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Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-29-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By Ward H
Re: Hello from Florida ! My first sailboat !

Hi Tony,
Nice boat. Congratulations.
That 2'3" draft will come in handy in skinny water. We love our 1980 O'day 25. Be sure to check the through hull valve for the sink drain. If it is the original...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,392
Posted By Ward H
Re: Need a doodad

I had installed new standing rigging my first season. Then I used 2 SS spring clips to fly a pendant off the back stay. At the end of the season I took the pendant and clips off and saw the back stay...
Forum: Chartering   08-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By Ward H
Re: Newbie renting a keelboat - dumb idea?

I sail the BB and took an ASA 101 class in Bayville. I am not surprised you cannot get a rental without a keelboat certification. Renters are probably more concerned about you damaging a $80k boat...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-03-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,936
Posted By Ward H
Re: Just set sail

We sail our O'day 25 on the Barnegat Bay. As the winds increase we reef early and frequently sail with jib only. This helps to keep the boat flat. If my wife is not with me I will push it...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Ward H
Re: Putting the cart before the horse!

Great sailing on the Barnegat Bay. You'll enjoy it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Ward H
Re: Sunfish dry mooring near Phildelphia?

It might be stretching your 1 hour limit but Union Lake in Millville NJ is a state owned 1,000 acre lake with an active sailing club. Use to have lots of Sunfish, you might want to check into it.
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   04-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By Ward H
Re: Articles about dredging in Barnegat Inlet

Neat articles on the inlet dredging.
Here's part of a news release my marina sent out, which may be of interest to some of you. We're on Double Creek but I think the thin water is further in since...
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