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    anybody board the First 53 at the Annapolis Show?

    The 1st mate and I walked the boat after making an appointment. She would take it. As long as we were thumbing through the Wishbook, I told her I thought the Outbound 56 was a more practical ride. Then I asked the French engineer from the design team about the lack of a Nav station, especially on a racing vessel. His reply was that the race planning, etc. would be performed on a laptop. Finally, I spoke with one of the salesmen about the sale price, just for shits and grins. The sail away price was about $1.2M, although they could probably come down to $1.1.
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    Here Comes The Night

    Osprey Poit Marina, Swan Creek, Md.
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    Here Comes The Night

    Osprey Point - Swan Creek, Md.
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    Chesapeake 2019

    We were anchored by the horse farm at Gibson Island when the 40 kt blast came through Sunday night. Our Manson Supreme held fast (at 5:1) but we laid over quite a bit when it hit. A large Southerly dragged a few hundred feet before grabbing again. There only a half dozen boats out that night. Saturday night was actually more entertaining when a B423 dragged and spent an hour trying to reset with contrary anchoring advice being yelled from different sectors. The gods took mercy on them and split the line of storms from Baltimore down to Annapolis. Close to 20 boats there Saturday night. A sizable trawler did drag and got caught on the little daysailer that is moored in the middle there.
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    Cruising the Chesapeake in middle June

    We have been in Rock Hall for a few years. A nice loop starts with a sail across the Bay into the Magothy River. Sail around Gibson Island and drop the hook in Eagle Cove across from the horse farm. Well protected in all directions. Next morning head out of the Magothy, under the Bay Bridge and into Annapolis. If you don't want the crowds continue south past Thomas Point Light and Spend another night at anchor in the Rhode River. Leave the Rhode and head across the Bay, around Bloody Point Light into Eastern Bay, and then down to St. Michaels. Spend a night in a marina and town. Hit the museum and eat at Ava's. Spend another night in a marina then head up the Wye River. The Dividing Creek off the Wye East is well protected from weather, but is hot if there is no breeze. Then head up through Kent Narrows and spend a night on the hook in the Corsica River, the Grey's Inn Creek, or the Reed Creek. Finish up by heading back to Rock Hall. Shellenberger's book is a great resource.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

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    Aground in New Jersey

    Later found out it was his 2nd grounding in Jersey. The TowboatUS guy couldn't wait for the guy to get out of his territory.
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    onboard coffee?? I got mine at Campmore years ago. A percolator on the stove is hard to beat. 9 minutes of perking and it's done. Maxwell House, Chock Full o' Nuts, Eight O'Clock when A&P was still around, etc. I am not a coffee snob. Ground coffee is fine. I don't use special water, I don't grind beans. I don't use sugar or milk either. That way when the cup has been sitting for hours I can take a drink and it is still good. After reading this thread I used my girlfriend's French press earlier today. I won't be using that again. Heat the water in a pot or kettle. Then the FP & wait 4 minutes. Didn't save any time. And the coffee was weak to boot.
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    Unanchored: New TV Show on Bravo

    1:06. Was hoping for tits.
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    Aground in New Jersey
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    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    There is a boat on the Swan Creek in Rock Hall. The guy's wife is named Dawn. His boat . . . . . Crack of Dawn. That dude has balls.
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    Navy Luders 44 - Alert

    1977 Offsoundings aboard a USCGA Luders 44. Fog, rain & fairly miserable. 1978 was a bit better. Then discovered the Grateful Dead and processed out.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    1 banjo is more than enough. 2 is 2 too many.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Not Craigslist, but appropriate . . .