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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 13 Number 8 December 2010 F E AT U R E S

Herreshoff schooner on bricks, Letters


Hurricane hole


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It turned out I didn’t need it this time, but when the next “Big One” threatens the coast of Maine, I’ll have one heck of a good spot to tuck into. By Roger Long

Part I: And it wasn’t easy. A storm struck New England on our departure date, and our St. Thomas trawler-catamaran charter seemed in jeopardy By William A. Brennan Jr.

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Dodge: Cut from a different sailcloth Letters mourning the passing of an icon D E PA R T M E N T S Letters..........................................7 Herreshoff schooner on bricks; Thanks Bath, Maine; Edson offers steering wisdom Mystery Harbor...........................10 Cruising in and around Mystic. New Mystery Harbor News..........................................24 SailMaine seeks support; Great Northeast Boat Show; Mass. Diesel seminars set. The Racing Pages ........................44 Around Islesboro Race; North Haven Knockabout 100th year; Marion-Bermuda update

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The dinghy: End of the innocence? t’s surprising that a tool as tinuing our unfortunate alcosimple, uncomplicated and holic theme, in our cellar is a unaffected as the dinghy sister “ship” of a design in the has generated so many colorful Mystic Seaport Watercraft Col– at times distressing – stories lection. She’s a six- by threeover the years. Recreational foot Palmer Scott Pee Wee, mariners consider the ship’s built in the late 1940s out of boat to be the workhorse of war-surplus plywood, and – it their enterprises – for ferrying pains me to admit this – her crew and provisions, rowing out name is Olive, and, yes, she a kedge, or simply exploring – was tender to a Buzzards Bay and that equine affiliation may speedboat named – you have a basis in fact. guessed it – Martini. It gets A tale that’s bounced around worse: Olive, former tender to the New England sailboat-reMartini, also served Old gatta circuit for decades inGrand-Dad, an 18-foot Lyman Photo courtesy Nim Marsh Islander, and Old Smuggler, a volves a pickled crewmember trying to return to his boat long The editor’s father is rowed across the Slocum 28-foot Bob Rich lobsterboat. after the last run of the yacht- River, in South Dartmouth, Mass., in the Palmer Truth is, when a dinghy club launch. Our lush spots a Scott Pee Wee Olive, by his friend Eliot Stetson in hangs with the wrong crowd, horse in a nearby field, the the 1970s. Looks innocent enough. nothing good rubs off. During story goes, a light bulb illumithe 1977 America’s Cup sumnates the lad’s alcohol-addled brain, and he decides to mer in Newport, your editor, trying to impress a ride the nag out to the boat. Upon arrival, the quintes- “Cruising World” magazine advertising assistant, I insential drunken sailor ties the plug up to a quarter vited her to view the competitors from Olive. Near the cleat (“ties one on?”) and goes below to sleep it off, leav- 12-Meters, a lobsterboat barreled down toward ing poor Dobbin to ponder his displacement and his Bowen’s Wharf, hauling a horrendous wake, which unexpected role as a dinghy. swamped the Pee Wee. We cannot attest to the veracity of that persistent In no time, a white 12-Meter boat with a light-green modern-day kelpie legend, but we can verify the fol- sheer stripe, skippered by a wild-looking character in lowing dinghy story because, while working for an- a striped railroad engineer’s hat, drifted down to the other boating magazine, we fielded the infamous foundering skiff and retrieved her crew from the harphone call from the British Virgin Islands. “We’re char- bor. Was Olive chuckling, or was that a wave lapping tering out of Tortola,” Capt. Three-Sheets-to-the-Wind at her chines? slurred over a cell phone. “We’re on our way to the So, is it really the end of the innocence for the simple skippers’ meeting about dinghy security, and we’re in little dinghy? Or did these cockleshells, as a genus, a dinghy we stole to get to the meeting.” This is a good ever harbor a completely clear conscience? time to add that being a boating editor does not preTo both questions, we say, Not really. Most anything clude exposure to the seamier side of humanity. Guilt that is small, lively, unsophisticated, overworked and by association (the dinghy, not the editor)? Oh ya. under-appreciated is apt to dust off a Napoleon comBut not all dinghy tales involve direct human abuse plex and act up from time to time – careen down on of alcohol. An acquaintance, a professional yacht cap- the transom in a following sea, bump along the toptain, devoted an entire winter to lovingly crafting a sides while at anchor, flip a boisterous crew, float off a bright-hulled, cedar-on-oak lapstrake tender during a beach on a moon tide – and gain a bad rap for recalciboatbuilding course. The dinghy was magnificent, the trance. fairing and finish so flawless it should have been the Yes, those pesky little dinks do generate some intercenterpiece of the reception at curriculum’s end. Well, esting tales. And, sure, on those rare occasions, you it was the centerpiece in a way: Unbeknown to its can’t live with them – but most of the time, you really proud builder, who would soon be devastated, the can’t live without them. school had placed his masterpiece in the middle of the Olive, the sordid love-child of the libidinous Martini, hall and filled it with ice and a few cases of beer. Con- is the editor’s next restoration project.



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Letters any boat who chooses to be a runaway! Presumably, she was to be hauled Nov. 9 by the big Travelift, inspected, touched up, and readied once again for her voyage south. Crewman Andy spent the whole day stuck on her, and will finally get to go home tonight to a good night’s sleep. Of course, he won’t be the only one getting a restful night’s sleep after a trying day! Mike Martel Bristol, R.I. Editor’s note: Capt. Mike signed on for the Mary Rose’s late-fall voyage south to the Caribbean and will write about his adventure in an upcoming issue of Points East. The 85-foot, Nat Herreshoff-designed Mary Rose alighted on the beach in ladylike fashion after an early November blow. The Wizard of Bristol would not have had it any other way.

The Mary Rose still bound south Storms around here blow in and out fairly quickly. Only the morning of Nov. 8, at the height of the blow, at moon high tide, 1926 Herreshoff schooner Mary Rose snapped a chain link or shackle while riding on her mooring in Bristol Harbor. Crewman Andy Furlong was below, working on some projects, when he felt her break loose. Moments later, she was 100 yards downwind and aground on Love Rocks, the point of land where, curiously, her designer, Capt. Nat Herreshoff, built his home in the 1880s. She could come no closer to her master’s homestead unless she literally barreled up into the backyard. There was no time to get any engine going. Oddly enough, by luck or miracle, she wedged her keel in gently between two rocks below the surface, in quite possibly the only sandy spot anywhere near that rough point. They held her all day like a cradle while salvage experts from New Bedford loaded up their rapid-response truck and headed down to Bristol. Even at low tide, no damage was visible, although it is quite likely that there is some paint scratched on the keel’s bottom. She was refloated early, well in advance of the evening high tide, and has been towed to Little Harbor in Portsmouth, where she was relaunched only a couple of weeks ago. We brought her to Bristol from there; now the naughty, wayward girl is going back. She had just completed a major refit after – you guessed it – breaking loose up in Massachusetts a year or so ago and going up on rocks and sustaining terrible damage. Perhaps now she has learned that soft landings are preferable to anyone or

Thank you Bath; we love you! This past August, my husband, dog and I, who are members of the Corinthian Yacht Club from Marblehead, Mass., visited Bath for several days. We were out on a mooring on a lovely, sunny day when my husband came to retrieve me from the dock. Not being too familiar with the current of the Kennebec, my husband misjudged his speed and hit the dock hard with our dog, Morgan, on board. The jolt caused our dog to fall overboard and get swept under the dock, heading downstream. Needless to say, I panicked and jumped overboard trying to save our dog. Both my dog and I got pulled down deep under the docks, but miraculously ended up on the outside of the dock and were pulled from the raging river. I personally felt I was going to drown, especially when I could not come up for air being under the dock. The reason I am writing is to first thank one of the people observing this event who came down and helped pull our dog out of the river, and to alert people of several lessons learned: 1. Always have a lifejacket on your dog and make sure it is attached to a long rope. 2. Don’t jump in after the dog. As my husband said, “I can live without a dog, but I cannot live without you.” 3. Wear a life jacket in a dinghy, especially when the current is strong. 4. Be careful of the rivers that have strong currents; don’t underestimate their strength. I personally will never swim while the currents are strong as you can easily get swept downstream. We loved Bath and really appreciated the support and warm welcome we received. It is one of my most favorite destinations, but just be careful when out on the water there. Penny and Peter Blaisdell s/v Pemaquid Marblehead, Mass. Points East December 2010


Capt. Mike: Get head out of duffel Capt. Mike Martel’s somewhat overheated diatribe (“Gloves Are Off in Auxiliary Debate,” Letters, October/November 2010) shows that he missed his true vocation. He should have been a novelist. His vivid imaginings of various dire plights I and my engineless catboat might find ourselves in are powerful and dramatic. Fortunately, in 30-odd years of sailing (much of it in engineless boats), none of these scenarios have been part of my experience, nor does it seem to me that there is any reason they should have been. Still, if Capt. Mike really believes that engineless boats must invariably find themselves fetched up on ledges off lee shores, I would strongly recommend that he keep his Westerbeke where it will be handy when he needs it. As to his implication that Penelope must be stocked with arugula and granola, I would like to assure him that I much prefer red meat. Believe it or not, Capt Mike, you don’t have to hug trees and chew on tofu to be able to understand that burning fossil fuels is bad for the environment. You just have to get your head out of your duffel bag. W. R. Cheney s/v Penelope Swan’s Island, Maine

4. Wherever possible, autopilots should be installed as independent units so they can be used as “electronic” emergency tillers/steering system, a task for which they are ideally suited. If your autopilot is in standby mode, emergency steering can be accomplished with the push of a button. 5. Check the deck-plate access to the rudder-post. Many times you will find them frozen shut with accumulated salt deposits. Emergency tillers are of no use if you cannot access the top of the rudder-post. Hopefully, these comments will help your readers avoid an issue similar to the Beckermans’. Remember, “Steering is the difference between a vehicle and a shelter.” William Keene, President Edson International New Bedford, Mass.

Some good juju at Pope’s Island It was a pleasure to see my article (“Bad Juju from Methadone Mary”, September 2010). My wife and I discovered it while at West Marine on Popes Island in New Bedford. We were excited, but I don’t think the boys and girls behind the counter were all that impressed to meet a for-real author. Ned Blake Milford, Mass.

Edson’s steering-system wisdom I read Todd Beckerman’s August 2010 article entitled “Trouble in the Reversing Falls,” and thought your readers might benefit from the following comments: 1. All boats should have emergency tillers, and they should be used every season to make sure they work. Welded-steel emergency tillers can rust after years of sitting neglected in the bilge, and as a result, the tiller doesn’t fit the rudder-post when needed. Take the boat for a spin with the emergency tiller to see how she feels; sometimes emergency tillers are not sized properly, and, as a result, they can’t steer the boat. 2. All steering systems should have rudder stops regardless of type or size, and they should be cushioned so they absorb shock loading if the rudder is slammed hard over. Rudder stops protect the steering system and limit rudder travel to prevent contact between the rudder and hull or propeller. 3. Maintenance and spare parts are important. Most steering systems have a weak link in order to avoid catastrophic failure. Understand what the weak link is in your steering system and carry a spare. The ball joints in an hydraulic-steering system are typically the weakest link. Look at the thread and pin sizes, and carry a spare. Put it in a Ziploc bag, mark it, and tape it to the hydraulic ram along with the appropriate-sized wrench so the broken part can be quickly removed and the new one quickly installed. 8

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The briny obsession of John Noll A friend has just called us about something he read in the September issue of Points East. Evidently John Noll wrote in Confessions: “Why do I Still Have 10 Boats?” that he would like to own a Bertram 25. We have one we hope to sell as we are moving, and we would greatly appreciate it if you could give Mr. Noll our contact information. Sandy and Leigh Beatty Seal Cove, Maine Editor: Here’s the supreme test of your willpower, John. John Noll: Will power, schmill power. I’m definitely interested! Thanks for passing this on. I’ll give them a call this evening. I sent this response to my wife, Denise. She replied: “I’m going to write Nim and lodge a complaint that he’s aiding and abetting your obsessive behavior! You are certifiable, and I am licensed to prove it! Love, duh wife.”

Work skiff’s ashore, winter’s here We all slapped high-fives yesterday when the forklift picked up the work skiff and carried it ashore. The little boat is the last piece of equipment to be hauled in off the river. When the skiff comes ashore, we know that’s it for another year. Our little marina business and

ing is over for 2010. Good thing, too, as we have already been experiencing freezing temps. If we wait too long, the old Clark forklift won’t start; then we’d be in a fix. But it’s sad just the same. We had one last customer arrive and row out to his sailboat, and then drop the mooring and motor up the river where the Travelift was waiting to haul them out. As you know, this is a family business, and this fall we had some additional family members come help. We appreciated their assistance, and they got to experience something they had only heard us talk about in the past. I must admit there’s nothing like standing knee deep in the mud at low tide, with soaking-wet gloves on your hands and facing into a stiff October breeze to promote family bonding! When it’s haul-out time, the marina provides lunch for the crew. This time everyone rushed to wolf down the warm pizza and hot sandwiches. Anything to stoke the inner fires and provide some warmth. People see the docks all stacked up in the parking lot and think we’re done for the season, and now we can all take time off. But as anyone who owns a small business knows, that’s not exactly correct. We’re already accepting reservations for next summer and answering inquiries, and the paperwork never stops. In another month or so, we’ll be overwhelmed with taxes. Meanwhile, we’ve got a couple of cords of firewood stacked up and when we’re sitting around the hot stove, you can bet all our talk will be about next April and the weather and how soon we can put that work skiff over the side and kick off a new boating season. Thanks for running the little obit about Rene (Rene M. Bollengier, 76, Boscawen, N.H., Final Passages, October/November). His buddies have taken most all of the magazines. Take care, stay warm. Keep in touch. Randy Randall Marston’s Marina Saco, Maine

A note from Jim and Linda Mae We went for a nice sail (motor) yesterday, wind out of the north blowing 14 to 22 knots right on the bow. We went up with the club for some lunch and festivi-

ties on the beach on the south side of the Pineda Causeway, where it meets the west shore of Merritt Island. A great time (cool in the 50s), but we had enough jackets to stay warm. With the wind on our stern we had a nice easy ride back to Eau Gallie (wing-andwing most of the way). Still working on “womanizing” the Linda Mae, which is coming along slow but we’ll get it right. Some friends want us to go out to the islands with them the first of the year, but we will have to see how things work out. Still haven’t done the Okeechobee to the west coast yet, which is still on the list. Jim Aitken s/v Linda Mae Downeast Yacht Club Damariscotta, Maine

Points East kept an Atlantan sane We just hauled KiwiBird out of the water for winter storage, and made the 1,225-mile trip to Atlanta for the very last time. The teenage daughter “helped” with the driving this year, which made the journey more thrilling than usual. We passed seven 18-wheelers on 81, “scalping trucks,” she called it. It was 98 degrees when we arrived in this city of nearly six million. But, with the scalper in her senior high-school year, and the son now safely in college, we’re moving back to Maine for good next year. Like, we’re outta here. In the years we’ve been away, Points East has kept me sane by keeping me in touch with the no-nonsense, unadorned New England boating fraternity. The magazine makes me laugh, it makes me sad, it makes me happy, and it keeps the memory of my summers on my boat up there fresh and clear in my mind. Without it in Atlanta, with the heat and mass of people, I’d have been a goner. Peter M. Winter Atlanta, Ga.


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MYSTERY HARBOR/And th e winner is.. .

A treasure chest of riches for cruisers of all stripes This Mystery Harbor is the Mystic River, Mystic, Conn., heading downstream just after exiting the railroad bridge. The sun has just risen, and you have left behind downtown Mystic. Hopefully, you had some time ashore to wander the town. Mystic has everything a sailor needs: restaurants, restrooms, and lots of slips. The antique drawbridge operates once an hour at 40 minutes past from 0740 to 1840 in season. The railroad bridge is left open except when Amtrak is passing. Although narrow between the drawbridge and railroad bridge, there is a public dock (no tie-ups!) allowing a place to stand by while waiting for the drawbridge. Marinas line the shores; finding a spot should never be a problem, even on the busiest weekends. Check the cruising guides as there are too many marinas to list here. Farthest upriver is the venerable Mystic Seaport – on everybody’s bucket list. Many weekend happen-

ings during the season will entertain, with music under the stars, children’s days, wooden boats, antique-engine displays, and more. Upriver of the Seaport is a small anchorage for limited stays just off Kitchen Little. It has only six tables and fills up early every morning; best breakfast in town! One of the best hurricane holes in the area, this anchorage gets crowded fast when the weather threatens. We keep our launch in Noank and go upriver often for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. There are dinghy docks above the drawbridge, alongside the daysail charter vessel Argia, for access to many restaurants. Cottrell Park, by the drawbridge, has a dinghy dock for the free summer concerts, and a hidden public dock across the way puts you at the not-to-be-missed Captain Daniel Packer Inne on Water Street. Stroll the town to sit on the porch for a great pie at Pizzetta, or

Mystery Harbor

And all you have to do to get your Points East designer yachting cap is to whip up a few paragraphs telling readers about the Mystery Harbor you've identified: Your experiences there, moorings available, anchorages in the area, holding ground, depths, protection from what directions, hazards at the approach, historical and personal anecdotes. Send your answers to or mail them to editor, Points East Magazine, P.O. Box 1077, Portsmouth, NH, 03802-1077.

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experience a “Slice of Heaven” at Mystic Pizza. My family enjoys cutting across the shallows, straight to the pictured West Mystic Shipyard, once home to the Sea Sled Corporation. But, since my wife’s 1950 16-foot Dyer Glamour Girl draws only 15 inches, you had best follow the channel markers to the left to pass by Brewer Yacht Yard Mystic and Gwenmor Marina. Soon Masons Island Marina’s fuel dock will come along on your left side, and you will jog along the marshes into Noank. Offering both an eastbound and westbound exit from the river, Noank is a treasure in itself. This shoreline offers fuel and moorings at Noank Shipyard, lobster at Abbott’s, supplies at Universal Food and Liquors,

moorings at Noank Village Boatyard, the Ram Island Yacht Club, and many beautiful historic homes. Decent anchorage can be found, depending on your draft, to the east of the moorings. While not a hurricane hole, Ram Island offers good protection. You will soon be in Fishers Island Sound, one of the best cruising grounds in the world. You can get to Gardiners Bay, Montauk, Block Island, Newport, Watch Hill, Fishers Island, and many other beautiful spots in a day’s time. Watch the rocks and come back to Mystic again and again. We never tire of cruising the Mystic River. Kip Wiley Noank, Conn.

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Perspectives Watching for zephyrs t was the end of a glorious late summer day. We had been under power, on our way back to Salem after a nice supper at the head of Marblehead Harbor, when the old Yanmar diesel started to surge. “What’s going on?” my dear wife asked. “Is the engine breaking? You never let anything break on Elsa.” We were still in Marblehead Harbor, and I was able to drift over to an empty mooring. The sun was setting and the fine day’s west wind had gone to bed. We were four miles away from our Salem Harbor mooring. My wife had to get home soon. “Maybe we could get a tow?” she ventured hopefully. I rolled my eyes. “Elsa and I don’t do tows,” I said. Then I hailed a passing yacht-club launch to take her ashore. “You can’t stay on this mooring,” the launch driver said as he pulled alongside and my wife got aboard. “Had to grab it temporarily; motor broke,” I said. “Don’t worry; I’m leaving right now for Salem Harbor.” “I thought you said your motor broke?” the launch driver said. By now, all the people in the launch were staring at me. I looked up and made my eyes lift slowly up to the top of my mast. Then all the people in the launch lifted their eyes slowly up to the top of my mast. I looked back at the launch drive. “You see,” I said finally, “this is actually a sailboat.” The launch driver shook his head and gave me a “whatever” look and then gazed around at the absolutely windless harbor waters. Then he zoomed off. My dear wife waved good-bye from the stern of the launch as if I were headed around Cape Horn in a bathtub. I’m not sure if anyone heard me, but in a tone full of false bravado I croaked, “You see, I have a fair tide.” Heavy and somewhat sleepy – like a Saint Bernard


on a hot, windless day – Elsa is subdued and even ill at ease in the lighter moments. But in the tough situations, on high-wind days, she’s the six-ton Saint Bernard you want around. Because of these attributes, I never tried to bring her to life in light-air sailing situations. Instead, I would fire up her old Yanmar 2QM diesel and we would go about our business. Things were different now, because they had to be. I had played my final hand. I had played it to my wife. I had played it to that launch driver. And I had played it to 20 or so yacht-club members in his launch. I was going to drift out of Marblehead Harbor, around Peachs Point, and up Salem Harbor if it took ’til February. I was not going to fold. I hopped forward to the mast and grabbed the main halyard. “Come on Elsa, we’re outta here,” I said. Little did I know right then, but I was in for an epiphany. Suddenly, my senses jumped to their highest alert. Nothing mattered but the wind and the tide. My mind was absolutely cleansed of the exigencies of life ashore. Suddenly, life was all about watching for zephyrs. Looking for hints of tiny ruffles of wind, I scanned the glazed-over, undulating swells from the east as they rolled into Salem Sound. I searched for what Thornton Burgess, author of “Old Mother West Wind,” called the “willful little Breeze who was not quite ready to go home.” The breeze that “wanted to play just a little longer.” Now, I looked up at the telltales much more often than I looked ahead. “Men in a ship are always looking up, and men ashore are generally looking down,” wrote poet John Masefield. And so I watched for zephyrs. I became pure with nature. I was now in a world with no

David Roper

By now, all the people in the launch were staring at me. I looked up and made my eyes lift slowly up to the top of my mast. Then all the people in the launch lifted their eyes slowly up to the top of my mast. I looked back at the launch drive. “You see,” I said finally, “this is actually a sailboat.” 12 Points East December 2010

room for acrimony. No reason for distrust. A world that asked only one thing – that I simply pay attention. So, as nature’s devoted new servant, I lived for her gifts. First, I lived only to make enough headway to simply reach the outer harbor of Marblehead, thereby allowing Elsa to become enmeshed in the tentacles of the incoming tide into Salem. Then, I lived only to hook onto a little zephyr born from some lingering land warmth from Peachs Point, allowing me the steerage to avoid some nasty ledges off my bow. And, at the success of each life, I felt pure joy. I patted Elsa’s teak cockpit coaming. I cheered. I shot a fist in the air. If any were watching, I suppose it all would have looked pretty silly – such exuberance shown from a seemingly insignificant thing as a lone man on a little sailboat ghosting on a flat sea at nightfall, just one of earth’s six billion humans doing his thing. What importance could that possibly have? A lone

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man in harmony with nature. A lone man using every sense he can summon to make simple progress in his own little world. A lone man focused on a simple yet universal goal: to believe he can make way on his own; to feel pride at each small success along that way; to move forward, always paying attention to what the natural world is saying and offering. And finally, to allow him to get to that place, that place in his heart or in his mind, that he calls home. Hours later, Elsa drifted alongside her mooring with the last of the incoming tide, and just as the “willful little Breeze,” now tired itself, had climbed back into Mother West Wind’s bag. I reached over and grabbed the tall buoy, and walked forward with it slowly. There was no hurry. I was home. Dave Roper sails Elsa, a Bruce King-designed Independence 31, out of Marblehead, Mass., where he lives and works.

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The diesel-fueled cabin cooler don’t remember ever feeling cold inside Strider, except perhaps for those few moments on chilly mornings when I detour through the head on my way to get dressed. The boat always feels warmer when I come below out of the wind, and an extra sweater, going to bed early, and another blanket can deal with just about anything. People climb Mount Everest without any source of external heat. Even on my early spring and late fall cruises, I haven’t felt the need. Why then did I spend nearly enough for a new set of sails and drive from Portland to Yarmouth nearly every day (sometimes twice) this winter in order to install a cabin heater? Partly, it was anticipation of cruising where I actually could be cold. Newfoundland beckons. Last fall, when I was going through boat withdrawal and sitting around moping that I wasn’t sailing the boat south, I watched the weather as I vicariously cruised the ICW and realized I would have wanted cabin heat as far south as Florida in last December’s unusual cold. If you are going to be aboard a boat for more than a couple weeks, there may be times you would like to get clothing layer count below six. The primary motivator for this huge project was moisture. On our May cruise to Quoddy Head, we were warm enough, but the condensation from cooking and three sets of lungs made the experience sort of like camping in a steady drizzle without a tarp. I began to see the cumulative effects of moisture after a summer monsoon and a full day of mildew busting. Nothing dries a boat out like a heater with a flue. I selected a Dickenson Newport heater because of user recommendations, the looks (cute little ship tile), and the availability of a coil for heating hot water. It was the water thing that pushed this project into Pentagon-like time and cost overruns. Water has to be kept circulating through the coil or it will boil and bump. It can be run dry but that creates the risk of cracking it if water is suddenly let into it. I didn’t want the power draw of an electric circulating pump, which meant that I needed a water tank above and close to the cabin heater, a hard thing to find a place for on a 32-foot boat. The project also meant removing the folding cabin table and shelf unit on the bulkhead. This would leave scars and color differences that could never be eliminated after 30 years of uneven finishing and light ex-


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posure. The solution was to make the heat shield for the flue pipe a thin water tank set off three-eighths of an inch from the bulkhead. When this tank heats up, it adds 12 square feet of radiator surface, which greatly increases the efficiency of the system, and enough hot water can be drained out of it, by gravity, into the head sink for washing up. Two valves and a circulator pump let me divert the hot-water flow to the back of the boat, where it runs through the heat-exchanger loop in my main hot-water tank so I can have full, pressurized hot water after the heater has been running for a few hours. The day of the boat’s launch, it rained hard and cold in the morning. It was too wet to rig the mast, so I took refuge in the cabin and set about to fire up the heater. As soon as I dropped the burning twist of paper towel into the pool of oil and began to anticipate heat, I suddenly realized how clammy and chill a boat cabin is in early spring. I was cold! I sat there listening to the ticking of the warming metal feeling very chilled for the half-hour it took for the Newport to start pumping out the heat. The next morning on the mooring was windy and unusually cold even for early May. I needed to renew the jib halyard splice so I fired up the heater, led the line through a Dorade vent and set up to do the difficult double braid splice on weather stiffened rope. I was cold! It was gusting near 30, and I was very pleased how the Newport burned, but it took a long, long time (or so it seemed) for the cabin to warm up. I never realized how drafty the cabin is on a windy day. By the time I finished the splice, the cabin was toasty warm and I was shedding layers. I realized, though, that I have now felt cold in my cabin more than I ever did before I installed the cabin heater. Henceforth, whenever the temperature drops below about 65, I know that I’m now going to feel cold when I look at that heater and don’t see the flames dancing behind the window. I’ve spent all this time and money and felt cold below for the first time. I know I’m going to feel cold a lot more often now so I’ve decided to call the installation the “Diesel Fueled Cabin Cooler.” The author is one of the United States’ foremost designers of vessels for educational and research missions, and he’s also the harbormaster of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.



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Dodge Morgan: Cut from a different sailcloth He’s struck with a great sadness I have been struck with a great sadness since I heard of Dodge’s passing. I never knew him, but certainly enjoyed his writing. I’m sure you could fill an issue with stories about him and comments from those who knew and admired him. Frankly, I have no idea why I am writing this to you, but just got the latest issue of Points East, enjoyed the Editor’s Page and smiled about the Boon letters, but mostly I just felt very sad upon hearing the news. It is a wonderful publication. Each month, it’s sort of like catching up with old friends – and that’s wonderful. Jack Tracksler Kittery Point, N.H. Jack Tracksler and Boon the Lobsterdog have delighted Points East readers for years with their collaborations.

He flew under both Cape bridges I can’t help but feel saddened by Dodge’s passing. I only met him once, at the bar at Coveside back when Mike Mitchell was running the place. He arrived with flair in the Eagle, tied up, and lit up the place with his presence. But I was raised on Cape Cod, in the village of South Yarmouth, and his Grandfather “Cap” Dodge, brother Russ Morgan, and assorted family and friends were a presence in our life for as long as I can remember. Cap had been a boatbuilder in Salmon Falls, N.H. His stock line was, “There’s tricks to every trade, but my trade’s all tricks.” He retired to the Cape where he helped my dad build a boat in the barn, and painted watercolors. As I write this note, I can see one that hangs on my wall here in Brunswick. I recall the evening that my dad told us that Dodge had bought Jonesy’s (Howland Jones) Murray Peterson-designed schooner, Coaster, and was headed to Alaska. That must have been in the early ’60s. One evening in the ’80s, I had the opportunity to talk for several hours with Russ and his wife Marie about Dodge. Russ was in awe of Dodge’s around-the-world trip, and talked about the tenacity, courage, and effort that it required of Dodge. He also was in awe of Dodge’s business success, and of his extraordinary accomplishments. He went on to tell me their family story: Dodge was a late child in the Morgan family, and when he was born, Russ was already in high school. By the time Dodge was a high school senior, Russ was married with a family and a steady job at the local bank. Their father had died, and Russ felt that it was his responsibility to serve as a

rogate father. Russ, with great effort, convinced Dodge to begin college. Dodge enrolled at UNH and started, but soon dropped out and told Russ that he was going to become an Air Force pilot. To enhance his chances he was going to learn to fly. Back in those days, we had a little municipal airport in Chatham, and Dodge began taking flying lessons there. One day, as Russ was driving home, he was listening to WOCB, at that time the only radio station on Cape Cod, and heard that the police were looking for a pilot who had flown a small plane under both Cape Cod Canal bridges that afternoon. Alarmed, Russ drove to the family home, where he found Dodge calmly eating dinner. “Where were you at two this afternoon?” Russ demanded of Dodge. Dodge, not missing a bite, said “Where do you think, Russ?” He was already one of a kind. David Howes, M.D. Brunswick, Maine

Offer a collection of his columns I was saddened to hear of Dodge’s death; his willingness to continue to contribute to Points East even as he battled terminal cancer only raised the respect and admiration I had for him. His monthly musings were one of my favorite columns in Points East. Please consider some form of compilation of his writings for you (book or special edition) as a means of honoring this great sailor and man. Steve Hayes s/v Redeemed Rockland, Maine A selection of Dodge’s columns from the past six years can be found at

He was prickly, irreverent, honest I was saddened to read about Dodge. I only met him a couple of times and the last time I saw him was on his happy hour run around Quahog Bay over 4th of July weekend. I shouted a hey to him, and he looked back to see if he recognized the boat or its skipper, but he didn’t. He had the capacity to be prickly and irreverent but I found him funny, welcoming and honest. The bay will be a little different from now on. I guess that’s not a bad legacy. Greg Roscoe Falmouth, Maine Points East December 2010


His passing is a poignant reminder

It is a deep pain to lose a hero

I never met Dodge, but I admired his writing and his lifelong love of boats. When I read “American Promise,” I admired his perseverance and determination just in getting the boat built and rigged and ready for the voyage. In some ways, he seemed desperate to get it done and get on his way. I think in some ways he was pretty hard on himself, but, then again, he was a goals-oriented kind of person. His passing reminds me once again that our time on this earth is short, and if, like Dodge, there are things you’re just burning to do, then you best get at it. Randy Randall Marston’s Marina Saco, Maine

It is good to have heroes, but it is such deep pain to lose one. Dodge Morgan and all the fabulous singlehanded sailors evoked such huge admiration in me – Joshua Slocum and Spray, Phil Weld and Moxie – such wonderful heroes. My sailing buddies on Buzzards Bay shake their heads as I head out for a nice solo overnight cruise to Hadley Harbor or to Cuttyhunk. There is something special about the bond you achieve with your sailboat when you test yourself against nature while sailing alone. Planning for every possible situation is so critical. The excitement and adrenaline rush as you drop the mooring line and head out to sea builds to a crescendo. You watch the sails fill with that warm Buzzards Bay Southwest breeze, and you realize that this wonderful interdependence between you and your boat is what keeps you both safe. The joy of sailing. Jay Johnson Mattapoisett, Mass.

Dodge always left you guessing R.I.P. to the great Dodge Morgan. The wonderful thing about Dodge’s column (at least to me) was that I was never entirely sure when he was kidding and when he was serious. For anyone who may be interested: As I write this, the entrance to the Merrimack River is being dredged. I live in Haverhill, Mass., but I sail out of Newburyport. Steve Muise Haverhill, Mass.

I think of Dodge when I set chute My encounter with Dodge was brief, and back in 1998. I was in the process of buying a sister ship to Wings of Time. I was very concerned, Could my wife

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and I sail without additional crew having come from a much smaller boat? How could a conversation with Dodge Morgan, who successfully completed a singlehanded, nonstop circumnavigation shed any light on this question? I guess I have no explanation, except maybe I called the person who was most likely to provide the answer I secretly wanted to hear. I cold-called Dodge on the phone, having never met him before, and told him my story. In colorful language, he assured me that my misgivings had no basis, and immediately went into a long description of how to use the large spinnaker pole, and launch a chute singlehanded on the 52-footer, while I was merely thinking about getting out of a slip under power, and maybe unfurling the roller-furling main. I remember him saying of the Little Harbor, “I’d never spend this much money on a house.” He must have convinced us. We owned Crescent Moon, sistership of Wings, for 10 great years. We did, very occasionally, launch a simple cruising chute, in a sock without the pole, with just two of us on board, in light winds, calm seas, and daylight conditions. I only braved the pole with more crew. Every time we did, I thought of my conversation with Dodge. Thanks Dodge, we’ll miss your articles in Points East. Gary Vacon East Falmouth, Mass.

A big loss for Points East crew People like Dodge are so larger than life that it took me a few days to realize that this is also a very personal loss for you and the rest of the crew. My condolences to all. Roger Long Cape Elizabeth, Maine Certainly a loss to the founders of the magazine and those who have followed, Roger, but, as witnessed by these letters, an irretrievable loss to our readers.

Our world has been diminished Our world is less full than it was with Dodge Morgan still on deck. Yet he left me with a boatload of the spirit of life. His was a model for how to live life fully and well. He and I shared Jan. 15 birthdays, and we both served in the Air Force. I learned of his passing via my Blackberry and left 15 people at a dinner wondering why I left the table. It was a shock. In August, I had hoped to finally meet him in Rockland, but he didn’t show and, of course, I now know why. He had been considering having Wilbur build him a new boat, and his Monk 36 was of interest to me. His life of chosen solitude on Snow Island is so curious given his personality, achievements and engagement with so many people and things. There is a story

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there that I hope emerges somehow. Anyway, keep on bringing the magazine to us. And who will replace his column? Fair Winds, Dodge. George E. “Herk” Herchenroether Newport, R.I. Dodge leaves awfully large seaboots to fill, George, and we are not going to rush into signing on a replacement. We’ll spend the next couple of months reveling in the memories of a life truly well lived, and getting used to the idea that he is no longer with is.

Nights out with Dodge I enjoyed the homage to my old boss Dodge Morgan in your latest issue (“Dodge Played the Cards Dealt, and What a Hand,” October/November). He hired me to edit “Maine Times” in 1990, and I spent many priceless Tuesday nights on the town with Dodge and Anna Ginn and Monte Paulsen, founder of “Casco Bay Weekly.” In keeping with his last column (“Punch Lines One Might be Able to Live By,” October/November), here are two one-liners [of his] that have stayed with me: “If I had a business that took in $1.3 million a year, I’d

find a way to make $100,000 profit,” which, due to the recession, we didn’t do. And, “We have to neuter the stockbrokers, who, of course, make nothing while reaping millions.” Jay Davis Belfast, Maine

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Strider sat like a spider in the center of her web of lines. The Sept. 1 NOAA graphic for Hurricane Earl (inset), indicating 140-mph sustained wind off Florida, and predicting hurricane-force wind off the Carolinas, shows why I was concerned.

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It turned out I didn’t need it this time, but when the next “Big One” threatens the coast of Maine, I’ll have one heck of a good spot to tuck into. Story and photos by Roger Long For Points East nce, on a cruise in Maine, I took a side trip up one of the rivers to see the place where I met the woman who was my companion for the best years of my youth. My first passage though this gunkhole in nearly 40 years brought not only memories but the sight of a small inlet that struck me as the perfect place to ride out a hurricane. Early this spring and all through the summer, I was saying to people that I thought we were due for “The Big One.” I’ve reached the age where, when I say


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I rowed the stern anchor up the inlet to keep the boat from swinging and to hold her against the southerly winds I expected before the storm.

things like that, people nod and agree instead of saying, “Oh, they’re never bad here, they always go out to sea.”

My mooring in Portland is quite exposed, so when I saw the projected track of the fifth-named storm of 2010 (Hurricane Earl) appearing to pass through my front yard, and felt the heat of the weak and slow-moving weather system we were in, I knew I would be making a short and unusual cruise. I spent a couple hours poring over charts looking for a closer place, and a few looked better on paper, but I couldn’t shake the feeling I had when passing that narrow inlet tucked between high bluffs. I set off down the coast under power in greasy calm and heat that was oppressive even offshore, with yellow smog such as I have never seen in Maine hovering close above. My plan was to check out some of the other spots on the way, but the hot and lifeless air felt like it was created just to suck in and feed the monster rushing up from the south. I decided to just head straight for my spot before someone else got into it. I arrived near sunset and passed my intended refuge, which looked quite a bit less plausible than it had in memory. Continuing on to anchor in the next cove, I was glad that I had come so early and had time

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I ran the 120 feet of chain I carry in the bilge around the rock tongue (left), shackled it, and ran the remainder over the intertidal zone. I then shackled a ž-inch line to this, which ran out to the bow as the foundation of my hurricane moor (right).

to explore options. The next morning, I rowed over at low tide with a sounding line and was dismayed to find how quickly my crack in the rocks shoaled up and how little room there was to lay out anchors. I was just starting this when a man walked by and said that he was 99 percent sure that his neighbor’s mooring in the next cove would be free. A mooring sounded like a good base for a web of ad-

ditional anchors, so I rowed back and took Strider to the next cove where I found a boat already on the mooring. There was more room here inside the moorings, so I tried setting out a three-anchor spread. After dropping my main anchor on very short scope, I rowed the big Guardian anchor I had just purchased out in the dinghy. The box said it was good for boats up to 47 feet, and mine is 32, so I expected great things of it in


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the mud. It was a $280 disappointment, just skating padeye. back to me like a dinner tray on a string when I hauled Seldom does life provide such serendipity. This naton the rode. ural feature was strong enough to hold a battleship. I I then went over in Strider and dropped my main returned to the boat and ran the 120 feet of chain I anchor, a 22-pound Delta. It grabbed immediately, but carry in the bilge around the rock tongue, shackled it, as soon as I put the engine in reverse, I went scooting and ran the remainder over the intertidal zone. I then backwards across shackled a ¾-inch the cove, throwing line to this, which the engine back into ran out to the bow forward just in time as the foundation to avoid driving my of my moor. rudder into the As I scrambled muck. I decided to up and down the Roger Long graphic give up at this point steep, muddy, and try my original There was a bar of mud with a deeper hole behind it so, when I dropped the weed-covered anchor in the hole, the effective scope was just about infinite. spot again. shore, I realized A gingerly tour of that I was rushthe cove while watching the depth-sounder revealed ing around in fire-drill, emergency mode. It suddenly sufficient water close up to the shore in the direction I occurred to me that, if I slipped and sprained or broke could expect the strongest wind from, and I decided a something and had to seek medical help, my boat tree would make the best anchor. Wind speed was 0 would probably sit there on her single anchor through gusting to .25 knots, so I dropped the anchor on almost the hurricane and I would lose her. Stopping to ponder no scope and rowed ashore with a line. As I was look- this, I also realized that it was blazingly, dangerously ing for a suitable tree, I noticed a hole in the rocks. hot. I was soaked in sweat and feeling the slight nauFurther inspection revealed that the frost had sea and flushing that is the first sign of heat exhausknocked a chunk out from under a tongue of rock tion. which ran unbroken from the edge of the vegetation I returned to the boat and drank glass after glass of down into the ledge of the shore to make a natural ice water followed by a cold shower in the head. Cruis-

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ing sure beats camping in this regard. My further climbs up and down the shores were conducted with the same care I would use on a cliff with hundreds of feet of air below me. The slow and contemplative focusing on every foot and handhold, together with the realization that the storm was still at least 36 hours away, shifted me quickly into a relaxed and Zenlike state that made every step of the process a pleasure. Going below on every trip back to the boat for more gear, I drank huge amounts of water and took another shower. The unheated water from the tank was as bracing and refreshing as a swim. I ran a line from the other bow chock and cleat clear across the cove to two separate, heavy lines around a rock which, although a natural bollard also of battleship capacity, was rather sharp. One line would take the first strain and be backed up by the other if it chafed through. The line to the boat was then shackled into the eyes, and I tied floats to it in case anyone tried to enter the cove on that side. Next, I rowed the stern anchor up the inlet to keep

I felt as snug and safe as a spider in a drainpipe when I surveyed my work from the shore of my hurricane hole.

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Except for taking off the sails, which I would wait to do if the last-minute forecast looked especially dire, I felt that I was ready for anything the tropics could throw at Maine. I dropped the anchor in the hole, the effective scope was just about infinite (see drawing). The final step was to hoist my main anchor up and row it out into the main channel in the dinghy, to the end of the rode, and drop it in about 18 feet of water, also on a scope increasing upslope, to where Strider sat like a spider in the center of her web of lines. With bluffs considerably higher than the mast close on every side, I felt as snug and safe as a spider in a drainpipe when I surveyed my work. Except for taking off the sails, which I would wait to do if the last-minute forecast looked especially dire, I felt that I was ready for anything the tropics could throw at Maine.

The day of the storm, there was nothing to do but lash a line around the covered mainsail, wrap the sheets around the roller jib, clean up on deck, and explore my surroundings. I’m a skimmer by nature. I can polish off the fine-arts museum of a major city in about 35 minutes and I get a lot out of it, believe me. I tend to cruise the same way, and the enforced idleness in a beautiful spot, with all my preparations complete, turned the day into one of the most relaxing and enjoyable I have ever spent with the boat. I hiked trails, walked country roads, rowed the dinghy far up a marsh, took about 10 showers, read, and decided that this was turning into one of the finest cruising experi-

The trip home was another story Ironically, my trip home took three times as long, and I encountered some of the roughest seas I have taken Strider through yet. My exit from the river was aborted by sudden strong blasts of wind I realized would be a very bad mix with the large swells rolling in from the storm. I did a quick U-turn and spent a pleasant day exploring other inland passages followed by a night at anchor in winds strong enough that I was up in the middle of the night buoying a stern anchor that had dragged to hold me broadside to the wind and seas, and anxiously watching the GPS and the nearby shore. The next morning, I went out the mouth of the Kennebec under power, just to take a look. By the time I had taken my look, struggling on to deeper water seemed a better option than trying to turn and run in the seas that 24 hours of stiff wind blowing across leftover swells had kicked up. All the rain had set up quite an outflow from the river even with the tide near the end of the flood, and this always gnarly spot was truly impressive. Strider did wonderfully, resolutely plugging into the seas at about four knots and 2300 rpm, as fast as I could go without sticking the bow through the short, steep seas. Standing at the wheel, I could usually sight across the tops of several seas in the troughs, the accurate way to measure average wave height, so the seas were generally about six

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feet but short and steep running up into the shoaling water off the beaches. I hadn’t thought to lash my dinghy oars because they fit under the seats and were custom cut to lock tightly in place. I had also piled my spare anchor rode and some other lines on top of the oars to weight the dinghy down for the rough water. Conditions did not improve one bit after I cleared the edges of the shoal. About halfway to Small Point, it was as rough as it had been in the river mouth, although the seas were a bit more regular. I looked back to see the dinghy drop off a wave and the lines rise up above the rail. Minutes later, one of the oars was gone, followed a few waves later by the other. I looked back to see $250 worth of anchor line streaming out behind, and the next time I looked, it was gone as well. The dinghy was dry when I looked in it that evening. It was rough out there. I got into Quahog Bay and spent a pleasant Labor Day afternoon watching boats come in and anchor. The next morning, an easy half-day of sailing and motoring under fair skies brought this interesting little cruise to an end. Roger Long

ences of my life. That evening, the sky darkened, and the marine radio was saying, “Marine interests should pay no attention to the forecast but continue their preparations. This storm could still veer into the coast and cause considerable damage.” I turned in early, anticipating being awoken by the first blasts and spending the night anxiously watching for any failure in my gear. As I poked my head out the hatch for my final look around, I realized that the only electric light visible anywhere around me was in the cottage where I had one of the most significant intimate encounters of my life. With that thought, I went to sleep to await the tempest. I’ve had an interesting and satisfying life. It is hard to believe that I am now reduced to writing for a magazine that would publish a story about a total anti-climax, but here it is. I heard not so much as a tiny little moan in the rigging. There was not even a hint of a ripple of water against the hull. Never even the slightest squeak and snub of a line taking up the strain. The branches of the trees around me were still. There was not a sound except for the faint tick of the clock until the roar of the rain began. The calm before the storm was the storm. The rain was tapering off enough by the time I had finished breakfast that I could go out in shorts and windbreaker and start picking up my gear. It didn’t

take long to retrieve everything and I was riding to my main anchor out in the channel by the time the rain stopped. Things took a turn at that point. Even heavy cranking, with the rode taken back to a sheet winch, wouldn’t budge the anchor. I had the bow pulled down six or eight inches. It was stuck fast. I let out a little slack and powered around in circles. It was not coming up. Just as I was about to cut off $500 of line and anchor, there was a jerk. The bow sprang up and I was free. I motored out to an open spot and re-anchored to unlash the sails, stow lines and gear, and then headed down the river for home. You’ll notice that I haven’t been too specific about where I rode out the hurricane that wasn’t. Obviously, I would like to use this spot again. Some of you may recognize it from the photos, and there will be other hurricanes. If so, and your draft is less than four feet, please avail yourself of the many alternatives for a shallower craft. If your draft is more than four feet, don’t get suckered into this spot. If your draft is exactly four feet, three inches, please respect the prerogatives of discovery and leave this spot to me. Roger Long is a naval architect specializing in oceanographic research vessels ( The harbormaster of Cape Elizabeth, he sails Strider out of Portland Harbor.

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A bareboat cruise seemed the perfect antidote for the long Maine winter, and I allowed myself to be seduced by the promise of a sun-filled week of palm-shaded beaches and sparkling Caribbean waters.

Part I: And it wasn’t easy. A storm struck New England on our departure date, and our St. Thomas trawler-catamaran charter seemed in jeopardy. Story and photos by William A. Brennan Jr. For Points East fter a number of seasons boating in Maine waters, I convinced my crew to consider another cruising ground for a winter vacation. Somewhere without fog, big tides, lobster pots and treacherous ledges. A place where the water is warm and crystal clear, the beaches like powdered sugar, with steady breezes. Yes, I am talking about the Caribbean, more specifically the Virgin Islands. For years I have been seeing the ads in my boating magazines describing idyllic anchorages awaiting the adventurous skipper. A bareboat cruise seemed the perfect antidote for the long boatless season of Maine’s winter. I allowed myself to be seduced by the promise of a sun-filled week of island hopping in the sparkling Caribbean waters. We are fortunate to have a first-rate charter broker


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The author and the Admiral show every evidence of having reveled in their tropical powerboat charter, but you’ll have to check Part II of their story, in the Midwinter issue, to be sure.

We decided a power catamaran would be the best combination of living space, speed and comforts for my wife, 16-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter. CYOA Charters gave us Karibee Kat, a Fountaine Pajot Maryland 37 trawler catamaran with twin diesels and three cabins.

in Wiscasset, Maine, to help decipher the myriad of choices facing a prospective charterer. After visiting their website, I was able to narrow down my search for a suitable boat and time for our charter. We decided a power cat would be the best combination of living space, speed and comforts for my wife Chris (the admiral), my 16-year-old son (first mate) and 11-year-old daughter (deckhand). The company was CYOA Charters out of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands; the boat was Karibee Kat, a Fountaine Pajot Maryland 37 trawler catamaran with twin diesels and three cabins. Once we had settled on the boat, the next challenge was getting airline tickets from Portland, Maine, to St. Thomas during school vacation week in April. Anyone with school-age children knows firsthand the nightmare and expense of getting flights during school-vacation week. Leaving midweek gave us more choices with lower fares, and also avoided the crush of charterers on a Saturday to Saturday schedule. We figured a few missed days of school would be offset by the educational value of our family adventure. Now came the fun part – for me at least. I can’t say

how many hours I surfed the net doing all sorts of research for our trip, from the best anchorages, cruising itineraries, snorkeling spots to restaurants, beach bars, shore excursions and the like, but I added dozens of new favorites to my Internet browser. Many happy hours were spent poring over Maptech online charts and Google earth. The voyage was taking shape in my mind. Finally it was time to get down to some serious packing. Trying to figure out everything we would need (and be able to carry) on an eight-day cruise for four people was no small task. As captain, I had to remind the unruly crew that space was limited and only essentials would be allowed. Two large duffle bags, four backpacks, and a couple of carry-ons made the final cut. As the departure date approached, we saw ominous reports of a massive storm approaching the Northeast. We tracked it closely as it approached New England, and we grew increasingly more anxious as the reports of high winds, torrential rain and flooding came closer and closer. Naturally, I kept an eye on the weather in



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the Caribbean, but all remained calm: winds 10 to 15 knots, sunny with scattered showers, seas two to three feet. We were planning to leave Maine Monday afternoon after finishing our packing, to drive to Boston and catch a flight out of Logan the next morning. By Sunday, it became clear that this was no ordinary spring storm. Reports of extensive flooding, power outages and flight cancellations up and down the East Coast filled the airways. Our hearts sank, we won’t get out of Maine, Logan will be closed, we’ll never make our flights, they’ll give away our boat, we catastrophized as we sat glued to the TV. All these months of planning, the research, the money . . . . The wind blew strong all night on Sunday and the rain was amazing, keeping me from sleep. We awoke to darkness. No electricity, no lights, no hot water, wait, no water at all (we have a well). So no hot showers, no coffee: How were we going to finish packing? Worst of all, we couldn’t get any update on the storm other than the NOAA broadcast on the portable VHF. I frantically called relatives in the Boston area for news. Yes, Logan was open, but there were delays. Yes, some roads were flooded, but the highways were passable. We grimly finished our packing unsure what fate awaited us this day. We left our dark house in Cumberland in the late afternoon and headed to Boston expecting the worst but hoping for the best. To our surprise, the highways were not flooded, the traffic was light, and we made it to our hotel in good time. A hearty Italian dinner buoyed our spirits as much as the gloriously hot shower in the hotel. We had survived the first leg of our journey and our optimism swelled. The next morning was blustery and damp, but it was a huge improvement from the previous day. Amazingly, our flight was on time, although the line at the check-in was out the door of the terminal. A quick calculation of our SOG in the line and the time of departure induced new anxieties: We’ll miss our connection in Philadelphia; we won’t get to St. Thomas in time.

The Admiral, being a frequent flyer, seized the moment and directed us to the curbside check-in, where the line was short. With all the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) changes, we fretted that we’d be bumped back, but we prevailed, we made it through check-in. We were going to make it after all. The sigh of relief was like letting the air out of our Zodiac . . . whew. We settled back and enjoyed the rather uneventful flight. It was fun to track the plane’s speed and location with the handheld GPS: 525knots, 39,000 feet – cool! As we began to descend, the brilliant turquoise water caught our eyes and we smiled silently with pleasure: We’d made it. The intense blast of humid tropical air surrounded us as we deplaned. Off with the jackets and long pants, on with the sunglasses and shorts. After collecting our bags, we took a cab to Frenchtown Marina, home of CYOA Yacht charters, and caught the first glimpse of our new home for the next eight days. The Karibee Kat seemed smaller than her pictures, but once inside we found her to quite roomy due to her 16-foot beam. We quickly claimed our cabins; the captain and admiral’s quarters occupied the starboard hull with an ensuite shower and head. The first mate and his deckhand had separate cabins on the port side with an adjoining head and shower. We had chosen the stay-aboard option for the first night so we could get to know the boat before the following day’s departure, and so we could provision that evening. This turned out to be a great idea as it allowed us to check out and depart sooner, and was about the same cost as two hotel rooms. The admiral and her deckhand went into Charlotte Amalie to check out the shopping while the first mate and I walked to the Pueblo Supermarket to do some provisioning. We had decided against using a provisioning company, mostly due to the cost and also because we wanted to see what we were buying firsthand. Our plan was to make breakfast and lunches aboard the boat and get our dinners on shore.


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Although the local supermarket had most of what we needed, it certainly was no Hannaford. Also, airconditioning was only in the produce and meat sections, with the vast majority of the store without climate controll despite the high heat and humidity. Welcome to the tropics. We took a cab back to the marina with our provisions and stocked the galley to the gills. I spent the remainder of the evening pouring over the detailed instruction manuals for the Karibee Kat. For once, the detail was welcome as there is certainly a difference between American and French marine design and engineering. We turned in early in anticipation of our briefing and checkout in the morning. Paul, the CYOA staff member conducting our briefing, hailed from Westbrook, Maine, but spent most of his year in the Caribbean, living aboard his sailboat with his wife and dog. He thoroughly and patiently

went over every system on the boat while explaining in sufficient detail all the complexities of the power cat. We then pulled away from the dock, and he had us perform some basic maneuvers in the harbor. He was satisfied that we could safely handle the boat. Now the moment we had been waiting for was finally here. Let the adventure begin! “The crew and I are New Englanders who started sailing on Martha’s Vineyard many years ago, and we’ve been boating in Maine for the past 10 years,” the author writes. “I am a physician, my wife is in medical sales, our son is a competitive sailor at the University of Vermont, while our daughter is learning the ropes in the junior sailing program at Portland Yacht Club.” Part 2 of the Brennan family odyssey, in the Midwinter 2011 issue, takes the Karibee Kat into the exotic waters of the British Virgin Islands.

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Right: Islesboro Argo, the Islesboro Central Schools boat, is launched by Capt. Larry Wade, master of the State of Maine, 280 miles off the coast of Portugal. Above: Students of The Compass Project perform sea trials with their passagemakers.

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A Maine educational program deploys five-foot ocean-voyaging boats to provide international learning experiences for students of all ages. By Jay Davis For Points East he fiberglass hulls gathering in Dick Baldwin’s garage look like bathtub toys on steroids. But thanks to modern technology and Baldwin’s vision, energy, and multi-disciplinary program, Educational Passages, they are increasingly popular learning tools for East Coast students and teachers. One day, the whole world may be watching them. The latest chapter in the Educational Passages story was launched in late November when the Brazilian freighter Jutta, which ferries clay for the paper indus-


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try to the docks at Searsport, deployed four boats just north of the Caribbean, hopefully to catch the North Equatorial Current, the Gulf Stream, and the westerlies and the North Atlantic Current, bound for the 20degree longitude line off Europe, or, for that matter, toward any shore where the wind may take them. Schools in Searsport and Belfast, the Mount Desert Island Community Sailing Center, and Portland’s Compass Project are sponsors of the boats that will race in memory of solo sailor extraordinaire Dodge Morgan (see notice on page 43), who died in September. The Compass Project boat is named Bridges, the

name of the Gorham High School alternative education program. For three years, Baldwin and a crew of friends have sent the five-foot boats and their GPS cargo across the Atlantic in search of scientific and cultural connections for inquisitive student groups. The sturdy craft have pivoting, two-foot-tall sails that keep them running before the wind. And the GPS units provide a precise location – including longitude, latitude and speed – every two hours. One boat progressed at six knots for six hours, Baldwin said, which is the best performance so far. As the Atlantic winds and currents create an eggshaped parabola that touches the Gulf of Maine, the hope is that boats launched in the Caribbean will head north, skirt the East Coast, then bounce east toward France. One boat in this year’s race came within 47 miles of the French coast. The sponsoring students at the Castine school (Adams School) had just completed an exchange program with a French school, and the French students were going to go down and meet the boat as it came in. However, satellite contact was lost as the boat entered the busy shipping lane and its

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CPS traveled 8,473 miles before being picked up last June off Spain by the Maine Maritime Academy training vessel State of Maine.

whereabouts are unknown. A boat launched by the Creative Problem Solving class at Belfast Area High School traveled 8,473 miles – and attracted 250 pounds of barnacles – before it was picked up off the Spanish coast by the Maine Maritime Academy training vessel State of Maine last June. It is now back at the school being readied for a future race. A boat sponsored by Old Town students reached

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Educational Passages teaches on many different levels Mission statement: To provide an exciting hands on multi-disciplinary learning experience for students of all ages. Program overview: We use unmanned mini-sailboats equipped with GPS tracking devices to study ocean and wind patterns, and much more. These five-foot mini-boats need no outside assistance and will sail directly downwind month after month. As these boats travel the oceans of the world to faraway lands, students will have the opportunity to learn and improve their skills in the following: map reading, geography, earth science, oceanography, naval architecture, boatbuilding, international relations, and meteorology. What makes this program unique? It’s a school-wide project from grade school through high school, including schools of technology. Vocational students produce the boats from naval-architect drawings, and foreign-language students will be talking to students abroad to arrange for their boat’s rescue or recovery. Grade-school kids will learn as their boats follow the courses of the early explorers to the new world. This program includes school assemblies, suggested curricula, and Maine Maritime Academy Day, on which students deliver their boats to the captain, tour the academy, and meet with admissions. What is Educational Passages? We are a group consisting of a sea captain, a physical therapist, and a medical researcher who enjoy the support of many talented individuals and respected organizations, including a naval architect, sailmaker, teachers, a marine retailer, the Penobscot Marine Museum, and the Maine Maritime Academy. We are all volunteers with a goal of Photo by Tina Shute encouraging students to continue their studies and develop their careers. For more information go to our website at, email:

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NGPAGES Underdog, sailed by Beau Bringham, buries her bow in sloppy conditions in the 2011 Around Islesboro Race. Insets, from far left: Main Stay 5 is observed from the cockpit of Gust Stringos' Morris 36 Blue Bird, with her designer Chuck Paine at the helm. Ken Priest's Extra Beat sports a dynamic chute. Chuck Paine eyes the headsail as he drives Blue Bird to Windward, with Peter McCrea's Panacea to leeward. Sea Jab, Al Hodsdon's 36-footer, and the rest of the fleet, are framed by the colorful chute flown by Dick Wiken's Morning Star.

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The Around Islesboro run J/122 Resolute gathers much race hardware By Art Hall For Points East Terrific sailing conditions prevailed Sept. 11 for the 24th annual Around Islesboro Race, sponsored by the Northport Yacht Club. A record 46 boats took to the line for an exciting downwind start that saw gusts up to 20 knots. After the fleet made their way through narrow Brackett’s Channel to the southern tip of the island, the wind moderated enough to make it a pleasant beat up eastern Penobscot Bay, around Turtle Head and back to Bayside. Line honors, 1st place overall, and 1st in PHRF-A was Resolute, a J/122 sailed by Scott Miller. Blue Bird, a Morris 36 skippered by Gust Stringos, captured 1st place in PHRF-B. The winner of the Cruising Canvas class was Red Alert, a Ranger 29 sailed by Gordon Fuller. Singlehanded was claimed by Panacea, a Freedom 32 sailed by Peter McCrea, and finally, the Multihull winner was Wings, a Dick Newick-designed trimaran sailed by Peter Howard. The Penobscot Bay Cup was once again awarded to the Rockland Yacht Club. The Around Islesboro Race is sailed every year on the weekend after Labor Day. For complete results, and for more information about the 2010 event and next year’s edition, visit

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Black-hulled Knockabout Shadow tacks out of Seal Cove with author Herb Parsons holding court at the helm.

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Knockabout’s 100th: More gum in garboards By Herb Parsons For Points East The North Haven (Maine) Yacht Club’s 100-year celebration of the gaff-rigged Knockabout’s inception late last August brought together seven of these sleek, glorious B.B. Crowninshield-designed beauties, together with their comradely, stubborn and obsessed owners. The event was the brainchild of owner Polly Saltonstall and boatbuilder Alec Brainerd, who has rebuilt several and built one new one. At 17 1/2 feet on the waterline, the boats are often known as Manchester 17s, Dark Harbor 17s, or Northeast Harbor B Boats. With their low freeboard and shallow, self-bailing cockpits, one of their greatest joys comes when you sit at water level in light airs, listening to whispering, gurgling waters glide 46 Points East December 2010

by, effortlessly. Some people are notoriously stubborn. I must be one of them. I have kept my father’s 26-foot Knockabout for years now, the boat he bought in about 1931 from the man for whom he used to crew. Since she never seemed to have a name, I called her My Father’s Shadow, though there’s only space for Shadow on the small transom. Pa, after all, turned each of us four kids into sailors, so it’s his shadow that embraces us. I was first allowed to crew for my father in races when I was about 10, and on windier days, spent a good portion of windward legs down below, pumping. Nowadays, thanks to jet-age technology, I have a bilge pump hitched up to a 12-volt battery. Well, actually two pumps and a spare battery, just in case.

Our family always specialized in black boats. Well, until three unnamed members of my generation outrageously let the tradition lapse. Letting bygones be bygones, the anniversary allowed the three oldest of us to race together once again after a span of decades. And though we were all brought up by our father to be “chiefs� rather than “Indians,� we worked together smoothly. Not even any yelling. It was, in fact, quite out of character, but wonderfully satisfying. I handled the helm. Besides my being the eldest, it is, y’know, my boat, mine. I get to steer. My brother Peter, still an active racer, handled tactics. And sister Marnie kept the jib expertly trimmed. No spinnakers allowed. (My other brother, David, being, at 61, the baby of the family, was forced to drive a spectator boat.) I’m more than certain that together, we three easily comprised the senior-most crew, at ages 73, 71, and 69. Fortunately for both myself and Shadow, in our shared and advancing decrepitude, the winds were light. Nonetheless, by the third race we had both bilge pumps working intermittently. Note to self: Next year, more chewing gum in the garboards. I should mention the one-man race committee, who should also remain unnamed, since it was he who sold his knockabout. I’m sure he volunteered as an act of contrition. No, we didn’t win. But we sailed well, the boat al-

Three of the seven Knockabouts sedately celebrate their centennial year on the downwind leg off the North Haven anchorage.

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most kept up with the new and/or renovated three ahead of us, and best of all, we three siblings had a great good time enjoying the atmosphere, and together honored these graceful, spirited knockabouts – best boats I’ve ever sailed. Herb Parsons is a professional artist year-round on North Haven, where he runs the gallery/gift shop Calderwood Hall. Among his sailing highlights are four Bermuda Races and a stint as Maine coast pilot/guide for Walter Cronkite.



























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2011 Marion-Bermuda Race beat is on The momentum is already heating up for the Marion Bermuda Race 2011, with the start date set at June 17 in Marion, Mass. The first official registrant is Ron Wisner with his Columbia 50 Hotspur. His first Marion Bermuda Race (and his first-ever Ocean Race) was in 2009, and you can read about that edition and Hotspur’s adventures on the Marion Bermuda race website. Lots of questions have come into the race forum about how to prepare. If you’re new to considering/doing the race, they have fantastic coaching in place to help guide

C. Leighton retires from US Sailing Charlie Leighton, US Sailing’s executive director, elected to retire last October. Leighton had been on the job since January 2005. During his six-year stint, the national governing body of sailboat racing significantly improved its foundation by achieving and sustaining financial stability. He also recruited and developed a competent management staff that will lead the sport into the future. Leighton has been instrumental in maintaining the organization’s mission to provide leadership, integrity and advancement for the sport of sailing. Leighton, 75, is a former commodore of the New York Yacht Club, a director at MetLife, president of the Harvard Business School Alumni Council, and is currently a trustee of the Lahey Clinic. Leighton still races his 42-foot Hinckley, Whitecap. Jack Gierhart, who has served as associate executive director since November 2009, was named US Sailing’s acting executive director. He was the organization’s marketing director from 2002 to 2005. He has over 20 years of sales, marketing, and general management experience in the technology and marine industries. FMI: 48 Points East December 2010

you through the process: Mentoring Program, Safety at Sea Symposium (March 201 – more details to follow), and our Race Discussion Forum. The Weather Webinar series, hosted by Bill Biewenga with expert advisors, is scheduled for Feb. 5: Session 1, Communications; March 12: Session 2, Reading the Weather; April 16: Session 3A, Long Range Climatology for the Marion Bermuda Race; June 11: Session 3B, Near Term Forecast Discussion of Race Weather. FMI:

Briefly Mystic River Yacht Club names new afterguard The change of command of announced in late October by accepted by acclamation: Commodore Philip Shreffler, Vice Commodore Bill Volmar, Rear Commodore Virginia Seccombe, Treasurer Dom DeGaetano, Secretary Janet Andrew, Fleet Captain Jay McKernan, Past Commodore Forrest Cramer, and directors Jeff Anderson, Bob Davis, John Wakim and Jay McKernan (Jay being a director serving as Fleet Captain). Jeff Anderson was praised for his work in the summerfamily sailing program, Bill Volmar for his significant contributions on membership and cruise events, and Jay McKernan was thanked for taking over cruise planning for the next year. M. E. Rich was presented with the Commodore’s Award of Merit for her outstanding efforts on the Club’s social events. FMI:

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MRYC's new board: The entire slate was accepted by acclamation: Commodore Philip Shreffler, Vice Commodore Bill Volmar, Rear Commodore Virginia Seccombe, Treasurer Dom DeGaetano, Secretary Janet Andrew, Fleet Captain Jay McKernan, Past Commodore Forrest Cramer, and directors Jeff Anderson, Bob Davis, John Wakim and Jay McKernan (Jay being a director serving as fleet captain). Director Jeff Anderson did not make the photo-op.

Vineyard man wins Mallory Trophy in Sonars Paul Wilson of the Vineyard Haven (Mass.) Yacht Club topped the men’s Sonar fleet for the Mallory Trophy at the US Sailing Center of Sheboygan on Lake Michigan in late September. Wilson sealed the win by finishing 3rd in the first of two races. Team Wilson had an eight-point advantage going into the final day, and the win put them up by 10 points over the 2nd place finisher. Wilson’s team won three races, and didn’t finish worse than 5th. Wilson sailed with Drew Plominski (Narragansett Bay Yachting Association) and Will Stevens (Vineyard Haven Y.C.). FMI:

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as promising as wanting to be a cavalryman. Young Boudreau persists, however, and in spite of family pressure to pursue a career in medicine, the last day of December 1942 sees him in Halifax with his seaman’s card signing aboard the Angelus out of Montreal, a square-rigged barkentine of 238 tons. A pure sailing vessel without an engine or mechanical contrivances of any kind, the Angelus was involved in trade between the Maritimes and Barbados taking lumber and hardware south and returning with molasses and rum. In wartime, too slow for convoys, the Angelus sailed alone though enemy-submarine-infested waters, her main hope of survival being the somewhat wishful belief that the Germans wouldn’t waste any torpedoes on an ancient windjammer in a trade that was of





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something less than strategic importance. Their luck held on the way down, and young Boudreau got his first intoxicating taste of the tropics while the Angelus unloaded and took on new cargo at Barbados. The trip back was another matter. Several hundred miles north of Bermuda, and approximately 400 miles off the U. S. coast, the Angelus was overtaken by U415. Forced to abandon ship, Boudreau and his 11 shipmates had to watch while the Germans destroyed and sank the old Angelus with their deck gun. There followed a harrowing ordeal at sea in the open lifeboat. By the time they were picked up by a destroyer escort 10 days later, only Boudreau and one other crewman were still alive, the rest having succumbed to exposure and thirst. You might think that after such an experience, one might turn to chicken farming or some other occupation far from the cruel sea, but Walter Boudreau was made of sterner stuff. After a few weeks of rest and recuperation with his parents, he was back in Louisbourg signing up for the same run to Barbados, now on the three-masted schooner City of New York. At war’s end, Boudreau got a hold of a schooner of his own and engaged in general trade to places like Prince Edward Island, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and Newfoundland until he lost her on a lee shore in a gale. Ashore again in 1948, Boudreau happened to read a

newspaper article about the dude-schooner pioneer Frank Swift, who was taking paying passengers out for seven-day schooner cruises from Camden, Maine. He found the idea fascinating, so he booked passage by phone for a week on the Mattie and headed south by bus. The cruise was a great success, and Boudreau had a wonderful time. He was so impressed, in fact, that he immediately bought Irving Johnson’s old gaffrigged North Sea pilot schooner Yankee on credit and began a similar operation in the Bras d’Or Lakes. Thus began what was to become a long and rewarding career in the charter business. Boudreau married, raised a large family, and owned a seemingly endless succession of schooners in which he took charters all over the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and many places in South America. Along the way, he started a hotel in Marigot Bay, St. Lucia, which later became headquarters for The Moorings charter company. Whenever possible, his family sailed with him, and a number of his sons and daughter’s have followed his footsteps to careers in sail. Interestingly, this book, which is autobiographical in form and narrated first-person by Walter Boudreau, was actually written by his son Robert Lewis Boudreau. Robert Lewis explains that his father and he made “many deep-sea passages together, the first when I was only a few months old. “We often talked together over the years, and much

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Briefly Hawthorne Cove Marina in Salem, Mass., has been bought from Russ Vickers, owner since 1994, by Brewer Yacht Yard Group, of Westbrook, Conn., and is now known as Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina (BHCM). This is Brewer’s 22nd New England location. BHCM is a 110-slip marina with 270 moorings in Salem’s historic district. The yard stores about 150 boats in the winter, and provides a full range of services. FMI: GMT Composites, of Bristol, R.I., has built several sets of carbon-fiber Sea Stairs and hard-tops for delivery both here and abroad. Sea Stairs articulate to account for the rise and fall of the tide, and, are custom-built for each boat and need, including passage of wheelchairs and shopping carts. GMT is also filling orders for its carbon-fiber PowerFurl Boom, for vessels from 38 to 56 feet, for delivery this winter. FMI: Custom Composite Technologies, of Bath, Maine, celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open house in early November. The event will also include a raffle for United Way, networking, and food for the public and business professionals. Highlights included a demonstration of key composite processes, including vacuum infusion and pre-preg lay-up, and a Q&A period with owner, Steve Hassett. CCTI fabricated the carbon-fiber mast mandrel for Team BMW Oracle Racing, winner of the 2010 America’s Cup. FMI: Atlantis WeatherGear, of Marblehead, Mass., will continue as the sponsor of the Griff Gielow Spirit & Enthusiasm Award at the annual Bitter End Yacht Club Pro-Am Regatta. This year’s Pro-Am took place Oct. 30- Nov. 6. The event matches up amateur and first-time sailors with America’s Cup skippers, Olympic medalists, around-the-world Race winners, and world champions. The Griff Gielow Spirit & Enthusiasm Award, named for a popular Pro-Am participant and volunteer who passed away in his mid-30s, is presented to the amateur par-

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Boatbuilding and Restoration Program IYRS Open Houses and Training Programs, IYRS Newport Campus, 4-7 p.m.


Reflections on Making Dreams Come True Jeremy Cage, chief marketing officer of PepsiCo’s International Foods, talks about taking 16 months off for a family voyage to the South Pacific. Mystic Seaport 2010-11 Adventure Series, Mystic, Conn., 1:30 and 7:30, River Room, Latitude 41.


Racing One-Designs of All Sizes Beverly Yacht Club Speaker Series, Marion Music hall, Marion, Mass. Ed Baird talks of sailing America’s Cup boats, Volvo Ocean Race Boats, Lasers, J/24s, Solings and Maxis. 6 p.m. 548-748-0540


Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Conn. The gallery will host a public opening reception with complimentary refreshments Saturday, Nov. 20, from 2 – 4 p.m. A special discount of five percent off the sale of art will be available for Museum members (gallery patrons will receive a 10 percent discount) through December 23.


Rose Island Silent Auction Black Friday can be fun! Armory Antiques on the Waterfront, 365 Thames St., Newport, R.I., 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.


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From Orphanage to Mountaintop Sandy Nesbitt talks of his travels through Kenya and up Mount Kilamanjaro in support of Nairobi’s orphanges. Mystic Seaport 2010-11 Adventure Series, Mystic, Conn., 1:30 and 7:30, River Room, Latitude 41. 10th Annual Portland Harbor Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Casco Bay Lines will be participating in the 10th Annual Portland Harbor Christmas Boat Parade of Lights. Boat departs at 4:30 p.m. from Maine State Pier; parade begins at 4:45 p.m. A majority of the proceeds to benefit the community sailing programs of SailMaine.

Mystic Seaport Lantern Light Tours Mystic, Conn. A 70minute progressive play that takes its audience back to Christmas Past on foot or by carriage. This year’s presentation: The Carpenter, Christmas 1876. Check website for presentation schedule. Nov. 27 – Dec. 27.

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The Great Arctic Air Adventures Seattle pilots Mark Schoening and Doug DeVries will give an account of their attempt to circumnavigate Canada by plane via the Northwest Passage. Mystic Seaport 2010-11 Adventure Series, Mystic, Conn., 1:30 and 7:30, River Room, Latitude 41.

5th Annual Boatbuilders' Show on Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center, Hyannis, Mass. More than 40 exhibitors and a large selection of custom-built sailboats and powerboats on display. Presented by the Cape Cod Marine Trades Association. FMI: Racing for Top Honors Anna Tunnicliffe, Laser Radial Gold Medal winner in 2008 Olympics, discusses her experiebnces while becoming the first woman in 20 years to bring home Olympic sailing gold. Mystic Seaport 2010-11 Adventure



55th New England Boat Show Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, Mass.

Marine Industry Career Day Newport, R.I., Campus of International Yacht Restoration School, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Photography Deep Down Underwater photographer Tim Calver will show his stunning images and tell how to get the lens as close to subjects as possible. Mystic Seaport 2010-11 Adventure Series, Mystic, Conn., 1:30 and 7:30, River Room, Latitude 41. 2nd Annual Great Northeast Boat Show Hampshire Dome, Milford, N.H. The largest spring boat show in New England., email


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Heading back to Round Pond the next morning, and getting the sloop ready to be hauled, we began looking forward to the glories of winter − skiing, hiking, Sunday afternoons reading the “Times,” and crafting cruises to come.

The last sail of the season t was a black October night. The end was near. Chill winds scoured Round Pond’s snug harbor and the Leight felt restless. A halyard beat a tattoo against the mast. The dinghy paced about nervously. At O-dark-30 we pulled up a third blanket. Suddenly it was morning so bright it hurt our eyes, and so cold we were reluctant to leave our warm cocoons for a last sail. Northwest winds, 15-25, gusting to 35 knots the forecast offered. Worryingly stronger than the previous predictions, we bundled up, tied in a reef, hanked on the jib, and were soon legging it across Muscongus Sound. Making for Hog Island Bar, a wintry bluster pressing the rail down as seawater creamed noisily alongside, and the sloop trembled under the weight


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of wind. Above the rush of her headlong flight we could hear the wind keening in the rigging, and soon came into the northern reach of Muscongus Bay, which was erupting in a roiling cauldron of steely, white-crested seas as the flooding tide and opposing wind clashed in a battle of titans that tossed the sloop about like a piece of flotsam. Squaring away eastward, Leigh winged the jib out under a great vault of bruised sky that seemed supremely indifferent to our trifling ambitions. Dipping and corkscrewing along at more than six knots, roiling seas sent her veering to port, then starboard. The jib collapsed, and refilled with a shudder that shook the sloop from masthead to keel as I

Dipping and corkscrewing along at more than six knots, roiling seas sent her veering to port, then starboard. The jib collapsed, and refilled with a shudder that shook the sloop from masthead to keel as I wrestled with the helm trying to anticipate her next sheer. tled with the helm trying to anticipate her next sheer. The swells dug deeper holes and piled up higher crests as we neared the shallows off Jones Garden. Wine bottles in the bilge added their voices of discontent. Hauling in the mainsheet a few feet to reduce the sails exposed profile, the mate snubbed the jib in flat under its shadow. The GPS showed 7.7 knots as she dragged a wake of spun glass through the warring seas. I’d forgotten what a real blow feels like, the willful might of it. My heart was racing. It was a relief to duck under the lee of Otter Island and jibe the main over. She felt much more civil reaching along, and not long afterward, we anchored under Pleasant Point Gut’s sheltering shore. Lighting the lantern, getting a pot of soup bubbling

away on the stove, the cabin became an oasis of civility. What an extravagance – the luxuriously lazy Saturday afternoon feeling of it. We needed to know what this day had to show us. It wouldn’t have been half so sweet otherwise. Heading back to Round Pond the next morning, and getting the sloop ready to be hauled, we began looking forward to the glories of winter – skiing, hiking, Sunday afternoons reading the “Times,” and crafting cruises to come. We’re New Englanders. There’s beauty to every season, and spring is up next. David Buckman sails the sloop, Leight, out of Round Pond, Maine. His new book, “Bucking the Tide” (see the review, “An Inspiring Read as Cruising Season Begins,” in the June 2010 issue) is available at

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This passionate and experienced sailor died during a race on Fishers Island Sound Sept. 4 when the boom of the 30-foot sailboat, One More Time, on which he was competing, struck him on the head. A crewmember aboard the Farr 30 performed CPR on Wilkinson until emergency personnel arrived, his father-in-law, George Hohenstein, reported. Wilkinson was taken to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London where he died. Described as a “lifetime sailor” by Hohenstein, Wilkinson was founding commodore of the Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association, serving from 1979 to 1980 and again from 1999 to 2001. He also served on the Board of Managers from 1981 to 1983. According to a eulogy in the “New London Day,” a celebration of Wilkinson’s life was scheduled during which the Wilkinson family asked attendees to wear Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops because he was “most-comfortable in that.”

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and says, “Which one do you want to go to?” I say, “That one.” He says, “Aim that way.” We go there. Navigation 101 passed! Dorothy, we are not in Maine anymore. Arriving in Norman Island’s Bight, we find scads of nicely spaced moorings. We picked up a mooring near the bar, versus anchoring in deep water. The mooring wins, as it will in every anchorage thereafter. Dude, it’s vacation. We dinghy to the bar, a faux pirate ship. I temporarily panic when we are joined by three beautiful young women. But soon a really big dinghy full of rickety clones of us appears. Both species then proceed to LAST WORD, continued on Page 76



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-0.1 -0.2 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.8 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.2 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

03:44PM 04:44PM 05:39PM 06:30PM 07:18PM 01:43PM 02:23PM 03:01PM 03:38PM 04:17PM 04:58PM 12:24PM 01:10PM 01:57PM 02:49PM 03:44PM 04:37PM 05:26PM 06:12PM 06:57PM 01:32PM 02:14PM 02:55PM 03:35PM 04:17PM 05:03PM 12:21PM 01:18PM 02:19PM 03:23PM 04:25PM

3.4 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.4 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 3.5 3.3 3.1 3.0 3.1


09:34PM 10:20PM 11:05PM 11:49PM

-0.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.4


08:06PM 08:53PM 09:41PM 10:28PM 11:16PM

3.6 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.1


05:45PM 06:40PM 07:39PM 08:33PM 09:22PM 10:07PM 10:51PM 11:35PM

0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2


07:43PM 08:30PM 09:20PM 10:12PM 11:05PM

3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.7


05:56PM 06:59PM 08:07PM 09:08PM 10:00PM

-0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2


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

12:23AM 01:20AM 02:16AM 03:09AM 04:01AM 04:50AM 05:38AM 12:32AM 01:17AM 02:03AM 02:48AM 03:35AM 04:23AM 05:12AM 06:02AM 12:33AM 01:23AM 02:12AM 02:59AM 03:46AM 04:32AM 05:18AM 12:09AM 12:55AM 01:43AM 02:33AM 03:26AM 04:22AM 05:20AM 06:19AM 12:58AM

0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 9.5 9.3 9.1 9.0 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.9 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.4 9.6 9.8 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.4 0.5


06:42AM 07:39AM 08:33AM 09:26AM 10:16AM 11:05AM 11:52AM 06:24AM 07:11AM 07:58AM 08:46AM 09:36AM 10:29AM 11:23AM 12:18PM 06:52AM 07:40AM 08:27AM 09:13AM 09:58AM 10:43AM 11:29AM 06:05AM 06:54AM 07:45AM 08:39AM 09:37AM 10:37AM 11:40AM 12:44PM 07:19AM

10.5 10.9 11.2 11.4 11.4 11.3 11.1 0.5 0.7 1.0 1.3 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6 9.1 9.4 9.7 10.1 10.5 10.8 11.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.5

01:01PM 02:02PM 02:58PM 03:52PM 04:42PM 05:30PM 06:17PM 12:37PM 01:23PM 02:09PM 02:57PM 03:47PM 04:40PM 05:34PM 06:29PM 01:13PM 02:04PM 02:53PM 03:40PM 04:25PM 05:10PM 05:56PM 12:16PM 01:04PM 01:55PM 02:50PM 03:47PM 04:49PM 05:53PM 06:58PM 01:47PM

Times for Boston, MA




1 6:54 4:13

2 6:55 4:13

3 6:56 4:12

4 6:57 4:12

5 6:58 4:12

6 6:59 4:12

7 7:00 4:12

8 7:01 4:12

9 7:02 4:12

10 7:02 4:12

11 7:03 4:12

12 7:04 4:12

13 7:05 4:12

16 7:07 4:13

17 7:08 4:13

18 7:08 4:14

19 7:09 4:14

20 7:10 4:14

21 7:10 4:15

22 7:11 4:15

23 7:11 4:16

24 7:11 4:17

25 7:12 4:17

26 7:12 4:18

27 7:12 4:18

28 7:13 4:19

5 6:57am 4:05pm

6 7:55am 5:04pm

14 7:06 4:12 29 7:13 4:20

15 7:06 4:13 30 7:13 4:21

31 7:13 4:22

Moonrise/Moonset 1 2:12am 1:16pm

2 3:26am 1:49pm

16 17 12:47pm 1:19pm 2:18am 3:22am

3 4:40am 2:27pm 18 1:57pm 4:26am

4 5:51am 3:12pm 19 2:44pm 5:30am

70 Points East December 2010

20 3:40pm 6:30am

21 4:44pm 7:24am

7 8:44am 6:07pm

22 5:55pm 8:12am

8 9:24am 7:12pm

23 7:09pm 8:52am

9 9:57am 8:16pm

24 8:24pm 9:26am

10 11 12 13 10:25am 10:50am 11:12am 11:34am 9:18pm 10:18pm 11:18pm 5:51pm

25 9:37pm 9:56am

14 15 ----12:20pm 11:56am 1:17am

26 27 28 29 30 31 10:50pm 10:51am 12:03am 1:15am 2:27am 3:38am 10:24am 4:56am 11:19am 11:50am 12:25pm 1:07pm

December 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

12:12AM 0.1 01:12AM 0.1 02:09AM 0.1 03:03AM 0.1 03:54AM 0.1 04:43AM 0.1 05:30AM 0.3 12:25AM 9.2 01:10AM 9.0 01:56AM 8.8 02:41AM 8.6 03:28AM 8.4 04:16AM 8.4 05:05AM 8.4 05:55AM 8.5 12:24AM 1.7 01:14AM 1.6 02:01AM 1.5 02:46AM 1.3 03:30AM 1.0 04:14AM 0.7 04:59AM 0.5 05:45AM 0.2 12:40AM 9.4 01:28AM 9.6 02:19AM 9.7 03:13AM 9.8 04:11AM 9.9 05:11AM 9.9 06:13AM 10.0 12:52AM 0.5


06:34AM 07:32AM 08:27AM 09:20AM 10:09AM 10:57AM 11:43AM 06:16AM 07:03AM 07:49AM 08:38AM 09:29AM 10:23AM 11:19AM 12:16PM 06:44AM 07:32AM 08:18AM 09:02AM 09:45AM 10:29AM 11:13AM 11:59AM 06:34AM 07:26AM 08:22AM 09:22AM 10:26AM 11:33AM 12:40PM 07:14AM

10.0 10.4 10.7 11.0 11.0 10.9 10.7 0.5 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6 8.7 8.9 9.3 9.6 10.0 10.4 10.6 10.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 10.1


12:54PM 01:56PM 02:54PM 03:47PM 04:37PM 05:25PM 06:11PM 12:29PM 01:14PM 02:00PM 02:48PM 03:38PM 04:31PM 05:27PM 06:23PM 01:10PM 02:01PM 02:47PM 03:31PM 04:14PM 04:56PM 05:40PM 06:25PM 12:48PM 01:40PM 02:35PM 03:34PM 04:38PM 05:46PM 06:54PM 01:45PM

Bar Harbor, Maine 0.0 -0.5 -0.8 -1.1 -1.2 -1.1 -0.8 10.3 9.9 9.5 9.0 8.6 8.2 7.9 7.8 1.3 1.0 0.6 0.2 -0.2 -0.6 -0.8 -1.0 10.7 10.5 10.1 9.7 9.2 8.9 8.7 -0.3


07:07PM 08:10PM 09:08PM 10:01PM 10:51PM 11:39PM

9.3 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.4


06:56PM 07:40PM 08:25PM 09:10PM 09:57PM 10:45PM 11:34PM

-0.5 -0.1 0.4 0.7 1.1 1.4 1.6


07:19PM 08:11PM 08:59PM 09:44PM 10:27PM 11:10PM 11:54PM

7.8 7.9 8.1 8.4 8.7 8.9 9.2


07:12PM 08:01PM 08:54PM 09:49PM 10:48PM 11:49PM

-1.0 -0.9 -0.6 -0.3 0.1 0.4





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

06:14AM 12:57AM 01:54AM 02:48AM 03:39AM 04:28AM 05:16AM 12:02AM 12:48AM 01:33AM 02:19AM 03:06AM 03:54AM 04:44AM 05:35AM 12:10AM 01:00AM 01:48AM 02:34AM 03:18AM 04:01AM 04:45AM 05:31AM 12:18AM 01:07AM 01:58AM 02:53AM 03:51AM 04:51AM 05:53AM 12:38AM

11.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 10.8 10.5 10.3 10.0 9.8 9.7 9.7 9.8 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.2 0.9 0.6 0.4 11.1 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.6 0.6


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

Massachusetts Gloucester Plymouth Scituate Provincetown Marion Woods Hole

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

d e c e m b e r New Moon

December 5

2 0 1 0

12:37PM 07:13AM 08:08AM 09:01AM 09:51AM 10:39AM 11:25AM 06:02AM 06:48AM 07:35AM 08:24AM 09:14AM 10:08AM 11:03AM 11:58AM 06:25AM 07:13AM 08:00AM 08:45AM 09:28AM 10:12AM 10:56AM 11:42AM 06:20AM 07:11AM 08:07AM 09:07AM 10:10AM 11:16AM 12:22PM 06:55AM

0.0 12.0 12.4 12.6 12.7 12.6 12.3 0.6 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.8 10.0 10.3 10.7 11.1 11.5 11.9 12.2 12.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 11.8


06:47PM 01:38PM 02:35PM 03:28PM 04:18PM 05:06PM 05:52PM 12:11PM 12:57PM 01:43PM 02:30PM 03:20PM 04:13PM 05:07PM 06:03PM 12:51PM 01:42PM 02:29PM 03:14PM 03:57PM 04:39PM 05:23PM 06:08PM 12:30PM 01:22PM 02:17PM 03:16PM 04:19PM 05:25PM 06:32PM 01:25PM

10.9 -0.5 -0.9 -1.2 -1.3 -1.2 -0.9 11.9 11.5 10.9 10.4 10.0 9.6 9.3 9.2 1.5 1.2 0.7 0.3 -0.1 -0.5 -0.8 -0.9 12.3 12.1 11.8 11.3 10.9 10.5 10.4 -0.2


0.1 -0.6 -1.2 -1.6 -1.7 -1.6 -1.2 20.1 19.4 18.7 18.0 17.3 16.7 16.3 16.2 2.5 1.9 1.3 0.5 -0.2 -0.8 -1.2 -1.5 20.8 20.5 20.0 19.4 18.7 18.2 17.9 0.0


07:48PM 08:45PM 09:39PM 10:29PM 11:16PM

11.0 11.1 11.2 11.2 11.1


06:37PM 07:22PM 08:07PM 08:53PM 09:40PM 10:29PM 11:19PM

-0.5 0.0 0.4 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.8


06:57PM 07:48PM 08:36PM 09:21PM 10:05PM 10:48PM 11:32PM

9.2 9.3 9.6 9.9 10.2 10.5 10.8


06:55PM 07:45PM 08:38PM 09:34PM 10:33PM 11:35PM

-0.9 -0.8 -0.5 -0.2 0.2 0.5





06:49PM 07:48PM 08:44PM 09:37PM 10:27PM 11:14PM

18.7 19.0 19.2 19.4 19.4 19.2


06:44PM 07:29PM 08:13PM 08:59PM 09:46PM 10:35PM 11:26PM

-0.6 0.0 0.7 1.4 1.9 2.4 2.7


06:58PM 07:50PM 08:39PM 09:26PM 10:11PM 10:55PM 11:40PM

16.3 16.6 17.0 17.5 18.1 18.6 19.0


07:14PM 08:03PM 08:55PM 09:50PM 10:47PM 11:47PM

-1.5 -1.3 -0.9 -0.4 0.2 0.7





Eastport, 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

12:10AM 01:10AM 02:07AM 03:01AM 03:53AM 04:42AM 05:30AM 12:00AM 12:45AM 01:31AM 02:17AM 03:05AM 03:54AM 04:45AM 05:38AM 12:19AM 01:11AM 02:02AM 02:51AM 03:38AM 04:24AM 05:10AM 05:56AM 12:27AM 01:15AM 02:05AM 02:59AM 03:55AM 04:54AM 05:55AM 12:48AM

0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 0.1 18.9 18.4 18.0 17.5 17.2 17.0 16.9 17.0 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.1 19.3 19.5 19.6 19.6 19.5 19.4 19.4 0.9


06:18AM 07:16AM 08:12AM 09:04AM 09:55AM 10:43AM 11:29AM 06:15AM 07:01AM 07:46AM 08:32AM 09:21AM 10:11AM 11:04AM 11:58AM 06:30AM 07:20AM 08:09AM 08:56AM 09:41AM 10:26AM 11:10AM 11:56AM 06:44AM 07:34AM 08:27AM 09:22AM 10:21AM 11:23AM 12:26PM 06:56AM

19.5 20.1 20.6 21.0 21.2 21.0 20.7 0.5 1.1 1.6 2.1 2.6 2.9 3.0 2.9 17.2 17.7 18.2 18.9 19.5 20.1 20.5 20.8 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.3 19.5

M o o n

First Quarter

Full Moon

December 13

December 21


12:45PM 01:45PM 02:42PM 03:35PM 04:26PM 05:14PM 06:00PM 12:15PM 01:01PM 01:47PM 02:34PM 03:24PM 04:16PM 05:10PM 06:05PM 12:53PM 01:45PM 02:35PM 03:23PM 04:10PM 04:55PM 05:41PM 06:27PM 12:44PM 01:34PM 02:27PM 03:24PM 04:23PM 05:26PM 06:29PM 01:28PM

P h a s e s Last Quarter

December 27 Points East December 2010


Find Points East at more than 700 locations in New England MAINE Arundel:The Landing School, Southern Maine Marine Services. Augusta: Mr. Paperback. Baileyville: Stony Creek Bangor: Borders, Book Marc’s, Harbormaster, Young’s Canvas. Bar Harbor: Acadia Information Center, Bar Harbor Yacht Club, 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, Crosby Manor Estates, Harbormaster’s office. Biddeford: Biddeford Pool Y.C., Buffleheads, Rumery’s Boatyard. Blue Hill:, Blue Hill Farm Country Inn, Blue Hill Food Co-op, Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Compass Point Realty, Downeast Properties, EBS, Kollegewidgwok Y.C., North Light Books, Rackliffe Pottery, Slaven Realty. 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, 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, Patten’s Yacht Yard.

72 Points East December 2010

Ellsworth: Branch Pond Marine, EBS Hardware, Riverside Café. Falmouth: Hallett Canvas & Sails, Portland Yacht Club, Sea Grill at Handy Boat, The Boathouse, Town Landing Market. Farmingdale: Foggy Bottom Marine. Farmington: Irving’s Restaurant, Mr. Paperback, Reny’s. Freeport: Gritty McDuff’s, True Value Hardware. Georgetown: Robinhood Marine. Gouldsboro: Anderson Marine & Hardware. Hampden: Hamlin’s Marina, 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. Jonesport: Jonesport Shipyard. Kennebunk: Kennebunk Beach Improvement Assoc., 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, Cap’n Simeon’s Galley, Frisbee’s Store, Jackson’s Hardware and Marine, Kittery Point Yacht Yard, Port Harbor Marine. Lewiston: Mr. Paperback. Machias: EBS Hardware, H.F. Pinkham & Son. Milbridge: H.F. Pinkham & Son. 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: Atlantic Challenge, 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. Rockport: Bohndell Sails, Cottage Connection, Harbormaster, Market Basket, Rockport Boat Club, Rockport Corner Shop. Round Pond: Cabadetis Boat Club, King Row Market. Saco: Lobster Claw Restaurant, Marston’s Marina, Saco Bay Tackle, Saco

Yacht Club. 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, 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, Lily’s Café, 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: Harbor View Tavern, Jeff’s Marine, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding. Turner: Youly’s Restaurant. Vinalhaven: Jaret & Cohn Island Group, Vinal’s Newsstand, Vinalhaven Store. Waldoboro: Stetson & Pinkham. Wells: Lighthouse Depot, 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: Ames Hardware, 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. 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, WentworthBy-The-Sea Marina. Newington: Great Bay Marine, Portsmouth: New England Marine and Industrial, West Marine. Seabrook: West Marine. Tuftonboro: Tuftonboro General Store. MASSACHUSETTS Barnstable: Coast Guard Heritage Museum at the Trayser, Millway Marina. Beverly: Bartlett Boat Service, Beverly Point Marina, Jubilee Yacht Club. Boston: Boston Harbor Islands Moorings, 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. East Boston: 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 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 Marina, Taylor Marine. 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, , Dolphin Y.C., Eastern Yacht Club, Lynn Marine Supply Co., Marblehead Yacht Club, The Forepeak, West Marine. Marion: Barden’s Boat Yard, Beverly Yacht Club, Burr Bros. Boats, Harding Sails, West Marine. Marston Mills: Prince’s Cove Marina.

Points East December 2010


Mattapoisett: Mattapoisett Boatyard. Nantucket: Glyns Marine, Nantucket Boat Basin, Nantucket Moorings, Nantucket Y.C., Town Pier Marina. New Bedford: C.E. Beckman, Cutty Hunk Launch, IMP Fishing Gear, Lyndon’s, Neimic Marine, New Bedford Visitors Center, Pope’s Island Marina, Skip’s Marine, West Marine. Newburyport: American Boat Sales, American Yacht Club, Merri-Mar Yacht Basin, Newburyport Boat Basin, Newburyport Harbor Marina, Newburyport Yacht Club, North End Boat Club, 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. Peabody: West Marine. 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. Salem: , Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard, Hawthorne Cove Marina, H&H Propeller Shop, Palmer’s Cove Yacht Club, Pickering Wharf Marina, Salem Water Taxi, Winter Island Yacht Yard. Salisbury: Bridge Marina. Sandwich: Sandwich Marina, Sandwich Ship Supply. Scituate: A to Z Boatworks, Cole Parkway Municipal Marina, Front Street Book Shop, Satuit Boat Club, Scituate Harbor Marina, Scituate Harbor Y.C. Seekonk: E&B Marine, West Marine. Somerset: Auclair’s Market, J&J Marine Fabricators South Dartmouth: Cape Yachts, Davis & Tripp Boatyard, Doyle Sails, New Bedford Y.C., New Wave Yachts. 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. Winthrop: Bait & Tackle, Cottage Park Y.C., Cove Convenience, Crystal Cove Marina, Pleasant Point Y.C., Winthrop Book Depot, 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.

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Bristol: Aidan’s Irish Pub, All Paint, Bristol Bagel Works, Bristol Marine, Bristol Yacht Club, Hall Spars & Rigging, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Jamestown Distributors, Quantum Thurston Sails, Superior Marine. Central Falls: Twin City Marine. Charlestown: Ocean House Marina. Cranston: Edgewood Yacht Club, 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 Narraganset: West Marine. Newport: Armchair Sailor, Brewer Street Boatworks, Casey’s Marina, Goat Island Marina, IYRS, Museum of Yachting, New York Yacht Club, Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, Newport Nautical Supply, Newport Visitor Information Center, Newport Yacht Club, Old Port Marine Services, Sail Newport, Seamen’s Church Institute, Starbucks, 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. Warwick: Appanoag Harbor Marina, Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowesett, Greenwich Bay Marina, Pettis Boat Yard, Ponaug Marina, 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, West Marine. 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, Essex Corinthian Yacht Club,

Essex Island Marina, Essex Yacht Club. Fairfield: J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, West Marine. Farmington: Pattaconk Yacht Club. Greenwich: Beacon Point Marine, Indian Harbor Yacht Club. Groton: Pine Island Marina, Shennecossett Yacht Club. Guilford: Brown’s Boat Yard, Guilford Boat Yard, Harbormaster. Lyme: Cove Landing Marine. Madison: East River Marine. Milford: Flagship Marina, Milford Boat Works, Milford Landing, Milford Yacht Club, Port Milford, Spencer’s Marina, West Marine. Mystic: Brewer Yacht Yard, Fort Rachel Marina, Gwenmor Marina, Mason Island Yacht Club, Mystic Point Marina, Mystic River Yacht Club, Mystic Seaport Museum Store, Mystic Shipyard, West Marine. New Haven: City Point Yacht Club, Fairclough Sails, Oyster Point Marina. New London: Crocker’s Boatyard, Ferry Slip Dockominium Assoc., Hellier Yacht Sales, Thames Shipyard and Ferry, Thames Yacht Club, Thamesport Marina, West Marine. Niantic: Boats Inc., Mago Pt. Marina, Port Niantic Marina, Three Belles Marina. Noank: Brower’s Cove Marina, Hood Sails, Noank Village Boatyard, Palmers Cove Marina, Ram Island Yacht Club, Spicer’s. Norwalk: Norwest Marine, Rex Marine, Total Marine, West Marine. Norwich: The Marina at American Wharf. Old Lyme: Old Lyme Marina. Old Saybrook: Brewer’s Ferry Point Marina, Harbor Hill Marina & Inn, Harbor One Marina, Island Cove Marina, Oak Leaf Marina, Ocean Performance, Ragged Rock Marina, Saybrook Point Marina, West Marine. Portland: Yankee Boat Yard & Marina. Riverside: Riverside Yacht Club. Rowayton: All Seasons Marina, Wilson Cove Marina. South Norwalk: Norwalk Yacht Club, Rex Marine Center, Surfside 3 Marina. Stamford: Brewer Yacht Haven Marina, Czescik Marina, Halloween Yacht Club, Hathaway Reiser Rigging, Landfall Navigation, Ponas Yacht Club, Prestige Yacht Sales, Stamford Landing Marina, Stamford Yacht Club, West Marine, Z Sails. Stonington: Dodson Boat Yard, Dog Watch Café, Madwanuck Yacht Club, Stonington Harbor Yacht Club. Stratford: Brewer Stratford Marina. Waterford: Defender Industries. Westbrook: Atlantic Outboard, Brewer Pilots Point Marina, Pier 76 Marina, Sound Boatworks. West Haven: West Cove Marina. Westport: Cedar Point Yacht Club. NEW YORK Sag Harbor: Sag Harbor Yacht Club. West Islip: West Marine.

PYS is a full-service boatyard and marina founded in 1981 by circumnavigators Joanna and Phineas Sprague Jr. Our highly competent staff offers a full spectrum of services for motor or sailing vessels of any type or size, from sales and maintenance, to storage, to refits and restorations. We specialize in helping owners prepare for extended cruising.

PYS is housed in the Portland Company Marine Complex, a unique property with 160,000 square feet of floor space and ten acres on the waterfront, one of the oldest industrial complexes in the City of Portland, Maine.

Maine Boatbuilders Show at Portland Yacht Services in March of 1998 was the first distribution site for POINTS EAST. Once again, this coming March you'll find the POINTS EAST booth poised at the top of the stairs in building 2, where the fourteenth April issue will be handed out, stories swapped and plans shared for the upcoming season. Mark your calendar for this Annual Rite of Spring.


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LAST WORD, continued from Page 68 drink in perfect harmony. The local drink is a “painkiller,” but no prescription is required. Photos on the bar reveal that we should leave before people start undressing. We retreat to our sloop and binoculars. That night, the ventilation realities of an aft cabin become known. Thankfully, there’s an electric fan. It becomes our friend. Cooper Island makes a nice stop, where I try snorkeling for the first time. They tell me to trim my mustache, but I ignore them. Instead, I endure the recreational version of “enhanced interrogation techniques.” But after shaving, wow! You are in an aquarium. And get this: no hypothermia. Legendary Virgin Gorda is next. Frankly, it’s more civilized than I had envisioned, at least in North Sound. But it’s fabulous, and we dine on Saba Rock. (This does not hurt one’s teeth.) We ask everyone about upcoming weather. This elicits mostly blank stares. Some say listen to station WXYZ. They don’t mention that you have to be on Tortola to hear it. Later, we get dinghy-rammed by some drunk Aussies. Maybe it’s an omen, because thereafter the sun does a disappearing act. We mourn its passing by attending the barbecue buffet extravaganza at Leverick Bay, complete with stilt dancers. One dove into the

swimming pool. This evening was the best $40/head event of my life. Later the wind honked, but so did the rain. They say that things move slowly in the islands, mon. This includes weather systems. A couple of days pass, and after a stop at Marina Cay, we head for Jost Van Dyke in a drizzle. Little Harbour on Jost most closely matches my dreams of the islands. Goats are baying, facilities are crude, and Sidney’s Peace and Love becomes my favorite eatery worldwide. The bar is self-service; mix your own, write it down. We have to mosey back east now. The rain stops and the wind is strong – from the east. Two large yachts intrepidly tack their way to windward. One passes us, the other falls behind. We and about a dozen other boats are motoring or motor-sailing. No referee calls a foul. We fetch Tortola’s Trellis Bay. One of Rich’s fine shipboard dinners is followed by a terrific breakfast ashore. A taxi carries me and wife Marvo to the airport, while Rich and Melissa sail or motor on. It was not quite like in the brochures, but it might just be the best vacation we’ve ever had. It was like, you know, sailing. Only warm. The author runs Dean Abramson Photography (commercial, editorial and stock) in Raymond, Maine, and sails his Cape Dory 31 Loda May out of Falmouth, Maine.

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cuddy, 2 bunks. 8.8hp electric start tilt Yamaha. Updated gelcoat, Awlgrip mast. Five sails, trailer. $14,500. 207-372-8288.

23’ Herreshoff Prudence Cedar on white oak, Sitka spruce mast and boom, club footed jib, Volvo dsl. 2 cyl. Extensive restoration 2003. She is a sweetheart. $15,000. Jonesport Shipyard.

15’6 Drascombe Dabber Centerboard daysailor. 2hp 4stroke honda OB, and trailer. Comfortable and seaworthy yawl rig with tan bark sails. Kennebunk. $10,000.

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. 207244-7854.

15’ Wooden Peapod In nearly new condition. Two pairs of oars, complete sprit sail rig, ready for the season. Call Eric @ 359-2277.

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26’ Kelley Sloop, 1982 Kelley 24 (+2) masthead sloop, fin keel, well equipped day-sailer w/ 11’ cockpit. $6500.

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and needs love and attention. Survey 6/09. Best offer around $8,000. Brooksville, ME 207326-9676. 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. 207-7993600. 28’ Samurai Auxiliary Sloop 1959. 28’ x 9’2 x 3’11 Hull #20 of 40 built in Japan, Yanmar 2GM w/heat exch. See her at Jonesport Shipyard. 207-4972701.

29’ Watkins Sloop, 1987 18hp Yanmar, 1000 hrs. Sleeps 5, full head, hot water, 35 gal. holding tank, 40 gal. fresh water. Garmin chartplotter/sounder, fenders, dock lines, bimini, cabin heater. Additional details and pictures upon request. 30’ Hinckley Sou’wester Sloop 1962. Flag blue awlgripped hull ‘08, 2004 Yanmar diesel, sleeps 4, new radar-gps, 1998 roller furler genoa. Caring ownership $54,000. Gray & Gray, Inc 207363-7997 30’ S2, 9.1, 1986 Yanmar 18hp, race/cruise, Nexus instrumentation, CNG stove, full race equipped. $27,995. For complete listing call 800-253-6420 or email

33’ Glander Tavana Yawl, 1972 Keel centerboard. Fresh Awlgrip, newer Yanmar diesel, radar, GPS, dodger. Clean, good condition. Easy sailing, excellent shoal-draft cruiser. $20,000. 508-237-6944.

35’ Hunter Legend, 1987 Great shape, surveyed in 2008 at $59K, asking $30K. Located in Hamden, Maine. E-mail Capt. Ron for pics & details.

34’ Tartan Sloop Roomy interior, solid boat, needs cosmetics. Excellent opportunity to get into a good cruiser. Make an offer. 207-4972701 . Jonesport Shipyard.

35’ Fuji Ketch, 1974 Refurbished full sail inventory. Westerbeke 30hp diesel. Raymarine radar, plotter, autopilot instruments. Windlass, dodger, bow thruster. Ready to go. Call Louie, 1-800-252-1127.

34’ Pearson, 1984 Sea Glass is a very attractive equipped Pearson 34 with her dark blue Awlgrip hull. Her equipment includes a spinnaker and recent main and 150% genoa, as well as a new dodger. $39,500. 207-371-2899. m

36’ Ericson, 1976. $24,995. Contact Ocean Point Marina, 207-633-0773.

35’ Hinckley Pilot Sloop, 1970 Black hull, outstanding condition. $127,500. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997.

38’ Pearson Invicta II, 1968 Therapy was completely re-built in 2000 to 2001 by her owner. Re-equipping included a Universal 25hp diesel, Isotherm refrigeration, Force 10 propane stove, among many other features. All new electronics were added along with new sails and other upgrades. $59,500. 207-3712899. www.robinhoodmarine-

40’ Luders L-27 Sloop, 1955 Refit 2007. Westerbeke diesel. Superb condition. Hot molded plywood construction. 2008 black awlgripped hull, new sails, sleeps 6. Elegant, fast racercruiser. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207363-7997. 42’ S&S Cutter, 1964 S&S center-cockpit offshore cutter. Refit 2001. Fiberglass hull and decks to the famous Finisterre design. 2001 Yanmar. 3 cabins. $89,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. 30’ Island Packet 27, 1988 Cutter, 30’x10.5’x3.67’, full keel, 6’ 2 headroom. Easy single handler. Engine hours 554. Selling Price: $39,500. 34’ Titan 1971 with auxiliary diesel engine. $29,000 FMI Contact Ocean Point Marina 207-633-0773

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16’ Calvin Beal, Jr. 1995 Fiberglass runabout with trunk cabin w/ screened ports and folding cabin door. 45hp Honda 4-stroke OB, trailer, used lightly. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-4972701.

25’ Grady White Voyager, 1996 Nice Grady White 248 Voyager. This boat has radar, GPS, and full enclosure. Yamaha 250hp. $22,000. 207-799-3600.

17’ Sunbird Corsair, 1994 with very nice trailer. Add an outboard and a little cosmetic work for a great little runabout. $1100. 207-223-8885.

25’ Bertram, 1970 Classic fiberglass sportfisherman flybridge cruiser. Great in heavy weather. Immaculate hull, GPS, radar, VHF, depth, twin 165 Mercruiser engines. Sleeps 2+, head. Moving. $15,000. Call 207-244-7672. 25’ Pacemaker, 1969 Center Console, total refit. MercCruiser 454. Asking $32,000. Rockland, Maine. Call John Morin, 207 691-1637.

22’ PYY 22 All new molded fiberglass liner, larger (head capable) center console, molded non-skid hatches, increased storage beneath deck. Base Price $39,900. 207-439-3967. Ask for George or Tom. 24’ Eastern, 2003 Eastern Center Console w/130hp 4-stroke Honda outboard. Comes with trailer. $31,500. Call Ocean Point Marina at 207-6330773 25’ Sea Fox 257 CC, 2004 W/twin Mercury 150hp. Saltwa-


26’ Somes Sound 26 “Bai Ji Er”, with enclosed pilot house. Great day boat and small cruiser. Gas inboard. $165,000. Call207-255-7854, or email 26’ Somes Sound 26 Open launch “Salt Ponds”. Classic launch look with plenty of teak and bronze. $100,000. Call 207-255-7854 or email 26’ Eldredge McInnis, 1989 A beautiful example of the well known Eldredge McInnis Bass boat, built by the Landing Boat School. Wood hull, single diesel.

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27’ Eastern, 2007 Super clean Eastern with a 160hp Volvo diesel with 148hrs. Radar/GPS plotter, bow thruster, enclosed pilot house, swim platform. Great bay boat. 207-4151004 28’ Albin HT (2), 2002 Yanmar diesel, very clean from $99,500. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207363-7997. 29’ Webbers Cove, 2000 Hardtop Express Downeast DayBoat. Yanmar. Separate shower. Asking $110,000. Rockland, Maine. 207 691-1637. 29’ Wilbur/Crosby Express 1988. Twin Volvos. Fast commuter. Asking $49,900. Southwest Harbor, Maine. John Morin, 207 691-1637.


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30’ Southport, 2003 Beautiful Maine-built Southport. A classic day boat with a traditional cabin, 1st class electronics, Yanmar inboard powered, nice seating. Start enjoying your day on the water. Please call Yacht Sales Network at 207-4151004. 30’ Pro-Line Walkaround, 1997 Fishing/family layout, fish box, bait well, transom door. Cabin w/ galley and head, sleeps 4. $39,500. 207-799-3600. 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’ Wilbur/Newman Sedan 1977. New Yanmar. Refit. Old style charm. Asking $125,000. Biddeford, Maine. 207-6911637. 32’ Island Gypsy Trawler, 1994 Single 250hp Cummins, 1800 hours, thruster, generator, queen berth forward, 2 side doors, galley up, good electronics. $109,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. 34’ Wilbur Flybridge, 1988 Wilbur Flybridge Long Range Expeditionary Cruiser. Caterpillar. Turn-key. Asking $149,000. Florida. John Morin, 207 6911637. 35’ Duffy FB Cruiser, 2000 Single Cat 435hp diesel, 587 hours. Sidepower thruster, dual helms, large cockpit and salon,

galley down. Sleeps 4. Cruise 17 knots. Handsome green hull. $164,500. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997.

you anywhere. The comfy leather couch and island queen berth will make you want to stay. $225,000. Will consider trades. Offers encouraged. 603-7708378.

36’ Garber Aft Cabin, 1989 Twin MerCruiser’s. $70,000. Call 207-799-3600.

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

36’ Alley Built Lobster Boat 1973. $17,900 FMI contact Ocean Point Marina 207-6330773

38’ Holland/Pettegrow Downeast Sportfishing, 1987 3208 435hp Cat, 3400 hrs. Teak interior, galley down, enclosed head and shower, sleeps 4.

38’ H&H Osmond Beal, 2002 Looks like a customized lobster boat. Acts like a waterfront home. The Yanmar 370 will take

Fighting chair, tower and pulpit. Furuno Navnet. $140,000. 207450-6119. 38’ Bertram Convertible Mk III 1987. Twin Caterpillar diesels. $110,000. 207-799-3600.

43’ Marine Trader, 1984 Priced to sell at $69,999. FMI contact Ocean Point Marina at 207-633-0773.

40’ Hatteras Double Cabin 1987. Voyager is a very clean and well mainatined Hatteras 40 Motoryacht. Re-powered in 1999 with twin Yanmar 315hp diesels and a diesel genset. Solar panels, recent electronics, fuel system upgrades and numerous other upgrades make Voyager a desirable vessel in a classic Hatteras. $179,000. 207371-2899. perry@robinhoodmarinecenter.c om

47’ Maine Cat, 2009 Maine Cat P-47, hull#2, launched June ‘09. Twin 180 Yanmar, live-aboard equipped, low fuel burn, 3’ draft, located in Bahamas. $110k below list. 1888-832-2287.

40’ Silverton Aft Cabin, 1987 A big, bright and airy salon makes this well kept yacht a per-

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47’ Mainship Cruiser, 1997 Mainship Aft Cabin Cruiser with fly bridge. This vessel has had a full time captain, working for the same owner since purchased brand new in 1997. Two spacious state rooms (sleeps six), two heads, salon and galley. Everything on this boat is in working condition and she is ready to show. Please call Mike at 843-290-6733 or Sharon at 603-997-1689. 47’ Novi Dragger, 1985 Fiberglass Atkinson Novi Dragger. 43.8’ + 4’ extension. 15.5’ beam, 6’ draft. Good Condition. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-4972701.

10 1/2’ & 12’ Skiffs Maine style and quality. Epoxy bonded plywood/oak, S/S screws. Easy rowing and towing, steady underfoot. Primer paint. $1,100 and $1,400. Maxwell’s Boat Shop. Rockland, Maine. 207-594-5492. Commission a Tender Get a great boat while helping a great cause. Custom-built for you by the Compass Project. Come on in and meet your build team. 12’ Bevins Skiff $850 12’ Echo Bay Dory $1950 16’ Gloucester Light Dory $1,600 Call 207-774-0682

Engine Building Class This is a Special 2 Day Seminar. You will completely assemble and test run a diesel engine. It will run Sat, 9-5 through Sun, 11-5. Call for dates and details. There will be a limit of 6 for this class. WWW.JWAYENT.NET JWAYENT@JWAYENT.NET Boat Rental Triumph Boats 17’ & 19’ Center Console available for half day, full day and extended rental. Guilford Boat Yards, View Details, Guilford, Connecticut 203-453-5031 Delivery Captain Your power or sail boat delivered wherever you need it. Owners welcome on deliveries. Also available for instruction. Captain Tim. 603-770-8378. Moorings & Slips Small marina on beautiful Great Bay. 16’ to 30’ boats. Bay View Marina, 19 Boston Harbor Road, Dover Point, NH. 603-749-1800.

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Heated Boat Storage New heated boat storage building in Harpswell, Maine. Professional service or do-it-yourself space available during lay-up time in the work area as well. Storage rate $11.sq.ft for the season. Call 207-833-6443 or email Winterization Diesel Seminar Includes instruction on oil system, electrical system, fuel systems, cooling systems, basic troubleshooting with discussion period and question & answer period. September 25, October 16. Price $175. 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. 207-439-9582, Eliot yard 207-439-3967.


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Canvas Cleaning This year, have Gemini Canvas service your bimini or dodger. Professionally cleaned w/ waterrepellent treatment. No dip-dunk tanks, only industry approved cleaners that work. We ship UPS, call us at 207-596-7705.

Boat Building & Repair Dave Miliner 30 years in the Marine Industry Professional Quality Work at an Affordable Price

• Major Fiberglass repair • Gelcoat and Awlgrip resurfacing • Woodwork • New boat construction Rte. 236, Eliot Business Park Eliot, ME 03903 (207) 439-4230 Fax: (207) 439-4229 email: CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

Ocean Master, Motor 40 years in big boats and small ships, BOATWISE instructor. Deliveries, training, management. 401-885-3189. Fiberglass Repair Position Permanent, year-round position available for Fiberglass / Composite Structure Repair Technician. Yankee Marina is a full-service marina and boatyard.

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dinghy tie-ups and provisioning. On-site parking. 207-594-1800.

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

Maine Chartering Consider chartering your boat(s) to help with those yard bills. Give us a call to talk about options. NPYC 207-557-1872 m

Rental Moorings Sail beautiful Penobscot Bay. Seasonal moorings in protected Rockland harbor with an expansive float and pier facility for

Marina For Sale For Sale: Wottonís Wharf Marina in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. For more information call Bruce Tindal at 207-633-6711.

Inside Storage Eric Dow Boat Shop offers inside storage for lovely boats, reasonable rates, exceptional care. Call Eric to discuss your project needs. Brooklin, Maine 207-3592277. Moorings Available Kittery Point Yacht Yard has moorings available for the 2010í summer season. Very well protected and just inside the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Donít Wait – call now for information: 207-439-9582 or email

Boat Storage Kittery Point Yacht Yard has two waterfront locations with plenty of off-season 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: 207-4399582 or email

Points East Crew Match I NEED CREW Strider looking for ‘11 cruising crew Strider will be spending most of 2011 cruising in Canada. See website for full details. Telephone: No calls please Email:,

Sail South to Florida Aruba II is sailing south for her seventh round trip. Fall of 2010. Experienced crew wanted from any where south of Cape Cod to Florida. This is a pleasure trip, a non-paid position. You must have experience sailing, and be able to pay your own expenses. Lots of happy crew references. Telephone: 603 641-1844 Email: Retirement aged crew Wanted, retirement aged,crew to live aboard well found 44' cruising vessel in the San Blas Islands, Panama November thru May. Cooking, cleaning and all sailor duties in exchange for



private cabin and sail/cruising/diving/beachcombing adventures with life experienced, retirement aged, cruising couple.Telephone: 207-3389055 Email: Narragansett Bay I need one or two females to crew on a 32-foot sailboat in Narragansett Bay once a week for a day on the water. Contact Telephone: 401 663 1103 Sailing Partners Sober sailor looking for sailing companions to cruise the Maine coast next summer and Bahamas and Caribbean this winter. Compatibility is the only requirement. Sailing from So. Portland. Telephone: 603-662-7560. Exploring Casco Bay I’ve done a lot of sailing over the years. At this point I’m exploring Casco Bay in Maine. My boat is a sturdy,18’ 9” with three sails. I

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I WANT TO CREW Headed to Nassau? Dan, is looking for delivery, crew job, on vessel headed Nassau, Bahamas. Well seasoned salior 35 yrs. deepwa-




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ter. Nine years charter skipper. Bahamas and Caribbean. Telephone: 207-485-7705 Email: Portland/Portsmouth area Still looking for a boat to crew on. Racing, regattas and cruising. 20+ years’ experience, including bareboat charters. Prior owner racing sloop 5 years. Comfortable anywhere on the boat, always brings refreshments! Demographics: 44-year-old female, fit and fun, easygoing, smart, educated, friendly and hard working. Loves the wind! Telephone: 207-838-0982 Email: Looking to crew in Casco Bay Lisa is just moving back to Portland

after a 13-year hiatus in New York City. She learned to sail with the Manhattan Yacht Club and although she considers herself an advanced beginner sailor, she did grow up with a family of power-boaters so she knows Casco Bay quite well. She runs a boutique in the Old Port which is closed Sundays and Mondays. Lisa is 40 years old, very young at heart and has a witty, fun personality Telephone: (917) 697-6339 Email: Want to crew on Casco Bay Have sailed Sunfish for 35 years, crewed one week on 40’ sloop. Easygoing, 51, athletic, engineer at shipbuilding company, live in Yarmouth. Dave, 207-749-8468. Email:

Partner and I want to crew I am a licensed experienced captain, and my partner is an experienced cook. We are looking to crew. 207669-5900, Just moved to Portland Looking to race with anybody on any boat. Experience on a variety of sizes of boat and am looking to have fun. Pete, Telephone: 585-576-8374 Email:

Want to get on the water! I have a wealth of sailing knowledge but nowhere to put it. I was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and am permanently on crutches...however, I’m in good spirits and would love to get on the water. Staring at my

own 36’ sailboat sitting in the yard unable to be sailed is making me go nuts. If you have room on your boat for some leisurely sailing, a beer, and some good stories, give me a shout Email: Looking to crew in East Boston I am a 42 y/o fit male looking to crew late afternoons during the week and most w/e. I own a 25’ Catalina sloop that I didn’t put in the water due to work. I have no racing exp. but want to learn! Telephone: 207699-9493 Email:

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