Captain Ed's Sailing 

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Issue: #59

April 10 2013

What to expect

Questions and answers

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Jay Michuad Marine surveyors

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The weather has been a little fluky,  I went down to work on the boat last Thursday and it was to cold, so instead I went over to organize my Uhaul shed. When I left the Uhaul it was almost to hot to work. 

 Any way last week I took the covers off of each of the boats and have started cleaning. You would think that this was all done before you left the boat for the winter, and all you would have to do is paint the bottom and push her in the water. 

 The Bella Donna will be ready to go in the water, hopefully by May 1st. I just picked up both water pumps from the machine shop and will put them in as soon as the weather clears again. A little paint on the bottom, sails back on, and then it is just a matter of waiting my turn to be put in the water.

 I think that if the weather cooperates we should be sailing by the weekend of May 4th. 

It can be cold so if you plan to sail with me make sure that you are prepared, don't put the long underwear away yet. If you are new to this sailing thing it might be best to wait till June, on the other hand May can be quite warm.


  I have two clients that have boats for sale, one is a 25ft Catalina, the other is a 27ft C&C. Both of these are nice boats, and with short investment can be great boats. I know that I may have seemed all negative on boat ownership in my last news letter, and I am not taking any of that back. How ever I have owned boats for the last 30 or so years, and have really enjoyed them. There are just certain things that you can do on your own boat that you cannot do on someone else's. You cannot for example take off for a couple of weeks and sail to Maine or to the Cape. I have a client in Ipswich who will be enjoying her boat even if she never has a chance to sail it, because she will be in Ipswich Bay and will hang out on it when she has a chance with friends and take a swim when she wants. She will sail her boat though she is a great sailor. If you are interested in a boat let me know I will talk to you about it. Any boat.

 See you in a couple of weeks.


 Captain Ed's Sailing was  very successful last year with just about 50 days of sailing under our belts, and meeting and sailing with many great people. 


  I want to again thank everyone for their support of Captain Ed's Sailing if it is even just through reading my news letters.


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Captain Ed's Sailing gets more popular each year, however there are always great weekends as well as weekdays available.
 At the end of the day you walk away from the boat and leave the cost of owning and maintaining the boat up to me.
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Friends of Captain Ed's Sailing


 I like to support my artistic friends as the thing that we have in common are very  meager advertising budgets. 

  Mike Marzelli operates Marzelli Photography, and during his spare time helps my friend, Janet Holmes watch Mika the wonder dog


  Frank Casazza operates the Eyeformation art studio in Lowell, he has been a full time artist for at least 20 years.

  Paul Nguyen is a great Photographer and travels all over the world with his photography, as well as will his band. I usually have one of Paul's pictures as the head line to my newsletter

  EJ Ouellette operates Whole Music Studios has well as the band Crazy Maggie.

 Chip Evans operates the Evans art studio out of Woodstock Vermont, if you are in the Woodstock area stop in and mention Captain Ed's Sailing.

 Check out these artist's web pages and think about giving your support, it is a great way to support local business.

 A sailing package from Captain Ed's Sailing is also a great way to shop local, Check out the coupons below or give me a call and I will suggest something.

I want to thank friends of Captain Ed Sailing which include all of you who faithfully take the time to read my newsletters. Listed here are friends with web pages that you should check out when you have a chance.



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Things to do after sailing with 

       Captain Ed's Sailing


  A day sailing on the Bella Donna will take up to 6 hours of your time, at the end of the day, if you still have some energy, there is still plenty of other things to do around Newburyport.


 There are plenty of restaurants around town, such as the Grog, Michaels, The Black Cow, and Loretta's, restaurants. A great place to grab a Sandwich before a sailing trip is at the Warren street market

   Out towards Plum Island you will find Bob's Lobster. 

Make a trip more exciting on your way out to Bob's Lobster by renting an EZ pedal bike from EZ Pedaler of Newburyport

  If you are looking for a place to stay while in the area my client's have stayed at the Essex Street Inn,  The Blue out on Plum Island, as well as The Garrison Inn , and the The Compass Rose Inn

 We live in a great area to try out some salt water fishing as well. For short days I like Channel Edge Charters, or Flounder Fishing, from the Captains Lady . For Longer excursions check out The Clipper Fleet in Salisbury or again the Captains Lady out on Plum Island. 


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Captain Ed's Sailing has been doing charters out of Newburyport  Massachusetts since 2005. Well over 200 people have gone through either a Basic Sailing , a navigation class, or a family hands on sailing charter. We offer hands on sailing instruction in a very relaxed easy to understand manner.


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Edward Casazza
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