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  1. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    As you've heard, last year's House Bill 201 became law on 1/1/2020 and now Georgia has the distinction of having the nation's most restrictive anchoring laws, stripping away the right to freely navigate on the waters the state holds in public trust. This impacts not only Georgia boaters but...
  2. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    (Photo Credit: Craig Rowdon. s/v Grace at Anchor, Fort Frederica, GA "Grace Under Fire in Georgia") I haven't been active here in a while. My searches did not find any threads on these new regs that went into effect Jan 1, 2020. Here is BoatUS's press release today, 2/6/2020 with a strong...
  3. Seamanship & Navigation
    The Chesapeake is an amazing cruising ground but --like most-- I could do without the mud that the chain comes up with when you weigh anchor. You can wash it off with a hose but better do that hanging over the pulpit, or you sluice the whole mess down your deck. And forget about it if you are...
  4. Chesapeake Bay
    Good evening everyone, My friend and I were going to adventure out of the Potomac and spend two nights in Cod Harbor at anchor, taking inflatable rafts to show to explore the island. Has anyone anchored at Cod Harbor before? Any advice on holding or local conditions? Thanks in advance, Steven
  5. Gear & Maintenance
    Spent the night recently in Still Pond off the Chesapeake and anchored uneventfully in the muddy bottom. I set the steel Danforth by backing down on it, put plenty of rode out and spent a pleasant night. No storms or high winds. I do not think we swung in an especially wide arch. Next...
  6. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi All, I'm looking for recommendations regarding line diameter and length for performing stern ties to shore. I would be doing this in the San Juan Islands (WA), Gulf Islands (BC) and possibly up to Desolation Sound (BC). My boat is a Sparrow 16, mini-cruiser with a cabin, 16' 4" LOA...
  7. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Headed up to drakes bay this weekend 3/14/14. Looking for some input on anchoring there. Seems to be well protected except from SSE or easterly breezes?
  8. Pacific Northwest & Alaska
    I am taking my cat 27 up indian arm for the first time to spend the weekend upi there. Any suggestions where to anchor for the night and hazzards to watch for?
  9. Lake Ontario
    I sail around the Kingston area. I'm quite new to the area... and know of a couple good anchoring spots (Cedar Island and Milton Island). I'm wondering where are some nice beaches around here that would be ok to anchor, etc. :) - Tommy
  10. Destinations
    Every friday and sat night thru the summer Moody Gardens is setting off fireworks If you anchor between Teichman point and Offets Bayou you have a great moon rise then sunset , then you listen to the Bands in the Sands music drifting across water then around 9pm tor 930 the fireworks go off...
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