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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-27-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 5,547
Posted By firestarter
Oh man, that Jeanneau owners forum is awful, the...

Oh man, that Jeanneau owners forum is awful, the electric blue background is burning my retinas!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 5,547
Posted By firestarter
I agree, seems like you're gaining precision...

I agree, seems like you're gaining precision while adding significant complexity. A prop plus bow thruster would seem to me like a simpler solution that'll give you less precision until you get the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 5,547
Posted By firestarter
Jeanneau 360 Docking System

I searched around the forums and nobody's been talking about it so...

Gimmick? Innovation? Would you try it on your boat? It seems to me that if it's working properly it could really make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By firestarter
It was... interesting. :)

Got the boat checked out from the charter agency without incident, got all loaded up and provisioned and headed out from Spa Creek later than I estimated, probably about 12:30PM. The kids *really*...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-27-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By firestarter
Thanks again for all the great tips. The...

Thanks again for all the great tips.

The charter company (letsgocruising.com) does offer stay-aboard the night before but we're not going to take advantage due to other logistical issues. I'm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-26-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By firestarter
I'll definitely keep St Michaels in mind, it's...

I'll definitely keep St Michaels in mind, it's really going to depend on the mood of the crew and how well behaved everyone is. Since this is our first family charter I can imagine that we won't get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-26-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By firestarter
Good stuff...

Thanks for all the answers so far, very helpful!

To answer specific questions:

1) I'll be out for one night.

2) I don't currently have a dingy in the charter but I can rent one if it makes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-25-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By firestarter
Chesapeake family cruise recommendations, please!

This weekend is a big one for my young sailing family, we're chartering a boat out of Annapolis and doing our first overnighter on the hook with my wife and I plus our four (2, 5, 7 & 9 year old)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-13-2010
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,077
Posted By firestarter
One more

Another shot from Sillery Bay, Magothy River.

http://imgur.com/gBtLR.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-13-2010
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,077
Posted By firestarter
Annapolis Harbor

Annapolis Harbor, Chesapeake Bay. Bonus: Sundogs!

http://imgur.com/0312T.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-13-2010
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,077
Posted By firestarter
Sillery Bay

Here's a sunrise from three weeks ago taken on Sillery Bay off the Magothy River.

http://imgur.com/eD579.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-13-2010
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,077
Posted By firestarter
Nice!

These are great, sunrise/set is one of my favorite times on the water. I've got a few shots to contribute, let me dig them up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,276
Posted By firestarter
I've got an iPhone 3Gs and sail out of Annapolis....

I've got an iPhone 3Gs and sail out of Annapolis. Coverage in the local area around Annapolis is fantastic, 5 bars from Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse all the way down to the Rhode River. Haven't...
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