his magazine. Perhaps there was a method to his madness.



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A half-hull model of a Friendship Sloop by Winfield, Wesley and Irv Lash.

Photo by Nina Scott

Half a Friendship riendship, Maine, is famous as the home of the iconic Friendship Sloop, a beautiful, functional boat designed and built by local boatbuilders familiar with the demands of local fishermen and the nature of the local coast. The earliest, still extant sloops date from 1900 to 1912. Gladiator, built in 1902 by Alexander McLain, is the only one still moored in Friendship Harbor, and she sails these waters regularly and successfully, as was proven by her stellar performance in the 2012 Chowder Cup race. In the Friendship Town Hall hangs a plaque donated in July 2010 by the Friendship Sloop Society that sums up the heritage of this functional design: With Gratitude On the occasion of its 50th homecoming regatta, the Friendship Sloop Society dedicates this tribute to the families, fishermen and tradesmen that built and


sailed this exceptionally capable, practical and elegant watercraft. We hereby formally express our lasting appreciation to the Morse, McLain, Simmons, Nichols, Stanley and other Muscongus Bay-area families for creating a craft that has not only brought its masters home safely for over 100 years, [but] it has done so with grace, style, admiration and pleasure unique in American marine history. Aside from the builders mentioned above, at least six Friendships were built by the local Lash Brothers boatyard, all in wood, and all are still afloat: Mary Anne (1958); Goblin, (formerly Downeaster, 1963); Momentum (formerly Dirigo, 1964); and Rights of Man, Voyager II and Amicitia (all 1965). Their uncle, Scott Carter, who was the prior owner of the boatyard, built Tannis (1937) and Amity (1941). Points East April 2013 105

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The hull of the schooner Winfield Lash was built by her namesake, and finished over 18 years by Lash Brothers admirer Dave Clarke of New Hampshire.

Eight of the original nine Lash Brothers at some time all worked in the boatyard, which unfortunately was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin in 1987. The oldest brother, Winfield, who is now 94, is a legendary boat builder and designer, and although many of his plans were lost in the fire, he still has some beautiful drawings in his possession. Winnie’s oldest son, Wesley, and his son, Wes Jr., have a boatyard in a new location in Friendship, so the Lash Brothers tradition continues. This past July, the surviving seven Lash brothers were grand marshals in the annual Friendship Days parade, honoring the longest continuous business in the town. Winnie’s name is well known up and down the Maine coast. When author Linda Greenlaw came to Mount Holyoke College a number of years ago on a book tour, my husband Jim and I went to hear her, as we live nearby. Someone in the audience asked her, “If you could have the boat of your dreams, what would it be?” Linda replied, “Well, it would be wooden, and it would be built by Lash Brothers in Friendship.” Another admirer of Winnie is Dave Clarke, who, despite living in inland New Hampshire, wanted to build a schooner and contracted with Winnie to build the 108 Points East April 2013

hull. It took Dave another 18 years to complete his vessel, but now the Winfield Lash sails from Maine to the Caribbean. She often comes to Friendship in the summer, anchoring in Hatchet Cove within sight of Winnie’s house. When she is there in early August, she, too, participates in the Chowder Cup race. Winnie’s son, Wesley, enjoys carving birds, and a few years ago he and his younger brother Irv – an avid sailor of his Bristol 24 Blue Heron as well as a fierce competitor in the Chowder Cup race – began to collaborate in fashioning half-hull models of Friendship Sloops. Wes roughs out the laminated pine boards the brothers use, but Irv is the one to adapt his father’s plans to carve the actual model and paint the half hulls, using a scale of three-eighths-inch to one foot. Irv usually applies about six coats of acrylic glossy paint to each half hull, sanding in between applications. The very precise boot top is pinstriping he gets at an automobile parts store. Irv estimates he and Wes have created some 25 models in their years of collaboration. They have given some away to friends and family, and for the past two years have generously donated a model to the Friendship Chowder Cup organization, to be raffled off at the

annual post-race potluck dinner. Each time the raffle has raised over “Well, a sailboat regatta in a working harbor like Friendship is really a nuisance for the lobstermen,” said Irv Lash, $400, which is donated to the “and we wanted to give something back to the town.” Friendship Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit two high-school graduates from the town in furthering their higher education. When asked the reason for their generosity, Irv remarked, “Well, a sailboat regatta in a working harbor like Friendship is really a nuisance for the lobstermen, and we wanted to think of a way to give something back to the town.” Which they certainly have. The models created by Wes and Irv come in two sizes: 17 and seven inches, and if you are not a lucky Photo by Polly Jones raffle ticket holder, you can buy a half-hull from Sherry Fields and Bob Lary, proprietors shop is open from Memorial Day to the end of October, of 21 Main, an antique and gift shop in the center of but Sherry and Bob can always be reached by phone Friendship. Bob and Wes hit it off after Bob moved to at 207-832-8158. Friendship a number of years ago, and he is very adNina M. Scott and her husband, Jim, sail their Trimiring of Wes’s skill as a wood carver. The business reton, Caledonian, out of Friendship in the summers, and lationship thus arose out of personal friendship. The half-hulls are a tribute to the Friendship tradi- are enthusiastic supporters of, and participants in, the tion of fine boatbuilders and designers as well as Wes Friendship Chowder Cup Race every August. The rest and Irv’s special legacy from their father Winnie. The of the year they live in Amherst, Mass.


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340 Robinhood Road 207/371-2525 or 800/255-5206 Georgetown, Maine 04548 fax: 207/371-2899

for your complimentary Market Valuation! Whether a first time boat buyer or purchasing the yacht of your dreams, Kyle will help narrow your search and facilitate your selection process.

30’ Cape Dory Mark II 1987 $52,500

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31’ Cape Dory Cutter ‘84 $59,500 36’ Robinhood Cutter 3 from 139,500 37’ Pearson ‘83 55,000 40’ Nordic Performance Cruiser ‘84 119,500

23’ Grady White 232 Gulfstream ‘06 24’ Osprey Long Cabin ‘97 29’ Dyer Trunk Cabin Soft Top ‘06 34’ Sabreline Cruiser ‘97

$48,500 39,500 179,500 149,000

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SAIL 11’3 Shellback Dinghy Joel White design, new build, set up for sail and row. Ready for your choice of colors. Email for details and specs.

Main, drifter. $9750. Boothbay. Alan, 207-633-5341.

16’ H12 1/2 Doughdish, 2004 Main, jib, spinnaker, sail and cockpit covers, Triad trailer. Sailing and docking gear. Excellent condition. $27,500. 207-563-3156

24’ Bridges Point, 1989 A cuddy cabin version of the popular Bridges Point 24. Roomy cockpit and a unique interior layout. New diesel in 2007. A lovely boat to sail. $42,000. 207-244-7854.

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12’ Skiff from Compass Project This Bevin’s Skiff was built by the Alternative Learning group from Wescott Junior High School. Length: 12 ft. Width: 4.5 ft. Weight: 120 lbs. $1,750 (plus tax). 207-774-0682.

20’ Sharpie Lightfoot Classic Sharpie w/trailer, gaff-rig tanbark sails, roller furling jib, mooring cover. Located in Maine. $3,750. Email or call Alan, 207-633-5341.

24’ Dolphin Sloop by Lunn Laminates #200. Centerboard, 6 sails, roller reefing Genoa, Palmer Husky 8hp rebuilt ‘96 & 2006. Includes unused GPS new 2009 and an inflatable dinghy. $6,500.

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15’ Apprentice 15, 2011 Traditionally built double-ended daysailer designed by Kevin Carney. Cedar on white oak, lapstrake construction. Dynel deck, white oak trim. Sitka spruce spars. Nat Wilson sails. All bronze fastenings and hardware. Launched June 2011. Price: $20,000. Call Eric Stockinger at 207594-1800 or email

21’ Quickstep 21 Beam 8’10. Triad trailer, roller jib.

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engine. 2005 20hp Universal with about 150hrs. Given the price this is a great value. $8,000. Call 207-6330773. 24’ Blackwatch Cat Boat Cutter rig. LOA 24’ LOD 18.5’ Disp. 2200lb. Galvanized trailer. 4hp 4stroke Yamaha. $15,250. Boothbay. Alan, 207-633-5341.

30’ Island Packet 27, 1988 Cutter, 30’x10.5’x3.67’, full keel, 6’ 2 headroom. Easy single handler. Engine hours 554. Selling Price: $35,900. 30’ Aage Nielsen-Walsted K/CB Yawl. 1960. A lovely CCA-era yawl designed by Aage Nielsen, built to very high standards by the Walsted yard in Denmark. $45,500. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997.

25’ Choey Lee Frisco Flyer, 1957 10hp Beta diesel. 25’ length, 4’6 draft. Available for viewing any time, stored indoors Brooklin, Maine. Phone 508-378-7080 or 617-8963598. $15,000. Phone to arrange viewing, other photos and or details available on request. 26’ Ranger 26, 1974 In very good condition with 5 sails, roller furler. No outboard. $2000 firm. 207-223-8885 or email 27’ Catalina Sloop, 1985 Nice example of this popular small cruiser. Well equiped and cared for. $14,900. 207-799-3600. 28’ Catalina Mk II, 2004 Recent survey - Better than new. Universal 600 hrs. New Raymarine Nav electronics. Stored heated. Turnkey, Maine. Contact John Morin, Wilbur Yachts Brokerage, 207-6911637. 29’ C & C, 1983 $12,000. Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center 800-255-5206 30’ Pearson, 1974 Older boat in great shape with newer

30’ Pearson 30, 1972 Hull #100 by Fairhaven Yacht Works, all orig. equipment onboard, and has a diesel engine and a new jib. Well maintained. New price, $10,900 OBO.

30’ Knarr Class, 1955 Skoal is a 1955 Knarr Class. See for details.

30’ Alberg 30 The ultimate Classic. She is a real head turner of a beauty. Completely refurbished in 2007, including new Beta Marine 20hp diesel with 74 freshwater hours, main and jib, Awlgrip, etc. Boat also has radar, GPS, knot, depth, VHF, 130 Genoa, furling, bright exterior teak. 207-671-0540 for more details. Asking $22,739.

$16,500. 207-497-2701

32’ Rhodes Chesapeake, 1961 Built by Danboats of Denmark. Excellent condition. Solid fiberglass hull, solid teak trim, aluminum mast and stainless rigging. Owned by same family since 1983, completely professionally rebuilt and maintained. Hull painted 8 yrs ago, new main in 2010, working jib, 150 genoa. Interior cushions, dodger, sail cover, Raymarine chart plotter, propane stove two burner, Lewmar bronze self tailing winches new 2003, BBQ, swim ladder, stereo w/cd player, custom fitted canvas cover and frame. $26,000. Call 508-5633719 or email 32’ Whistler 32, 1981 Designed by CW Paine and built by the highly regarded Able Marine. Deep bulwarks and a cat ketch rig make her an easily driven, comfortable vessel. 55,000 207-244-7854 or email 32’ Westsail Cutter, 1975 World cruiser. Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center 800-2555206

30’ Cheoy Lee Bermuda Ketch 1966. Completely rebuilt in the last 6 years, with attention to traditional details as well as contemporary upgrades. 2012 updates include new roller furler, cabin cushions, and other cabin features. Fiberglass hull. Yanmar 3GM diesel. Asking $38,000. BarefootGirl.htm Jay Michaud

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30’ Catalina C30, 1981 Have new standard main and 150 genoa. Have repowered with Westerbeke deisel. Also replaced roller furling for jib. Solid. $18,000 R.I.

31’ Grampion, 1967 Full keel sloop, made in Canada, Atomic 4 engine. Auto helm, roller furling, sleeps 4, GPS, plotter, radar, depth sounder, propane stove.


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33’ Pearson M10 Beautifully maintained and well equiped. Flash has many features not found on most boats of this vintage. Sail away condition. $29,500. 207-244-7854 or email

33’ Crowninshield Sloop, 1919 Sir Tom is a 1910 Crowninshield design. See website for details.

35’ Sloop, 1936 Pleiades Built in 1936 at the A.H. Kin yard in Hong Kong to a Ross design. Beam 8’6, draught 6’2, displacement 8 tons. Teak planking on iroco frames, teak decks, varnished mahogany deck joinery and varnished spars. New Beta diesel. A sailor’s cruising boat. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433. 36’ Cape Dory, 1981 $49,500. Call David Perry, Robinhood Marine Center, 800-255-5206.

33’ Tartan 10 Race winner - sleeps 6, excellent Yanmar (low usage) diesel motor. 6 Sails. Complete hull overhaul in 2012. $19,500. Call 603-891-0299 and leave message. 34’ Pacific Seacraft Stoutly built this easily handled blue water sailer is ready to head offshore backed by the strength, quality and safety inherent in these vessels. $129,000 call 207-244-7854 or email . 34’ J34 Sloop, 1989 This is no average J-Boat. She is very well maintained and it shows. $69,900. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207363-7997. 34’ Tartan, 1971 With diesel engine. $14,500. Call 207-633-0773. 34’ Sabre Yachts, 1978 Classic Boat in great shape for the age and price. $29,900. Cll 207-6330773. 34’ Pearson, 1984 $37,500 Call David Perry Robinhood

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37’ Gulfstar Sloop, 1977 The 37’ Gulfstar is known as a safe, lively performer and this owner has owned her for approximately 30 years. He has maintained her well along with the help of one of Maine’s finest boatyards. $35,900. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. 37’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, 2002 Very Clean, A/C heat pump, autohelm, radar, chartplotter, Bimini, dodger. Ready to go: Asking $98,500. Call Regent Point Marina, 804-758-4457. m 41’ C&C Custom Racer, 1984 $86,900. Call 207-799-3600. 43’ Pearson Sloop, 1969 Classic. Refit, redesign, better than new. 2006 Westerbeke, 2 staterooms, turn-key. Contact John Morin, Wilbur Yachts Brokerage, 207-691-1637.

49’ Hinckley 49 Classic center cockpit ketch. Comfortable live-aboard and blue water cruiser with two private staterooms and fireplace. Well-equipped for short-handed sailing with shallow draft, bow thruster, and ICW height mast. Reduced for quick sale $159,000. 50% partnership possible. 315-323-1905.

POWER 16’ Lund Laker, 2002 With a 40hp Honda and a trailer. $7,700 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. m 18’ Tidewater 180CC LOA 17’8, beam 7’9, draft 10, fuel cap. 40 gal, Max HP 115. An 18 footer that feels much bigger with a very dry ride running 40 mph. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781

20’ Maritime Skiff Defiant, 2012 Loaded. Trailer and Yamaha 115hp. Call 207-799-3600. 21’6 Tidewater 216CC Beam 8’6, draft 14, fuel capacity 70 gal., max. HP 225. A smooth, dry ride with big fish features; dual livewells, large fish boxes, gunwale rod storage and large console for electronics. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 21’ Boston Whaler Conquest, 2000 With a 2000 225hp Evinrude. Has new Garmin GPS Chart Plotter and Fish Finder too. $23,500 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. m 21’ Bristol Harbor Center Console LOA 21’3-5/8, beam 8’5, draft 14. The 21CC has classic lines and is great for fishing and family cruising. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 21’ Mako, 1981 Center Console with trailer. Evinrude E-TEC 2008 Saltwater Series 150. $7000 or best offer. 207-363-2585.

18’ Runabout, 1996 Glass over marine plywood. All plywood coated with epoxy. Two 40hp Honda outboards with 145 hours. Radar, GPS, depth sounder, full mooring cover, trailer. $7,500. Islesboro Marine, 207-734-6433. 18.5’ Sea Ray Bowrider, 2002 Only 50 hrs. in service. Trailer, canvases, Bimini included. $10,000. Excellent condition. Pics on Marina website. 207-677-2024.

22’ PYY 22 Maine designed and built PYY 22 models for sale. Closed molded, full liner, fast, fuel efficient, incredibly stable, and beautifully finished. Fisherman base price $41,900. Picnicstyle base price $69,900. 207-439-3967. Ask for George or Tom.

19’ Maritime Skiff 1890, 2012 Trailer and Yamaha 75hp. $27,000.

Call 207-899-0909, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales

22’ Pulsifer Hampton, 2000 Great condition. Offered at $25,900. Call 207-899-0909, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales.

24’ Seaway Offshore, 2012 Factory demo/photo boat. Nicely equipped and geared for the offshore fisherman. 150hp Yamaha. Call for complete specs: 603 652-9213. 25’ Hydra-Sports 2450, 1997 Walk-around, with a 2007 225hp Evinrude E-Tec. $37,000 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. m

22’ Banks Cove 22, 2002 Lobster cabin model powered by Honda 130hp 4-stroke w/350 hours. Very good condition. $50,000. 207677-2024. 23’ Tidewater 230CC LOA 23’, beam 8’10, draft 15, fuel capacity 103 gal., a big 23 footer designed to be a great offshore fishing machine. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781

23’ Lyman Runabout, 1960 2011 Mercruiser Inboard. Parade winner. Offered at $14,500. New engine. Call 207-899-0909, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales. 24’ Hydra-Sports 2390, 2000 Center Console with T-Top. With a 225hp DFI Evinrude, electronics and a tandem trailer. $29,900 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. salesandservice@bamforthmarine,co m

26’ Webbers Cove PB26, 1999 Yanmar diesel. Offered at $79,000. Call 207-899-0909, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales. 28’ Wellcraft 2800, 1987 Coastal Offshore Fisherman with twin MerCruiser inboards (fairly new) loaded with extras. $10,000. Call Bamforth Marine at 207-7293303. m 28’ Cape Dory Open Fisherman Softtop, 1989 The best-maintained Cape Dory 28 that we have seen. $59,900. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997.

28’ Albin 28, 2003 Flush Deck Gatsby Edition, Transom Bench Seat, Raymarine Plotter/Radar, Yanmar Diesel, New Awlgrip paint job - 2011. $96,900, Belfast, ME 207-415-6973

28’ Nauset 28 Hardtop, 2001 Built for cruising, galley-up; 220hp Cummins, coldplate ref, davits, windlass & 50í chain, full electronics, lots of storage, much more. $85,000. Cape Cod: 508-432-1210. 29’ Back Cove Hardtop, 2005 A well equipped example of the very popular Back Cove 29. Her optional equipment list includes a full electronics package with a Raymarine C120 12 color display, an autopilot, GPS and radar, as well as air conditioning, Navy blue hull, windlass, inverter and much more. $143,900. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. 29’ Dyer Hardtop, 1978 Recent Yanmar, 25 kts. New fuel tanks. Turn-key, Maine. Contact John Morin, Wilbur Yachts Brokerage, 207-691-1637. 30’ Wilbur Flybridge,1987 250ph diesel, 14kt/17kt. Refit completed in 2010. Asking $97,000. Contact John Morin Wilbur Yachts 207 691-1637

30’ Royal Lowell 30 Wooden lobster yacht, cedar on oak, bronze fastened, available at present stage of completion with option for completion. $75,000 Traditional Boat, LLC 207-322-0157.

30’ Sea Ray Weekender, 1989 Shows like 2009. Offered at $18,900.

31’ Chris Craft Crowne With trailer. $34,000. Call 207-7993600.

31’ Eastern, 2007 Factory Demo, equipped for lobstering w/pot hauler and offshore fishing. Volvo 370 - Full Electronics. A fisherman’s dream. $115,000. Call for complete specs 603-652-9213 31’ Duffy 31, 2006 BILDA is perfect for cruising the coast or open ocean fishing. New Bedford, MA $245,000. 31’ Duffy 31, 2006 WIND DOWN was built to cruise. Swim platform, built-in storage well, walk-through transom door. The cabin is light-filled and roomy with galley-up. Ocean Springs, MS $235,000. 32’ Down East New 32’ Carroll Lowell Down East design, cedar on white oak, silicon bronze fastenings, hull, trunk, deck, done, fuel tanks, shaft, rudder installed, will finish to your custom design, work or pleasure. 508-224-3709.

32’ Nordic Tug, 2007 Boarding her Michelle said I could live on her! We’ve loved LESSER LIGHT 5 summers & an adventure to

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Key West. She’s loved us back. (3 gal/hr.) $229,950/bo. 860-550-3682. 32’ Grand Banks Sedan, 1985 $97,500. Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center 800-255-5206

34’ Lobster Boat, 1952 34’ Jonesport style lobster boat Xanna II. Built 1952 of cedar on oak. New 160hp Yanmar diesel. Nicely refurbished wheelhouse and cabin and many other improvements. Goes great. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207734-6433.

34’ Webbers Cove, 1970 Low hour Cummins, perfectly equipped for two, very well maintained. $56,500. David Etnier Boat Brokerage, 207-522-7572.

34’ Mainship Pilot, 2003 Green hull, 900 hrs., Gen, AC, bow thruster, Garmin GPS and radar. 370hp Yanmar. In storage Boothbay Harbor. $129,000. 207-462-5660 / 5661

35’ Bruno Stillman, 1980 2001 355hp CAT 1,000 hrs, bow thruster, windlass, with major refit in 2010 incl. heat & a/c, Raymarine E120, new steering & rudder, and new salon interior. All systems updated; this is a must see. $99,500. in Portsmouth, NH. 207-363-9212 35’ Henriques Maine Coaster, 1999 $76,000. Call 207-799-3600.

34’ Mainship 1979 170hp Yanmar diesel, 300 hrs. Major refit all systems 2005 - Garmin chartplotter and radar. See at Midcoast Marine, Winterport, Maine. $59,000. 207-848-4977 34.5’ Avanti Flybridge, 1996 Dual control stations, twin 454 gas engines, fresh water cooled, w/many options included, yacht condition. Asking $33,500. Located at Carousel Marina, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 207-633-2922

36’ Clifford Alley, 1971 Clifford Alley lobster/picnic, fully restored, ready to go, large forward cabin area $37,500. Contact David Etnier Boat Brokerage for details. 207-522-7572.

37’ Duffy 37, 2001 TIME OUT was custom-built for sport fishing. Flybridge, full compliment of electronics, live well, tuna door, outriggers. Maine $249,000.

36’ Lobster Boat, 1973 Alley built lobster boat. New shaft and wheel in 2008. $6,000. Can be seen at Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay, Maine. 207-633-0773.

38’ Stanley, 1984 Stanley 38 “Fishwife”. First Stanley 38 built in 1984 and owned by the same family since her launch. She is in excellent condition. $285,000. 207-244-7854 or 38’ Bayliner 3818, 1982 Well maintained boat with lots of room. Great for cruising or cottage on the water. $59,900. Call 207-6330773.

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36’ Northern Bay Flybridge 3 stations. Volvo 1200 hrs. 21 kts, cruise. 350 gal. fuel. Thruster, centerline queen, A/C, 40 gal. water. Awl-grip, tender. Asking $299,000. Contact John Morin, Wilbur Yachts Brokerage, 207-691-1637. 36’ Ellis Flybridge, 2001 Must see. Call David Perry, Robinhood Marine Center, 800-255-5206.

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Easy rowing and towing, steady underfoot. Primer paint. $1,150 and $1,500. Maxwell’s Boat Shop. Rockland, Maine. 207-390-0300.

38’ Fisher Fairways Trawler, 1978 Twin Ford Sabre diesels, roomy, comfortable, economical, stable. Many upgrades 2010-2011. $117,500. call 207-497-2701 or email 42’ Duffy 42, 2006 LADY DIANA was designed and built for all-out sport fishing. Flybridge, tuna tower, five steering stations, live bait well, insulated fish hold, tuna door, extensive electronics and navigation, 1000hp Caterpillar C18, safety equipment. All the interior creature comforts. Galveston, TX $569,000. 42’ Duffy 42, 1997 ZORA is rigged for tuna. Full tower, large insulated fish hold, out riggers, green stick. High, wide, and handsome ZORA is ready to fish. MA $245,000. Seaway Boats Now taking orders for new 2013 models. If you boat in the northern half of Maine, please contact Lake & Sea Boatworks for a quote on your new Seaway. We have been in business since 1991 and have been a Seaway dealer since 2005. Lake & Sea Boatworks offer full powerboat service & storage including Suzuki & Tohatsu outboards, fiberglass repair, wood maintenance and electronics installation. Call 207-288-8961, email, or visit our website.

9’ Lapstrake Skiff Cedar on oak, oars with leathers and turks head buttons, lines, life jacket, etc., always stored covered, recently reconditioned. $750. 207-3540382

17’ Swampscott Dory Plywood planking, mahogany thwarts, spoon tips, flat tips, galvanized trailer, anchor, rode, lines, dry bag, spares, trailer dolly, etc. $3500. 207-354-0382 Abandoned Boat Sale 25’ Oday $1200, 26’ Paceship $2500. Handy Boat Service, 207781-5110. Waterfront Property Location, location, location. Grand Manan Island. Year-round two-bedroom house, bath - porch - garage. View of: lighthouse, ferry, whales, eagles. $400,000. Jack, 603-7727138.

Delivery Captain Your power or sail boat delivered wherever you need it. Owners welcome on deliveries. Also available for instruction. Captain Tim. 603-7708378.

Canvas Cleaning This year, have Gemini Canvas service your bimini or dodger. Professionally cleaned w/ water-repellent treatment. No dip-dunk tanks, only industry approved cleaners that work. We ship UPS, call us at 207596-7705. Offshore Passage Opportunities Your Offshore Sailing Network. Sail for free on OPBís. Learn by doing. Gain Quality Sea time towards your lifetime goals. Sail on different boats with different skippers to learn what works and what does not. Want to be a paid skipper? Build seatime and network with pro skippers. We are the crew network for the ARC, Caribbean 1500, NARC, World ARC Rally, Salty Dog Rally, Newport/Bermuda Race and delivery skippers worldwide. Helping Sailors Sail Offshore Since 1993. Learn more and join online at or call-1800-4PASSAGe (1-800-472-7724). Keep the Dream Alive for the cost of a good winch handle.

Sawyer & Whitten - New Location Sawyer & Whitten Marine Electronics has moved its Portland location to a bigger brighter new store with dockage just outside our back door which allows our customers to pull their boats right up to our dock for service or installations. We also have big bay garage access for those rainy day installations. Please come visit our new location at 36 Union Wharf, Portland Maine 04101. 207879-4500. Repower & Refit Considering repower or refit upgrades to your boat? Our two locations offer you in-house, factory trained technicians ready to address your upgrades to the highest standards. Stop by or give us a call, we’d be happy to talk about your options. Kittery Point Yacht Yard. 207-4399582, Eliot yard 207-439-3967. Fiberglass Repair Position Permanent, year-round position available for Fiberglass/Composite Structure Repair Technician. Yankee Marina is a full-service marina and boatyard. Please send resume with cover letter summarizing work experience to

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The Town of Boothbay Harbor is renovating town owned Fish Pier property located at 71 Atlantic Avenue in the spring of 2013. Upon completion a large portion of flat deck will be available for lease to a marine related business as per zoning restrictions. Currently there are no plans to build any structures on the pier, but the town is willing to discuss any plans that make sense for the tenants and the town. Other tenants are a wholesale/retail lobster & seafood dealer and a marine repair facility (bait supplier not renewing lease).

Minimum three year lease w/longer term lease an option. Any parties interested in leasing space on the Fish Pier should contact Tom Woodin, Boothbay Harbor Town Manager at 633-3671.

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accepting seasonal (up to 40’) and transient (up to 160’) reservations. Rates from $900 to $3,600 30/50/100 amp. includes water, electricity and ample, safe parking. Closest proximity to town with showers, laundry and restaurant on site and 100 yds to Hamilton Marine and all services. Blues Fest, Lobster Fest and Maine Boats, Harbors and Home Show reservations filling fast. CFMI Kevin@ 207-594-4899 or 207-5969171(c). Slips & Moorings in N.H. Limited dockside slips and protected moorings available in pristine Great Bay, New Hampshire. Leave trailering behind and chase the big stripers more often. Reasonable rates. Great Bay Marine 603-436-5299 or

Gift From the Sea Harbor Fish Market has been supplying customers locally and nationwide with fresh seafood for over 40 years. Contact us to arrange a gift from the sea, delivered fresh to the door nationwide. 800-370-1790

Mercury, Yamaha Service Kennebunkport Marina has the only factory trained Mercury and Yamaha technicians located on the water in Kennebunkport to service all of your mechnical needs.

Handyman Service Besides residential and commercial construction, Maine Coast Construction also offers a Handyman Service to take care of those maintenance jobs on your list so you’re free to pursue your passion – boats & boating! Contact us with your to-do list today. Serving Mid Coast Maine since 1968. 207- 236-6000. 107 Elm Street Camden, Maine

Power Boat Rental Kennebunkport Marina now offers a power boat rental program. Come pick out your boat and go fishing for the big one. Call 207-967-3411.

Moorings Available Kittery Point Yacht Yard has moorings available for the 2013 summer season. Very well protected and just inside the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Don’t Wait - call now for information: 207-439-9582 or email

Vessel delivery or transit needed? If you have a well-maintained boat that you need to have moved with care – locally or longer – please contact David at David Etnier Boat Brokerage to discuss your needs. 50 Ton USCG Master’s License since 1992, 207-522-7572.

Boat Storage Kittery Point Yacht Yard has two waterfront locations with plenty of offseason storage space available. Store with KPYY and our full service yard and factory trained technicians are available if you need us. Call to join our family of customers: 207439-9582 or email

Moorings Available Boothbay Region Boatyard has seasonal moorings available, $950. We are located in well protected Ebenecook Harbor, with free launch service, parking, showers, laundry and a well stocked ship store. Email Amy or call us at 207-633-2970.

Kennebunkport Boat Club Kennebunkport Marina is unveiling The Kennebunkport Boat Club. Call 967-3411 for details. Become a charter member of The Kennebunkport Boat Club.

More Heated Storage at Gamage Shipyard Worry-free heated storage, conscientious care in new building. South Bristol offers ideal location amid Midcoast Maine’s spectacular cruising grounds. Competitive rates. Fine repair services, too. Reserve now: 207-644-8181.

Pre-purchase surveys ● Insurance surveys Damage surveys ● Appraisals Marine Consulting ● New Construction surveys Capt. Tony Theriault, NAMS-CMS


Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Dockage Portland Harbor Seasonal/transient slips available for 2013. Slips include power, water, clean showers/laundry facilities, restaurant on site & dinghy dock in Portland’s Old Port. Call (207) 7674729. Steward and Assistant Wanted Center Harbor Yacht Club, Brooklin ,ME, 04616. Summer 2013; late June to late August, 7-9 weeks. Responsibilities : Supervision and light maintenance of the Club building, docks and floats; Instructing sailing classes; Running weekly races; Assist members and visitors at the dock and clubhouse. Salary starts at $500 per week. Lodging and kitchen facilities are available on site. For job description please contact: Seasonal Moorings Handy Boat as one of Maine’s premier boat yards, located in the heart of Casco Bay, has seasonal moorings available for up to 65’. Enjoy all our new restaurant and marine facilities have to offer. Call now for this great opportunity. 207-781-5110 Rockland’s Dinghy Central HQ The Landings Marina offers moored boats in the downtown section of Rockland the largest, most convenient, safest, well lighted facility with the cleanest showers and laundry room for only $395/season. This includes dock privileges for wash down, loading/unloading, water & more. Water Taxi service by TwoToots. Call today for worry-free access to your moored vessel. CFMI Kevin 207-594-4899 or 207-5969171(c).

Boat Building & Repair Dave Miliner 36 years in the Marine Industry Professional, Quality Work at an Affordable Price ●

Major Fiberglass repairs Gelcoat and Awlgrip resurfacing ● Woodwork New boat construction

Rte. 236, Eliot Business Park Eliot, ME 03903 (207) 439-4230 email:

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Selling or Buying? We are always happy to discuss either when it comes to quality, wellmaintained boats. Both recreational and commercial. Consider utilizing the services of a broker who shares your passion for boats and boating. David Etnier Boat Brokerage. Contact David at 207-522-7572.

Listings Wanted Quality commercial fishing vessel listings wanted. Maine fishermen should consider listing their vessels with David Etnier Boat Brokerage for prompt service and knowledgeable and effective sales effort. Reasonable commission. Please contact David directly to learn more. 207-5227572.

Selling your boat? Do you have a boat to sell ? Always looking for quality listings. Call 207899-0909. Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales Business for Sale American Sailing Assn. Training Center and Yacht Charers businessfor sale. Mystic, Conn. 860-460-0978.

Canvas Shop, Loft Position Canvas Shop/Sail Loft - On the water in large marina in Wickford, RI. Looking for person to work with and/or take over loft. Busy year round. Owner looking to retire within 4 years. 401-294-3939.

Marine Yard Sale Used marine equipment & hardware priced to sell: 3.3& 5hp outboards, 4kw radar w/ cables & display, VHF radio, pedestal, inflatable and much more. Saturday, April 20, Time- 912. Royal River Boat Yard, Bayview St., Yarmouth, ME. Sponsored by Northern New England Sabre Assn. Boat Transport Best rates, fully insured. Nationwide and ocean freight. Reliable service. Rob Lee, Maritime. 508-758-9409.

Points East Crew Match CREW WANTED Boat Captain Full time year round boat captain wanted. For new 60 foot boat, to be anchored in the southern Maine area. Captain responsible for all maintenance,cleaning,safe operation and trip planning. Boat is a pleasure craft used by a family only. Trips will range from northern Maine to New

York. This is a yearly salary position complete with health benefits. Please apply by email. Include your most recent resume.

and possible crrise south. I have many years experience sailing the No. Atlantic and Carribean. Call or email. Dan for more info. Telephone: 207-485-7705 :

Looking for crew I have 32 ft. Sloop will be sailing out of Milbridge Me. Need help getting boat shipshape for this coming sailing season. Will be sailing weekends

Crew for Cruising Sailboat Seeking Crewing Opportunities on New England Cruising Sailboats.


ASA Certification from Basic Keelboat to Bareboat Cruising and Coastal Navigation. US Sailing Safety at Sea Certified. T. Mitchell Telephone: 203 288 4317 Email: See our complete listings online at in the crewmatch section!

C H A R T E R & R E N TA L Reserve YOUR Island Now! Charles Andrew

Tessie Ann

Georgetown, Maine 800-255-5206

“We’re on the job, so you can be on the water.”

Charter Maine! Bareboat • Crewed • Power • Sail Trawlers • DownEast Cruisers

Yacht North Charters 182 Christopher Rd, Suite 1, North Yarmouth, ME 04097-6733 207-221-5285 • •

Charter Phoenix 40’ C&C Maine & Caribbean Boat is well equipped with in-boom furling main and electric furling jib.

Contact Jan at Bayview Rigging & Sails Inc.


Women Under Sail


Live Aboard Sailing Instructions - Casco Bay, Maine For Women ~By Women, Aboard 44’ Avatrice

“ If you can learn to sail in Maine, you can sail anywhere.”


For charter reservations call: (207) 244-5511


Spend the day, or a few hours 100 essex street mystic 860.536.6588

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SEASONAL SLIPS & MOORINGS AVAILABILITY Call these marinas to reserve your Spot for the 2013 Season! MARINA listed geographically







Brewer Yacht Haven Marina Brewer Stratford Marina Brewer Bruce & Johnson's Marina Brewer Pilots Point Marina Brewer Dauntless Shipyard Brewer Ferry Point Marina Brewer Deep River Marina Brewer Yacht Yard at Mystic Mystic Shipyard


Stamford Stratford Branford Westbrook Essex Old Saybrook Deep River Mystic Mystic

203-359-4500 203-377-4477 203-488-8329 860-399-7906 860-767-0001 860-388-3260 860-526-5560 860-536-2293 860-536-6588

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

120’ 90’ 60’ 100’ 60’ 60’ 50’ 65’ 65’

__ __

__ __



Yes __

50’ __

Yes __ __

50’ __ __

Wickford Warwick Warwick Barrington Portsmouth Portsmouth

401-884-7014 401-884-0544 401-884-1810 401-246-1600 401-683-3551 401-683-4000

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

100’ 50’ 125’ 60’ 40’ 70’

Yes Yes __ __ __ __

__ 40’ __ __ __ __

New Bedford Mattapoisett Bourne Cataumet North Falmouth Marion Plymouth Salem Salem Newburyport

508-997-7390 508-758-3812 508-563-7136 508-563-9366 508-564-6327 508-748-0541 508-746-4500 978-740-9890 978-744-2727 978-465-3022

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

120’ __

Yes Yes Yes Yes __

70’ 50’ 120’ 50’ __

Yes __ Yes __

65’ __ __ __



Newington Hampton

603-436-5299 603-929-1422 Yes 50’ Yes __

Yes Yes

50’ 65’


Brewer Wickford Cove Marina Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowesett Brewer Greenwich Bay Marina Brewer Cove Haven Marina Brewer Sakonnet New England Boatworks


Niemiec Marine Mattapoisett Kingman Yacht Center Parker’s Boat Yard Brewer Fiddler's Cove Marina Burr Brothers Boats Brewer Plymouth Marine Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina Pickering Wharf Marina Merri-Mar Yacht Basin

120’ 50’ 65’ 65’ 150’ 65’ 65’ 100’


Great Bay Marine Hampton River Marina

120 Points East April 2013

SEASONAL SLIPS & MOORINGS AVAILABILITY Call these marinas to reserve your Spot for the 2013 Season!

MARINA listed geographically







Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes __

25’ 150' 200’ 200’ 35'/46' __

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes __ Yes Yes __ __ __ Yes Yes Yes __ Yes __ Yes

45’ 65' 65’ 65' 65' 25'/50' 75' 140’ __




Kittery Point Yacht Yard Marston’s Marina South Port Marine Sunset Marina Portland Yacht Services Maine Yacht Center Handy Boat Yarmouth Boat Yard Yankee Marina & Boatyard Brewer South Freeport Dolphin Marina Robinhood Marine Center Boothbay Region Boatyard Carousel Marina Ocean Point Marina Port Clyde General Store Landings Marina Journeys End Knight Marine Service Apprenticeshop Ocean Pursuits Front Street Shipyard Winterport Marine Hamlin’s Marina Atlantic Boat Morris Service John Williams Boat Company Morris Service

Kittery Saco South Portland South Portland Portland Portland Falmouth Yarmouth Yarmouth South Freeport Harpswell Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor East Boothbay Port Clyde Rockland Rockland Rockland Rockland Rockland Belfast Winterport Hampden Brooklin Bass Harbor Mount Desert Northeast Harbor

207-439-9582 207-283-3727 207-799-8191 207-767-4729 207-774-1067 207-842-9000 207-781-5110 207-846-9050 207-846-4326 207-865-3181 207-833-5343 207-371-2525 207-633-2970 207-633-2922 207-633-0773 207-372-6543 207-596-6573 207-594-4444 207-594-4068 207-594-1800 207-596-7357 207-930-3740 207-223-8885 207-941-8619 207-359-4658 207-244-5509 207-244-5600 207-276-5300 Freeport

54' 45' __ __ __ 95’ 50’ 40' __ 108’ __ 60’

Yes Yes __

65’ 45’ __

Yes __

60’ __

Yes Yes __

65’ 40’ __

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes __

42' 65' 65' 50’ 45’ 50’ 50' 60' __

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes __

50' 35' 70' 160’ 50’ 40' 60' 70’ 60' __

Full Marina Listings in June-Sept. issues and online

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Advertiser index Allied Boat Works


Great Bay Marine

Alpenglow Lights


Great Water, Inc.

Arey’s Pond Boat Yard


Grundy Insurance

Atlantic Boat Company


Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales


Hallett Canvas & Sails

Bamforth Marine Bay of Maine Boats Bay Sails Marine Bayview Rigging & Sails

3, 37, 17 67 67 111 32


Hamilton Marine



Hamlin’s Marina

17, 42

73, 107

Hampton River Marina


Northeast Boat Hauling




Ocean Link


Ocean Point Marina


Ocean Pursuits


Padebco Custom Yachts


Parker Ridge Retirement Community


Parker’s Boat Yard, Inc


Bees Knees


Handy Boat Service

3, 20

Paul E. Luke

Beta Marine


Hansen Marine Engineering

3, 69

Penobscot Bay Rendezvous

Black Rock Sailing School


Harbor Fish Market


Penobscot Marine Museum

Bluenose Yacht Sales


Haut Insurance Agency


Pickering Wharf Marina


Boat U.S.


Herreshoff Marine Museum

Pierce Yacht Co.




Hinckley Yacht Services

Bohndell Sails


Island Mooring

Boothbay Region Boatyard

3, 17, 33, 72

Bowden Marine Service Bravo Marine

71 112

17, 33, 35, 48 24

Islesboro Marine Enterprises J-Way Enterprises J.R. Overseas


3, 17, 33

Jamestown Distributors

Brewer Yacht Yards

107, 123

John Williams Boat Company

Burr Brothers Boats


36 3, 17

Brewer Plymouth Marine

Brooklin Inn

89, 106


Jonesport Shipyard

75, 110 71

3, 17

Journey's End Marina

17, 33, 45

Cape Cod Maritime Museum


Kennebunkport Marina


Capt. Jay MIchaud Marine Surveys


Carousel Marina

Kent Thurston Marine Surveyor


Kingman Yacht Center


3, 17, 33, 35, 48, 85

Pope Island Marina

54 55

Portland Pudgy

Rhode Island Yacht Club

Scandia Yachts

Cisco Brewers


Lowell’s Boat Shop



Maine Coast Construction



Maine Electric Boats


South Port Marine

Maine Marine Trades Association


Stroudwater Boatworks

Custom Float Services Dark Harbor Boat Yard David Etnier Boat Brokerage


Maine Yacht Center



Manchester Marine

17, 35, 36


Marblehead Trading Company

3, 35

Defender Industries


Marshall Marine




Marson’s Marina



Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Dolphin Marina & Restaurant Donald R. Weaver


Mattapoisett Boatyard, Inc.

Easy Bailer


Merri-Mar Yacht Basin

Ellis Boat Charter


Miliner Marine Services


Mobile Marine Canvas

Farrin’s Boatshop Fatty Knees

79 3 3, 17, 33 118 57, 106


Moose Island Marine

17, 52

Fatty Knees Boat Co. LLC


Morris Yachts Service


Forrest Pirovano


Mystic Shipyard

Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard Front Street Shipyard Gamage Shipyard

17, 33 27 116

Nature’s Head Navtronics New England Boatworks

Gemini Marine Canvas


New England Marine & Industrial

Gimbaled Wrist


Niemiec Marine

GMORA Golight Gray & Gray, Inc.

122 Points East April 2013

106 74 110

3, 56 113 35, 40, 48 3, 17, 23 79 3, 17, 33

35, 40, 48 109

Seal Cove Boatyard

City of Newport

30, 106

80, 106

Sawyer & Whitten


Maine Sailing Partners

17, 46


Landfall Navigation

3, 17


Rumery’s Boat Yard

Kittery Point Yacht Yard

Crocker's Boatyard

107 3, 17, 35, 107, 111

Royal River Boatyard



3, 42

Robinhood Marine Center


Cottrell Boatworks


Portland Yacht Services

Chase, Leavitt & Co.

CPT Autopilot

17, 43

Shape Fabrication


Smith Yacht Sale


Sound Marine Diesel


Southern Maine Marine

59 17, 52, 70 84, 88

Sudbury Products


Sunset Marina


The Apprenticeshop


The Yacht Connection


Theriault Marine Consulting


Town of Boothbay Harbor


Traditional Boat


Turnstone marine Survey, LLC Watching for Mermaids

17, 48, 66

Webhannet River Boatyard Wenaumet Bluffs Boat Works West Marine

59, 106 91 11

Whiting Marine

3, 36

Wilbur Yachts


Winter Island Yacht Yard

17, 77

Winterport Marine


Women Under Sail


Wooden Boat Show



Yacht North Charters

North Sails Direct


Yankee Marina & Boatyard


117 93

Wayfarer Marine

North East Rigging Systems

Northeast Boat


Pope Sails

Chebeague Island Boat Yard

3, 17, 76

106 63, 107

Yarmouth Boatyard

82 3, 17, 35, 124 35, 76

EXPECT more from a marina DISCOVER the ‘Brewer difference’ Looking for a slip or year-round home for your boat? Brewer marinas offer the finest facilities, amenities and services at 22 beautiful and unique New England locations. Come join our family. Brewer value is second to none and your satisfaction is guaranteed! As a customer, you also enjoy the exclusive benefits of free overnight dockage, discounted fuel and a 24-hour help line. Our Preferred Program rewards members because your loyalty deserves our best! Call or visit a Brewer marina and enjoy 2013 in a different way.

Connecticut Stamford Stratford Branford Westbrook Old Saybrook Essex Deep River Mystic

(203) 359-4500 (203) 377-4477 (203) 488-8329 (860) 399-7906 (860) 388-3260 (860) 767-0001 (860) 526-5560 (860) 536-2293

★ New York to Maine - ★ Maine South Freeport Massachusetts N. Falmouth Plymouth Salem

(207) 865-3181

(508) 564-6327 (508) 746-4500 (978) 740-9890

New York Greenport Stirling Harbor Glen Cove Port Washington Mamaroneck

(631) 477-9594 (631) 477-0828 (516) 671-5563 (516) 883-7800 (914) 698-0295

Rhode Island Wickford Warwick Greenwich Bay Barrington Portsmouth

(401) 884-7014 (401) 884-0544 (401) 884-1810 (401) 246-1600 (401) 683-3551

Visit us at the spring in-water boat shows: April 26, 27 & 28 in Essex CT and April 27 & 28 in Westbrook CT & Warwick RI

Our reputation speaks for itself! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having benefited from the work of a number of fine boatyards over the past 50+ years, we recommend Yankee as THE very best!â&#x20AC;? Cape Dory 28 Cape Porpoise, ME

AJ28 being refitted as new Baykeeper for Friends of Casco Bay

Yarmouth, Maine 207-846-4326

Yarmouth, Maine

Points East Magazine, April 2013  

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