Riding on the Connecticut River

Riding on the Connecticut River

After Greenport, we decided to take a ride from Essex  to Hartford on the Connecticut River.  By river, the path from Essex, CT to the end of navigable waters (navigable with a 4 1/2 foot draft anyway) is about 39 nautical miles long. It’s a pretty ride, but do be careful of the many posted “no wake” zones.  There are a number of them in the vicinity of the many marinas, but there are also a number of places where people raft...

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Who Said All Trawlers Are Slow?

Who Said All Trawlers Are Slow?

Many trawlers have a reputation for being limited to their displacement speed of around 6-8 knots.  It’s not uncommon to see some trawler owners comment that they had difficulty in strong current, or even that they are frustrated when they get passed by a sailboat.  Not true with Enemy glory. While I very much enjoy a slow 6-8 knot cruise, I’ve found that strong wind and strong current are not a problem in the slightest — the...

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Our Maiden Voyage

Our Maiden Voyage

June 6-7 we headed off to Greenport, NY for our first real checkout run.  I’d spent the last couple of days loading up clothes, equipment, galleyware, etc.  With everything clean, and stowed in approximately the right locations, we were ready to move in.  Friday we spent our first night aboard, and Saturday we were planning to be part of a convoy with Whateva and Nordic Lady. We left in pea soup fog  near-zero visibility, but the Garmin...

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