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Labatt,

My boat is moored off Long Point, near Point Bay Marina. Been sailing the lake for 6-7 years... It's just I don't think I've ever anchored in more than 40 feet and usualy less than 20.... just about everywhere on the lake, but then again I've never considered anchoring under the palisades down by Westport.... now that's deep!

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I haven't met too many other people on the net who sail on Lake Champlain! We've only been on it for a year, and have never anchored in less than 30 feet, and usually more like 50 feet. I'm sure we just haven't had the same opportunity as you to explore the best places. We've been doing it in a 23 foot trailer sailor (until now) so we overnight in marinas. We've been caught more than once on the outside of Field's Bay or just south and have had to anchor in 100+ feet during lightning storms. We'll be keeping our new boat at Willsboro Bay Marina. Perhaps we'll meet on the lake at some point.
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Chris,

"We're getting a quote on an Espar diesel furnace but the initial estimate was $6k. I didn't realize these things were so expensive! Is that right?"

Yeah, about right. I paid $5,300 in 2002 for the D5LC and installation. It's good stuff, but doesn't come cheap.

Then, again....the Passport 40 is a quality boat. I figure you don't want to junk up such a boat with anything less than quality gear. Just gotta take a deep breath and pony up the boat units :-))

Seriously, though, central forced air heating is a wonderful thing and I'd think it especially great in the northern climes where you plan to cruise.

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Just gotta take a deep breath and pony up the boat units :-))
I've only been doing this for a week, and I've already learned to take the number I THINK something will cost and double or triple it. Case in point - I figured about $3k for the heater. Oh well
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I haven't met too many other people on the net who sail on Lake Champlain! We've only been on it for a year, and have never anchored in less than 30 feet, and usually more like 50 feet. I'm sure we just haven't had the same opportunity as you to explore the best places. We've been doing it in a 23 foot trailer sailor (until now) so we overnight in marinas. We've been caught more than once on the outside of Field's Bay or just south and have had to anchor in 100+ feet during lightning storms. We'll be keeping our new boat at Willsboro Bay Marina. Perhaps we'll meet on the lake at some point.
Labatt,

Willsboro Marinia is one of, or maybe the nicest, marina on the lake. beautiful setting and a great restaurant. I'm sure you'll enjoy it there.
BTW, the inside end of Willsboro bay has some nice anchorages in less than 20 feet. Some of my favorite overnights... Crown Point bridge, Button Bay, Kingsland Bay, Valcour Island, Burton Island, Malletts Bay.. The Gut, etc etc.... You have some fun ahead of you.

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Loved mine

I sailed a Pasport 40 (1985) for over 7 years. Loved everything about it except that big a transom. She was a swift sailer and very well laid out with an enormous saloon. We modified the berths in the saloon to pull out. We had a lead keel so no worries there.
It's the only boat I've had that I sold for more than I paid for her! If you have specific questions just ask.
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Thanks for the info Ely. We ended up purchasing our P40 a few months back and we're literally on the delivery run from Annapolis to Lake Champlain right now! We'll see how she does tomorrow night when we exit Cape May and go offshore for the overnight leg to New York City.
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If by some chance you layover in Cape May I'd be interested in your thoughts on Utchs Marina, or any other marine in Cape May. I plan to move my boat there next summer. Thanks and good luck.
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We got a recommendation from someone at this marina to go to the "Canyon Club Marina" in Cape May. It's not too expensive and has good services. He's been there a few times before. If we stop, I'll let you know.
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Passport 40 on Lake Champlain

Hey Labatt.....we too live on Lake Champlain and sail in Shelburne. Where are you going to keep Pelican? We are looking at a P40 in NY next week for a survey and sea trial. If all goes well, there may be 2 on our great lake!!
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