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  1. Navionics vs. NOAA Raster charts

    Seamanship & Navigation
    Because of problems with iSailor (it won't install charts on my new iPad and their support is atrocious), I am switching to iNavx. So far I've just installed the free NOAA raster charts for the eastern seaboard. I sail on the Chesapeake and generally within about 40 miles of Baltimore, so not a...
  2. Quick Video from last week

    Cruising Videos
  3. Crew available. East coast to Tampa bay or surrounding area

    Crew Wanted/Available
    Hi. Able bodied crew Looking for passage from anywhere on the east coast near Pennsylvania to Tampa Bay Area in Florida. Let me know where you want me to meet you. Any questions? Email or pm me please. Thanks!
  4. liveaboard friendly marina near North East, MD?

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Greetings, Does anyone have any information on a liveaboard friendly marina near North East, Havre De Grace, Elk Neck Area. Looking to stay until September, then I can head south to winter water. I've been searching threads, but seems more liveaboards reside in Baltimore, DC, or Annapolis...
  5. Predicting Sea Nettles

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    This is a really interesting model that NOAA created for predicting sea nettles (the creatures that make my kids cry). Apparently it is all about the salinity of the water. Unfortunately, it does not bode well for the Annapolis area. Click on a specific zone and it shows animated detail. Ocean...
  6. Missing boater Irwin Citation Chesapeake Bay

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi Everyone, My name is Natalie Dawson and I'm the daughter of an Australian man named Arno Dawson who went missing 3 years ago off his yacht (irwin Citation 40) in Chespeake Bay. Recently I read a few posts from this website, posted back in Feb 2011, which were quite interesting. There have...
  7. Where has better sailing - California, Pacific Northwest, Florida, or the Chesapeake

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Out of those places, what one has the best sailing?
  8. 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)...
  9. Chesapeake sailing

    Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum
    Somehow I've ended the summer with 4 boats. I had (what I thought) was my dream boat, a Tartan 37. She is beautiful. Then, an orphan jumped into my lap, a Hinckley Bermuda 40. Not any HB40, but actually the last boat owned personally by Henry Hinckley himself! She is beautiful and I...
  10. Good Marinas in the Chesapeake

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I just bought and restored (well i am about to be done restoring) a 25 foot Macgregor, and now i am looking for a place to keep it. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good, reasonably priced marina in the chesapeake area. I am looking at a place called Queens Creek Marina right now, but i dont...
  11. New to Sailnet new to sailing - Almost!!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello all.. I’m new to Sailnet and hoping to be new to sailing here shortly. Having had a life long love for the ocean, I always dreamed I would have a boat one day. Now 40ish and running out of excuses I hear the call once more. I’m looking for advice on a good 30+/- boat suitable for...
  12. Soon-to-be James/York River Sailor

    Introduce Yourself
    Hey all, I've been living in Harrisonburg, VA in the lovely Shenandoah Valley for 3.5 years now -- the longest I've ever lived this far from the water. Feeling landlocked, I'd started planning a summer that included far more weekends on the water and at the beach. Then I spent a weekend with a...
  13. Pentagon / JWorld / Maryland / Chesapeake

    Learning to Sail
    Hi all, New guy here; my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our first daysail with a captain on a 30-something foot boat on the Chesapeake a couple weeks ago. Now that we live a measly 25 miles from Annapolis, we'd love to explore this hobby further. We're the type of people who seek out quality...
  14. Marina recommendation N. Chesapeake bay

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi-- We're moving to the Wilmington, DE area this summer and I can't wait to get our 26' 1964 Pearson Ariel back on the water! Can anyone recommend a kid-friendly, laid back marina in the northern part of the Chesapeake, i.e., Carpenter Point, Elkton, Chestertown? My wife would like a pool, I...
  15. Sailboat Fever

    Introduce Yourself
    We used to be power boaters. Might want to be sailboaters. Own two Harley Davidsons. Live near plenty of water - Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, and large rivers. 52 and 55 years old. Thinking about learning to sail and then buying a boat. I find the SailNet community to be very...
  16. Finally a dream has come to trution

    Introduce Yourself
    I've had two selfish dreams that I can remember. One was to be a pilot (doesn't look good) and the other to own a sailboat. Well it looks like I'm going to need sailing lessons as I'm meeting a gentleman at the end of the month to purchase a Coronado 25. Never thought it would happen but never...
  17. Kinsale to Annapolis (and back again).

    Chesapeake Bay
    Hey, all! I'm fairly new to sailing; this is my second season. We keep our 27' Hunter at Port Kinsale on the Yeocomico River. I've had a variety of experiences on the water to include some really nasty blows near Smith Point. Terrifying and thrilling at the same time. :D We've made several 3-4...