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…

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First race

I took part in my first sailing race yesterday! I was little more than rail meat, but that was intentional. I am still trying to learn about sail shape, and I wanted to watch how an experienced captain adjusted things for the conditions. Spoiler alert – we won! And I am taking credit for it.…

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A little good news

I was skimming the marina’s Facebook feed and saw that they actually got Dragon Wing into the water a day early! I am very excited, in part because I didn’t get a call telling me that the stuffing box is leaking. I know the weather is going to be pretty nasty today; I’m not sure…

Some days, I just shake my head…

Dragon Wing is supposed to be back in the water on Saturday, May 17.  That’s the weekend before Memorial Day, and almost a month and a half later than she was supposed to go in.  I’ve been watching the weather forecasts, and Saturday looks like it will be a nice day to take her over…

Sailboat Rigging Tune-up

The topic is a little dry, and the presenter is a little monotone, too. But he has a LOT of good information in here, and I thought it might be of interest. I know I learned quite a bit, including that I want to ask for a Loos Gauge for Christmas! :)