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Old 26-03-2009, 11:15   #1
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Best guide to chesapeake

Will be sailing the Chesapeake this summer. Can you recommend the best Guides?
Then we will be doing Maine for two weeks but I think I have a great guide for Maine (A C G to the Maine coast).
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Cruising the chesapeake by Shellenberger

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Old 28-03-2009, 17:26   #3
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Cruising the chesapeake by Shellenberger
Chesapeake Bay Magazine's Guide to the Chesapeake Bay.

Remember that you have a very shallow draft and can explore areas that the guide will consider inaccessible to sailboats. Even the "Gunkholers Guide" doesn't talk about areas under 4 feet or so. The island pictured below is one of those places.

Also, there is some information on my blog, below.
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Is the Shellenberger and update of the old Blanchard book?
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Chesapeake Bay Magazine's Guide to the Chesapeake Bay.
I would agree with this choice. It covers shore stuff and a lot of other things that round out a summer trip. The Bay in the summer requires a lot of alternatives as the wind in the summer can be non cooperative. You need a lot of options and there are many.
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