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Old 30-07-2006, 18:18   #1
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Hi All

Hello, I have read this site awhile, and decided it's time to join.
My wife and I sail a Hunter 38, fell in love with it at the Annapolis boat show. We hope to cruise Long Island Sound for two weeks starting Sat.
Any suggestions will be appreciated. First stop, Larchmont YC. John

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Old 30-07-2006, 19:06   #2
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Welcome aboard jms. Sounds like a good place to start cruising

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Old 30-07-2006, 20:25   #3
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Boat: amel super maramu 53 Kimberlite
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Drop by the huntington yacht club.
we usually have moorings and slips available, we have a good restaurant and a west marine 5 minutes away. in town over 50 places to eat.
channel 68 or 631-427-4949.
mention my boat kimberlite. it is the ketch at the end of the dock.
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Old 30-07-2006, 21:28   #4
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Aloha JMS,
Welcome Aboard!! By now you know that this forum is full of helpful and friendly folks. Hope you enjoy it like I do.
Any chance your middle name is Michael?
Kind Regards, --JohnL--
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Old 31-07-2006, 04:38   #5
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I have sailed on and through LIS for 21 yrs. There are some "interesting" places to see and anchor or moore.

I would say that it is now the Land of NO. Most things you want to do you CAN'T or you have to pay someone to do it... Some places... Like in Fisher's Island charge for water... and many places will not let you take on water unless you spend on fuel. Transient moorings are quite expensive and anchoring areas are far off the landing.. so you'll have a long row or need a good motor. Some areas now have no anchoring at all and you MUST use a mooring. I believe Huntington Harbor is one place. But you can anchor in the prettier Northport. Many places won't take your rubbish and some you need to pay for it!

LIS is very very crowded with pleasure and working boats... and you will note that stink pots love to give you a wake and will always speed up and cross your bow at every opportunity.

The CT shore is more difficult to enter with lots of light pollution, shoals, ledges and rocks, but with chartplotters this is no problem. LI shore's harbors are pretty easy to make.

The latest craze out east is the cigarrette boats which make so much noise you hear them long before and after they shoot by. The only thing good about them is they don't leave much of a wake, but they are more disturbing than all the PWC which seem to be everywhere making noise and wakes.

LIS is not Maine. But there are some lovely spots.

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