I moved to Oriental in 2005 having never sailed, now I can barely think of anything else. The waters around Pamlico Sound are a great training ground for any aspiring sailor. Along with great water and winds, Oriental is a fabulous place to meet people who have a lot of miles under their respective keels. So now in my 3rd season under sail I feel ready to take on longer adventures and hopefully start a lifetime of exploring where ever we decide to go. I never say no to a day on the water, rain or shine.
Many destinations in the Chesapeake Bay,Offshore passages to the BVIs, Belize, Key West, Bahamas, Areas in and around Eastern North Carolina, Charleston SC. hopefully many more in the future...
Looking forward to cruising up to Newport RI in September to work the Boat Show and around Maine for 3 weeks. Returning to Oriental in late October.after working the Annapolis Boat Show.
and our Charter in the Pacific North West, San Juan Islands on in August!
Welcome to the group, and I remember Oriental well! Spent the week of Hanna there last summer on my solo passage from Boston south. The folks at whittaker Creek were wonderful hosts and I hope to get back for a vist on my way back up this spring.
Would like to know how you made the contacts for working boat shows. I've done some deliveries to and from for varios yaht brokers, but have never got to work most of the shows.
Again welcome nd I look forward to hearing more from you.
Thanks! Yes, we keep the boat at Pecan Grove. The picture below was taken up on Vandemere Creek at a friend's new dock. Which marina do you keep your boat in NB, we have a few friends that were at the Sheraton and have moved to Northwest Creek or accross the creek to Bridgepointe. Good to meet so many neighbors!
Hi Lola! Where are you headed to next. I live here in Oriental and sail as often as I can.
This site looks very neat and I hope to meet some great people and share experiances.
Here is a picture of our boat. She is a Jeanneau 40. I just sailed her down from Annapolis MD. Fair Winds, Edana
Hi neighbor...I bought my boat in Oriental...I'm just learning now...May i be your friend?...You will like this site...lots of good advice...got a picture of your boat/ What kind is it.?..regards...lola
I installed Lifeline AGM batteries upon commissioning the boat when new. I used GPL 27T's on the engine start and bow thruster service. I used the 6 volt GPL 4ct's in the house bank ( total of six, 660 amp hour capacity)I just had to replace both of the GPL27T's. Boat was commissioned in July of 2008, so a bit over 7 years life obtained from those two. Hope to get at least a year or more from the house side, as they have been managed carefully.Just data for those interested,Sams/v LONGHAWKI B43…See More
"hawaii%20sailing%20002.JPG Tracker%20Round%20Trip%202015.PNG For anyone contemplating an ocean crossing with a Cascade 36, just wanted to share two items I incorporated, that were really useful on a recent round trip to Hawaii.
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