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  1. 2020 Overnight Anchoring Restrictions in Georgia

    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...
  2. From dinghies to cruisers

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Dear all, I have been sailing on dinghies for several years now, and recently became an instructor of the french sailing federation. My plan is now to learn how to sail on cruisers. I have tried to do this by taking a couple of classes in the past few years and, while I had a clear advantage...
  3. Books and Resources for Navigation and Seamanship

    Seamanship & Navigation
    Happy Monday everyone! I have been sailing for about 3 years now, and usually with 22ft boats. I am currently away from my sailing center and with this time off from sailing, I'd like to increase my knowledge about sailing. I've been reading some books, but I don't think these reads really...
  4. Advice for Sailing from Long Beach to Catalina

    Seamanship & Navigation
    All, I am looking at the charts for San Pedro Bay (LA) to prepare for my Sail to Catalina, I am confused about the route I need to navigate. There are many commercial anchorages and restricted areas with a break water across the majority of the bay. There are two zone listed as "exclusive use...
  5. How many miles?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi Folks, I'm wondering if any of you expert navigators out there could solve a simple geometry problem for us... A person sets sail from one side of the Earth to the exact opposite along the equator, aiming for a very small port, but they are off course by just one degree the entire voyage...
  6. MoD’s ‘quantum compass’ to replace GPS

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    This may be the latest "Must have" electronic gizmo that you absolutely cannot leave the marina without. edit: See the link that jimgo posted below
  7. NAV/RADAR Monitor Size

    The older I get the more I like big screens so I can see things better. (Galaxy Note 3, was last "big screen" purchase). My question is as far as I can see on line, in order to get a large NAV/RADAR screen it must be a dedicated unit, I'm not finding the ability to plug into a larger generic...
  8. Chart plotter or IPad

    Gear & Maintenance
    I've been using my old 3GS iPhone with navionics for navigation also my old Garmin gps map76 as a back up. I'm now considering a larger screen option because I now need glasses to view both. People I talk to have mixed opinions some say Ipad because you can do more than just chart plotting which...
  9. Looking to crew Chesapeake Bay Middle River or Baltimore Area

    Introduce Yourself
    I use to sail Catalina 22-27 boats in single class races and have owned several boats. I currently am boatless but would like to crew for those who need a hand. I also enjoy teaching boat handling and have much advice to share, if it is solicited. I last kept my boat at Maryland Marina on...
  10. Any Advice for sailing Kingston, NY to NYC??

    Seamanship & Navigation
    I am new to sailing, I own a Grampian 30 with a 3 cylinder universal motor, 150 genoa... I would like to end the season by sailing to NYC for a night or two and then sail back up to Kingston, NY. I haven't been that far south and i would like any advice i can get to avoid sticky situations or at...
  11. $40 navigation lights for a sailing dinghy!

    Gear & Maintenance
    I had some great success with this so I thought I'd share! My goal was to create bright, efficient, and more importantly, inexpensive lighting for my sailing dinghy without dropping in a 12V lead acid battery for incandescent bulbs. Here's what I used (besides tools): Attwood 3121 navigation...
  12. Looking for a good all-purpose GPS

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Greetings.. What’s a good all-purpose GPS for cruising? I just retired and have time to do some cruising after many years of racing, I plan to take my 24 foot S2-7.3 from Tampa Bay south to Charlotte Harbor and make my way to the Keys. I have been considering a Garmin 536s, are there other...
  13. which binoculars ??

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi any advice about suitable binoculars ? Are the ones with built in compasses any value? Thanks