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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 457
Posted By ptgray
Block Island Schooner Rendezvous

Calling all schooners!!

A new schooner event, the Block Island Schooner Rendezvous, will be held this august at Payne's Dock, Great Salt Pond, Block Island, RI. It will be a combination gam, food...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,368
Posted By ptgray
Raymarine autopilot losing configuration

I have had a Raymarine X10 Corepack coupled with a rotary drive and ST6002 head on my sailboat for the past few years. It now keeps losing the configuration information. It seems that every time I go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By ptgray
Recommendations for Freeport, NY

I will be stopping in Freeport, NY via Jones Inlet in late July. Any suggestions for a good place to tie up or anchor for the night near the "Nautical Mile"? Is Randall Bay an option for anchoring?
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,708
Posted By ptgray
Thimbles

The same Thimble Islands Ferry skipper who directed us to the moorings, also recommended a decent pizza shop on the mainland, picked us up at the mooring when we were secured and then brought us back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,708
Posted By ptgray
Check out the Thimble Islands near New Haven as...

Check out the Thimble Islands near New Haven as well. Gorgeous spot that looks like a chunk of Maine dropped into Long Island Sound. No amenities, but a beautiful spot. None of the cruising guides...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,640
Posted By ptgray
Inlet

Thanks for all the quick feedback! It looks as though I may just have to plan an overnight run. I have been into both Fire Island and Jones Beach a few times and am pretty comfortable with them....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,640
Posted By ptgray
Shinnecock Inlet

Hi Gang!
My "summer cruise" in July is going to be a circumnavigation of Long Island. I keep my boat, a 31' schooner, Quintessence, on Tom's River, Barnegat Bay, NJ.
My plan is to head out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,441
Posted By ptgray
Thanks for your thoughts

Hi Gang,

Thanks for your thoughts. Very helpful. I think my next investment will be with commercial FWG. Keep the Gill's for warm weather cruises and invest in waterproof commercial gear for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,441
Posted By ptgray
Foul weather gear suggestions

I just spent two and a half weeks traveling from Barnegat Bay, NJ to Portsmouth, VA and back on my small schooner Quintessence. I was down on the Chesapeake for the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By ptgray
Boat heaters

I am about to purchase a small sailboat (31'') without a heater. I sail Jersey, Delaware Bay, Chesapeake. I don''t mind cool weather (late November has some really great sailing), but would like a...
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