There are 3 reasonable stops with your draft
, all of which I have made many times. I've post some trip reports under the decriptions.
Indian River. With no mast
it will work. Strong current
, perhaps the strngest of the shore, so go at slack tide. Also to close to Lewis to make sense. I have not used it in a sailboat, only in a center console.
Ocean City. Not good in on-shore conditions, but straight forward. Strong tide; wait until slack if you can't motor
6 knots. Typical loud summer resort, but can be a fun one-day stop.
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Chincoteague. A long aproach, well marked with bouys but not charted (they move them as needed). Day light only, but safe in on-shore swell (used it in a 10-foot swell once). Nice town dock
, nice place hole up for a week if you need to. The marinas
will probably NOT be able to handle the size, only the town dock
(water and elec).
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Watchapreague. Not good in strong on-shore conditions or at night. Strong current
. But very straigth, well marked, and simple. You probably won't go to the town, just anchor
inside the entrance in a nigh cove with good holding (south side--north is shell). Nice wilderness setting.
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The rest of the inlets are not for visitors. Too variable, not well marked.