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Re: New to sailing in Maryland.
When we bought our first boat, a Catalina 25 with a swing keel, we sailed in a bay in NJ that was never more than about 4-5', and which frequently came close to drying out at low tide (except for the channel). We timed our sails so we had enough water under us to sail most of the bay while the tide was in. It was a bit of a PITA, because the tides and weather didn't always correspond, but it can be done. In the end, we decided that a bigger boat that was a slightly farther drive, but which would allow us to sail at any time (weather permitting) was a better choice. That being said, if we had a home there (as opposed to having to drive 45-120 minutes) I'd probably lean toward sailing at home too.
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Last edited by jimgo; 02-11-2014 at 11:10 PM.