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Visiting Different Ports

I’ve been frustrated this season because we really haven’t been able to use Dragon Wing due to the water depth issue. So, we decided rather than taking a few day sailing trip, we would take a road trip instead. We drove through New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. In four…

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What a day

We haven’t been to Dragon Wing since I learned that the canal was silted over.  It wasn’t worth a 2 hour drive (each way) just to go for a 10 minute ride down the canal.  I decided to give the bigger boats a chance to drive through the channel for a few weekends, hopefully making…

How to get NJDEP/NJDMV to dredge?

I called the marina last weekend and had an interesting conversation.  Apparently although the entrance to Laurel Harbor inlet tends to silt over over the winter, the inlet has been particularly bad for the past 2 years, ever since Hurricane Sandy.  Typically, by mid-season at the latest, the boats going in and out can give enough…

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Blocked!

My step-father is the reason I got into boating. When I was in my teens, we had a few power boats, and I loved boating. I am not an avid fisherman (that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to fish, I’m just not the get-up-at 2AM to get to the lake by sunrise kind of…

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Hurray!!

  The marina called me this morning and confirmed that the engine was being aligned today and that it would be done by late morning.  That was perfect, because I had asked my cousins to come help, and they were supposed to meet me there a little after noon.  When I got there at 10:30, the…