Trip Log from Bob:
Mystic Log May 2016
4/22/16 0710 Underway from Brunswick Ga, approx ICW mile marker (MM) 680. Clear skies, 1kt flood, winds SSE 10
1000 St Simons Sound entrance R4. Altered heading for Cape Fear, making 7.9 kts motorsailing with M&G. Winds SSE 12, seas 2’. Cape Fear 051M/423km.
1400 Reefed main (had to rerun reefing lines), replaced Genoa w/Yankee to balance boat.
1800 31-48.2N/080-28.5W. Heading 054M/7.2 kts. Mostly cloudy, wind SSE 15, seas 3’.
1900 Thunderstorms, gusts to 30k. Took 2nd reef in main, reefed Yankee.
4/23/16 0300 32-25.7N/079-38.4W. Heading 048M/5.5 kts. Winds L/V, seas 3’.
0900 32-55.3N/079-08.0W. Heading 052M, 6.2 kts. Beautiful morning, winds NW 8, motorsailing with full main & genoa. Decision made to head into Winyah Bay and up ICW instead of continuing to Cape Fear to avoid getting into Cape Fear at midnight.
1300 33-11.6N/079-08.2W (Sea bouy to Winyah Bay). Winds N7, seas 1’. Beautiful weather, but strong ebb current, only making 5 kts SOG. Essentially rejoining ICW at MM 415; by going offshore and bypassing Savannah, Beaufort, Charleston, we saved 3 days compared to staying on ICW.
1640 Docked at Georgetown Landing Marina, ICW MM 402 (made 278 SM in 2 days). Took on 37 gal diesel.
4/24/16 0730 Underway up Waccamaw River. Beautiful, sunny, winds NE10.
1445 Docked Barefoot Landing Resort Marina, Myrtle Beach SC, MM 353 (49 SM day). Sunny, winds NW10.
4/25/16 0705 Underway without Mike, who was out of time and had to fly home. Sunny, winds L/V.
0755 Little River Bridge, MM 347.
1130 Lockwoods Folly inlet.
1315 Southport, entered Cape Fear River. Motorsailing 6 kts with M&G.
1510 Snows Cut, MM 295.
1700 Left ICW at MM 285 to hop offshore via Masonborough inlet (essentially a 68 SM day). Winds SSW 10-12, heading 078m under Yankee. ETA Beaufort NC (MM205) 0700.
4/26/16 0800 Entering Beaufort ship channel, winds L/V.
0915 Engine quit just north of Core Creek bridge (MM 194) after shifting from Stbd to port fuel tank. Would restart, but quit within a minute. Rolled out Yankee to maintain steerage in tight channel.
1120 Adams Creek R8 (MM 187) Taken under tow by BoatUS (Captain Ralph) towards Oriental. Managed to sail down Adams Creek for 7 miles under yankee while waiting for tow.
1230 Docked at Deatons on Whittaker Creek, Oriental (MM 182) for fuel/engine repair. Essentially 23 SM day.
4/27/16 0700 Underway, winds 230/12, seas 2’. Partly Cloudy.
1000 Hobocken Bridge, made good time motorsailing with Genoa or yankee most of the morning.
1200 Pungo River G3 (MM 143). Winds W12, motorsailing with Genoa.
1430 MM 125, just past Wilkerson Bridge on Alligator-Pungo Canal. Winds E5
1710 MM 105, entering Alligator River at R54.
2000 MM 84, Docked Alligator River Marina.. Had a great motorsail with genoa down Alligator Pungo Canal and Alligator River at up to 7.3 kts until wind shifter from S10 to NNE 15 around 1900. This was a 98 SM day!
4/28/16 0800 Underway in rainshowers, winds W/SW 5 entering Albemarle Sound
1040 MM 66, entering North Landing River. Winds NE 10-12
1310 MM 50, Coinjock NC
1545 Just short of Pungo Ferry, engine started making a very loud clattering with increased exhaust smoke. Discussion & phone calls resulted in guess it was sticking injector and to continue on.
1900 MM 12, docked at Atlantic Yacht Service in Chesapeake Va (Great Bridge). 72 SM day. Took on xxx gal diesel. Tim left for Norfolk airport after dinner to fly home, he too out of time.
4/29/16 0830 Underway aftr mech looked at engine and found nothing amiss…..sounds normal. Overcast, winds L/V.
0900 Great Bridge lock.
1300 Crossed over Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel into Chesapeake Bay. Winds N 5-10, seas 2’. Decided to head across bay to Cape Charles since we couldn’t make it up bay to Deltaville before dark.
1655 Docked Cape Charles Town Marina. Nobody home.
4/30/16 0640 Underway, winds NE 5. Winds and bay flat calm by mouth of Potomac.
1900 Docked Zahnizers Marina, Solomons MD.
5/1/16 0730 Underway in moderate rain, winds SE 10-12. Vis < 1 mile.
1400 Docked Annapolis Landing Marina, Eastport MD.