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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By NautiG
Re: Sailing to Orlando?

Check out New Smyrna, if you haven't already.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By NautiG
Re: Sailing to Orlando?

But there is so much else to do in St A! If you end up in Sanford, make sure to visit the Willow Tree for schnitzel and wurst and a round of the chicken dance!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By NautiG
Re: Sailing to Orlando?

You could practically walk from Sanford to Lake Mary. But you would have more fun if you were in Daytona/New Smyrna with the beach and all. I was at bike week in Daytona just a few weeks ago. Sanford...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By NautiG
Re: Sailing to Orlando?

Well, it's probably going to take closer to an hour to get from Port Canaveral to wherever you are going in Orlando, door to door. It is a largish metropolitan area with a fair bit of traffic. But...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By NautiG
Re: Sailing to Orlando?

There are some pretty big boats at the marina in Sanford.

Scott
Gemini Catamaran Split Decision.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-01-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By NautiG
Re: Anchoring in Cod Harbor, south of Tangier Island

My mistake. It does look like you can walk the beach all the way around to town. Don't remember why I didn't try that. Here's a pic of the beach from when I visited in 2009.
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Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-31-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By NautiG
Re: Anchoring in Cod Harbor, south of Tangier Island

I've anchored there in my catamaran. Pretty spot. Don't remember the depths. You can dingy to the beach, but you cannot walk into town. It's all marsh beyond the beach.

Scott
Gemini Catamaran...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-09-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,372
Posted By NautiG
Re: Does VHF need external antenna?

When I bought my boat, the vhf didn't have much more than a coat hanger sticking out of the antenna socket. It transmitted, but just barely. Maybe 100 yds or so.

The other consideration is that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-09-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,372
Posted By NautiG
Re: Does VHF need external antenna?

You need an antenna. The vhf might barely work without it. You might receive some strong signals from the coast guard or a nearby ship, but you won't be able to transmit more than a short distance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,959
Posted By NautiG
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

I've been thinking about getting a self tailing winch for the main. I thought I'd use it for the main and as a windlass for the anchor. Now I have to get a drill and winch bit too!

And of course,...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   01-16-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By NautiG
Re: Point Lookout to Ocracoke

I was bummed I didn't get to make the trip up the Pamlico to Manteo. It really wasn't that much wind that stopped me, but I think I was planning on doing an overnighter up the Pamlico and it didn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,959
Posted By NautiG
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

Ten watt solar panel and tablet computer. Batteries are always charged when I get to the boat, and I no longer have to use an inverter to run my computer. I'm all 12 volt now and the tablet uses a...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   01-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By NautiG
Re: Point Lookout to Ocracoke

I tried to do that once, but gave up and got back on the icw. Got a bit too rough for me. Those shallow waters in the Pamlico get lumpy very quickly with a little wind.
Forum: Apps & Authors   11-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By NautiG
Re: Children's sailing stories

Pippi Longstocking's dad is a sea captain and she is supposed to be expert crew having lived on his boat and sailed with her dad. Not sure how much sailing goes on in the books. My daughter is only...
Forum: Living Aboard   11-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,509
Posted By NautiG
Re: looking for marina

In Baltimore, Baltimore Yacht Basin is live aboard friendly, down scale, funky and friendly with easy access to 95. Anchorage marina also has a community but older and more cruiser oriented.

Scott...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2014
Replies: 88
  Icw
Views: 5,289
Posted By NautiG
Re: Icw

I wasn't too impressed with the St. Aug inlet 7 years ago, but it did teach me to check the tides and weather conditions carefully before running an unknown inlet. I am going to try some of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2014
Replies: 88
  Icw
Views: 5,289
Posted By NautiG
Re: Icw

I had been thinking about starting my own icw thread, but saw this one. We are relocating from VA to FL and I'll be taking the boat down the icw this fall. I did the icw about 7 years ago. My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 17,374
Posted By NautiG
Re: Heading south

Hey Michael,

Glad you guys are about to safely reach your destination! I really enjoyed your updates about the trip. Winter will hopefully be over soon here up north, and I'll be back in the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 17,374
Posted By NautiG
Re: Heading south

Hey Michael,

Glad you are surviving the cold. Sounds like the bridge maintenance issues might be less mechanical than human on Sundays.

You might want to top off your fuel while in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-21-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 17,374
Posted By NautiG
Re: Heading south

I second Jon's recommendation of McClellanville. I stopped there for gas on my way down. I asked if I could stay tied up to the dock while I rode my bike to the store for supplies. The gentleman at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 17,374
Posted By NautiG
Re: Heading south

There is a public dock at the NE corner of the anchorage at Wrightsville beach. You can tie up a dinghy or even a boat there. I liked Wrightsville very much, but the weather might have influenced my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 17,374
Posted By NautiG
Re: Heading south

Hey Michael,

Nice pics. Hope you guys are far enough south that you are missing the worst of the cold. Supposed to be a high of 15 degrees in Baltimore on Tuesday. Looks like you are making good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-27-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 17,374
Posted By NautiG
Re: Heading south

Alligator marina - I spent the night there on the way down. They had a huge stack of eggs at their kitchen, but refused to sell me any except cooked in a breakfast sandwich. They had all the beer,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-27-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 17,374
Posted By NautiG
Re: Heading south

Michael,

Next stop for supplies after Alligator marina is Belhaven. If you anchor behind the breakwater at Belhaven, you can dingy into a public boat ramp and walk to the highway where there is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By NautiG
Re: Fuel in Elisabeth-city NC

Lambs Marina North Carolina, (http://www.lambsmarinanc.com/)

Also don't forget to stop at the Alligator river marina to top off before the long trip down the pungo canal.

Merry xmas,
Scott...
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