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Interesting thought! I've been thinking about a Delmarva circumnavigation for several years. Where would you be starting from? I have a 36 foot Pearson in Rock Hall. My wife wouldn't be interested in coming and I'd be looking for crew if I were to join the flotilla. I could take a week off to do this so I'd want to be back in 9 days. This sounds like a great idea.
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I'm telling my work I need 2 weeks off, but honestly don't expect (or hope) for it to take nearly that long. I figured if I allowed 2 weeks, 10 working days, then I would lessen the urgency of trying to get it done in short order. I'm meeting a few of the 'boys' tonight for drinks to discus dates. I'm thinking late May or June. Weather shouldn't be too bad.
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Interesting thought! I've been thinking about a Delmarva circumnavigation for several years. Where would you be starting from? I have a 36 foot Pearson in Rock Hall. My wife wouldn't be interested in coming and I'd be looking for crew if I were to join the flotilla. I could take a week off to do this so I'd want to be back in 9 days. This sounds like a great idea.
The 2 guys I'm meeting tonight are looking for a boat, I will definitely let you know. Both of them have boats, but neither is comfortable taking them offshore. Both I believe are near the South river / Rhode river.

Edit: how about I answer all your questions! lol anyway, I'll be starting from mid-bay out of the Potomac, badsanta is also in that area. I plan to do a clockwise trip, weather and wind cooperating.

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A few years back (late '90s, maybe), a retired CG Captain did this trip in his Bayfield 25, solo. He recounted the trip, in serial format, in Messing About in Boats. It was a good read.

He was able to transit several of the many small inlets along the Atlantic coast of Delmarva, south of Ocean City. He emphasized that charts were unreliable in this area due to constantly shifting shoals. He made a point of contacting the local Coast Guard stations to get the very latest local knowledge before entering an inlet. In some cases, they came out and showed him the way in (possibly because of his CG connections).

One of the things that sticks in my memory from that account was the trouble he had with bugs/flies/mosquitoes. I think he set-off in mid-May to try to avoid the worst of them, but they were still pretty bad.

With adequate prep and precautions, I would think the improved sailing ability of your Merit would be an advantage, if not quite as comfortable as the Bayfield 25.


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If you google delmarva circumnavigation you'll find several good articles including one by the guy that did the Chesapeake lights website.

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I've made this a goal for myself for next year as well... We may just get a bunch of us...!

I'm planning on taking a month or so off this summer too... Late May - June is so far kinda open for my schedule...

I think Cruising World (I KNOW you don't have a subscription to that non racing rag) had an article last year in a Delmarva C-Nav.

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I would be very interested in making this trip in my boat. Please keep me in mind for starting dates and a meeting or jump off place.

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I think it's called Chinocotegue? An inlet south of Ocean City. It looks like there is good depth all the way in if you are careful to avoid the shoaling spots. Does this spot change to often to be usabale?
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ZZ, I thought you were at Dahlgren, if so you are above me in colonial beach and I am 40 miles to the Chesapeake. Cobb island is across the river from me. Keep me posted.
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Clockwise around I hope? Y'all can start down there in the boonies and head up to the Magothy to my place...!


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