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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,185
Posted By csasser
I can't imagine driving only a few hours to Lake...

I can't imagine driving only a few hours to Lake Champlain. We live in Spartanburg, SC, and charter on the lake during the summer. We charter from a company at Mooney Bay Marina which is just above...
Forum: Chartering   11-17-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 15,449
Posted By csasser
On one of our early sailing adventures out of...

On one of our early sailing adventures out of Charleston, SC, on a friends boat (Beneteau 36), my wife started to get sick when we cleared the jetties and the owner/captain pulled out a set of wrist...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-29-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 15,160
Posted By csasser
Smile Figure 8 Line Coiling

I recently saw an article in Sail Magazine that showed a figure 8 coiling technique that looked really interesting. Unfortunately I can't find the right issue but I did find the article on the Sail...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-05-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,167
Posted By csasser
Another dry land sailor

Our situation is similar to yours in many ways. My wife and I are both past 60 and we just recently got serious about getting training and experience so we would be confident enough to charter a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-31-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,385
Posted By csasser
Two recommendations (even if this is an old...

Two recommendations (even if this is an old thread) make sure you:

1) Understand that when you start with one school like US Sailing, that you may not be able to do a more advanced course with...
Forum: Provisioning   08-29-2007
Replies: 142
Views: 18,742
Posted By csasser
Bottles OK for Chartering

My wife and I are charter sailors so since we only go out a week at a time (so far) we usually take imported beer in bottles for me and bottled wine (usually a case) for both of us. Since we are not...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-23-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 6,624
Posted By csasser
Smile Anchoring experience when chartering

I'm certainly no expert on anchoring, but we have been anchoring charter sailboats on Lake Champlain for the past 3 years on muddy/weedy bottoms. Our charter boats have included an Oday 28, Beneteau...
Forum: Chartering   08-09-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By csasser
Chartering on Lake Champlain

We have chartered the past 3 summers on Lake Champlain in upstate NY / Vermont and have used a broker call Navtours who has boats in Mooney Bay, NY. We have also heard about a company call Winds of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By csasser
We will look for you on the lake. My wife and I...

We will look for you on the lake. My wife and I will be on a chartered Beneteau 311 named Carpe Diem.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By csasser
We are chartering out of Mooney Bay from July...

We are chartering out of Mooney Bay from July 27th until August 3rd so we will probably miss you. Probably will motor/sail (depending on wind) to Westport, NY, on July 28 (or at least to Converse...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-03-2007
Replies: 3,429
Views: 921,469
Posted By csasser
Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain
Forum: Chartering   05-21-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By csasser
Thumbs up Bud: I have chartered on Lake Champlain for...

Bud:

I have chartered on Lake Champlain for the past 2 years. Last year I used Navtours (http://www.navtours.com/index.php?section=voiliersSansEquipageEte&setlang=en) and I have a Beneteau 311...
Forum: Chartering   05-21-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By csasser
Smile You can charter a Beneteau 31 in Washington, NC...

You can charter a Beneteau 31 in Washington, NC at Charter Rates (http://www.carolinawind.com/htm/charter/charterrate.htm) for less than $1000 mid week.

I haven't chartered there but have here...
Forum: Chartering   04-27-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5,140
Posted By csasser
Thumbs up Take baby steps first

If I were in your shoes, I would consider doing something on one of the Windjammers in Maine and let someone else be repossible for all the details the first time. For details check out Maine Coast...
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