Secured for the “big blow” & windlass project update.

Securing in a slip at Utsches Marina (Cape May NJ) was a good move, as the winds have been very strong for the past 24 hours. Utsche’s basin here offers good protection, shore power, showers, all the comforts of home.

The white dot is were we are. The green dot is where we need to go to get to the C&D Canal towards the to of this map.
The seas this hour are running more than 10 feet high as measured by this NOAA weather buoy 44025 (halfway back towards Long Island.)

We were saddened by the news of the sinking of thousands of boats on Florida’s west coast, including that of our Looper friends, Marilyn and Jim of Spinning Dreams III.

On one of the trawler forums there was also a picture of a sunken Mainship, similar to ours, which sank at the dock only 10 days after its new owners closed to purchase her. There were also pics of surviving Mainships after the storm which miraculously made it through unharmed, while other boats around them were severely damaged or destroyed.

Hurricane Ian certainly left its mark.

Fortunately, our favorite places survived damage in the St Johns River area of Florida where we hope to be in a month or so.

We figure we will be here until Thursday when calm seas up the Delaware are predicted. This gives us time to work on projects like the windlass. Here are some early progress pics.

New vs old electric motors and gearboxes which power the windlass.


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