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post #330 of Old 07-28-2019
PatMc57
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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Am home from a sail South, through Kent Narrows, to St Michaels for the weekend.
We planned ahead of time to do the full "get a slip and restaraunt reservations" thing for a change.
I am SO glad that we did. It was quite hot..so the Marina shower at Higgin's was great. As all of you know...there is no end to the great dinner...and breakfast..choices.
As we came in to St Michaels on Saturday, we came right into the log canoe races. Wow! what a sight! One of them had capsized earlier. I was talking with one of the crew as 3 of the boats were in the marina that I was in and he was explaining what it took to get a canoe back up.
In the water, the mast and sails had to be removed, then the boat had to be bailed out faster then the daggerboard cockpit height let water in. Then re-rig the whole thing.
Yikes!!
I'm going to just guess at these dimensions..but...
Imagine a boat that is is 24ish ft long..a beam of approx. 4 ft...a draft that can not exceed 2 ft.. an a mast that is an easy 30 ft up.
Did I mention...Yikes!
They are Beautiful!
Pat
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