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Forum: Chesapeake Bay   06-21-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,732
Posted By sccndc
Re: Crossing the sandbar at Harrington Harbor North, Deale

Does anyone know if you can see fireworks shows from the water near Herring Bay for the 4th? I've never done 4th on the water?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   06-11-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,732
Posted By sccndc
Re: Crossing the sandbar at Harrington Harbor North, Deale

I did it 4 times this weekend and my depth gauge read > 6' the entire time. Thanks again!
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   06-07-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,732
Posted By sccndc
Re: Crossing the sandbar at Harrington Harbor North, Deale

Thanks everyone especially Patent Pending/bjung. I intend to try it Saturday am high tide.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By sccndc
Re: Battery options for starting and accessories, outboard has an alternator

I'm thinking the same thing. I wish I had a chance to inspect teh battery before posting. The seller didn't do much maintenance the past couple years. So teh water levels may be low, or I just need a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By sccndc
Re: Battery options for starting and accessories, outboard has an alternator

Can you tell me about your solar set up? materials, cost, does it work well? I'm very interested in solar charging: trickle charge for near term, and high power solar for long trips away from port....
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-15-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,732
Posted By sccndc
Re: Crossing the sandbar at Harrington Harbor North, Deale

The location of the crossing point makes sense because the tidal flow funnels through the harbor channel.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-15-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,732
Posted By sccndc
Crossing the sandbar at Harrington Harbor North, Deale

I'm new to the Harrington Harbor North marina and have seen a few sailboats crossing the sandbar.

I've got 4' of draft

Does anyone here cross it regularly or confidently with a draft equal or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By sccndc
Battery options for starting and accessories, outboard has an alternator

I've got a Merc 9.9 prokicker with a 6amp alternator. and a single battery.

Does anyone know how long it takes for the alternator to recharge what it uses on a typical cold start?

Is it...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-16-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By sccndc
Re: Buying a 30' on Chesapeake Bay

Thanks Donna.

She will be kept in a Marina in MD. Fixed keel so no tailoring for me.

-Steve
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-16-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By sccndc
Re: Buying a 30' on Chesapeake Bay

I went and saw a well maintained 30' Pearson 1971 and then talked to a very nice guy who had a 30' Catalina and from those interactions I felt a 30' with multiple systems would be a challenge to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-16-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By sccndc
Re: Buying a 30' on Chesapeake Bay

I ended up buying a 25' Cal. She seems very simple and easy to manage. Thanks for the input.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-16-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By sccndc
Re: Looking to buy first keel boat

Thanks. I went out the weekend before last and ended up buying a Cal 25'. She is very simple which seemed ideal after looking at a few larger boats. I plan to knock around the Bay this season with...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-06-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By sccndc
Re: Buying a 30' on Chesapeake Bay

Thanks Jeff. I'll definitely search the Tartans on the market. I enjoy working on boats I've owned in the past but I don't want to spend my entire summer fixing my first boat. I'm inclined to pay a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-06-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By sccndc
Re: Buying a 30' on Chesapeake Bay

Thanks for the input everyone. I'm going to go look at a few boats to get a better feel of what's out there and what to expect.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-05-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By sccndc
Re: Buying a 30' on Chesapeake Bay

Thanks guys. Here's #1 on my list so far. It looks great from the single pic but I have to go out and do a thorough first hand inspection. Originally I was going to take cash with me but after...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-05-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By sccndc
Buying a 30' on Chesapeake Bay

Are all the 30' boats under $10k a bad idea?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-05-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By sccndc
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-05-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By sccndc
Re: New wanta be owner

What if the seller has a title?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-05-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By sccndc
Re: New wanta be owner

I'm wondering if a missing HIN should be a deal breaker???
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By sccndc
Re: Looking to buy first keel boat

I'm told I need a boat with autopilot.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By sccndc
Re: Looking to buy first keel boat

I'm thinking about buying a 30 ft boat and am interested in sailing it myself.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By sccndc
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By sccndc
Re: Preparing for the dream...

Are you planning to buy a large boat for your first boat?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-04-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By sccndc
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-04-2012
Replies: 3,410
Views: 888,495
Posted By sccndc
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