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Forum: Living Aboard   03-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,560
Posted By paperbird
Re: looking for marina

slip,

We've been at HHN for 2 seasons now. Lots of boats - I think there are 1200 slips at North if I remember correctly. Facilities are resort level. Pool, showers, exercise room, TV rooms,...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,560
Posted By paperbird
Re: looking for marina

A little farther commute (I also work in Columbia) but a nice place for live-aboards, is Herrington Harbor North. Pretty decent community of liveaboards there. We are planning to move aboard this...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-21-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,769
Posted By paperbird
Re: Pearson 422 as offshore cruiser/liveaboard?

We have a 422 and are planning to cruise her soon. As others have said, the 424 and 422 had the same hull with different deck/cabin layouts. Several of the folks I know who have 422's cruise them...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   11-09-2013
Replies: 956
Views: 70,931
Posted By paperbird
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

I went to the saltydawg rally web site and listened to the daily radio logs they have recorded. The Morgan 416 that requested rescue was on the recording. They reported taking on water beyond the...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,966
Posted By paperbird
Re: Sailing with 2 children on Chesapeake Bay Northern Neck

Patrick,

You're accumulating some great wisdom! A couple more tidbits to throw into the mix:

- learn each kid. Our daughter loved to curl up and read. Our son built elaborate spiderwebs all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 9,034
Posted By paperbird
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

As a point of reference (every boat and project is different), we replaced all of our chainplates with the rig up - 2 at a time. had new ones custom fabricated at a local shop. Did a great job! ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-26-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 6,580
Posted By paperbird
Re: Anchor Setting Woes

Lots of good advice. To emphasize a couple points:

Danforth is fine for the Chesapeake. We anchored for years with one all over the Bay with no issues. And without all chain. On boats ranging...
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