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  1. Warren Milberg

    “Maiden”

    Go see the movie “Maiden,” about the first all-female crew to compete in the 1989 Whitbread Race around the world. True grit. Well-worth seeing.
  2. Warren Milberg

    Hilary Lister sailor extraordinaire....

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/hilary-lister-quadriplegic-yachtswoman-who-sailed-solo-across-english-channel-dies-at-46/2018/08/29/01be4de4-aa1a-11e8-b1da-ff7faa680710_story.html?utm_term=.26f95737ef7e
  3. Warren Milberg

    My Own Colregs

    After many years of sailing, and only a few close calls (but no collisions) with both sail and power boats, I've developed my own set of collision avoidance rules: Rule No. 1: Always assume the worst. That is, I always assume the other boat doesn't know or care about the rules of the road, is...
  4. Warren Milberg

    MOB procedures....

    I know this topic has been discussed a lot, but I'd like to know how each of us would handle a MOB situation, if: 1. You had crew; 2. You did not have crew; and 3. If you were sailing solo and went into the drink. FYI, I sail solo a lot and see a lot of other solo sailors. Most of the...
  5. Warren Milberg

    YGBSM....!

  6. Warren Milberg

    Free Sailbags

    I'd like to give away 2 sailbags for the price of postage, probably $15 or so. One is new, bright blue, 36"x32". The other is used, but in good condition, white, 38"x20". PM me if interested.
  7. Warren Milberg

    Plan "B"

    Since I solo sail a lot, I often think about all the "what ifs" that could happen while I'm single-handing the boat and what I would do if they occurred. Things like furler jams, getting a torn sail down, an engine that won't start, parting standing rigging, a leaking thru-hull, running...
  8. Warren Milberg

    Un-grounding....

    Wait for it....
  9. Warren Milberg

    Ches Bay - Avoid rocks

    Avoid rocks near Poplar Island in Chesapeake Bay. https://www.chesapeakebaymagazine.com/baybulletin/2017/7/11/warning-avoid-submerged-rocks-near-poplar-island
  10. Warren Milberg

    Collision at sea

    I know this is a sailing blog, and I mourn the loss of life in the recent collision of the US Navy vessel and the container ship off Japan, but given modern nav and anti-collision devices both ships must have been using, I look forward to learning how this tragedy could have happened.
  11. Warren Milberg

    Sold my boat....

    So....I've sold my boat. Boo hoo. I'm looking to find other mid-Chesapeake Bay sailboat owners in the Annapolis/South River/Galesville/Deale/Solomons corridor who would like an experienced hand to day sail with them once in a while on weekdays. I'll provide the beverage of your choice and...
  12. Warren Milberg

    Solo anchoring...

    Since I often sail solo, I've tried a lot of different anchoring techniques when I'm alone. I've been pretty successful doing it as follows: (1) pick the spot where you want the anchor to set; (2) pass over that spot going downwind; (3) drop the anchor from the stern; (4) let the anchor set...
  13. Warren Milberg

    Buy New or Used Boat?

    I'm curious as to how many owners out there bought their boat new or used? In over 40 years of sailing and boat ownership, which includes owning 5 boats, I've never bought a new boat. I never will. While I like the idea of buying a new boat, I am put off by high prices and what appears to be...
  14. Warren Milberg

    Sailboat Transport Costs

    Anyone happen to know the per mile rate to transport a 28-ft sailboat from MD to FL? Just looking for whatever the ballpark is....
  15. Warren Milberg

    Does size matter....

    I was at the boat show this year. I was amazed to see that it was hard to find a boat that was less than 40-ft long. I can well understand the need for a boat that size or larger if you do extended cruising and/or blue-water sailing. Yet most of my sailing friends are recreational sailors who...
  16. Warren Milberg

    Ditch bag?

    In reading the many threads about that 29-ft sailboat lost off the west coast of FL, I wondered about how many of us actually keep a "Ditch Bag" aboard our boats? I realize that most of us are probably recreational sailors sailing the rivers, lakes, and bays around the US and make an...
  17. Warren Milberg

    That sinking feeling....

    "Hello Boat US: you'll never guess what happened today...." https://www.facebook.com/boatkrazy/videos/1772109086355412/?fref=nf
  18. Warren Milberg

    Poplar Island

    For those of you who have sailed up and down the Chesapeake Bay, you have probably seen, and been guided by, Poplar Island adjacent to Knapp's Narrows and just south of Eastern Bay. Its reconstruction and history make an interesting story. I love sailing over there...
  19. Warren Milberg

    Celestial Navigation

    I see that the US Naval Academy is, once again, teaching cadets the art of celestial navigation. How many of you have learned celestial? If so, how did you learn it? How have you used it? See...
  20. Warren Milberg

    My Old Boat...

    ...resting nicely in FL.