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Old 01-06-2010, 03:40   #1
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Hello,

it's me again! I was thinking to leave my boat in the Chesapeake for 4/6 months to go back to Italy.
What is your favourite yard over there??

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What is your favourite yard over there??
If you mean boat yard (as versus marina), you might try Jennings in Reedville (actually Fairport), Virginia… out of the way, very knowledgeable boat folks (Jennings builds a boat every year or so, albeit power…) and still modest rates for the Bay area – this time of year plenty of haul-out space if you want to leave it on the hard…
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I would vote for Deltaville Marina-better prices than further north, can handle up to 8 ft draft, and good folks to work with.
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I second Don's recommendation. I had my boat hauled there several times back when we lived in Virginia. And that part of the Bay's a great area to explore.
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Thank a lot!

are Jennings and Deltaville SAFE place for the hurricane season??

can I pull my boat and do the work myself??

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Nowhere on the East Coast is 100% safe, but Deltaville is pretty far from the ocean, so any storm which hits has already started to die, and there are groves of pine trees around the boatyard which provide some protection. The yard will let you work on your own boat, but they get picky about sanding bottom paint without a vacuum system, so that's a job best left for Sunday.
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Thank a lot!

are Jennings and Deltaville SAFE place for the hurricane season??

can I pull my boat and do the work myself??

Roberto
Jennings you can do your own work, most do all or part – I’ve done about 80-90% of mine and have had boats there off and on as far back as the late 1980s. Like the entire Bay the area can be prone to storm surge from passing hurricanes, but the Great Wicomico (where Jennings is) has several creeks used as local hurricane holes – am unfamiliar with Deltaville in that regard, but it also has a good, and well-known, mid-Bay reputation. Deltaville has a reputation for being more “uptown” while the Reedville area (Jennings) more “rural” with largely commercial vessels and DIY sailors, although neither is exclusively one or the other.
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I've used Deltaville Marina on Jackson creek both for DIY and the full service yard. They've expanded their storage yard in the last couple of years, and the affiliated marina is good one, although fuel prices high. Alot of Canadian, European boats stored there... Peace and Fair Winds, Bill
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