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post #5 of Old 09-06-2012
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Re: Delaware River Marina questions

As for sailing on those 60 degree days in January, realize that the water will be in the low 40s, making rescue of a MOB very difficult. This becomes more of an issue for smaller boats and smaller children, due to the greater hazard.

I tend to be on the cautious side, so I do not like going out when the water temperature dips below 60. On the Delaware, this pretty much corresponds to an April-October sailing season. If I had a larger, more stable boat with a dodger and/or enclosed cockpit, I would likely extend this to March-December in this area. But a Flying Scot would be very raw sailing during winter.

Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
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