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Old 18-05-2019, 18:11   #1
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Beaufort moorings.

I'll be heading to Beaufort, NC in a couple of weeks. Does anyone have an update as to whether there are moorings available or if the Beaufort docks are my best choice? Thanks.
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Old 18-05-2019, 19:02   #2
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I'll be heading to Beaufort, NC in a couple of weeks. Does anyone have an update as to whether there are moorings available or if the Beaufort docks are my best choice? Thanks.

I'm certain the only moorings are a couple private ones. The city did clean out the anchorage so you can anchor. The main docks are good, there is some current there. Over on Town Creek side less current and a couple of very good marinas. If you are there Sat, check out the framer's market. It's over by city hall.
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Re: Beaufort moorings.

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, BAlger.
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Old 19-05-2019, 17:50   #4
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Re: Beaufort moorings.

Thank you for the responses. Puffcard, I'll be coming into Beaufort solo so it sounds like the current might make it easier to go by the new bridge. If you were to choose, would you go with Town Creek Marina on that side? Thanks.
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Re: Beaufort moorings.

I have to ask, cause in truth Iím trying to figure it out.
Why do so many people prefer moorings over anchoring?
I mistrust them myself, I trust my ground tackle more.
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Old 23-05-2019, 17:37   #6
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Re: Beaufort moorings.

I don't have a big preference in anchoring over moorings, but I know Taylor's Creek well and recognize that it is quite narrow which a small channel. If a mooring was available I would consider it over anchoring in the channel.
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Re: Beaufort moorings.

Are you sail or power. I was just at Beaufort Yacht Harbor on Town Creek side. Great marina, kind of tight going in there with private markers, water kind of skinny about 6ft. Close to town, nice dock master. The Town Creek Marina very nice marina, just further from town, would be my choice if solo. Good cheap fuel in Beauford, but you need to pay attention in there with shoals in the harbor.
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Re: Beaufort moorings.

Sail. I appreciate the advice.
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Re: Beaufort moorings.

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I have to ask, cause in truth Iím trying to figure it out.
Why do so many people prefer moorings over anchoring?
I mistrust them myself, I trust my ground tackle more.


It is not that complicated really.
1). It is simple to pick up a mooring in an unfamiliar area especially where you are not sure of the currents,etc
2) It supports the local economy and boating resources in general
3) Most of the time there are not storms so even if, like you, I like to be on my own tackle in a big blow it just doesnít come up enough to be an issue.
4) Some mooring services include a shuttle which is nice
5) While it is popular to claim that localities donít take care of their moorings most mooring fields contain a whole bunch of non transient boats that seem to do just fine. In the US northeast just about everybody keeps their boat on a mooring during the season. They are probably a lot safer then you think.

In general I use a mooring in most settled weather if they are available just for convenience and so the area can hold more boats if it is a popular one.

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