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Old 02-27-2019, 06:44 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:05 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 03-04-2019, 08:56 PM   #3
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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.
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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.

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

** (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)
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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.

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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.

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