2006 Chesapeake Bay Cruise

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Course: ASA 104 Intermediate Coastal Cruising 
Date: May 27-31, 2006
Vessel: IP-32 MOXIE
Students: Jonathan Duffy, Victoria Gillis Hall, Mac Hall, Bob Wicks
Captain: Ted Taylor

27 May-  Started class 0900. After introductions and MOB procedures we went over the boat systems then the crew went out for provisions. Water tank was not full and took 5 minutes to fill according to crew. The crew wanted to go to Shaw Bay and we departed from dock after looking at tide tables for the Kent Narrows, which can be low between buoys #3 and #4 going south. Arrived at the Narrows at 1700. Anchored at Shaw Bay around 1930. 

28 May-  Left anchor a 1030 after navigation discussion and planning. Motor sailed from Wye River to Miles River. Navigated to St. Michael's. We had previously arranged for a slip at the Seaport Museum.  Held class on boat after a break to see the town. 

29 May-  Departed St. Michael's after checking boat systems. Assigned crew positions and motor sailed to Eastern Bay. Sailed from Bloody Point toward Rhode River. Near the Rhode River the instrument went out. Engine wouldn't start. Sounded like low battery power. After checking the batteries we opened the compression stops on the 3 cylinders. The engine turned over and I switched the cylinders on one at a time and the engine started. Found water drops in air intake of engine and filter. I called Tom Tontarski and informed him of the situation. He advised me to continue to the anchorage if everything was OK. Arrived at anchor at 1730. Poor holding ground. Switched to Fortress anchor. 

30 May-  Assigned new crew positions and motor sailed towards Annapolis.  After stopping to check a navigation question we resumed motor sailing.  Arrived at Annapolis Harbor and arranged dockage. Got pump out as tank was full. Practiced knots, reviewed course material and took test in evening.  All passed. 

31 May-  Departed Annapolis at 0900. New crew positions assigned. After reaching the mouth of the Seven River we sailed toward the Bay Bridge. During a systems check it was noticed that the shaft coupling bolts were loose; retightened. Oil level OK. Arrived a Lankford Marina at 1430. All students passed the ASA-104 requirements and testing; gave out diplomas, cleaned up the boat and the crew departed.

Captain Ted Taylor
Aboard S/V MOXIE
Rock Hall, MD
May31, 2006

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