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Cooper Island to Salt Island #128702
04/28/2017 10:57 AM
04/28/2017 10:57 AM
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California
suzkoop Offline OP
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Is it reasonable to dingy over to Salt Island from Cooper at the end of May?

Suzanne

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Re: Cooper Island to Salt Island [Re: suzkoop] #128703
04/28/2017 01:55 PM
04/28/2017 01:55 PM
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I've done it several times during May-June period. Mainly depends on weather and sea state.

Allen

Re: Cooper Island to Salt Island [Re: Bakoguy] #128704
04/28/2017 01:59 PM
04/28/2017 01:59 PM
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It's fine to make that trip. If the dinghy motor quit the prevailing wind is going to keep you in the Channel so no safety issues. Keep in mind however it will be slower and bumpier coming back into the wind.
G

Re: Cooper Island to Salt Island [Re: GeorgeC1] #128705
04/28/2017 07:53 PM
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George and Allen, thanks for your responses. I thought it would be fine but when I was looking at the map (again) this morning, I realized there could be an issue with the channel between the two islands. I didn't want to deal with taking the cat back and forth so the dingy would be perfect.

Suzanne

Re: Cooper Island to Salt Island [Re: suzkoop] #128706
04/28/2017 08:05 PM
04/28/2017 08:05 PM
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I paddleboard from Cooper to Salt frequently. Just keep an eye on conditions.


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Re: Cooper Island to Salt Island [Re: MrEZgoin] #128707
04/28/2017 11:14 PM
04/28/2017 11:14 PM
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We have done it may times. Just pay attention to the weather, the trip back can be a little wet depending on the dingy you have. We always take a cooler with plenty of drinks and we also take a handheld vhf radio. It is always fun to explore around on salt.

Re: Cooper Island to Salt Island [Re: Mandknky] #128708
04/29/2017 04:57 PM
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annap, MD/BVI-Nanny Cay
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Do it all the time. First time, first mate wanted coffee before we went. I told her she could get coffee on Salt smile
Another time we started over with a friend in moderate seas. bout a quarter of the way there, we learned about his back surgery, pins, etc

I tend to not go if I see white caps on the waves. then I just take the big boat.

Re: Cooper Island to Salt Island [Re: hallucination] #128709
04/29/2017 05:35 PM
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It's a long ride back if the wind is over 15 knots.
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