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  1. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hoping for some expert advice! My husband is an experienced sailor. As a surprise, I want to charter a bareboat for him to sail with seven other people in July. I'm hoping to put the whole thing together, but I'm a bit lost (I'm not a sailor). Was hoping someone had some advice: 1. Is there a...
  2. Cruising Videos
    Lynn and I are documenting our time on our C&C Corvette, Inconceivable. Would love it be seen by actual sailors, as opposed to just our Facebook friends. Hope you enjoy! Sailing Inconceivable #5: Sailing Through New York City
  3. US Northeast
    Clearing into New York city (or New Jersey) is now one of the most geographically difficult in the whole world! There is no direct public transport. Both locations are so far flung it would be economic suicide to go by Taxi. Neither office can give you advice on how to get there apart from ‘by...
  4. Cal
    My wife and I have owned a cal 25-2 for three years and we have done a lot of research on how to make the boat sail to its full potential. With that I have made 8 Key upgrades and I wanted to share them for in case other owners want to do the same. I will list them in order of favorites. You...
  5. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hello forum, my girlfriend and I are visiting New York City during late September, early October. We would love to see sights off the usual tourist's track. Perhaps there is a member in the area (NJ would be fine, too) that plans a trip in that period and is willing to have the two of us on...
  6. US Northeast
    tl;dr I need advice on reasonable boat work nearish to NYC and a 2015 season marina up to 2 hours by train from NYC. Hi all! My husband and I are bringing our '74 Islander 37 from Ventura, CA to the East Coast because we recently had to move because of work. We are fairly new to sailing and...
  7. Introduce Yourself
    Hi all! I'm Victoria. So happy to stop lurking and really join the community! I'm here to meet fellow sailors and get advice for the Long Island Sound Area. More specific posts to follow. About two years ago, my now-husband and I bought a gorgeous 1974 Islander 37 -- The Scallywag. We docked...
  8. Chartering
    I've been searching and searching and I can't seem to find any place to rent a larger (with a cabin area) sailboat in the NY/NJ area. All the lakes in my area (Essex, NJ) either don't have any sailboat rental options, or small (10-15') options without accommodation of a larger party. I own a...
  9. General Discussion (sailing related)
    I just found out that I may be moving in the fall to Princeton, NJ for work. We own a 22' swing keel, trailerable sailboat (Laguna Windrose) and we have been sailing for the past several years on a large lake in KY where we keep it in a marina all year. Although I am happy to move this fall, I...
  10. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi Everyone, I am going to attempt the sail from long island sound to the barnegat bay this upcoming weekend. I can't seem to find much information on the point pleasant canal. Does anyone know if the bridges are operating and how to go about navigating the canal? any information would be...
  11. Learning to Sail
    Hello, I've searched through the forums but haven't found many particular recommendations. I'm planning a bareboat trip in the BVI in April and was hoping that I could take some ASA classes before I went down. I have a fair amount of experience sailing and am hoping to skip/challenge out...
  12. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi all-- My plan is to make the interior cushions on a Bristol 27 myself, and I'm researching options to purchase the foam (and possibly have it professionally cut). Any foam/cushion outfits in NYC/Hudson Valley you would recommend? Also: Any advice? Thinking 3-4 inch closed cell foam is the...
  13. Crew Wanted/Available
    I'm looking for a crewmate on a 2-day sail from East Hampton to Mamaroneck, NY (near NYC) to deliver my Morgan 38 to winter storage. No experience necessary - just a desire to learn, take the helm to give me some breaks, and enjoy what are supposed to be 2 beautiful Indian summer days. This...
  14. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hey all, We live in NY and will be sailing down to the Bahamas and further into the Caribbean on our way to Colombia. Our planned departure date from NY is presently set for Thanksgiving - hoping to avoid the hurricane season and squeeze out before the Nor'easters. Any thoughts or opinions on...
  15. General Discussion (sailing related)
    I am 17 and have only sailed a few times, at this point I would like to continue my sailing and hopefully this summer or next summer get a small daysailer. I have sailed a pixel probably three times with an instructor. I do not exactly like the place I have been sailing. I do not have any...
  16. Crew Wanted/Available
    I have no experience, however I am extremely interested in sailing, a quick learner, and willing to provide as much assistance as possible.
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