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It got worse, way worse. TB, any new mark on my face is an improvement over all the old ones.
I remember now that I see the damage... Yup... lots of ways to improve that mug...

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I have not sailed up around Norfolk, but I have visited the area afew times and there is a lot of shipping and military traffic; there are some *very* large ships around pretty much all the time. We have ports and military here in NC also, but not so much concentrated in one spot. When I retire, I might think about the Gulf coast of FL in the Cedar Key area. That is mostly a "poke around with shoal draft" area. This time of year it's not quite so appealing though...
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It was my understanding that North Carolina gets tagged by hurricanes more often than SC and Georgia, as it sort of sticks out into the Atlantic a few hundred miles. My little "Hurricane Evacuation Packet" has a map on it, with NC and the northern east coast of Florida getting smacked at about the same rate. Is this true, or are my local authorities lying to me?
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The bay will work ...

I don't sail on the Chesapeake, but I have an acquaintance who does pretty much year 'round. Like others have said, you'll have to be selective regarding weather, and bundle up some times, but there will be days all through the year when it's doable.

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The Chesapeake rarely ices up, but there's a period from about New Year's Day until early March when going out is just plain miserable, temperature-wise.

The wind conditions, on the other hand, are pretty awesome. If you have a one-piece suit and dress in layers, it's some of the best sailing around.
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Hawg...that may be the rumour...but I don't think it has much basis in fact!
It may spring from the fact that so many boats have been lost off Hatteras in storms. But I don't believe that SC is any safer than NC...especially since you can get pretty far inland in NC to gain protection if a hurricane is coming. Charleston got slapped silly by Hugo. If you go the site:
http://maps.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes/viewer.html
you can query and see all the hurricanes by category that have hit the US coast since 1850 and it looks like just one big blob south of the Chesapeake...so much so that you cannot make out any of the underlying map detail due to the storm tracks!
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