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Old 29-12-2011, 09:03   #1
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New sailor on the Bay Of Quinte

Hello

New sailor here. The Bay of Quinte will be my cruising area.

I bought a boat last fall, just waiting for the spring to put her in.

Lots to learn!
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Old 29-12-2011, 13:14   #2
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Re: New sailor on the Bay Of Quinte

Greetings! I've logged many miles sailing "The Bay" in various floating and some not-so-floating craft. Wonderful part of the country and excellent sailing most all the way around "The County" and up into the 1000 islands. You will love it! Cheers!!
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Old 29-12-2011, 19:07   #3
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Greetings! I've logged many miles sailing "The Bay" in various floating and some not-so-floating craft. Wonderful part of the country and excellent sailing most all the way around "The County" and up into the 1000 islands. You will love it! Cheers!!
Thanks, maybe I'll see you around!
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Re: New sailor on the Bay Of Quinte

I spent many hours paddling Quinte when I was youngster but Muscote was a little farther then I went but I always thought it looked like an interesting bay.

I love the photos of your boat. It looks a little big to haul with the mini. Is it trailer-able? How do you haul out? There isn"t a marina there is there?
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I spent many hours paddling Quinte when I was youngster but Muscote was a little farther then I went but I always thought it looked like an interesting bay.

I love the photos of your boat. It looks a little big to haul with the mini. Is it trailer-able? How do you haul out? There isn"t a marina there is there?
Hi, thanks

Muscote Bay is small and shallow, but it's home. There is a marina not far, on the other side of Big Island, but I plan to haul her out onto my boat ramp. lol, last out first in! The spring will be my first time getting her in the water (purchased this fall), so I don't know for sure how easy that will be.

What mini? Anyways, she's listed at 5 tonnes, so not really easily trailerable, at least with my vehicles. With her shallow draft so she can be put on a normal boat trailer. Just needs to be heavy duty.
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Hi, thanks

Muscote Bay is small and shallow, but it's home. There is a marina not far, on the other side of Big Island, but I plan to haul her out onto my boat ramp. lol, last out first in! The spring will be my first time getting her in the water (purchased this fall), so I don't know for sure how easy that will be.

What mini? Anyways, she's listed at 5 tonnes, so not really easily trailerable, at least with my vehicles. With her shallow draft so she can be put on a normal boat trailer. Just needs to be heavy duty.
I thought I saw a Mini Morris in one of the photos?

Nice to be able to do your own haul out. She doesn't have much keel (says the guy with 6'7" under him); what is the story behind the boat? Who designed her?
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I thought I saw a Mini Morris in one of the photos?

Nice to be able to do your own haul out. She doesn't have much keel (says the guy with 6'7" under him); what is the story behind the boat? Who designed her?
Yeah, you don't need much keel when you have leeboards. She drafts about 2.5', I guess I'll see exactly in the spring.

It would be hard to say who designed her as she is based on a traditional type that has been around for over 100 years. Originally wood fishing vessels that evolved into steel yachts.

She is about 27', 9' and a bit wide double ender. As I mentioned, steel with a bit of a flat bottom (1.25" thick plate!). She is gaff rigged and about 5 tonnes.

She was built in 1981, and brought to Canada in 1984 by the people from which I bought her.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you posting here.
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