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The new MD stickers are also extremely ugly. Gone are the stylized drawings of the state house, etc. - now replaced with the expiration date in big block lettering.
 

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Fishing License? I don't need no stinking license!

That's totally nuts, Donna. I haven't purchased a license in a couple years, and I don't keep the old ones, so I have no idea what that license number would be. Of course, anyone that has dealt with Maryland Department Of Natural Resources (DNR) knows what DNR stands for - DO NOTHING RIGHT!

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Fishing License? I don't need no stinking license!

That's totally nuts, Donna. I haven't purchased a license in a couple years, and I don't keep the old ones, so I have no idea what that license number would be. Of course, anyone that has dealt with Maryland Department Of Natural Resources (DNR) knows what DNR stands for - DO NOTHING RIGHT!

Gary :cool:
The guy who told me this after he tried to renew said that was his problem, too. He also said that if you go to the service center in person they can look it up, but they won't cross-reference it and add it to your renewal form if you do it by mail.
 

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I managed to get out of Rock Hall on Monday Feb 1 - was stuck there for a bit. I'm on a very late trip south on my new boat. Spending today around the entrance to the Patuxent River (Calvert Marina) with the intention of waiting out thunderstorms that haven't materialized (at least around here). I expect I'll be out of the Chesapeake in a couple of days, but will be back later on my return trip North. Next year I'll try to time this better.
 

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Donna, I just talked with Maryland DNR Licensing and the person that provided you with that information was misinformed. What is now required is a DNR ID number, which can be obtained by calling any of the regional service centers and providing them with some information - I just got mine. This six digit number is needed for their new computerized system of issuing ALL licenses - not just the boating license.

Hope this helps,

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Oh... they've totally blown the forecast for this storm. 1-3 inches my frozen butt. I'll see at least 6 inches today before/if it transitions to rain.

Hey, it's a holiday so the county hasn't seen fit to plow the roads but very occasionally. My company doesn't honor President's Day, but after sliding my way down Route 2, I abandoned the attempt and came home. I'll burn a day of leave.
I'm glad I shoveled the first 4 inches from the walks and drive. It'll make removing the next batch easier.
 

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Snow I can handle and it has only just started snowing here in Philadelphia, the freezing rain forecast for tonight is another beast.

I lost 500 linear feet of freshly poured concrete footing to freezing rain induced frost heave several years ago, the rain went through the hay bail and thermal blanket cover before freezing below the concrete.

I need to check my cockpit drains this afternoon.
 

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This weekend's forecast is for temps in the high 50s. Looks like I'll be sailing!

Plus, we are buying a Hylas 44. She'll be in Annapolis the end of March. She needs cosmetic work and some TLC, but we are very excited!
 

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Nice boat Joel
While I know you loved your C&C 35 that's some upgrade
Married life must be good
Congrats on that Hylas
 

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Thanks guys. The C&C has been an amazing boat. When I bought her I had no expectation of skippering the A2B and A2N.
This time last year I was iced in. Yesterday I took the new owner of The Office for a test sail. I'm doing one more A2B before we close. In 4 weeks we bring the Hylas (Atlantis) up from Lauderdale. Been a crazy month.
 

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Knowing very little about Hylas, I looked it up. I really like the lines, it's a very attractive vessel.

Another sailing day come, gone and missed. I spent the warm weather re-assembling my engine.
Whenever I get frustrated, I just remind myself that it's better to have discovered this problem in February rather than in May on my way out to a starting line somewhere.

I managed to get the engine back together without pulling any of the other studs out of the block. No leaks anywhere that I can find.
Exhaust water flow seems more constant, with less batching and a little more volume, yet not quite as much as I was expecting. I think my raw water pump is tired, but it still pumps the minimum 3 gpm at idle that Moyer Marine specifies. There was no steam in the exhaust, which is a very good sign. The engine seems to have good pep, especially after a little tweak to the carburetor. I think have a diagnostic tach laying around. I want to see what the RPM's are.

My daughters have moved out and I'm living alone now. My 15 year old beagle spends too much time alone while I'm at work, so he pretty much goes with me everywhere now.
He naps on the settee while I do engine work. He seems to be getting used to the boat and may end up being a sea-dog after all. I won't take him out if I'm going to bash into 20 kts and a square chop though.
 
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