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River Cruiser 02-27-2019 06:44 PM

2019 cruising season
 
Last year I was planning on cruising up the Ohio River. For a couple of reasons it never happened, one was the flooding and the concern over marinas that suffered damage and may not be available. The 2nd was not being able to get anyone to go along, the family members who usually go along have kids old enough to play sports, a friend from the marina decided when it got down to it he couldnít go and be away from home, his only expenses would 1/2 of food. He didnít want to leave his home empty while he was gone. I single hand a lot but on a long cruise I prefer to have someone along to handle lines and such. This year no matter what Iíam going somewhere and Iíll find someone to ride along. Iíll possibly find different friends to go for a few days each. If I do single hand Iíll leave the center console, towing it is another thing that requires a second person to handle the tow gear when getting ready to lock.

LongJohn 03-02-2019 11:05 AM

I'm planning a little trip myself; Tn 546 to Cumberland 250 or so, and back; with just a little jaunt on the Ohio. Single hand with the occasional 'no clue' guest, no dink. Probably May and June.

River Cruiser 03-04-2019 08:56 PM

Kentucky Lake is on my list of destinations that I would like to cruise. I imagine I could take a whole season and not see all there is to see, if I get down that direction I may never return to the upper.

Drake 03-04-2019 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by River Cruiser (Post 746189)
Kentucky Lake is on my list of destinations that I would like to cruise. I imagine I could take a whole season and not see all there is to see, if I get down that direction I may never return to the upper.

Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are great cruising grounds. If you decide to go and want some recommendations, shoot me an email.

Paul

Seevee 03-05-2019 06:47 AM

River,

Sounds like you need a girlfriend. Take her with. Lots of advantages..... they'll cook for you, clean up, make the bed, do laundry, help run the boat, help you launch the dinghy.

And they have other benefits.....

However, don't get greedy.... one is all you need.

LongJohn 03-05-2019 08:52 AM

So, Seevee, What planet do you live on? Think that I can get asylum? I have a GF, but .... I'd better shut up.

Alaskan Sea-Duction 03-05-2019 10:16 AM

Back to B.C. Canada and SE Alaska for ASD. Admiral wants to see Sitka and Red Bluff Bay, maybe Glacier Bay. The other place she want to see is Ford's Terror. Currently on the hard getting prepared.

BandB 03-05-2019 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by LongJohn (Post 746279)
So, Seevee, What planet do you live on? Think that I can get asylum? I have a GF, but .... I'd better shut up.

Wifey B: Definitely he's not on the same planet I'm on. Are the oven, range, vacuum, washer, and dryer too complex for him to figure out? :mad:

River Cruiser 03-06-2019 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Seevee (Post 746245)
River,

Sounds like you need a girlfriend. Take her with. Lots of advantages..... they'll cook for you, clean up, make the bed, do laundry, help run the boat, help you launch the dinghy.

And they have other benefits.....

However, don't get greedy.... one is all you need.



My wife goes along for a couple of weeks but that is about a long as her endurance will allow her to be away from gkids and her gardens. Kids and gkids go along for about the same amount of time at one stretch. If I would get a girlfriend she would probably have to own a boat, my wife is rather narrow minded about such things.

MurrayM 03-07-2019 12:01 AM

This summer will be the first since we got Badger that we aren’t going on a summer holiday. Our daughter is off to university next fall, so I took my holidays from work to coincide with that. So, lots of weekend trips this year I guess.

Spinner 03-07-2019 02:23 AM

I plan to spend 2-3 months up on the northern British Columbia Coast (basically everything from Prince Rupert south). I singlehand, but will likely run into friends here and there! Should be a good summer :-)

JohnP 03-07-2019 06:02 AM

This Summer we are staying close to home getting Venture ready to head to South Florida next Fall. Very pumped about having 18 months of boating weather once Spring finally arrives in the NorthEast. Temps in the teens this AM in NJ. Just does not work for me.

John and Miri
VENTURE
MMSI: 338331199

MurrayM 03-07-2019 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Spinner (Post 746710)
I plan to spend 2-3 months up on the northern British Columbia Coast (basically everything from Prince Rupert south). I singlehand, but will likely run into friends here and there! Should be a good summer :-)

Don't know if you have this book, but it's a gold mine of information for BC's north coast:

https://www.amazon.ca/Exploring-Nort.../dp/0938665804

If you make it up to Kitimat at the top end of Douglas Channel, contact us if you want a ride into town :thumb:

** (Several computer charts have things wrong...MK Bay Marina is at the north east corner, just north of Kitamaat Village and just south of the entrance to Minette Bay)

O C Diver 03-07-2019 09:54 AM

I'm probably cruising tributaries of the Chesapeake this summer. Have a few boat projects that will keep me near the boatyard. Want everything ready to cruise the New England coast in 2020.

Ted

BandB 03-07-2019 10:17 AM

Wifey B: Our year has sort of been messed up for cruising although still lucky and far more than most so no complaints. We have commitments in SC so intend to move by boat to that area and then cruise along the coast of NC, SC, and GA and in the Chesapeake. That's after completing air trips as currently in Rome, a spring break (her final spring break in grad school) trip for Tabitha, and then taking Britney to Anguilla for her 21st birthday. We let them choose.

Did get out in a boat today. A 1973 Riva Rudy Junior. Gondola after dinner tonight. :)

aevdg 03-11-2019 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by LongJohn (Post 746279)
So, Seevee, What planet do you live on? Think that I can get asylum? I have a GF, but .... I'd better shut up.

He lives on Mars - but not sure about how much water he has for the boat.

Grey Goose 03-11-2019 03:10 PM

Grey Goose going places
 
Our plan for 2019 is to change marinas. Weíre moving The Goose from Grand Haven MI to Bay City, across the state and over the top. Approximately 450 miles. Taking two slow weeks to make the trip and plan to enjoy every minute.

Drago 03-11-2019 03:56 PM

I'm in the same "BOAT"
 
Sounds like there are a bunch of cruisers out there that can't find a mate who wants to be Admiral of a cruising yacht. Me included. If anyone knows of a cruising matchmaker site specific to the Chesapeake Bay, rush me the info. Do we have the wrong, misguided dreams? Or are they conecting with the higher end yachts?

Gray Dog 03-11-2019 04:23 PM

Cruising
 
We will be leaving Knoxville, TN early April, cruising to Apalachicola, FL and return end of May. Nice way to enjoy spring.

BandB 03-11-2019 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Drago (Post 747816)
Sounds like there are a bunch of cruisers out there that can't find a mate who wants to be Admiral of a cruising yacht. Me included. If anyone knows of a cruising matchmaker site specific to the Chesapeake Bay, rush me the info. Do we have the wrong, misguided dreams? Or are they conecting with the higher end yachts?

Wifey B: Not just cruisers. You see the difficulty by the number of dating web sites there are. Someplace like Match or Harmony or some of the age grouped ones might work for some. We have a single male friend captain and recently a female captain wanted to go with him as a mate or second. He was excited and they did a couple of runs together, but, alas, she was only interested in work, not in a relationship. Meeting people with common interests is so hard. Hubby and I feel bad for those looking and we don't have answers as neither of us was ever in another relationship and we have very little dating experience. :)


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