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    Washington, NC
  1. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Wait, is that THREE giant tubs of DampRid? https://eastnc.craigslist.org/boa/d/1989-baja-280-sport/6347370682.html
  2. My newest project

    This is amazing.
  3. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Holy crap. The boom is higher than a lot of boats' masts. I admire the diving platform it would make when you swing it out to the side.
  4. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Forgive me if this has been asked and answered, but what does it draw with the foils down? I know you can sail in displacement mode to get out to deeper water, but how deep does it need to be to lower the foils and get going (and not ground them if/when you come down)? Looks really cool to me; I'd love to have one (and the time to sail it).
  5. Any wisdom for sailing Pamlico Sound?

    It can, if it's windy and you're headed into it. The sound is big and shallow (12-20 ft) so it builds into a high-frequency chop that's not much fun to beat into. But it's not bad on a reach or run, and under normal conditions it's a gorgeous sail. When we go to Ocracoke we usually try to build a buffer day into the schedule; last time out we took advantage of that and made the sound crossing a day early to avoid forecast 15-20kts out of the west (headed to Washington, so it would have been dead on the nose). We spent the extra night at Belhaven, where there are a couple of nice restaurants now, and had a shorter trip on the final day. FWIW that was on a shoal draft Catalina 36, which IMO is a great boat for the area. It's not a speed demon, but it's fast enough to cover the miles between ENC destinations, comfortable, and fun to sail. At 4'6" draft you don't have to worry much about the bottom in the sound and rivers, just up in the creeks. If you're looking bigger, the 42 shoal version draws 5'2" or something like that.
  6. Any wisdom for sailing Pamlico Sound?

    Having grown up on the Pamlico, sailing on a wide range of boats, if you are planning to keep the boat in eastern NC and cruise the area, I wouldn't recommend more than 5.5 feet of draft, preferably 5. Sure you can get by with 6 and some do, but like Bull said, the deeper your keel, the more you're having to sweat the sounder and stick to the marked channels. A big part of the beauty of the area is the myriad creeks and bays where you can anchor and have the place all to yourself, and 6+ feet is going to keep you out of most of them. Even some of the marina access is challenging at that draft, especially if the wind is wrong and blows the water out of whatever creek they're in. (Broad Creek near Washington and Whittaker Creek near Oriental come to mind.)
  7. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

  8. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Insert obligatory "Maybe if YOU paid ME $750 I could get that out of your yard" comment here. Add "Wouldn't it be easier to just burn it?" comment here. *trailer not included https://eastnc.craigslist.org/boa/6216424903.html
  9. The art of tying up

    Has everything to do with the specific situation - boat setup, marina setup, and especially wind, wave, and tidal conditions. Slips, side-ties, finger piers, whether or not you have well-placed midship cleats, etc. In general, if there's little tide or wave action, there's no reason you can't keep everything relatively tight so the boat stays exactly where you put it. If you do have tides or significant wave action, you want enough slack to accommodate that without the boat hanging from the dock lines (or the dock hardware hanging from the boat), but you still need to make sure the boat can't reach the dock/pilings. Longer runs of line can help accommodate vertical movement, which is why you sometimes see stern lines crossed to opposite sides of the boat.
  10. Cruising dog breeds

    Refreshing honesty. lmao Our Dalmatian mix isn't a great (sail)boat dog either. She never could really get settled when underway, always trying to scramble to the high side rather than finding a nook on the low side where she could rest against the side of the cockpit well or coaming. Plus she's a shedder, with little hairs that weave into anything resembling fabric. Too old for it now anyway. She did better on runabouts and loved standing up front with her ears flying. Photos from younger days:
  11. Cleaning Your Bottom in Australia?

    Just be careful.
  12. Stolen Designs

    "The sails were locked down"? I'd like to hear more about that trick.
  13. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Now THAT is a boom tent.