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Greetings from Maine

Hello all,
Nancy and I sail our Cheoy Lee Offshore 28 , "Compass Rose," From South Freeport, Maine.
I have been a sailor for 35 years, Nancy for 20+ years.
I was paid crew on a chartering sailboat in the late 70's out of Perkins Cove and worked my way down to and through the Carribean and South Florida.
I have a USCG 50 ton license.

Upon return to Maine and meeting my lovely wife we bought a 28' wooden project boat and a sailing dinghy. We then bought a house and gave up the wood boat project. Eventually we moved up to sailing a Nautica 16 then a Chrysler 22 which allowed us great opportunities for gunkholing and extending our range. We took possession of Compass Rose in 2001 and have done many repairs and upgrades and do as many overnights and cruises as possible. We have the Maine Coast from Caco Bay to Mt. Desert Island.

While we will continue to need to work, we are hoping to semi-retire and do the ICW. We have family in NC and have enjoyed the beaches there. We hope to learn the waters, sail and spend time there in the coming years.

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Re: Greetings from Maine

Hi David (and Nancy), welcome to this fun place!

There has been a lot of talk around here about Oriental, NC. Do you plan to stop there? I think if I were to leave the frozen north, I would definitely move there.
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Re: Greetings from Maine

Hello Anglefish,

Thank you for replying. Yes, we actually visited Oriental as well as Beaufort and Moorhead City in August. It was toasty warm! Oriental is a lovely small community a little ways from New Bern which seems to have a bit more going on.

I have been pouring over charts and guidebooks trying to discover the sailing ground, how people sail and where they go to anchor out in those areas. If we were to live aboard in one of those areas, we would like to be able to overnight to creeks or islands and we would like the opportunity to be near a college campus, arts, library, etc. I am about to post a request about types of sailboats that work best for those areas. It seems shoal draft and c'board boats would be more flexible, (and smaller) but we are hoping to live aboard.

Thank you again for the greetings!
David
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Re: Greetings from Maine

Hi David,

I'm not sure if this will help you in your search, but I stumbled across this place a while ago. It looked pretty neat and safer from hurricanes.

A boating community on the ICW, Neuse River, and Pamlico Sound
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Hi David, Nancy,

Welcome.
I also sail out of South Freeport, though this past year was my first one with a boat of my own. Since we have as couple toddlers at home, I didn't get to do as much coastal cruising as I would have liked, but there is always next year...

Maybe well see you out there... We are at strouts this past season and hope to be back again in the spring.
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Re: Greetings from Maine

Hello,
we are moored just down river from Strouts. Hope to see you in the spring.
Name of your boat?
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David
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Re: Greetings from Maine

HI
Thank you for the link. It looks a bit pricy for us but I will keep it in mind.
We did not see that place when we looked around.
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Re: Greetings from Maine

Hi Dave,

If you saw those two fools pushing their dinghy across the flats west of Wolfe's Neck last year . . . that wasn't us. It just LOOKED like us. And we didn't anchor to the side of the channel on a full moon and get set in the mud for a few hours either.

Welcome to the asylum.

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Re: Greetings from Maine

Ahhhh, Don. That was not you! Good to know.

It reminded me of the time my wife and I were living aboard in Cundy's Harbor and in early a.m. got ready for work and saw that it was mud for the last ten feet to the dinghy dock. Proceeded to put on bathing suit and drag said dinghy and lovely partner (with my clothes) to dock with mud to my hips. And then, by the time I had gotten mud off, washed up and gotten dressed and ready to jump in car, the dinghy was floating at the dock, on the incoming tide. Oh, wait, that wasn't me!
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