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Forum: Living Aboard   10-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Ulladh
Re: Financing/insurance recs for floating home in nyc?

House on a barge? Liveaboard boat? Boat that does not leave the dock?

What code/standards is it built in compliance with?

Insurance and finance companies have probably already asked these...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   07-05-2015
Replies: 189
Views: 10,372
Posted By Ulladh
The marina has a floating breakwater than can be...

The marina has a floating breakwater than can be used as a dinghy dock. Others may confirm, there are dinghy docks in Cambridge Creek.

The marina has a gazebo with grill that we can use.
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,235
Posted By Ulladh
Re: Retiring soon...

Come on folks Eric is putting together a plan for October 2019, 5 years away.

USVI is not a bad place to retire to, and why not start looking at sailboats. Maybe take some sailing courses on...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,235
Posted By Ulladh
Re: Retiring soon...

How much sailing have you done?

I would suggest taking a course with an ASA sailing school in the USVI and also use that time to check out what boats are available for sale there.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,773
Posted By Ulladh
Re: Would it be feasible to put a sail on this boat

Sailing club with boat rentals in Dewey
Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association, the premier sailing facility in Sussex County Delaware (
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-03-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,185
Posted By Ulladh
Re: South New Jersey Liveaboards!?


Every boat owner was once not a boat owner, and everyone now sailing was once never sailing.

First find out if you like sailing; take some sailing courses at a sailing school.

Talk in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By Ulladh
Re: Painting the deck....

Try just a really good cleaning. The deck may not look so bad when clean in full sun.

I paint my deck with a one part urethane every two to three years. Most one part paints will last a few years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 6,244
Posted By Ulladh
Re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

Practice, practice, practice, with paper chart, compass and depth sounder. The water between the overhead power lines and Newcastle has no large tankers and freighters, but does have shallow...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By Ulladh
Re: Newbie in Del.

An good afternoon shake-down sail would be just outside the red channel markers (Pea Patch Island side) to the overhead power line towers and back to Delaware City. About a 2 hour round trip.

Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-06-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,553
Posted By Ulladh
Re: Near-shore tide what to expect. "Need some Guidance"

Be flexible, research the inlet tidal current and near shore currents, but be ready for the wind and near shore breeze to not cooperate. Have an alternate plan ready if needed.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By Ulladh
Re: Bulkhead refinishing question

It is possible to lift minwax Polyshades in the first few days maybe a week with mineral spirits on a cotton cloth. It will not get all the stain off but may lighten the tone enough to show grain.
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