Escape 15 Sailing Offshore to the Bahamas New Jersey Passage

In this episode of Escape we put down some miles as we continue heading south to Florida and the Bahamas. Starting out anchored in Atlantic Highlands, we wake up early for a overnight sail around New Jersey then quickly stop in Cape May to fuel up and head back out up the Delaware River to the C & D Canal and finally Chesapeake City.

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Escape – Episode 15 Season 1

Waking up in Atlantic Highlands near Sandy Hook New Jersey
Set out for an overnight sail to Cape May
Rounding Sandy Hook and the dredging barges
Manasquan Inlet
Josh catches a fish
Night shift
Coffee time
Sailing with commercial vessels – tugs with barges
MARPA radar targets
Sailing as the sun comes up
Cape May Inlet at dawn
Anchor off the Coast Guard Station in Cape May NJ
National anthem from the Coast Guard Station
Sailing around Cape May Point – Eph & Prissy Wicks Shoals
The Cape Map Rips
Sailing the Delaware River
Tug with barge heading out the Delaware
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (C & D Canal)
Chesapeake City

Filmed with: GoPro Hero3, GoPro Hero3+, GoPro Hero4, Canon 70D, iPhone 6 Plus

Timelapse with: iPhone 6 Plus and Hyperlapse 1080p, GoPro or 70D

Sailing Vessel Escape
1981 C&C 36 a ongoing refit and recondition project

Navigation: Current suite from Raymarine including A97 sonar/depth & temperature transducer, paddle speed transducer, ev-100 wheel autopilot
– Navionics Field Specialist running latest Navionics Platinum+ Cartography, Navionics+ for current updates.
– Navionics iPhone App for wifi updates of the latests charts to the Raymarine a97 and easily transferring routes and waypoints
– RayView Android app on dedicated Droid 4 with 1080p video out to 40″ LG LED TV for viewing navigation information in the salon from the a97 via wifi
– RayControl Android App on dedicated Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for controlling the a97 via wifi while in the salon
– 2015 27″ 5k iMac running Polar View with USB GPS and NOAA ENC (vector) and Raster Charts from Maine to South America with Active Captain Database and weather GRIB files
– iPhone AquaMap app for active captain database access
– Skipper Bobs ICW Anchorages
– Paper Cruising Guides from Maine to the Bahamas

Music by: Joakim Karud & Ehrling

Escape 14 What It’s Really Like Sailing to the Bahamas Past the Statue of Liberty

In this episode of Escape we keep chasing summer, sailing south to Florida and the Bahamas. This time we round up the Hudson for a night at W 79St Boat Basin where the moorings are only $30. We head into the city for a cold beer after a long day, wake up early the next morning and ride the tide down the Hudson through New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty with plenty of commercial traffic to Atlantic Highlands, just outside Sandy Hook.

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Escape – Episode 14 Season 1

Start out at the Heliport at the end of the East River
Round up the Hudson around the new World Trade Center
Passing the Staton Island Ferry and cruise ships
Pier 57
Driving Range
W 79 St Boat Basin Mooring Field and Marina
Water Taxi
Up early and back down the Hudson before the tide changes
Commercial traffic waiting to head north up the Hudson once the tide changes
Passing the statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Waking up in Atlantic Highlands New Jersey near Sandy Hook

Filmed with: GoPro Hero3, GoPro Hero3+, GoPro Hero4, Canon 70D, iPhone 6 Plus

Timelapse with: iPhone 6 Plus and Hyperlapse 1080p, GoPro or 70D photo interval of 5s wifi

Sailing Vessel Escape
1981 C&C 36 a ongoing refit and recondition project

Navigation: Current suite from Raymarine including A97 sonar/depth & temperature transducer, paddle speed transducer, ev-100 wheel autopilot
– Navionics Field Specialist running latest Navionics Platinum+ Cartography, Navionics+ for current updates.
– Navionics iPhone App for wifi updates of the latests charts to the Raymarine a97 and easily transferring routes and waypoints
– RayView Android app on dedicated Droid 4 with 1080p video out to 40″ LG LED TV for viewing navigation information in the salon from the a97 via wifi
– RayControl Android App on dedicated Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for controlling the a97 via wifi while in the salon
– 2015 27″ 5k iMac running Polar View with USB GPS and NOAA ENC (vector) and Raster Charts from Maine to South America with Active Captain Database and weather GRIB files
– iPhone AquaMap app for active captain database access
– Skipper Bobs ICW Anchorages
– Paper Cruising Guides from Maine to the Bahamas

Music by Ehrling & Joakim Karud

Escape 13 What It’s Really like Sailing South to the Bahamas through NYC

In this episode of Escape we continue our push south to Florida and the Bahamas, we leave Stamford, CT early and head down Long Island Sound toward New York City passing under Whitestone Bridge and through Hell Gate before Rounding up the Hudson toward West 79st Boat Basin.

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Escape – Episode 13 Season 1

Josh Bringing Nation in on the dingy in Stamford Harbor
Leaving the anchorage behind the breakwater in Stamford Harbor
Motoring Long island sound
Entering the East River
Going under Whitestone Bridge, Bronx NY
Passing LaGuardia Airport
Rikers Island Correctional Facility
Rikers Island Prison Barge – worlds largest prison ship
Hell Gate
United Nations Headquarters
One World Trade Center
Brooklyn Bridge
Statue of liberty
Helipad

Filmed with: GoPro Hero3, GoPro Hero3+, GoPro Hero4, Canon 70D, iPhone 6 Plus

Timelapse with: iPhone 6 Plus and Hyperlapse 1080p, GoPro or 70D photo interval of 5s wifi

Sailing Vessel Escape
1981 C&C 36 a ongoing refit and recondition project

Navigation: Current suite from Raymarine including A97 sonar/depth & temperature transducer, paddle speed transducer, ev-100 wheel autopilot
– Navionics Field Specialist running latest Navionics Platinum+ Cartography, Navionics+ for current updates.
– Navionics iPhone App for wifi updates of the latests charts to the Raymarine a97 and easily transferring routes and waypoints
– RayView Android app on dedicated Droid 4 with 1080p video out to 40″ LG LED TV for viewing navigation information in the salon from the a97 via wifi
– RayControl Android App on dedicated Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for controlling the a97 via wifi while in the salon
– 2015 27″ 5k iMac running Polar View with USB GPS and NOAA ENC (vector) and Raster Charts from Maine to South America with Active Captain Database and weather GRIB files
– iPhone AquaMap app for active captain database access
– Skipper Bobs ICW Anchorages
– Paper Cruising Guides from Maine to the Bahamas

Music by Joakim Karud

Escape 12 New York City in Sight!

In this episode of Escape we say goodbye to our old engine and continue down the Connecticut coast where we get our first glimpse of the New York City skyline on our sail south to the Bahamas. Along the way we rent a car and take a drive to Defender Industries Outlet to pickup a new water pump and checkout what they have in stock!

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Escape – Episode 12 Season 1

Long Island Sound
Brewer in Stratford, CT
Stramford, CT
Enterprise vs. Avis
Defender

Filmed with: GoPro Hero3, GoPro Hero3+, GoPro Hero4, Canon 70D, iPhone 6 Plus

Timelapse with: iPhone 6 Plus and Hyperlapse 1080p, GoPro or 70D photo interval of 5s wifi

Sailing Vessel Escape
1981 C&C 36 a ongoing refit and recondition project

Navigation: Current suite from Raymarine including A97 sonar/depth & temperature transducer, paddle speed transducer, ev-100 wheel autopilot
– Navionics Field Specialist running latest Navionics Platinum+ Cartography, Navionics+ for current updates.
– Navionics iPhone App for wifi updates of the latests charts to the Raymarine a97 and easily transferring routes and waypoints
– RayView Android app on dedicated Droid 4 with 1080p video out to 40″ LG LED TV for viewing navigation information in the salon from the a97 via wifi
– RayControl Android App on dedicated Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for controlling the a97 via wifi while in the salon
– 2015 27″ 5k iMac running Polar View with USB GPS and NOAA ENC (vector) and Raster Charts from Maine to South America with Active Captain Database and weather GRIB files
– iPhone AquaMap app for active captain database access
– Skipper Bobs ICW Anchorages
– Paper Cruising Guides from Maine to the Bahamas

Music by

Escape 11 Sailing Long Island Sound with TowBoat US

In this episode of Escape, we sail off our anchor in Port Jefferson, across Long Island Sound anchor up and call TowBoat US for a tow into Stratford, CT.

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Escape – Episode 11 Season 1

Leaving Port Jefferson
Waiting for the Port Jefferson Ferry
Leaving anchor under sail without a motor
Port Jefferson Inlet
Sailing Across Long Island Sound
Anchoring in Long Island Sound
Waiting for TowBoat US
Tow with TowBoat US in Long Island Sound to Stratford, CT
Brewer Yacht Yard and Marina Stratford, CT

Filmed with: GoPro Hero3, GoPro Hero3+, GoPro Hero4, Canon 70D, iPhone 6 Plus

Timelapse with: iPhone 6 Plus and Hyperlapse 1080p, GoPro or 70D photo interval of 5s wifi

Sailing Vessel Escape
1981 C&C 36 a ongoing refit and recondition project

Navigation: Current suite from Raymarine including A97 sonar/depth & temperature transducer, paddle speed transducer, ev-100 wheel autopilot
– Navionics Field Specialist running latest Navionics Platinum+ Cartography, Navionics+ for current updates.
– Navionics iPhone App for wifi updates of the latests charts to the Raymarine a97 and easily transferring routes and waypoints
– RayView Android app on dedicated Droid 4 with 1080p video out to 40″ LG LED TV for viewing navigation information in the salon from the a97 via wifi
– RayControl Android App on dedicated Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for controlling the a97 via wifi while in the salon
– 2015 27″ 5k iMac running Polar View with USB GPS and NOAA ENC (vector) and Raster Charts from Maine to South America with Active Captain Database and weather GRIB files
– iPhone AquaMap app for active captain database access
– Skipper Bobs ICW Anchorages
– Paper Cruising Guides from Maine to the Bahamas

Music by Jeff Kaale, Andy G Cohen, Andrew Applepie

Insparational sailing channels:
Sailing La Vegabonde
Sailing SV Delos
Wicked Salty
Drake Paragon
Follow the Boat
Rick Moore
Christian Williams
Sailing Uma
Sailing Emerald Steel
Sail Life
Life is Like Sailing

Escape 10 The Motor Exploded – Towing with your Tender

In this episode of Escape we blow up our Yanmar diesel engine and limp into port under side-tow from our tender. Narrowly missing being run down by a 300 foot barge while entering the Port Jefferson inlet at 11pm in the dark. Subscribe to follow us sailing south to the Bahamas!

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Escape – Episode 10 Season 1

Leaving the Anchorage at Orient Harbor near Orient Point
Transiting through the Plum Gut current and standing waves
Sailing down long Island in Long Island Sound
Then Starting the motor and motoring the rest of the way to Port Jeff
Sailing / motoring at night
Fishing while sailing
Catching a fish from a sailboat
Trolling from a sailboat
MFD video out to TV
Tracking MARPA Radar Targets at night underway
Coming into Port Jefferson Inlet
Engine Starts Acting up
Motor Explodes and fills the cabin with smoke
Side tow the sailboat with the tender
Move Escape out of the channel and inlet
300 ft oil barge approaches
Anchor escape outside the main channel
Wake from barge almost flips the dingy
Proper side-towing diagram (based on Cruising World Magazine)

References:
Towing Your Sailboat with Your Tender by Cruising World Magazine:
http://www.cruisingworld.com/how/towing-your-tender

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Timelapse with: iPhone 6 Plus and Hyperlapse 1080p, GoPro or 70D photo interval of 5s wifi

Sailing Vessel Escape
1981 C&C 36 a ongoing refit and recondition project

Navigation: Current suite from Raymarine including A97 sonar/depth & temperature transducer, paddle speed transducer, ev-100 wheel autopilot
– Navionics Field Specialist running latest Navionics Platinum+ Cartography, Navionics+ for current updates.
– Navionics iPhone App for wifi updates of the latests charts to the Raymarine a97 and easily transferring routes and waypoints
– RayView Android app on dedicated Droid 4 with 1080p video out to 40″ LG LED TV for viewing navigation information in the salon from the a97 via wifi
– RayControl Android App on dedicated Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for controlling the a97 via wifi while in the salon
– 2015 27″ 5k iMac running Polar View with USB GPS and NOAA ENC (vector) and Raster Charts from Maine to South America with Active Captain Database and weather GRIB files
– iPhone AquaMap app for active captain database access
– Skipper Bobs ICW Anchorages
– Paper Cruising Guides from Maine to the Bahamas

Music by Jeff Kaale

Escape 9 Reefing Underway While Sailing to the Bahamas

In this episode of Escape we take off from Block Island and stop in at Montauk for a quick solar panel repair then we’re off the next morning for Orient Point. It took us a while, but we go over how we put a 3rd reef in our mainsail for the first time.

Sailing Block Island to Montauk
Leaving Montauk
Using the mainsheet as a temporary toping lift for the boom
Re-rigging the outhaul outside the reef anchor points
Moving the main hailyard back to the head of the mainsail
Threading the reefing line through the 2nd reef eyelet on the mainsail
Tying off the end of the reefing line to the 3rd anchor point
Threading the other end of the reefing line through the 3rd ref block on the boom
Winching the reefing line down tight to act as the new outhaul
Raising the mainsail
Realizing the reefing line is through the 2nd eyelet in the mainsail
Re-rigging the reefing line
Raising the main for a second time
Tying up a temporary cunningham
Easing the mainsheet
Traveler up
Tweaking the mainsheet
Fishing
Arriving at Orient Point Long Beach Anchorage

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Escape – Episode 9 Season 1

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Timelapse with: iPhone 6 Plus and Hyperlapse 1080p, GoPro or 70D photo interval of 5s wifi

Sailing Vessel Escape
1981 C&C 36 a ongoing refit and recondition project

Navigation: Current suite from Raymarine including A97 sonar/depth & temperature transducer, paddle speed transducer, ev-100 wheel autopilot
– Navionics Field Specialist running latest Navionics Platinum+ Cartography, Navionics+ for current updates.
– Navionics iPhone App for wifi updates of the latests charts to the Raymarine a97 and easily transferring routes and waypoints
– RayView Android app on dedicated Droid 4 with 1080p video out to 40″ LG LED TV for viewing navigation information in the salon from the a97 via wifi
– RayControl Android App on dedicated Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for controlling the a97 via wifi while in the salon
– 2015 27″ 5k iMac running Polar View with USB GPS and NOAA ENC (vector) and Raster Charts from Maine to South America with Active Captain Database and weather GRIB files
– iPhone AquaMap app for active captain database access
– Skipper Bobs ICW Anchorages
– Paper Cruising Guides from Maine to the Bahamas

Music by Jeff Kaale

Escape 8 What it’s Really Like Sailing to the Bahamas

In this episode of Escape we continue our push south to Florida and the Bahamas from Cuttyhunk to Block Island…

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Escape – Episode 8 Season 1

Cuttyhunk Active Captain Anchorages & Dingy Dock
Leaving Cuttyhunk
Full Sail South West Leaving Buzzards Bay
Reaching to Block Island
Radar Collision Avoidance
Raymarine MARPA Targets
Monitoring CH 16
Arriving in Block Island Great Salt Pond
Exploring Great Salt Pond Mooring Field
Great South Pond Active Captian Anchorage
Setting the Anchor in Great South Pond
Walking the Dog in the Morning
The Oar Resturant
Champlain’s Resort

Filmed with: GoPro Hero3, GoPro Hero3+, GoPro Hero4, Canon 70D, iPhone 6 Plus

Timelapse with: iPhone 6 Plus and Hyperlapse 1080p, GoPro or 70D photo interval of 5s wifi

Sailing Vessel Escape
1981 C&C 36 a ongoing refit and recondition project

Navigation: Current suite from Raymarine including A97 sonar/depth & temperature transducer, paddle speed transducer, ev-100 wheel autopilot
– Navionics Field Specialist running latest Navionics Platinum+ Cartography, Navionics+ for current updates.
– Navionics iPhone App for wifi updates of the latests charts to the Raymarine a97 and easily transferring routes and waypoints
– RayView Android app on dedicated Droid 4 with 1080p video out to 40″ LG LED TV for viewing navigation information in the salon from the a97 via wifi
– RayControl Android App on dedicated Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for controlling the a97 via wifi while in the salon
– 2015 27″ 5k iMac running Polar View with USB GPS and NOAA ENC (vector) and Raster Charts from Maine to South America with Active Captain Database and weather GRIB files
– iPhone AquaMap app for active captain database access
– Skipper Bobs ICW Anchorages
– Paper Cruising Guides from Maine to the Bahamas

Music by Jeff Kaale

Escape 7 Season 1 – Sailing to Florida and the Bahamas in Buzzards Bay from Red Brook to Cuttyhunk

In this episode of Escape we wake up just outside Red Brook Harbor a little later than we should have and check the weather forecast. Set sail for Cuttyhunk, the last island in the chain of islands along buzzards bay’s southern shore. The forecast was 5kts out of the southwest, but built through the afternoon. With the wind right on the nose we end up tacking upwind not making much forward progress. We made short tacks sticking close to the islands where there was a break from the waves being in the lee of the shore. Kept the sails up until sunset when we finally start the motor and head directly for Cutty. Since we arrived around 11pm, we decide to pick up a mooring for $45-$50 in the harbor but there is room for multiple boats to anchor within the harbor near the northeast corner of the mooring field. The moorings don’t have pennants but instead have a raised fixed loop to thread your own line without needing to reach down with a boat hook.

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Escape Episode 7 Season 1

Leaving the anchorage at Red Brook Harbor
Full Sail South West Down Buzzards Bay
Tacking Upwind
Going Below While Healing
Naviionics Route Planning
Active Captain Reviews for Anchorages
Fixing the Dingy Engine Under Tow
Dousing the Sails to Motor into Cuttyhunk Island Harbor
Destination: Florida & The Bahamas

Filmed with: GoPro Hero3, GoPro Hero3+, GoPro Hero4, Canon 70D, iPhone 6 Plus

Timelapse with: iPhone 6 Plus and Hyperlapse 1080p, GoPro or 70D photo interval of 5s wifi

Sailing Vessel Escape
1981 C&C 36 a ongoing refit and recondition project

Navigation: Current suite from Raymarine including A97 sonar/depth & temperature transducer, paddle speed transducer, ev-100 wheel autopilot
– Navionics Field Specialist running latest Navionics Platinum+ Cartography, Navionics+ for current updates.
– Navionics iPhone App for wifi updates of the latests charts to the Raymarine a97 and easily transferring routes and waypoints
– RayView Android app on dedicated Droid 4 with 1080p video out to 40″ LG LED TV for viewing navigation information in the salon from the a97 via wifi
– RayControl Android App on dedicated Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for controlling the a97 via wifi while in the salon
– 2015 27″ 5k iMac running Polar View with USB GPS and NOAA ENC (vector) and Raster Charts from Maine to South America with Active Captain Database and weather GRIB files
– iPhone AquaMap app for active captain database access
– Skipper Bobs ICW Anchorages
– Paper Cruising Guides from Maine to the Bahamas

Escape 6 – Leaving Marblehead to Sail The Bahamas

With all our preparations and provisioning complete, we wait out hurricane season and a weather system then finally start sailing to Florida and the Bahamas. This is the first leg of the trip from Marblehead to Red Brook Harbor where we anchor for the night before continuing on south. We motor past Boston Harbor shipping lanes then down the south shore of MA to the Cape Cod Canal and wait for the tide to turn in our favor, anchoring just after last light outside of Red Brook.

Season 1 Episode 6

Leaving from Pleon dock
Cooking With Josh – Grease Fires
Goodbyes
Marblehead Harbor after the nor’easter and hurricane that went south
Shipping traffic out of Boston Harbor
Cape Cod Canal Approach
Borne Bridge and Railroad Bridge
Anchoring outside Red Brook Harbor
Buzzards Bay
Waking up and bringing the dog in

Filmed Summer 2015

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Filmed with: GoPro Hero3, GoPro Hero3+, GoPro Hero4, Canon 70D, iPhone 6 Plus

Timelapse with: iPhone 6 Plus and Hyperlapse 1080p, GoPro or 70D photo interval of 5s wifi

Sailing Vessel Escape
1981 C&C 36 ongoing refit and recondition project

Navigation: Current suite from Raymarine including A97 sonar/depth & temperature transducer, paddle speed transducer, ev-100 wheel autopilot
– Navionics Field Specialist running latest Navionics Platinum+ Cartography, Navionics+ for current updates.
– Navionics iPhone App for wifi updates of the latests charts to the Raymarine a97 and easily transferring routes and waypoints
– RayView Android app on dedicated Droid 4 with 1080p video out to 40″ LG LED TV for viewing navigation information in the salon from the a97 via wifi
– RayControl Android App on dedicated Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for controlling the a97 via wifi while in the salon
– 2015 27″ 5k iMac running Polar View with USB GPS and NOAA ENC (vector) and Raster Charts from Maine to South America with Active Captain Database and weather GRIB files
– iPhone AquaMap app for active captain database access
– Skipper Bobs ICW Anchorages
– Paper Cruising Guides from Maine to the Bahamas