This is my first post and my first step to getting back into sailing. I say back but I really never got started per say. I did a tiny bit of sailing back in my teenage years on a sunfish style of boat
on a very small lake with very little wind
. I worked in a marina for a few years when I was a young adult and loved it (except winterizing boats in November in Northen Michigan) I was a US Sailor for 20 years but that does not count as I was an electoincs type and did not have anything to do with navigation
or even line handeling for that matter.
I am now living on a Tideal Creek and I am looking for my first boat
. I do have challenges with my locattion, (which is just minutes to the Chesapeake Bay) first being that the City has been promising to dredge now for two years and still no sign of begginning so at very low tide I have muck front instead of waterfront. The second is I also have two low bridges that I have to pass under before getting out to open water
What I am looking for is a Sloop
around 30' which I know is going to be a challenge as the mast
setup goes but hoping that I can find or convert to a step mast
(if that is even possible). More importantly shallow draft
. A question I do have is if the tide goes out and the boat settles into the muck what type of problems could arrise?
I guess this is quite a lot for a meet and greet so I guess I will end there by just saying hello to all!