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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-21-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,285
Posted By duman311
If you can afford it I say go for it too. We...

If you can afford it I say go for it too. We have two young ones and the 3 rules above are the best!!!! We follow those too.

One more thing you may want to think about is putting that netting...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-13-2009
Replies: 6
  Hi!
Views: 346
Posted By duman311
Havre de Grace - Tidewater is where we have this...

Havre de Grace - Tidewater is where we have this summer planned. I don't look forward to the 5 mi run down past the flats to the head of the bay, that is my only concern, you can only tack back and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-10-2009
Replies: 6
  Hi!
Views: 346
Posted By duman311
Just the Baltimore boat show. It's the best show...

Just the Baltimore boat show. It's the best show fix I can find locally. I thought that. There was going to be a Strictly Sail in Philly this year but that seems to have fallen through afaik this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,336
Posted By duman311
Thanks all for the ideas. They are great. I...

Thanks all for the ideas. They are great. I re-read my post and you are right 'reading' is a key activity that I overlooked. Shame on me as that is perfect.

Thanks for the ideas on helping...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   01-09-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,852
Posted By duman311
Well I got 2 free tickets to it. The kids are...

Well I got 2 free tickets to it. The kids are free. The last several years they gave away a free annual subscription to a boating magazine. Last year we got Cruising World which was neat. Parking...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-09-2009
Replies: 6
  Hi!
Views: 346
Posted By duman311
Hi!

Well I guess I should have done this a number of posts before. I have been reading and learning all last summer.

I have been a power boater since childhood. Owned a powerboat on the Chesapeake...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By duman311
I was in your same shoes last summer. I say...

I was in your same shoes last summer. I say learn to sail! I took an ASA course and then rented some 22-23' daysailers and took the family out on a few nice days. Anchored, let them swim. They...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,336
Posted By duman311
Keeping young kids (5-6) occupied while sailing

OK,

The summer in the NE will be there before I know... I can hope at least. So my question is. Besides the normal time wasters for kids, DVD, Nintendo DS. What can the kids (5-6) do on boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,282
Posted By duman311
Jiffy, Vent away man!!! I have a stupid...

Jiffy,

Vent away man!!! I have a stupid funny story... Well funny to me the wife may not think so.

We were dating and I brought my bachelor boat. A used express cruiser because I was broke...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-09-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By duman311
I read this thread on my phone and had to post...

I read this thread on my phone and had to post once I got back to a PC. I am a current sailtime member.

My experience with sailtime has been very very good.

I have only last summer of sailing...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-19-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By duman311
Yes even in this economic down turn CBM is one...

Yes even in this economic down turn CBM is one subscription I keep current. the wife gave me a 3 year subscription (2010) to 'hold' me over until we were with boat back on the Bay. It worked as in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-11-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By duman311
Second the Easy Off worked for me... Spray it...

Second the Easy Off worked for me... Spray it on. Leave it alone for a while I waited 30-45 minutes to let it do its thing.. Wipe up any runs quick as i found that marked the gel coat if left...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   11-10-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By duman311
Hi! How was the weekend. It looked a little...

Hi!

How was the weekend. It looked a little cold out there good thing you had heat!! We were out last weekend on Sunday and the Temp said 52 but it was way colder out in the Northern Bay thanks...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By duman311
Try this thread: There are some specifics...

Try this thread: There are some specifics mentioned there.

GRRRR... darn post limit for links... I am just going to post 5 more things and drive Saildog nuts just so I can post links!!!!

Go...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-07-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By duman311
Don't know exactly where you were below the Bay...

Don't know exactly where you were below the Bay Bridge. But it looks like the water to the South of the Bridge is pretty navigable as least to my naive knowledge of tanker draft... across wide...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-07-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By duman311
Hi and welcome! You are right in my...

Hi and welcome!

You are right in my backyard. We live in York,PA. I too am new to sailing and have sailed out of Havre de Grace on a number of occations.

You may want to look at crewing at the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-01-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By duman311
Well I about a season ahead of you in the sailing...

Well I about a season ahead of you in the sailing transition! I can relate what I did and it may or may not suit your location.

I love boating. We were at the big boat show in our area and there...
Forum: Hunter   09-03-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 24,664
Posted By duman311
Wonder write up Mel. Very good points. I will...

Wonder write up Mel. Very good points. I will commit them to memory when I go and look at th 36's. Really nice... Thank you for sharing.
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