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02 May 2010 | St. Leonard's Creek, Maryland
10 February 2010 | Burke, Virginia
10 June 2007 | Solomons Island, MD
08 April 2007
06 April 2007

Boat Pool/Nettle Net

10 June 2007 | Solomons Island, MD
This boat pool/nettle net is definitely on our list of wouldn't-want-to-do-without items. If you are familiar with the Chesapeake Bay in the summer, you know about sea nettles - little stinging jelly fish creatures. This net is designed to be easily deployed off a boat and provides a barrier to the sea nettles (and any other creatures) that might interfere with your enjoyment of a dip in the cool water. It is one of those rare items that actually perform exactly as advertised. It comes packed in a mesh bag slightly larger than a football, and it claims to take only minutes to deploy and retrieve. All true! It even easily folds to its original size to fit back in the mesh bag. We first saw one being used on another boat in an anchorage about 3 years ago. It took us 2 years to locate the manufacturer, but we found him just in time to order one before our Chesapeake cruise last July. By happenstance we chose the hottest week of the year to go cruising - temps were hovering around 100 every day. We would not have survived at anchor without the boat pool. This picture was taken in St. Leonard's Creek, Maryland, off the Patuxent River on Memorial Day Weekend. Ours is the 8 foot model, and we have had 4 people bobbing comfortably in it. They also come in 12 and 20 foot diameters. We have absolutely no affiliation with the manufacturer of this item, but we wholeheartedly recommend it! Check them out online at http://www.nettle-net.com/.
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Vessel Name: Coconuts
Vessel Make/Model: 2003 Hunter 306
Hailing Port: Solomons, Maryland
Crew: Jim and Louann Tackett
About: Jim, the Captain; Louann, First Mate; James, Zach, Emily, and John Tackett as visiting crew; and Mika the Ship's Dog
Extra: We are a family sailing the Chesapeake Bay with plans to retire and head to the Caribbean in about 3 years. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." -Dr. Seuss

s/v Coconuts

Who: Jim and Louann Tackett
Port: Solomons, Maryland