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Which Mill Creek are you referring to (seems every river has one..lol) .

If you are referring to the Whitehall Bay Creeks. You can dinghy to Cantlers. If you decide on Whitehall Creek , our marina has a dinghy platform/ raft. I don’t think John the marina manager would say anything but you can use my name if you want. Both places are in neighborhoods so walking Fido is possible.
Yes, it was “your” Miil Creek thay I was asking about. Thanks for the tips. This time we’ll probably stay in Magothy so we’re close enough to return same day if temps or the dog are too miserable. But if it goes well we might shoot down there later.

Good luck with your recovery. You picked the right month to stay off the boat.
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How tall is your mast?
Too tall for the short cut even if I was comfortable with the depth.Going around not a problem to me, when we came down we went directly from sandy Hook to Delaware City.

BTW - we have lots of flyswatters and look at it as entertainment along the way.

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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

If you have $40 that you don't mind pissing away, this could make greenie hunting a lot of fun.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bug-A-Sal...-Gun/156910597

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If you have $40 that you don't mind pissing away, this could make greenie hunting a lot of fun.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bug-A-Sal...-Gun/156910597

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yeah, just what you need... salt flying around on a boat. I'd hate the cleanup.

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bug-A-Sal...-Gun/156910597

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if I only a Walmart was in walking distance. OTOH I've had the Attack of the Flies out offshore enough times to question if I could afford the salt for that gun during a major battle,

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yeah, just what you need... salt flying around on a boat. I'd hate the cleanup.
my boat gets salt all over it all the time, it's in the water

it generally cleans right up with rain

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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I have experience with the salt gun. It’s a hoot and well worth its value based upon its entertainment value alone! Generally used against stationary targets but with practice prey can be taken on the fly. Deadly against boat spiders especially those in the rigging...just out of reach. Admiral doesn’t like indoor use at home but boat operations are encouraged. Important to shoot it til empty and reload with fresh dry ammo otherwise pattern suffers.

Not recommended for PETA associates as it is deadly, however I consider it purely a defensive tool.

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The only other solution that I know that is efficient is purchasing a replacement gazebo screen enclosure, which I found years ago at Walmart for $30. It provides you with a complete screen enclosure of your cockpit - NO BUGS at all! I've only used mine a few times, but it worked very, very well, especially in the lower Chesapeake where those nasty black flies will eat big chunks from your legs. Their bite is so nasty it feels like a bee sting. Ouch!

The price of the replacement screen/mosquito netting has increased quite a bit since I purchased mine, though. https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Gaz.../dp/B01M0SJHSL

My boat is always salty - spray does that.


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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Fly swatters are sufficient. No need for a salt weapon , besides half the ones you kill are on your person.


We have friends with full screen cockpit enclosures who have had issues with the green heads. While the “traveling tent” idea may work, I’d still carry some swatters

These green heads are Way more aggressive than the flies you normally find on the water.


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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Had a great day on the water today. We sailed most of the way down to Annapolis from Sandy Point, and then the wind basically died. We motored most of the way back to Sandy Point. It was great seeing so many boats out, even if they didn't all have their sails up. I don't think I saw anyone who is on the forum. On the plus side I've worked out a few kinks on the boat and I'm comfortable with using it in light winds. Also - I got to spend the day with my dad, which is never a bad thing I'm so tired now... and I have half a bottle of wine in me, so I think I'll quit while I'm ahead.
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