To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Southbound Day 15

Belhaven Marina. It's very small, and a very narrow fairways. Great amenities.

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Did I mention that the fairway's narrow?

Bigger boats have to watch the wind and tides to make a clean getaway. We're hoping for light air tomorrow so we can get out. It's scary narrow and Whitby's don't back up gracefully.

Amenities? Free laundry! There are so few slips here that we can easily share the machines. Free showers! Food Lion is about a mile away. CA had a nice walk out and back. (Greg offered us a ride. Some other boaters asked around and found a ride. CA prefers to walk.)

The Wi-Fi isn't great. But. We have some Wifi, and that's better than trying to use our phone hotspots.

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Here's the snubber we've been using.

My seizing has come unseized. The shackle got wrenched around somehow.

Since we're tied to a dock, I can fix the twisted shackle and associated seizing.


I think I'll make up a second snubber from the 9/16" mainsheet line we just replaced.

I want to try out a double-braided snubber.

The twist sometimes rubs against the stem-head fitting. We hear a thunk-thunk-thunk of each individual twist sliding past the fitting. Smooth, double-braided line won't make loud thunk noises.


Adding anti-chafe gear on the snubber may reduce the wear and tear on the line.


Attribute Value
Depart Pungo Creek 35° 30.7921′N, 076° 38.7253′W
Arrive Belhaven Marina Docked 35° 32.162′N, 076°37.351′W
Distance 8 nm
Time 50m
Engine 50m
Maintenance Take on 57 g fuel, change injector pump oil