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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - Aug 06 2018 :  16:01:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So itís been awhile for me and I looking for any 2018 info on Block.
Looking to take an overnighter to Block, most likely a Sunday night
Iím guessing most/all of the Marinas still raft up everyone??
Any transient slips outside of the salt pond? Like in the old harbor area?
Thx

Oh, yea- Ill keep an eye out for Bob!
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BillyK

RO# 24466



Posted - Aug 07 2018 :  08:46:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Andy,
There are people who swear by Chumplin"s, I mean Champlin's, but I think they are the crudest marina I have ever been too. I stay at Payne's. I have never been rafted up, but I have seen it. Maybe they traveled together. The Boat Basin is also nice. I think if I remember right the old harbor is mooring only, but I'm not positive. Go to Newport instead. For you it's an extra hour. Have a great trip.
Billy K.

Hahaha.......Bob.




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Edited by - BillyK on Aug 07 2018 08:47:20

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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Aug 07 2018 :  09:13:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Boat Basin does not raft anyone up, they have floating docks with fingers.


Champlins has floating docks, but they are just when you stern-in to the main dock. You might be "rafted" to another boat, but you get on and off onto the floater, so no one is walking across your boat. If you are on a fixed dock, they won't raft anyone to you unless the place is packed. I have rarely seen that happen.


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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - Aug 07 2018 :  17:21:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Billy
Have been to Chumplinís and outside of the mudslides I was unimpressed.

Both you & Mike have brought up the Boat Basin so that maybe a contender

I Like Newport a lot and my new Gal has never been there. But she is just getting used to Cruising & Iím guessing its 4/5 hours from Greenport. Iím trying to keep the first few trips closer so if things get snotty it wont last that long ;-)
I expect weíll do longer runs in September & Newport will be one of them


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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Aug 08 2018 :  07:43:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by abalmuth

Hey Billy
Have been to Chumplinís and outside of the mudslides I was unimpressed.

Both you & Mike have brought up the Boat Basin so that maybe a contender

I Like Newport a lot and my new Gal has never been there. But she is just getting used to Cruising & Iím guessing its 4/5 hours from Greenport. Iím trying to keep the first few trips closer so if things get snotty it wont last that long ;-)
I expect weíll do longer runs in September & Newport will be one of them





A couple of years ago, Champlins started using a mix to make mudslides, which IMHO, now suck. We stopped buying them and make fresh ones on the boat, which are awesome.

Newport is only about an hour from Block, shouldn't take you more than 2.5 hours from Greenport.


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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - Aug 08 2018 :  08:18:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
RE: 2.5hrs from GP to Block- how many miles do you figure and whats your cruise speed?


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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - Aug 08 2018 :  08:43:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I see whatís been throwing me off. The charting software ive been using has 2 answers to distance??
one time its 67nm's

another time its 37nm's


Im assuming 37nm is the real deal?


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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Aug 08 2018 :  10:17:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At about 20 knots, it takes me an hour from Plum Gut to Block. At the same speed, it takes about an hour from Block to Newport.

Both of your tracks have you going to Block, then Newport. Run a course thru Plum Gut, or the Race directly to Newport.


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smitty477

RO# 31913



Posted - Aug 08 2018 :  15:12:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Townsends GP to Great Salt Pond BI is right about 37 miles - we made that leg many times.


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BillyK

RO# 24466



Posted - Aug 08 2018 :  18:10:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

It's probably about a sixty mile run from Greenport directly to Newport. You don't have to go through the race or the gut. Just head on a more northeast course from the Plum Is. buoy you are already using until you go around Pt. Judith. I thought you cruised at a faster rate. Either way it's worth the extra time. I don't think I would miss it, if I never went to Block again. Unfortunately bringing a land lubber up to speed can be time consuming, I'm doing the same thing. Have fun and pray for smooth seas.

Billy K.



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Edited by - BillyK on Aug 08 2018 18:15:41

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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - Aug 08 2018 :  18:20:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BillyK


It's probably about a sixty mile run from Greenport directly to Newport. You don't have to go through the race or the gut. Just head on a more northeast course from the Plum Is. buoy you are already using until you go around Pt. Judith. I thought you cruised at a faster rate. Either way it's worth the extra time. I don't think I would miss it, if I never went to Block again. Unfortunately bringing a land lubber up to speed can be time consuming, I'm doing the same thing. Have fun and pray for smooth seas.

Billy K.

Billy
I can cruise all day long at 23-24Knts if the seas allow & i dont mind the fuel burn.
For planing i use 20knts & save 6/10GPH
I feel for you on the"pray for smooth seas."


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Edited by - abalmuth on Aug 08 2018 18:27:02

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JohnC

RO# 204

Posted - Aug 08 2018 :  23:34:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I normally anchor out when I go to Block but when I do get a slip I go to Block Island Boat Basin. I think that's the best option. With your boat you would be on an outside slip with a nice view of the harbor and it's all floating docks.


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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - Aug 09 2018 :  06:40:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
JC
I was thinking of the hook or mooring as my new Tender should be ready next week.
But as its only for one night & my Gal's 1st trip, you sealed it for the Boat Basin

Hey Mike
you want to share the 'Awesome' mud slide recipe???


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Edited by - abalmuth on Aug 09 2018 06:40:49

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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Aug 09 2018 :  10:18:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vodka, Baileys and Kaluha in a blender with ice and a banana. Butter scotch floater on top.

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Dani-Lu

RO# 19601



Posted - Aug 09 2018 :  14:33:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We love BI. Boat Basin is the best marina if you are not interested in a scene and no rafting up with strangers. The Oar restaurant at Boat Basin is ok, with an amazing view. If you want to take your girlfriend for an amazing dinner and an amazing view, make a reservation at the Spring House Hotel. Go early, grab a drink and sit in Adirondack chairs with beautiful view.

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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Aug 09 2018 :  14:40:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kimberly's has taken over the restaurant at Champlins. We ate there several times and the food is outstanding. They added an outdoor bar on the deck, the view is fantastic.

The sushi and rum punches at the Oar are excellent.


Our dinners at Winfields and Kimberly's in town were both excellent.

We had a delicious lunch at the Surf House.


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sierra

RO# 28541

Posted - Aug 09 2018 :  14:48:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by abalmuth

JC
I was thinking of the hook or mooring as my new Tender should be ready next week.


FYI - If you do aim for either in the future you'll be on the hook. Mooring cutoff is 50'



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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Aug 09 2018 :  17:49:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some of the best cruising in that area that I experienced was in mid September. Clear crisp skies, offshore winds for calm seas and no crowds. An excellent time to introduce a new boater to cruising.

Bruce



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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - Aug 09 2018 :  18:21:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce
With a lower Helm Im hoping to keep cruising till thanksgiving ;-)


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JVM225

RO# 28365

Posted - Aug 09 2018 :  20:58:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by abalmuth

Bruce
With a lower Helm Im hoping to keep cruising till thanksgiving ;-)



That can get hairy.
I stayed in until the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving last year. It was my first season with the boat and I was enjoying it so much that I didnít want to give it up.
The Saturday night before I came out the temps got unusually cold and I made sure to stay on the boat with the heat blasting, and I ran the motors for a little while before I went to bed so that everything stayed warm in the bilge.
It worked out, I actually enjoyed that last overnight of the season, but I was a little nervous.
Froze my butt off on Sunday doilng oil changes and winterizing everything but the motors.
I remember thinking that I wish I had come out just a few weeks earlier.
I got lucky and we had good weather the two or three days after Thanksgiving so I was able to winterize the motors, clean polish, etc. in relative comfort.
I think I may look to come out two or three weeks earlier this year.


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abalmuth

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Posted - Aug 09 2018 :  22:57:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John
Around 2004 to 2007 I kept my 50í Cruisers operational all year round. I kept the boat in Port Washington where the Marina had many year round live-a-boards
Besides a few electric heaters I used block heaters & the heat from the mains kept the boat temp more then warm enough to stay on it year round. Mater of fact it was downright hot, always above 75f. Didnít winterize anything & nothing broke.


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Dani-Lu

RO# 19601



Posted - Aug 10 2018 :  00:24:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I ususally come out 1st week of Dec. The only thing I once froze was the freshwater spigot in the transom. The engine room is ok in early December because the water surrounding the hull is still well above freezing. If I had a Pilothouse, I would definitely use my boat more in November, instead of only when it is sunny creating a greenhouse effect in my cockpit. Fortunately my cockpit is 100% enclosed with an aft curtain. So when the s7n is out, it get warm quickly. But when the sun goes down, it get chilly very fast... brrrr. Ok no more depressing cold talk, it is only August. Lets go boating!


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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Aug 10 2018 :  09:15:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While I kept a boat in south bay thanksgiving was my usual time to return it to its winter home in Freeport. I remember sailing along the Jones beach shore from FI inlet in falling snow. The snow made the wind flow over the sales obvious.

Bruce



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JVM225

RO# 28365

Posted - Aug 10 2018 :  09:49:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by abalmuth

John
Around 2004 to 2007 I kept my 50í Cruisers operational all year round. I kept the boat in Port Washington where the Marina had many year round live-a-boards
Besides a few electric heaters I used block heaters & the heat from the mains kept the boat temp more then warm enough to stay on it year round. Mater of fact it was downright hot, always above 75f. Didnít winterize anything & nothing broke.




Iím very tempted to winterize and shrink wrap in the water so I can stay in over the winter. Lots of people on my canal do it. But they live right there.
Hate to give up my ďclubhouseĒ for the 5 months.
Last winter was my first being fully retired and January and February were boring as hell. Would have been nice to be able to putter around on the boat.
Plugged in to the electric would give me the fridge, TV, stereo, and a little electric heater while Iím there. Life would be good.
But both of our kids will be away at College this year, weíll be empty nesters for the first time and weíre hoping to take a few vacations in the colder months. Not sure I want to be thousands of miles away and worrying about the boat in the water. Iím a little OCD and a bad weather report at home would bother me while I was away.


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Edited by - JVM225 on Aug 10 2018 14:00:47

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