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Old 15-10-2010, 05:50   #46
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I'm with you, I'm about 1 1/2 hours away out side of DC and spend just about every weekend on the boat. It's just far enough away to feel like I'm getting away from it all yet close enough to home if there is a real emergency. If I was real close I wonder if I would enjoy it as much. Now in Solomons MD I'm a 20 min. sail to the Bay and have a hole new group of boat friends to play with.

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Old 15-10-2010, 06:25   #47
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15 minutes from house to cockpit,not the best sailing here in the hudson valley, but the landscape is unsurpassed.
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Old 15-10-2010, 06:49   #48
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I knew I'd been on the boat too long (not really possible) when I got in my car one misty morning and reached to the dashboard to turn on the radar...

...and how hard it was to push myself to go more than 25 mph...

...and how much concentration it took to keep the car between those white lines...

...when I got to a mall parking lot and marveled at how the car just STAYED in one place all by itself without an anchor...
Thats great!
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Old 15-10-2010, 10:46   #49
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Thats great!
And a true story. No exaggeration.
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Old 15-10-2010, 11:09   #50
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35 min to airport
1-1/2 hours at the airport
3 to 5 hour flight depending on which day I go.
30 min for Immigration
35 min to the house
15 min to the boat.

Between 6 1/2 and 8 1/2 hours.
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Old 15-10-2010, 11:13   #51
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I used to live about an hour and 15 from the boat. Decided to move close to the boat, and now I commute an hour and 15 to work. Best decision I ever made.
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Old 15-10-2010, 11:18   #52
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2.5 hours for my powerboat in Michigan and 8 hours for the sailboat in St. Martin. I'm on both regularly and enjoy what both offer.
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Old 15-10-2010, 12:10   #53
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As James the OP said, this is not for cruisers to gloat. But I am amazed theres been 50+ replies to this thread in 24 hours... and that so many have so far to go... 2 hours drive or more is a sterling effort!!

no matter how far, its worth it
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Old 15-10-2010, 12:15   #54
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35 minutes one way. When selecting my marina, it had to be within 45 minutes.
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Old 15-10-2010, 13:51   #55
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But I am amazed theres been 50+ replies to this thread in 24 hours...
Mark, Most of us are probably just so happy there's a question we can actually answer with certainty!

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Old 15-10-2010, 13:57   #56
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Five minutes if I get the lights, seven if not.

We do a lot of short sails -- couple of hours in the evening -- because we can be off the dock 15 minutes after leaving home.

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Old 15-10-2010, 15:08   #58
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35 minutes one way. When selecting my marina, it had to be within 45 minutes.
Hull 1, wow!!! you better take good care of that girl- she`s a treasure!

Oh yeah- about a 5 minute walk.
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OK just suggested to wife we should move closer to the marina, apparently she will miss me!
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