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05-25-2012 07:40 AM
Re: Weekend Sail from Annapolis to Baltimore

Your question would get more visibility in it's own thread, in the general area, or over in the "Destinations>Cheseapeake Bay" area, but you didn't commit a faux pas by putting it here.

I started out with a Coronado 25 and sailed it all over the Bay- Oxford, Annapolis, Solomons and other intermediate destinations. I have a friend who's spent the last two months living aboard a Precision 23, sailing all over the Bay as well.

The bottom line is- If your boat is in good repair, and you don't take stupid chances, and closely monitor the weather, you can go all over the place.
05-24-2012 11:07 PM
Re: Weekend Sail from Annapolis to Baltimore

Hi, I am new to sailing and new to the forum; I apologize in advance if this is not the appropriate thread. I was wondering if someone could offer some advice on a good boat size (22-27) ft, type (swing keel/fixed), etc for sailing in the Chesapeake area? I am not looking to spend too much money but have recently passed the ASA basic keel boat course and am anxious to take this to the next level.

Further, I heard Rock Hall is a good/safe place to keep a boat and would offer many sailing destinations (in all directions). Would a boat (22-27) be large enough to sail in the Chesapeake? Also, would it be sufficient for weekend sailing via live-aboard? Any suggestions as where to sail? destinations? travel times? etc.


09-22-2009 08:35 PM
MJBrown Thanks Chris, we're pretty happy with her. At this point I'm getting more familiar with trimming her our under different conditions. Set her up right and she's pretty quick. She's also very comfortable down below. Something that keeps the Admiral happy
09-22-2009 08:29 PM
Originally Posted by MJBrown View Post
As for the pretty new Beneteau yes that's ours. We took bought it after last years show. Matter of fact it was the 43 at the show.

I thought I recognized my drool stains from the show.

That is one beautiful boat.
09-22-2009 07:55 PM
MJBrown Chris, glad to hear you enjoyed Baltimore. Yes the marina is not the classiest place at the moment but will be a tad better once they move the office into the new Legg Mason building that towers over it. Also glad to hear you liked Della Notte. Wouldn't want the wife unhappy would we?

As for the pretty new Beneteau yes that's ours. We took bought it after last years show. Matter of fact it was the 43 at the show.

09-22-2009 06:26 PM
Chris59 Mike,

We had a great time. Inner Harbor East might not be the flashest marina in town but they have a great location and the people there couldn't of been nicer to us. I asked the gentleman in the office where Mike (MJBrown) kept his boat, he sent me to a pretty new looking Beneteau, is that you?

Oh, yeah, D. Notte was an excellent recommendation..thank you.

09-21-2009 12:35 PM
MJBrown Chris, how was the trip to Baltimore?
09-15-2009 05:25 PM
MJBrown Chris, I hope you enjoyed dinner. FYI the acquarium has a Friday night special where you can get in after 5:00 for a greatly reduced price. I don't think they do the dolphin show but the rest of the place is open. If you have kids with you and it's warm enough take them to the Fountain Park next to the Welcome Ctr in Inner Harbor. They have foutains that shoot up out of the ground accompanied by music. It looked like so much fun I almost jumped in with the kids
09-15-2009 04:47 PM
Chris59 scottyt: I think I'll pass on the public docking idea, after having an unwanted guest come aboard while tied up in front of Harbor Place we either stay on the hook or at a "secure" marine.

Now if you're buying maybe we can meet up for a beer, but be warned....I have a big liver.

Mike: We arrived today and the woman in the office told us about Della (Dolce) Notte...I think we're going to try that tonight. There's a lot of places we'd like to visit (Fells Point, Canton and the Aquarium) so it looks we're staying put for now. For the $8/day for electric and free cable I can't complain....oh yeah, the dockhand was even nice enough to lend me a cable cord...I forgot mine.

Well, off to dinner!
09-15-2009 08:20 AM
MJBrown Yes you'll definately spend the money elsewhere Little Italy has some very nice but pricey places to eat. As does the area surrounding the marina referred to as Inner Harbor "East". We prefer the bars/resturants in Fells Pt. Check at the office when you check in, they have a book of menus from resturants. Some even have discounts if you mention the marina. We just ate at Dolce Notte in Little Italy and saved 20%. Food was very good as was the service. BTW if you like live music and an eclectic atmosphere try the Cats Eye Pub in Fells Pt. They always have good bands, switching out several times in a day. Have a good trip.
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