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Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-07-2014
Replies: 150
Views: 9,071
Posted By billdix
Re: 2014 Sailnet Chesapeake Bay Rendezvous...

what is date for Owens marina sail net party?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-07-2014
Replies: 150
Views: 9,071
Posted By billdix
Re: 2014 Sailnet Chesapeake Bay Rendezvous...

I keep by boat in Havre De Grace. The NEW Island is adjacent to Sandy Island just South Of HDG. You can walk on Island but must stay close to waters edge till
all the sea grass etc takes hold. Very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,352
Posted By billdix
Re: Polar Vortex

I keep my boat in the water in Havre de Grace Md. Yes we did have ice in marina this week. Up North it is mostly fresh water so it freezes a little bit earlier. I have underwater circulator as does...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2014
Replies: 214
Views: 16,010
Posted By billdix
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

I understand. Yet I have read dragging a line is a good idea. Maybe my dragging behind boat will force a change in direction causing the boat to go into irons? then drag myself back? Never been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2014
Replies: 214
Views: 16,010
Posted By billdix
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

I believe we are all in agreement. I single hand 90% of the time in the Chesapeake bay. I wear it 90% of the time. I also trail a 100ft polypropylene line behind boat w/ a bowline tied off at end....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,867
Posted By billdix
Re: bahamas going single hand Nov 2014

WOW Lots of advise which is well appreciated! I definitely will purchase the Explorer Charts and get a plan in place. I have no real interests other than to enjoy the cruising life style. Not into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,867
Posted By billdix
Re: bahamas going single hand Nov 2014

I hope to leave in November and return to Bay in May
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,867
Posted By billdix
bahamas going single hand Nov 2014

I plan to go down ditch in Nov 2014 from Chesapeake Bay. Will wait for weather window to cross Gulf. Being my first passage via a 36ft Bruce Roberts Design Spray Cutter I need some advise from some...
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