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Old 30 August 2009, 17:09   #11
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It really doesnt bother me where we put in. stonington sounds nice but seeing mystic would be nice also, Do you know when you would like to go, its a long weekend this week comeing up, are any of those days good for you? Ill keep checking back to see what you think.
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Old 30 August 2009, 19:36   #12
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Any of the days can work, I think perhaps the weather report will be the deciding factor, as we can pick the best day among the three.
Here's a link to the N.L. ramp: http://ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=268...epNav_GID=1620

I think if we meet around 9:00 am, have a leisurely voyage to B. I. see what there is to see, have a nice lunch, plan our trip back to the ramp so we will get there before dark with time to spare.

We can firm up the day mid-week or so, ok? Let me know what you think.
sugatam: does that work for you?
Anyone else interested in joining us is invited to jump in.

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Old 30 August 2009, 20:32   #13
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thats sounds pretty good, we can keep an eye out for the weather, I will keep in touch and we can come up with a plan by mid week, talk to you soon,
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Old 01 September 2009, 21:39   #14
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Still thinking about going for a ride this weekend, I am looking at Sunday or monday that is good for me. The weather looks good all weekend so we are lucky there. Ribfan, have you ever been to block island? you said its about 40 miles ach way from the ramps you were talking about? Just getting an idea of what the ride will be like, , Ill check back tomorrow
still hopeing to hear from some others out there, anyone is welcome
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Old 02 September 2009, 15:37   #15
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Absolutely, we were thinking saturday, looking at the weather, that looks like the warmer of the days. Can that work for you? To answer your other questions, I haven't been there in years, and at that time, we got there on the ferry. We have been looking forward to taking the rib for some time.
I used garmin's trip planner software to get a mileage estimate and that's what I came up with if we launch in New London. Do you carry sufficient fuel for the round trip? Most of the ride will be within a mile or so of shore, it's not until we get past Watch Hill that we shoot offshore to Block Island. So, I don't see a real tough ride, no hurricane effect waves or anything like that. Do you still know someone on B/I ? It would be nice to have an idea about where to tie-up when we get there and know if there is a cost to do so.

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Old 02 September 2009, 20:02   #16
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I will see what I can find out about tieing up on the island, My wife knows the owner of ballards and when she ask her before about a place to bring your boat I was told they do have a dock , I dont believe it costs anything but will see what else I can find out about it, sat might be tough for me, i was hopeing for sunday or monday being a holiday, let me check and Ill get back to you soon. we should be able to work something out. talk to you soon
Ill send you my Phone # in a pm also so we can chat.
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Ribfan, just wanted to let you know that I can only go on sunday or monday. I am busy on sat. I hope this works out for you. The weather looks great the whole weekend long. . I have 2 11gal tanks for fuel and will gring another 6 gal. reserve. I have no ide how much gas Ill use but plan on topping off at the island. No problem there I believe. Your idea of leaving the dock about 9 and grabbing lunch sounds great. we should have a good idea on how long it takes for the trip back. We can plan our trip back as you said while we stroll around downtown. I saw the link of the boat ramp is there a ferry to block island that leaves from anywhere around there. looks great. I think there is a festival at mystic seaport this weekend. Will be be going by there? Ill try to find out anything I can about a place to tie up when we get there. ill talk to you soon
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I also was wondering what you thought of leaving from stonigton? It looks nice also and a bit shorter. You had mentioned it before, just thorwing it out there
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still hopeing fopr the first week of sept. The Sat would be great, My son would be able to go, he starts school that week, but can still accomadat during the week if we have to, hope to hear from some others out there. "Where have you been DTUCKER?????"
LOL Randomly checking in, it's been a while! I've been working as a principal in a startup, so I've been out of my mind busy. Have just given it up to take over an established business (in the marine trade), and look forward to having some more time (and paychecks!).

Can't join you this weekend, looks like a family camping trip to Maine. I'd rather go sailboat racing, or RIB to Block Delivering a sailboat from Marblehead to Tiverton by road tomorrow. Spent a few days on the RIB in Newport last week, getting paid to photograph a sailboat regatta http://www.dantucker.us/Sailing/2009.../9409162_jfMRS
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great to hear from you again, too bad you cant come this weekend, perhaps in the near future. Love to get out and see how your boat rids. We will keep you informed.....
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