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    Sta lock for re rigging

    I have an older Cape Dory Typhoon and the shrouds have stretched to the point where I cannot tighten the turnbuckles any more. I cannot get a rigger to come for such a small job and would like to shorten the rigging while in place with mast up. Looking at some videos it seems I could cut the...
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    York river sailing vs Rappahannock River sailing

    This is what I wanted to know. The wind on the York is pretty good with only rarely a drifter.
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    York river sailing vs Rappahannock River sailing

    thanks to all of you who provided good information.
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    York river sailing vs Rappahannock River sailing

    Does not do too well with current plus light wind on the bow, but can definitely handle lots of wind.  Finally after my first year with the boat I can get it to tack through 130 degrees with the 150 genoa. Last week was out in 10-15 with gusts as high as 26kts.  Full main and 110 jib.
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    York river sailing vs Rappahannock River sailing

    I lived for a long time in Chapel Hill and sailed a J105 out of Oriental. Now I am retired and don't want the hassle and expense of the J. 
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    York river sailing vs Rappahannock River sailing

    typhoon weekender 
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    York river sailing vs Rappahannock River sailing

    Thanks PCOE. what about Bridges Marina in Urbanna  https://bridgemarinas.com I am looking for a marina that is as short a drive from Richmond while still having good facilities and good breezes.
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    York river sailing vs Rappahannock River sailing

    I currently sail on the York River in Virginia, but am thinking of moving the boat to the Southern shore of the Rappahannok River (Urbanna ).  Anyone have thoughts on the quality of sailing comparison including wind, current, boating traffic and anything else one can think of ?
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    need advice on cruising the Chesapeake Bay from Solomons or Deltaville-

    Thanks for so much information. Heading North from Solomons sounds pretty good.
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    need advice on cruising the Chesapeake Bay from Solomons or Deltaville-

    I prefer to anchor/moor and dingy  in to a quaint town. 50/50 mix of cooking onboard and eating ashore. As an example of previous NE cruises, sail from Noank,Ct to Newport(optional-might be too crowded) to Block (beach, Del's, possible dinner at the National Hotel or other or cook onboard)to...
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    need advice on cruising the Chesapeake Bay from Solomons or Deltaville-

    good idea re Active Captain. Thanks
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    need advice on cruising the Chesapeake Bay from Solomons or Deltaville-

    I hope to charter a sailboat either in Deltaville or Solomons this October for a 3-4 day cruise. I have cruised Southern New England, but the Chesapeake is new to me.  Any advice re itineraries, "must see" places and "stay away" places would be appreciated.
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    what was it?

    Looks a lot like "Suzy Wong", a S&S custom built beauty. It is not THE Suzy Wong which has recently undergone a major restoration and  is currently at my marina get a paint job. 
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    So me and my dad went and bought our first boat

    In a way funny. In a way heartwarming. In a way very reminiscent of some of my own adventures with my long since passed father.
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    Caption Contest

    All brilliant responses. I cannot come up with anything better. How about, "climate change caused all the branches to fall off my Christmas tree"
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    how to fix splayed mast track

    I recently purchase a Cape Dory Typhoon. About a foot above the entry point for the mainsail slugs is a 2-3 inch area in the luff groove that is splayed so that the slugs come out. I can put a sail stop at this point, but this will not allow me to reef and the stopper keeps coming loose.  Is...
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    mast vang attachment for 19 " Typhoon

    Thanks. I am going to try that and do the same on the boom with a sail stop to keep it from sliding forward. If it doesn't work out, I can always use the bails
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    mast vang attachment for 19 " Typhoon

    O.K. I appreciate the advice. Don't want loose bolts flying around.
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    mast vang attachment for 19 " Typhoon

    The mast fitting for the boomkicker would keep it from sliding up
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