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Alaska 0 0%
Florida 7 11.48%
California 4 6.56%
Hawaii 1 1.64%
Louisiana 0 0%
Texas 2 3.28%
North Carolina 3 4.92%
Oregon 0 0%
Maine 14 22.95%
Other 30 49.18%
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I voted for Maine,...

but I think to get the best of Maine, is to combine it with sailing Southern New England(another favorite of ours), and beyond to the south, if you're coming from those areas.

The trick is to sail along with the absolute best season that swells up the east coast from spring through fall. Timing is everything for a journey on this coast.
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Why Maine? Never been there but thinking about it next summer to escape the Louisiana heat.















Even the power boats are beautiful....





Less crowds...


This barely scratches the surface.. 3000+/- islands and 3000+/- miles of coastline....
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This barely scratches the surface.. 3000+/- islands and 3000+/- miles of coastline....
Nice pictures Main Sail...

...Great, not only can he fix, test or build anything, now he's a friggen photographer and cook.

WTF dude? Your making the rest of us look bad.

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I can't believe that Washington wasn't on the poll! The San Juan Islands and all of Puget Sound to explore? That's my favorite place to sail.

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Even the power boats are beautiful....





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This barely scratches the surface.. 3000+/- islands and 3000+/- miles of coastline....
A picture is worth a thousand words... that's a lot of words right there.
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There is an old adage that we Mainahs go by; "If you don't like Maine weather, wait a minute."

Southerlies in the mornings, N-NE in the afternoon, dead calm by 7:00 for a tranquil night with the Mrs. and a glass of cool Merlot. Morning brings a light breeze with a playful mist dancing over the bay. The slow rumble-thump of the lobsterman returning from his rounds builds as he approaches and passes, a halo of gulls above the stern, sparing for the next scrap. From below, the smell of Foldger's wafts up, along with sausage and eggs. Your mate, joins you in the brisk dawn, a Bean's blanket wrapped tight and her hair looking tussled and unbrushed, but never more beautiful than at this moment. A seal, glides to the surface 5 yards astern and snorts lightly. After a few seconds of silent admiration, he lifts his chin and glides back into the inky water without a ripple, without a sound.

The weatherman predicts a S-SE wind at 14 knots so you, tidy up and get ready to make way. Next destination already set, you weigh anchor at 8:30, and motor out with red on the left. At 5:30, you're motoring into the harbor, a man calls from the dock "Take 317, red over white. I'm not using it tonight." so you find the mooring and hook up just as the wind dies, and the water becomes tranquil. The fish begin to jump so the ospreys spring from their perches and begin their ballet, pirouette and dive, swing and strike. One finds victory in an unlucky pollack and struggles to gain altitude, clearing the cockpit, and you, by a meager five feet. Supper, done, you rinse the Penne and add the chicken Alfredo. Upon request you give a hand and open the offending bottle of Savignon-Blanc. Fine food, a beautiful mate and snowy egrets fishing in the reeds.

Is there any other place to be?
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There is an old adage that we Mainahs go by; "If you don't like Maine weather, wait a minute."

Southerlies in the mornings, N-NE in the afternoon, dead calm by 7:00 for a tranquil night with the Mrs. and a glass of cool Merlot. Morning brings a light breeze with a playful mist dancing over the bay. The slow rumble-thump of the lobsterman returning from his rounds builds as he approaches and passes, a halo of gulls above the stern, sparing for the next scrap. From below, the smell of Foldger's wafts up, along with sausage and eggs. Your mate, joins you in the brisk dawn, a Bean's blanket wrapped tight and her hair looking tussled and unbrushed, but never more beautiful than at this moment. A seal, glides to the surface 5 yards astern and snorts lightly. After a few seconds of silent admiration, he lifts his chin and glides back into the inky water without a ripple, without a sound.

The weatherman predicts a S-SE wind at 14 knots so you, tidy up and get ready to make way. Next destination already set, you weigh anchor at 8:30, and motor out with red on the left. At 5:30, you're motoring into the harbor, a man calls from the dock "Take 317, red over white. I'm not using it tonight." so you find the mooring and hook up just as the wind dies, and the water becomes tranquil. The fish begin to jump so the ospreys spring from their perches and begin their ballet, pirouette and dive, swing and strike. One finds victory in an unlucky pollack and struggles to gain altitude, clearing the cockpit, and you, by a meager five feet. Supper, done, you rinse the Penne and add the chicken Alfredo. Upon request you give a hand and open the offending bottle of Savignon-Blanc. Fine food, a beautiful mate and snowy egrets fishing in the reeds.

Is there any other place to be?
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I put off my cruise to the Bahamas for a year so I could save up a larger cruising kitty, take a whole year off, winter in the Bahamas and then work my way up to Maine during the spring and stay out the summer.

The whole new England area quickly made it to my short list the more I looked into it.
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