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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-22-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 2,261
Posted By schoonerman
Hudson River to Patuxant River

Going up the Delaware Bay to the Canal is about 50 miles, a daylight run as long as you use the current. Be prepared for an ugly piece of brown water with flat scrubby shoreline in the distance. A...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-28-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 765
Posted By schoonerman
looking for schooner experience?

If so, I''m looking for 1-2 PAYING sailors to help USCG skipper bring my schooner from the lower Chesapeake to Florida. What you get for your money is time on a beautiful 75'' gaff-rigged schooner...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-15-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 3,422
Posted By schoonerman
Good place to leave boat in Exumas

Thanks, Doug. I''ll check them out. Do you know anything about Exuma Docking Services in George Town?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-03-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 3,422
Posted By schoonerman
Good place to leave boat in Exumas

Does anyone have a suggestion about a good place to leave a boat for a couple of weeks? What about Exuma Docking Services in George Town or Staniel Cay? Would it be wise to leave it anchored in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-20-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 2,346
Posted By schoonerman
SEEKING MAINE BAREBOAT SCHOONER

If you are interested in schooner sailing in the Chesapeake, you can charter my boat with me and a mate on board. Leopard is a fast, comfortable, beautiful gaff-rigged schooner (75'' LOA) that will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By schoonerman
Lars Ruud, are you out there?

If so, give me a shout.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 1,819
Posted By schoonerman
schooner sails

The lowers are the jib, stays''l, fores''l, and mains''l. If a schooner has uppers (mine does), you can hoist a fisherman stays''l (between the masts), and if it is gaff-rigged (mine is), you can...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-02-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By schoonerman
cruise to New York

I''ve sailed down the East River and past Manhattan as part of heading south before, but have never stopped. What suggestions can anyone give about possible marinas to stay at for a couple of days?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 1,745
Posted By schoonerman
captain''''s license

Yes, time aboard your own boat counts. If you''ve been sailing for a long time, those days and weekends accumulated will add up.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-23-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,519
Posted By schoonerman
Sailing Eastcoast

My mast height is also 63'' and I''ve had no problems with any fixed Ditch bridges behind Hatteras or elsewhere other than one bridge in Florida (can''t remember where, mid-coast I think).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 1,745
Posted By schoonerman
captain''''s license

I''m planning to get a 6-pack license this year and am interested in hearing from licensed skippers as to the best way to go about it (best study guide? take Sea School course?, etc.). Any advice...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-14-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 1,054
Posted By schoonerman
Bermuda in July

Thinking about a trip from Norfolk to Bermuda and back in July. Assuming a clear weather window, it should take 5-6 days. Does anyone think mid-July is too risky a time?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2001
Replies: 17
Views: 4,857
Posted By schoonerman
Renaming a Boat

Ditto. Never ever go to sea with no name. Bad juju to those below.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,524
Posted By schoonerman
Yard / marina in Chesapeake Bay

A bit north of Norfolk/Hampton Roads is a top (though expensive) yard - Zimmerman''s located on Mobjack Bay. If you want a good marina, York River Yacht Haven is a good place to sail out of.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-25-2001
Replies: 57
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Views: 10,278
Posted By schoonerman
anchors

I use my CQR as the primary anchor. It works most of the time (poor on grass and on and off for rocky bottoms) but if I could only have 1 anchor on board, it would be a fisherman. It holds to any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 2,555
Posted By schoonerman
bahamas / 7 ft. draft

With a draft of 7'', you couldn''t make it across the Little Bahama Bank without scraping here and there, but any draft boat can sail on the ocean side of Abaco, as long as you get beyond the reefs.
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