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Re: Delaware River Marina questions
As for sailing on those 60 degree days in January, realize that the water will be in the low 40s, making rescue of a MOB very difficult. This becomes more of an issue for smaller boats and smaller children, due to the greater hazard.
I tend to be on the cautious side, so I do not like going out when the water temperature dips below 60. On the Delaware, this pretty much corresponds to an April-October sailing season. If I had a larger, more stable boat with a dodger and/or enclosed cockpit, I would likely extend this to March-December in this area. But a Flying Scot would be very raw sailing during winter.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)