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2 Days Ago 12:25 PM
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I have an aging beagle that is very stubborn and very needy.
He hates the boat because it moves, and it's difficult for him to move around on it. I've given up plenty of afternoon sailing because I didn't want to leave him alone for so long.

When he shuffles off his mortal coil, I'll be spending a LOT more time on my boat. I do envision spending some nights on it, even though it's 5 minutes from my bedroom!
2 Days Ago 10:41 AM
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Beautiful pic...I went to the boat last night to sleep since its so close to my work, and almost went out for a night sail it was so perfect but it was already midnight...

Glad you got out, what a day! Congrats
2 Days Ago 09:59 AM
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I must admit, it was fantastic.

It started out rather blustery and in the 20's so I put in a reef and my working jib. You know how the shoulder season is- you feel an ice cold gust from one direction and then get hit with a pleasantly warm gust from 45 degrees away.

Near sunset, the breeze was fading so I started heading home. Now the breeze was consistently warm in spite of the fading sun. I held off on the engine until the last moment, enjoying a run in the dark. The night sky was razor sharp with stars and the moon was a bright, thin scimitar.

I do not like going long periods in between sails. At first, I felt clumsy and uncoordinated and unsure of myself. It took some beating upwind to find my groove and get back into it.

I did have a PFD on with a crotch strap, but I need to install the anchor points for my new jacklines.
3 Days Ago 02:07 AM
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

So was it, go ahead...rub it in. It was a beautiful day for a sail, great wind, 70+...Im very jealous

Well at least my Ravens won.
3 Days Ago 10:24 AM
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I'm ditching work in a few hours and I'll be out sailing today.
The rain has gone, and I might even have some sun!
3 Days Ago 10:05 AM
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post most guys trolling not know the rules of right of way? I think we should all share the bay but geez, the DH had plenty of time to troll the in the other direction but he had to be a DH about it, I altered course 30 degrees and the DH still flipped me off...what a DH!
A lot of boats out fishing think they qualify as fishing boats and are stand-on (they would say have right of way). I've spent time on fishing boats and understand the issues associated with outriggers and planer boards. They aren't any harder to manage than a spinnaker! *grin*

We can't fix the ill-informed so I yield when I can to avoid stupid people, and stand-on when I must.

I have noticed reaching boats out fishing by radio to be a crap-shoot.
4 Days Ago 02:16 AM
jsaronson Got out yesterday for a great sail. One tack from south river to bloody point and one tack back. Just unfurled the jib. Riding the waves back I hit 7.5 knots sog. Supposed to be 70 tomorrow but I have to work. Bummer
4 Days Ago 11:32 PM
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Made it back from Eagles nest motoring by 1. No wind flat calm seas. Went in to the club basin, but decided to motor back out as we didn't want to end our day so early.

This is the time of year of many rockfish tourneys and fishing. Lots of small runabouts trolling along the edge of the channel. Since we weren't sailing we gave them a large berth as they are unpredictable in their direction and we decided to be extra courteous and stay far away.

Killed the engine off of White Rocks and decided to have our Lobster Rolls with the beautiful scenery around us. We saw two sailboats...a few small boats trolling the edge of the channel and lots and lots of Vs of geese flying overhead. Angle of the sun made us more aware we are well into fall. So we had a great this great scenery virtually all to ourselves.

This was a bonus weekend for us. Having the place to ourself made us realize how fortunate we are to have a boat and the time to enjoy it.
4 Days Ago 08:18 PM
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Originally Posted by aa3jy View Post
There are only a handful of restaurants in Rock Hall that serve breakfast..Pasta Plus, New Yarmouth, Java Rock and Fords Seafood.
We stopped in Java Rocks, nice place...just grabbed some coffee and some pastry
4 Days Ago 08:12 PM
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Rick...we didn't anchor, the folks at Waterman's were kind enough to let us stayed tied up to their pier for the night, afterall we were the only boat there (for free even!) No water or electric which was fine, we needed neither. There is an area further back where one or two boats might be able anchor but I doubt the marina would like that. Usually we would have headed up to Swan Creek but chose RH for something different, we lucked out.
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