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Old 25-11-2008, 10:24   #1
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Moorings in Beaufort, NC??

Hello fellow cruisers!!
My boyfriend and I are new to cruising. We were sailing from Annapolis, MD to Charleston, SC when we decided to duck into Beaufort, NC to avoid some nasty weather. The marina is quite expensive, and a I'm wondering if anyone has some insider info about using a mooring ball for about a week. They seem to be private, but are right across from the city marina. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 25-11-2008, 10:34   #2
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They're private and some are abandoned. I wouldn't trust them. There's a nice little anchorage for two or three boats in Morehead City. A lot less current than in Beaufort.
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Old 25-11-2008, 19:55   #3
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thanks!

Hey Vasco!
Thanks for the info! Much appreciated.

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Old 25-11-2008, 20:41   #4
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You can also anchor just behind Beaufort off of the docks of Town Creek Marina just past the drawbridge.
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For the best information visit with my friends John & Lisa Nelson at Nelson yacht sales they can be a great help and love cruisers. Just tell them you are a friend of Richard Head and I am sure they will be glad to help. I always anchor, but watch the current, put out two anchors one up current and one down current. In Beaufort anchor to the current and forget the wind,. pull both anchors tight to the bow with no slack and you will just rotate around a point when the current changes. Beaufort is a fun town your will enjoy it.
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I should not say this, But I was there this past summer and the city dock next to the sanitary diner was free for 3 says. But with the snow birds it may have changed. I was also told they dont allow privet moorings, so if you take one, the police cant make you move even if the guy that clams it comes back, but I dont know how well you will sleep at night.
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you guys rock

you guys are awesome!!! thankyou!!!
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Yeah, I forgot about the Sanitary Restaurant. Free dock, if it's full ask to raft off.
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The Sanitary eatery is in Morehead City not Beaufort and while the dock may be free you will miss the fun of Beaufort.
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Yeah, I forgot about the Sanitary Restaurant. Free dock, if it's full ask to raft off.
Thanks for the tip! We found reasonable docking at Sanitary Restaurant for $25/day, no water and electric but no check out time either. They are currently closed for the season so we got the diner's rate. While they are open (Feb-Nov) the non-diner's rate is $1/ft.
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Re: Moorings in Beaufort, NC??

Guys, hate to mention this, but while a lot of folks don't pay for their stays at the Morehead City docks, they are not and never have been free. You are supposed to walk over one block to the library and pay there. They bill you at the end of the month for your stay, whenever during the month it was. We have stayed there many times since they have been completed, tricky to get into with the cross current, but great docks, restrooms and on the weekends there always seems to be something going on in the park. Easy walking to shopping and restaurants in Morehead City along the waterfront.
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