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Where is the best cruising in the USA?

It is like asking what is the best boat. They each have pluses and minuses. I love the area in which we sail, eastern Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island, but wish the season was longer. It's hard to beat Mystic, Essex, Sag Harbor, Montauk, Block Island, Newport.
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.....Coconut Grove, The back bay's of key largo, Isla Morada and the anchorage there, the turqoise lagoon at sun set. The basically east winds at northern most edge of the trades. Predictable weather which is alway's some form of warm and balmy. One million places to duck in from a squall....12 months 24 seven sailing in water that begs you to dive in and grab a lobster for dinner, swimming with dolphin and sea turtles the manitees.....
Amen Brother, preach on!
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.......did I mention the warm, clear, CLEAN, swimable, turqoise, teaming with life, warm, caressing, healing, clear, swimable year round water? Ya know, the stuff we are sailing on.
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Clear water is way overrated. There's no drama when you can see what's in the water with you. Give me a good red tide any day. Clears the sinuses.

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.......did I mention the warm, clear, CLEAN, swimable, turqoise, teaming with life, warm, caressing, healing, clear, swimable year round water? Ya know, the stuff we are sailing on.
Stop already.

Sheesh man, do want the whole world living down here!

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Clear water is way overrated. There's no drama when you can see what's in the water with you. Give me a good red tide any day. Clears the sinuses.
Yes yes, I would rather sail in cold muddy water, which is actually what the Key's are really like. And the average temp. is 50 degrees. rainy most afternoons it's alway's a little too windy or not windy enough. Everybody has a crappy uptight attiude, no anchorages without hassle from the local law etc. Stay where you are everybody, I was lying, the key's are possibly the worst place to sail
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.....Coconut Grove, The back bay's of key largo, Isla Morada and the anchorage there, the turqoise lagoon at sun set. The basically east winds at northern most edge of the trades. Predictable weather which is alway's some form of warm and balmy. One million places to duck in from a squall....12 months 24 seven sailing in water that begs you to dive in and grab a lobster for dinner, swimming with dolphin and sea turtles the manitees.....
Geez Capt., ya just gotta stop with these posts! If I read any more I'm liable to jump in the car and drive to the boat yard (picking up some rum along the way), cut loose the winter tarps, order the marina to splash the boat, and just start sailing south....
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Re: Where is the best cruising in the USA?

The reality for most folks is that having a boat usually means you have to work for a living. (I said MOST folks.)

That said, the best time to enjoy cruising for MOST folks is in the summer, when vacation time permits. If you look for a venue that has reasonably predictable winds, tolerable air and water temperatures, and allows multiple ports of call within a week or two, southern New England, from Long Island Sound to Nantucket, including Narragansett Bay, Buzzards Bay, and Nantucket Sound is hard to beat. If you are looking for solitude, however, look elsewhere.

North of the Cape Cod Canal, the water is colder and fog is more likely in the summer, especially along the Maine coast. If you can handle a cooler cabin at night and don't fall into the water, Maine is absolutely delightful. You could sail in Maine for many years without getting bored.
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.......did I mention the warm, clear, CLEAN, swimable, turqoise, teaming with life, warm, caressing, healing, clear, swimable year round water? Ya know, the stuff we are sailing on.
Please stop. I'm begging you...
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