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  1. What size boat can i get away with on the Chesapeake Bay??

    Chesapeake Bay
    With this season coming to a close, and with my wife and i having our asa 101 completed we are looking to make our next move. We are booked for our 103 and 104 course in december on the gulf of Mexico but we want to be ready for next year. So this leads me to the topic of this discussion. What...
  2. 2020 Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay

    Chesapeake Bay
    We had a non-existent sailing season in 2019 and I'm anxious to start 2020. Halcyon is away for the winter but I've begun planning 2020 trips. Here's hoping we all have a great 2020 on the bay.
  3. How to clean your anchor chain from mud in one minute

    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. 1981 Irwin 34

    We purchased a 1981 Irwin 34' (#293) sailboat over the holidays and will need to make some repairs to get it seaworthy for the season. This is our first sailboat and we are excited to learn more and discover the Chesapeake Bay. The boat was family owned since 1983 and sailed in the upper...
  5. Anchoring in Cod Harbor, south of Tangier Island

    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
  6. Fouling this season - How was it for you?

    Gear & Maintenance
    From my boats on the upper Chesapeake (Annapolis area), one our Pearson 35 and the other a small Sea Ray powerboat, it seemed to me that the barnacles this season were worse than last year - especially the prop and through-hulls. My raw water intake hole was pretty grown over on the P35. Is...
  7. Newbie in Del.

    Introduce Yourself
    Good afternoon Sailnetters, I'm the proud owner of a 1973 C&C 30 Mk1. Just took delivery this past weekend and rode along from Baltimore to the Delaware City Marina. She won't win any beauty contests, but the rigging is solid and the 40 yo atomic motored 8 hours without a hitch (aside from a...
  8. Chesapeake sailing--western or eastern shore?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    We are seriously considering retiring to either the Annapolis and points south area (western shore) or the Easton area (eastern shore). We've done a lot of fresh water sailing but not salt water. What are the pro's and con's of being based and sailing in each area? THanks!
  9. Pearson 26 Rigging - Bent Forestay Turnbuckle

    Gear & Maintenance
    Came in from a sail this past Sunday and noticed that the lower end around the forestay turnbuckle is pretty well bent. Doesn’t look like the upper is bent but the lower obviously is. Pictures here:
  10. Fractional ownership/ timeshare

    Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum
    I have 2 and maybe 3 boats I'm offering shares of. Two are the same price, a Cal 29 and an O'Day 27 (Allen Gurney design). Both have wide fins, both are very true, balanced and quick. The cost per year for these two is $1000 for 16 days sailing (12 days in the summer and 4 spring or fall)...
  11. Windy day on the Chesapeake

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Adventures of Salacia: Rough Day Some brave souls ventured out....cold and a wet ride on my boat for sure!that was yesterday. 20-25 gusts to it blowing 25-30 gusts to sailing for me this weekend. Maybe on turkey day
  12. Hurricane Sandy Monday Evening, Tuesday AM

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Monday Evening, Tuesday AM Hurricane Sandy. Please share this all your friends. It was a rough night with all the wind and wave action, wind howling, the boat creaking and leaking! Without electric I did not have heat. Follow me on Twitter or Face Book...
  13. We Sold Everything!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone, Chrisd4700 here. My girl Melody and I recently sold the house, cars, winter clothes and everything else we could possibly list on ebay. As of Memorial Day we paid off the boat and left Nashville, TN. Sailed from Panama City Beach Florida to the Chesapeake Bay where we've spent and...
  14. my sailing lifestyle started

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    The sailing lifestyle, the adventure begins. On August 3, 2012 Gratitude Yacht Center will launch Dustoff a 29’ sailboat that I will be using for the next several months for ‘s project boat, my office & home as I sail to great destinations around the Chesapeake Bay and its...
  15. Cruising middle lower Chesapeake Bay

    Hi All I'm new here. I used to own a 31' Malabar Jr (1929) and have spent lots of fishing time in the lower Chesapeake Bay. My family is chartering a 39Jeanneau in August and looking for your input on anchorages in and near Rappahannock River. Want to show my wife and 3 daughters a good time...
  16. Just Inherited Precision 23

    Introduce Yourself
    Hey all, my name is Rory and I live in Washington, DC. I recently inherited my father's 1991 Precision 23 after he unexpectedly died last July. He was an inactive member of the SailNet community (username: dbear937). I grew up sailing the boat with him, so I know most of the basics, but I have...
  17. Chesapeake charter, boat/days recommendation?

    Hi, I'm planning my first charter on the Chesapeake for 4 people, and am thinking of using Haven Charters which was highly recommended on this site. I've got my ASA 103/104 quals and plenty of sailing experience, but don't know the Bay very well. Do you think an interesting cruise could be done...