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A boat-iful weekend!

Saturday Spotless Stainless was kind enough to send me a free show pass to the Annapolis Boat Show, and my family and I went there yesterday.  Yesterday, October 11, 2014, was a dreary day.  It rained all morning, for the entire drive there.  The weather forecast was for clearing at 11:00 AM.  We got there…

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Power!

I had the chance to go to Dragon Wing today to work on the engine.  When I arrived, I had a plan.  Then, as I opened the engine, I started thinking maybe I’d work on things in a different order, but I quickly remembered why I wanted to tackle things in a particular order. The…

Just curious…

I’ve been maintaining this blog for a while, though I’ve been a bit remiss this season.  Mostly because I don’t have much to report due to the shoaling issue.  But I’m curious.  I see that the blog gets a bit of traffic – not much, maybe a visitor or two every day – but quite…

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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…