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This blog chronicles the adventures of the sailing vessel Moonraker. We just finished the second year of our cruising life. We explored the US East Coast from Maine to Florida, the Bahamas, Haiti, PR, and the Virgin Islands.
Leaving for Delmarva Circumnavigation

We knew we were planning on moving on the boat at some point but we had never spent more than a couple of days in a row on board. Last year we managed to take an 8 day trip on the bay - but we needed some ocean time on Moonraker before we could be sure the "big trip" was something we could handle. We decided a 2 week circumnavigation of the Delmarva Peninsula was a good start. We got the boat all ready, and provisioned and set north on the bay. Our first day was great sailing and we got all the way to Still Pond on the Chesapeake Bay. So far all familiar sites and marks.

Delmarva 2011

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Who: Bill & Donna Shuman
Port: Annapolis, MD
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Our Boat

Moonraker is a 1986 Bayfield 40 designed by the famous Ted Gozzard and built in Ontario, Canada. The rig is a cutter/ketch. Here are some of her specs:

LOA: 45 ft. 6 in.
LWL: 30 ft. 6 in.
Beam: 12 ft.
Draft: 4 ft. 11 in.
Displacement: 21,000 lbs.
Ballast: 8,200 lbs.
Sail Area: 1,009 sq. ft.

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