Congratulations! And a question about drafts for you and other Maryland
sailors: Do you find that the 4-ish feet of draft
on your Alberg
is limiting at all for day to week-long trips around the Chesapeake (e.g. anchoring
off the Eastern Shore, heading down to St Michael's, etc.). Do you find yourself often anchoring
well off and just committing to long dinghy
rides? Also, how do you plan on storing the Alberg
in the winter? I assume the Main Beach boat ramp
isn't an option!
My Dad's retiring, and is looking to buy a 28'-33' boat in his retirement
(he also lives in Severna Park). I've taken him sailing often enough in the Harbor Islands here in Boston and he's really looking forward to sailing on his own. Our waters are so deep in New England
that 5+ foot drafts are easily swallowed. As we've sailed boats, he prefers the sailing manners of deeper keels, but with all the talk of Chesapeake gunkholing and some of the charts
I've looked at, I'm just wondering if there are significant tradeoffs of a deep keel
in the Chesapeake. Thanks!
Dan, Round Bay