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  1. jewingiv


    That reminds me: during Hugo, we tied up our 16’ McKee Craft runabout to a telephone pole across the street from us in downtown Charleston. We chocked it in place and knocked out the caster wheel, resting it on the trailer tongue so it would fill up with rainwater. It worked perfectly and did not budge. This was a good thing, because we had a beach house on Sullivan’s Island (this was before Sullivan’s became Nantucket South), and we were able to launch and inspect our house the next day - before the National Guard shooed is off the island. Fast forward a decade, and we did the same thing for Floyd, only the yuppie neighbors who had recently moved to SC freaked out. It was hard to reason with those neighbors without being condescending, but they weren’t going to move the boat - and again, thing happened.
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    Amen. Stay safe. Best to you and everyone in her way. She's a vicious, nasty storm, the kind that shows up once in a generation.
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    little River SC YC & Marinas ?

    That's a great idea. Boats like that make great river runners around the ICW and Lowcountry inlets and bays. Down in Beaufort (SC: Byew-fert) they now have regular catboat gatherings in the spring.
  4. I had heard of an eye for an eye, but getting nailed for a nail is a new one to me.
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    Information Re Bareboat Chartering in Croatia

    Korcula is great. There’s a bar in a turret at the point of the peninsula where your drinks are brought up by dumbwaiter. The local wines there are excellent too.
  6. Actually I foresee some vlogging young lass picking the boat up for a song. She then making a series of videos refurbishing the boat, garnering cash for refurbishment by doing all the work in a bikini (or less). Sadly, she wrecks the boat on the harbor jetties setting out on her post-rehab maiden voyage.
  7. This photo at least confirms the make and model once and for all: Beneteau Oceanis 44CC.
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    little River SC YC & Marinas ?

    Honestly, if you're looking for a sailing community and PHRF racing, you'll probably be the one who has to build and run it out of any harbor between Charleston and Wrightsville Beach NC. Georgetown, as mentioned above, is cute and has a great estuary in Winyah Bay. Little River is simply an inlet with some marinas. If Charleston were too busy, and Oriental NC too remote, then I would give a hard look at the Wilmington / Wrightsville area. It's one of the better-kept secrets of US East Coast sailing.
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    Rules Question - Shortening the Race

    One issue that has not been discussed much here is that boats were scored as finishing on the opposite side of the mark they were supposed to round. This is of course how the OP feels he got screwed, in that he was set up to pass the pin to (presumably) port, and the finish was scored with the pin to starboard. Even ignoring the signals, if the finish line were set in accordance with Rule 32, then everyone's proper finish would have been to round the mark to port and be scored when passing through the line...going back to windward. The pin was not a mark of the course to starboard, and thus no one actually sailed the course, much less finished properly. Of course, if you really want to see an RC mess and an endless post-race bar discussion, the OP should have held his lane, rounded the mark properly, and then expected to be scored first. He would have finished according to Rule 32, while everyone else who did not eventually round the mark and finish to windward, thus passing the 'string test,' would be scored DNF.
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    Dark Waters

    It's well-established that Long Island Sound is where all breezes Go to Die; I didn't know that applied to people too.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    And you can sail comfortably from late September all the way through until mid-July. But yes, the Lowcountry has many features in common with East Anglia (& better cuisine, if I do say so myself).
  12. RI charges neither sales nor property tax on boats, and, despite being a wee bit smaller, has better sailing grounds than DL.
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    Bareboat Charter Company recommendation for Greece

    Bumping this, in case anyone with decent answers might have missed it...
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    Bareboat Charter Company recommendation for Greece

    A friend is looking for a skipper charter in Greece. He needs a skipper and thinks a catamaran might be preferable for his wife and daughters. He is not particularly interested in going to Mykonos or Santorini - is it worth staying in the Cyclades, or should he just bail and go over to Corfu and the Ionian Sea? (or east towards Turkey?) He is looking at this company: Does anyone know it? I have also suggested Kiriacoulis. And it sounds like Fast Sailing might be good too. All advice here welcome. Thank you.
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    Suggestions for a Maine/RI Hurricane Hole

    I might give the Kickamuit River (east of the Bristol peninsula, with a narrow entrance and very high ground on both sides) a long look.