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I'm land locked and on a 30,000 acre lake. I spent half my childhood on Lake Texoma. Plenty of good memories there! My boat would be up there if it weren't for the drive.

You know, whether it's the lake or the ocean, the same physics apply.

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Lewisville Lake, north of Dallas, but with dreams of saltwater. Our Beneteau 31 is overkill for the lake, but not the biggest sailboat on it by any means. When we upgraded from our old Spirit 23 to the Bene, the lake got a _lot_ smaller overnight.

I have dreams of moving her to Galveston Bay sometimes, but the drive down would be prohibitive. People keep talking about a high-speed rail from Dallas to Houston--I'd settle for a canal down to the Houston Ship Channel :-)

More realistically, we might move her to Texoma someday. For the moment, we scratch the saltwater itch with as many charters as we can. We just returned from an SVG charter.

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Smile saltwater itch

I bought a. Nor'sea 27 so I could scratch the saltwater itch. With a heavy duty custom trailer and a heavy duty Dodge diesel 3/4 ton pickup to pull it all, we hope to trailer to salt water most years.
Admittedly, that's about a 10,500 pound trailer load and not all that nimble, but it's doable.


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Just moved from the coast to St. Louis. I took the boat with me. We are now (er, will be once I finish all the maintenance) sailing on Carlyle Lake, IL. Not as big as the Chesapeake, but way better than no sailing.
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Just moved from the coast to St. Louis. I took the boat with me. We are now (er, will be once I finish all the maintenance) sailing on Carlyle Lake, IL. Not as big as the Chesapeake, but way better than no sailing.
Whatever brought you to Missouri, welcome. I'm glad you chose to keep sailing. How far from St. Louis is Lake Carlyle?


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My job. It was really hard to leave my set up in Annapolis. Apparently my wife and daughter enjoy eating three meals per day so I did not have much choice.

Carlyle is about an hour from the arch. For me it is 1.5 hours each way.

There were a few days when I was getting the boat ready to transport where I considered selling it. Once I got it here and back in the water (albeit without a mast) I am glad we kept it.
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Re: Lake sailors?

First new lake sailor in 3 years! I'm in Clark's Hill, hemmed in a 8 mile stretch between bridges. When I get my mojo up and have a few days to disappear, I'll lower the mast to pass under the bridge, and have 15 more miles to cruise!
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Re: Lake sailors?

We have a fine sailing club near the dam. Come check us out. Also we have a raft up every full moon weekend.
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Re: Lake sailors?

If I could somehow move Lake Erie south I would never have any need for ocean sailing. Anyone can afford to live within 10 or 20 minuets away from the marina here in Buffalo. I've spent months out to sea when I was in the Navy, and for those who have never been, there is really nothing out there. When I retire my summers will be spent on Lake Erie and my winters will be spent in the Florida Keys. Saltwater corrodes everything so I will need to have 2 boats. Better get back to work instead of screwing around dreaming of sailing. I've got 2 boats to pay for.
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