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Old 15-05-2015, 14:59   #1
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Talking Hello from an Aspiring Cruiser SF to Annapolis

Live and work in the SF Bay area. Have a nice little trailer Sailor, M17, Seranita. Goal / dream is to find an about 40 foot cruiser and base her in Annapolis MD to have a home base for my wife and I to cruise and also be near our son who is starting at the Naval Academy this year as a plebe. Go Navy! Looking for a "blue water" capable craft that can also do the ICW, not too deep draft. I am a former Naval Officer and EOD Diver.
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Old 15-05-2015, 15:46   #2
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Welcome to the forum...Sounds like a great goal
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Best of luck to you! While you're in the Bay Area, don't forget that we have some of the best cruising in the world, right here. (disclaimer: I think that many places have the "best in the world") You can spend years in the Bay Area and the surrounding coast finding many interesting places to cruise to. Hope you enjoy it here, as well in your future pursuits.
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Re: Hello from an Aspiring Cruiser SF to Annapolis

Annapolis is a great place to cruise out of. About a hundred years ago (seems like it anyway) my wife and I learned to sail on the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay. Congratulations to your son for being accepted to the Accademy.


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i think your living in the best area of the world. my wishes are with you.
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Re: Hello from an Aspiring Cruiser SF to Annapolis

Just as an observation, for the Chesapeake and ICW, I would in fact NOT look for a "blue water" boat. The winds are often light and the water often shallow. You may be frustrated in a blue water boat because this is brown water. so I would look for a great coastal boat that sails well in light winds and shallow waters - personally I would go for a tri. The ICW is very honestly motoring country and a 30' power boat is about the best way to do that.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Tyler.

In a typical year, approximately 4,000 candidates receive nominations to the Naval Academy. . However, only 1,500 appointments will be given out. In other words, obtaining a nomination in no way guarantees that a candidate will receive an appointment.
Congratulations on your son’s appointment!
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