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post #11 of 23 Old 04-20-2011
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Lake Champlain for a change? It is beautiful and, in August should be warm for swimming. Unlimited fresh water. There is a charter company on the lake, just google it.

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You asked about the Great Lakes. I have done a little bit of sailing around the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior and have found the area fascinating. It is easy to spend four days sailing around the Islands and not experience everything the Apostle Island area has to offer. The village of Bayfield itself has numerous eateries and shops to visit. The Islands has sandy beaches to walk, sea caves to explore, lighthouses to see and trails to follow. It is easy to find places to anchor. There are two bareboat charter companies in the area. Sailboat Inc. and Superior Charters. I have worked with Superior Charters and have found them to be pleasant to do business with. They have over 50 boats to choose from ranging in size from 27' to over 40'.
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the great information. I would like to see the Apostle Islands, so we'll see what happens. The Chessy sounds great for Sept or early October.

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BVI or Bahamas mind you you are in hurricane season so could get unlucky.

The bonus would be the water temps and sailing.
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The way to do the BVIs in the summer is on a last minute deal. You get to gauge the hurricanes and get a bargain in the process. However, no guarantees they will align with your schedule.


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Lake Superior

you would love the scenery on the North Coast but the water is icy cold even in August. There can't be a more pristine place--maybe Alaska--but your thighs will go numb if you try swimming in it. There are huge inland lakes UP there though and LakeSuperiorGeezer here may be able to steer you onto one
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I love the Chesapeake but in August my experience has been that there's no wind.

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While it is true, the winds in late July early August are not real great....thats why we head to the LI Sound and NEngland every year that time.

Caleb...I wasnt tryng to say the Chessie and LI sound are the same as they have very distinctively different sailing. Tides and Currents abound in the Sound. Rock vs Mud/ Grass...and llts of reasonable priced transient slips in the Chessie vs NE or the Sound. I was comparing the quiant villages and towns and the historical nature of both and thats their somewhat similarity as cruising grounds.

We enjoy our trips to NEngland and the Sound, but love the Chessie and the extra 4 months sailing season we get here over our northern sailnet friends ( except Bene505)

Sept/ October sailing down here is the best


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26 years ago I trailed my sailboat to Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Parked my Van and boat trailer for a month at a local dealer for a $5.00 registration fee.
Now i fins the State wants $20.00 per day to park my Van and trailer. plan on being gone for 60 days.
what are my options.
Can I still anchor out and row ashore for free?
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B hamas sailing suggestion

Experienced captain; unlimited time. Macgregor 26M, where to park van an trailer for under $10.99 per day???Miami area.
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