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|04-23-2011 10:38 AM|
Take a look at Lake Mich. Harbors every 4-6 hrs with great marinas, fresh salmon in summer. From mid to north the water can be as blue and clear as the caribbean, see 60 ft. down. I grew up in Nassau and some areas here are almost as pristine. Fresh water is nice change too.
|04-23-2011 02:03 AM|
Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
You are right. The only similarity the LI Sound and the Chesapeake is that they are both salt water estuaries. Beyond that their similarities start to fade. They are both very different from each other but both are 'protected' from the ocean.
Some of my best sails on the Chessy have been in Oct. or Nov. under a full moon with the spinnaker pulling along well past sundown.
|04-23-2011 01:17 AM|
|baboon||I will second the PNW for an August trip. The San Juans and Vancouver island are great sailing areas. In August it can be warm, but not sweltering and not humid. Fly into Seattle, a big port with lots of flights. Sail out of Belingham. If you want to swim, a dry suit and PFD is best, you can't have everthing.|
|04-23-2011 12:15 AM|
B hamas sailing suggestion
Experienced captain; unlimited time. Macgregor 26M, where to park van an trailer for under $10.99 per day???Miami area.
|04-23-2011 12:08 AM|
26 years ago I trailed my sailboat to Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Parked my Van and boat trailer for a month at a local dealer for a $5.00 registration fee.
Now i fins the State wants $20.00 per day to park my Van and trailer. plan on being gone for 60 days.
what are my options.
Can I still anchor out and row ashore for free?
Capy Bob email@example.com
have sailed/captained 50 ft McGregor 70 ft cat and my favorites are at 63 ft ketch and a 100 plus year old fisherman's bloter i was acting skipper and finished last, guest skipper in japan for 5 years on a ultralight, My wife's favoriter was a 30 ft sloop one afternoon in Hawaii and aMoorings charter in the Med for a week, short of being a guest of honor in a foueign country, chartering has got to be great with an Japanese gormet chef ===
It is who you are with that counts not where you are or the size of the Yacht/boat, i will take my wife and a 35 ft sloop over a yacht with gisha girls any day. 58 years in 16 countries and every day is new and exciting.
|04-22-2011 11:03 PM|
While it is true, the winds in late July early August are not real great....thats why we head to the LI Sound and NEngland every year that time.
Caleb...I wasnt tryng to say the Chessie and LI sound are the same as they have very distinctively different sailing. Tides and Currents abound in the Sound. Rock vs Mud/ Grass...and llts of reasonable priced transient slips in the Chessie vs NE or the Sound. I was comparing the quiant villages and towns and the historical nature of both and thats their somewhat similarity as cruising grounds.
We enjoy our trips to NEngland and the Sound, but love the Chessie and the extra 4 months sailing season we get here over our northern sailnet friends ( except Bene505)
Sept/ October sailing down here is the best
|04-22-2011 09:36 PM|
|Waltthesalt||I love the Chesapeake but in August my experience has been that there's no wind.|
|04-22-2011 09:04 PM|
you would love the scenery on the North Coast but the water is icy cold even in August. There can't be a more pristine place--maybe Alaska--but your thighs will go numb if you try swimming in it. There are huge inland lakes UP there though and LakeSuperiorGeezer here may be able to steer you onto one
|04-22-2011 07:01 PM|
|Minnewaska||The way to do the BVIs in the summer is on a last minute deal. You get to gauge the hurricanes and get a bargain in the process. However, no guarantees they will align with your schedule.|
|04-22-2011 06:49 PM|
BVI or Bahamas mind you you are in hurricane season so could get unlucky.
The bonus would be the water temps and sailing.
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