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Old 01-09-2009, 14:48   #1
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Protected Anchorage in Toms River, NJ

Does anyone know a good anchorage for a 36 footer wiht a 6 foot draft which would be a short dingy ride for a nice meal out?
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:37   #2
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Does anyone know a good anchorage for a 36 footer wiht a 6 foot draft which would be a short dingy ride for a nice meal out?
I am based in the Toms River just now. The issue you face is primarily your draft, but you can still get by with care.

First off, you can try the waterfront restaurant just south of Good Luck Point on the Bay. I don't know the current name, but it's hard to miss since there are quite a few moorings just out from the piers attached to this property. The restaurant also has some sort of launch service, but maybe only on weekends. I have not been in there for some time and am not current.

On Toms River itself, one possibility is the cove just east of the Toms River YC (roughly 39-56.7/74-09.9), from which you can take the dink to the Island Heights pier on the north shore of the river and perhaps find an eatery in this nice little town. You might also wander into our cove on the south side of the river just above Long Point (roughly 39-56.0/74-08.9) and if you look halfway presentable (smile), one of our curmudgeons could perhaps arrange a lift to an eatery of local repute. No guarantees, but there's a chance.
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LOL... once I wanted to go to Toms River and looked for a place with a draft similar. Could not find a decent place to go with that draft.
Good luck. And if you find one, please post it.
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... I wanted to go to Toms River and looked for a place with a draft similar. Could not find a decent place ...
There are a number of day racing boats on the river that need 6 feet, and they DO find it. It happens that the soundings on the chart are not particularly accurate in many cases, but they are quite accurate for example in the vicinity of Long Point and off the Ocean Gate YC. You can take 6 feet almost all the way to the head of navigation at the town of Toms River with care. If you merely want to stay over while in transit there is a cove locally known as Wanamaker Cove off Dillon's Creek on the north shore east of Long Point that has plenty of water (typically 7 to 8 feet, which is "plenty" in our dialect). It's open to the SW but it rarely blows over 20 and the chop is easily managed. Also the cove above the TRYC typically has 8 feet and is a popular stop for local boats. This is very well protected.

This is a good looking river, especially on quiet fall days. On a typical summer weekend it's madness and should be avoided.
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