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Old 30-11-2005, 15:11   #16

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Re: Re: Lobsters and other Quandaries??

Catamount once whispered in the wind:

Great Bay Marina ( in Newington, NH, seems to have pretty good storage rates, as far as I can tell. My Dad kept his boat there one winter.
In the interest of a complete guide... I wanted to point out that there is a fixed bridge going up the river to Great Bay Marine with a vertical clearance of 54 ft for a width of 100'. The clearance drops into the 30-40ft range encompassing the full 200' width of the channel. I have had some friends who relied on the tide and a stiff breeze to get in there. Believe it or not... they heeled the boat to get the mast through! Only in NH.

Just thought I'd mention it since that was a sizeable boat you folks purchased.

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Old 30-11-2005, 15:49   #17
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Thanks Sean for reminding me of the bridge. I knew it was there but had forgotten what it's clearance was.

From Great Bay's web-site:

"...the General Sullivan Bridge, with a 52' vertical clearance, spans the river. NOAA chart #13285 covers this section. A quarter mile west is Great Bay Marine. Please note that NOAA chart depths do not reflect recent dredging by our docks to at least six feet."

Besides clearance under that bridge (which may be somewhat greater at low tide), the other issue getting in and out of Great Bay is the tidal current on the river.

FWIW, Great Bay Marine will unstep and step masts down river, for time and materials plus crane charge, if that's what you want to do.

Given jimsea's big new boat, maybe GBM wasn't such a good suggestion, although I've seen some pretty big boats in storage there.



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