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  1. General Discussion (sailing related)
    So my wife and I went out today and have not ventured too far into the bay, As I left willoughby harbor and turned right over the HRBT I 64. The swell was easily 4+ feet with caps but everywhere else was generally calm. Is it normally rougher through those passes than the surrounding areas or...
  2. Electronics
    I have a simrad cruise on my boat, but i like the idea of more detail and less eyestrain using a 10 inch table, right now I am looking at the Google Nexus 9, running the free Navonics app, any pros and cons? Also of interest, I am on the chesapeake bay
  3. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hoping to get out but with about 20hrs under my belt, not going out with so many gust, seems like all of April has had small boat advisories, will it or when will it calm?
  4. Gear & Maintenance
    I have an external mast track, ran my hand up the side and i can feel some cathes on the aluminum, a number of them, without even going higher than i can reach , approx 6ft up my 33 ft mast, so i know I have to dand down burrs, but I can't unstep my mast myself, and a bosun chair is a problem...
  5. Chesapeake Bay
    Hey All, Just a Noob who is going to his first boat show, any advice on what to expect do?
  6. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Well, my long-time GF got the "job of a lifetime" in Charlottesville Va (tenure at ranked program at UVA) and I am now confronted with a choice: (1) move east from Sausalito, CA; (2) stay in Sausalito and - hope all the bums from SF stay on the other side of the bridge; support her and forgo...
  7. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Found a very interesting boat, if Florida but it is a long way from MD. I looked at the price of a captain and it was 7k and the boat is a little less than that, the other option seems to be shipping but I assume I have to get it out and back in the water. Any experience with shipping boats...
  8. General Discussion (sailing related)
    You guys have been super great helping me figure this stuff outFound a really good deal on a boat, bad part is it is on the wrong side and too far down the bay...it is two hours from where i live, and would rather get it in a marina or hauled out closer to home so i can spend more time on it...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. Irwin
    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...
  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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!
  17. 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: https://picasaweb.google.com/116513800373784938813/P26Forestay?authkey=Gv1sRgCJ7S65TT8__YBQ#...
  18. 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)...
  19. 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 30kts....today it blowing 25-30 gusts to 35....no sailing for me this weekend. Maybe on turkey day
  20. 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 https://twitter.com/BoatAdventures or Face Book...
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