CT to NC Day 21
New Bern, NC to Beaufort, NC
Departed from New Bern Grand Marina at 0645 to stage for the Alfred C Cunningham Bridge which opens at 0700.
Neuse River forecast for 2 foot seas... and was fairly accurate forecast... waves were from behind us so they really had no effect... winds were in the 15 to 20 kt range.
The winds had been blowing fairly strong yesterday and all night out of the SE so with the winds now out of the NW we had a nice wind driven current pushing SAILS along over 7 knots... when we turned off the Neuse River in to Adams Creek we had a outgoing tide that started pushing to almost 8 knots... this trimmed a lot of time off our trip today... I had planned on 5 to 5.5 hours and we made it to Bock in 4.5 hours.
We arrived to Bock Marine at approximately 1115... docked in front of the travel lift bay. 34°49.440'N, 76°41.424'W
. We traveled today for 4 hours and 30 minutes covering 31.5 nautical miles averaging 7.0 knots.
SAILS will be hauled out of the water tomorrow morning 12/9/2020. We will be the hard for the next week or so for SAILS to get a little TLC... new bottom paint and some welding work on port side shower window opening.