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Old 10-09-2015, 11:47   #1
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Economical Anchorage, Dockage or Mooring Needed while visiting DC and VA this Fall

Hi, I'm sailing from Maine to St. Pete via the C&D, Chesapeake and the Waterway to Beaufort in mid-late October. I'd like to spend a little time with my daughter in DC and other family near Charlottesville-maybe a week-10 days total. I haven't seen any non-commercial good options in DC. There are lot of choices in VA like Deltaville region, but haven't fully researched it and they're way off the track, which is fine except to get out without wheels. Would like be able to rent a car somewhere to get around and know that my boat is secure and generally safe-1978 Columbia 9.6 (32'-5'6" draft).
I'd appreciate your consideration and thoughts folks. Cheers, Will
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Re: Economical Anchorage, Dockage or Mooring Needed while visiting DC and VA this Fal

Have you tried active captain? https://activecaptain.com/X.php
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Re: Economical Anchorage, Dockage or Mooring Needed while visiting DC and VA this Fal

The anchorage in front of the Capital City YC is really good and centrally located.
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The anchorage in front of the Capital City YC is really good and centrally located.
Thanks Paul, How about dinghy landing-the club?? I'll check it out. Thanks again-Will
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Thanks Paul, How about dinghy landing-the club?? I'll check it out. Thanks again-Will
TheYC offers a reasonable weekly fee to use the locked dinghy dock, nice showers and the club house. Close by The Mall, fun store and the subway.
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Consider leaving the boat in the Annapolis or Baltimore area and renting a car there
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Consider leaving the boat in the Annapolis or Baltimore area and renting a car there
My thoughts too. Annapolis has some very protected anchorage areas that I would be comfortable leaving the boat in. Lots of others seem comfortable leaving their boats there, too.

But I've never seen the Capitol City anchorage. Sounds intriguing.
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Consider leaving the boat in the Annapolis or Baltimore area and renting a car there
There are many, many, many places throughout the Bay region to leave a boat and get a rental car. Annapolis and B'more are very nice and convenient, but there are FAR cheaper choices. Free anchoring choices are even more abundant. Just get a cruising guide and discover that you have far too little time to discover everything available.

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Re: Economical Anchorage, Dockage or Mooring Needed while visiting DC and VA this Fal

Hello, the Cutty Sark Marina in Norfolk, Va is very reasonable per. ft. And they have a 50 ton lift and knowledgeable yard crew to work on your boat, or you can work on your own boat. Also great food and drinks on premisis. Not the fanciest marina, but the most helpful and friendliest folks around.
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TheYC offers a reasonable weekly fee to use the locked dinghy dock, nice showers and the club house. Close by The Mall, fun store and the subway.
Just a little correction, fun store should be food store .
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Re: Economical Anchorage, Dockage or Mooring Needed while visiting DC and VA this Fal

Charlie , Thanks for mentioning .Active/ Captain , looked it up and what a great web site ! lots of info all across the U.S. of A.
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David all around the world!!!
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Re: Economical Anchorage, Dockage or Mooring Needed while visiting DC and VA this Fal

Was just in dc, stayed at the gang plank marina. The anchorage just in front appears very safe. Many boats were there that appeared unattended (but definitely not derelict), so it would be easy to join them. Gang plank offer dingy dock for $10 per day. Bring your bike! We had an amazing week, but the bike IS essential for cruising around the monuments.

Enterprise rental car will pick you up at the marina and take you to their office.
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