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Old 27-02-2010, 10:21   #1
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Marsh Harbour Mooring Rental?

I'm moving my 48' cat from St. Simon's Island to Marsh Harbour in the Abacos in 2 weeks and I'm hoping to rent a mooring once there. Google hasn't yielded any information so I'm wondering if someone has a suggestion about who I should contact? Many thanks.
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Old 27-02-2010, 10:51   #2
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Are you sure that Marsh Harbor has a mooring field? My Explorer Charts don't show any. The charts do show fields on Treasure Cay, Great Guana, Green Turtle, Man O War and Hope Town however. Hope you find what you're looking for!
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I do not recall seeing any moorings in Marsh Harbour.
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Marsh Harbour does not offer any moorings. Most folks moor their boats in Hopetown and Man-O-War. There may a few available in Green Turtle Cay and just outside the Treasure Cay Marina entrance. Short-term rentals are available on Guana Cay.

Suggested contacts:

Hopetown- Lighthouse Marina

Man-O-War- Edwin's Boatyard (Darren Sands) or MOW Marina (Tommy Albury)

Treasure Cay Marina/Resort

Green Turtle Cay- Abaco Yacht Services

Guana Cay- Dive Guana (Troy Albury)

I haven't listed phone numbers because every place I've mentioned has a website. If they don't have anything available, they may know of someone who does.

Suggest you pick up a copy of Steve Dodge's Cruising Guide to the Abacos before coming over. You'll make good use of it.

Good luck and have fun!
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Old 27-02-2010, 13:45   #5
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There's a fairly large area for anchoring in Marsh Harbor.
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Old 27-02-2010, 13:57   #6
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Jeff is correct. There's lot of room to anchor in Marsh Harbour. There is enough water for almost any boat and the holding is excellent. In fact, the holding is so good that it is not uncommon for cruisers to anchor their boats in the harbour and fly home for a visit.

That being said, as a long-term place to anchor your boat, I wouldn't recommend it. As more than one hurricane and "norther" has proven, MH is just too open to the north. This allows wind and surge do considerable damage. Any strong north wind creates problems in the harbour.

For long-term storage, you have two choices; mooring or dry storage.
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The marinas are not too expensive now n Marsh Harbor . The rates goes up in April. Man o war and Hopetown have moornigs and Marinas but are very crowded at this time so call ahead. They are all lsted n the Dodge and Explorer chart books.
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Many thanks for the many suggestions. Can't wait to warm up!
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Alan gives some excellent suggestions. I checked with Edwin's a few weeks ago in Man-O-War and they had one mooring available at that time. For a fee they will check on the boat for you. I know some people have been very happy with a similar service in Hope Town. I forget the guys name, but he will start your engine, etc. Both are an easy and inexpensive ferry ride from Marsh Harbour. Hopetown offers very good all around protection. Man-O-War is fairly good too, but shallow.
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