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Old 16-12-2017, 12:18   #16
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Re: Looking for Chesepeake bay Dockage for a 57'

To be honest, the Chesapeake Bay is not the place to cruise with a 9.5' draft.
Make sure you have unlimited tow insurance.
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Old 16-12-2017, 12:39   #17
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Re: Looking for Chesepeake bay Dockage for a 57'

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I just purchased a 57' cruiser and now looking for dockage on the Chesapeake for the spring/summer season. I'm flexible on the location from Annapolis to Norfolk.
  • low cost (haha)
  • low frills ( don't need anything except boat storage while away)
  • safe secure
  • deep draft (9.5')
  • no racing
Please share any recommendations.

Sincere thanks!

Rob
Hi Rob,

We are at Zahniser's Yacht Center in Solomon's Island, MD on the Patuxent River. GREAT marina- staff is excellent, and we just sort of "fell" here when our boat needed some work on our trip up the ICW this past summer. They have a pool with a snack/liquor bar, and a great restaurant on premises. There are also GREAT restaurants a short walk from there (CD Cafe is amazing). Good luck!

Brian
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Old 16-12-2017, 13:03   #18
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Re: Looking for Chesepeake bay Dockage for a 57'

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I don't think 9.5ft draft is going in the Salt Pond very easily think approach is 6.5ft at best. 10ft draft is a different world for most of the bay.

Does he want easy transportation like to an airport, any liveaboard. Va or Md ok, I like Solomon Island MD. Cape Charles has some options. In Hampton think Old Point Comfort is 20ft to the dock.
I entered Salt Ponds on 12/8. Had 20 feet most of the way. There was a dredge working inside the break water and in towards the marina. I have no idea how deep they were going but it looked pretty deep because to the lenght of the boom on the hydraulic back hoe.

I would call the marina and ask.
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Old 16-12-2017, 13:38   #19
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Re: Looking for Chesepeake bay Dockage for a 57'

Ocean Jedi, a 58 foot cat., spent hurricane season at Anchorage marina. great location in down town Baltimore. Reasonably Priced good facilities (except wi fi was a little week on the out docks), nice staff, end was good for wide boat (30 foot bean). Ocean Jedi has a 5 ft draft, so it was fine. i don't know how deep it was. i 'd recommend checking this out.
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Old 16-12-2017, 15:05   #20
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Re: Looking for Chesepeake bay Dockage for a 57'

Solomons, MD has several marinas which could accommodate your boat. Active Captain use to and may still list marinas. There will be a range of prices for those marinas, however none will be cheaper than those in Deltaville, VA. Fishing Bay Marina on fishing bay would be the best for your draft since I'm not sure about the others. Speak to Jon, the owner or Missy the dock master about where they could put you.
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Old 16-12-2017, 15:10   #21
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Re: Looking for Chesepeake bay Dockage for a 57'

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Try Crockett’s Landing, Irvington Va (in Carter Creek off the Rappahannock River). Minimal amenities and minimal cost. Beautiful spot and great people. Had my boat there till we moved to West coast.
Good spot.
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Re: Looking for Chesepeake bay Dockage for a 57'

Consider Maryland Yacht Club (MYC). They have at least 10-12 feet of water, lots of large slips. MYC is off the Patapsco and about 15 miles from Baltimore, Annapolis, Rock Hall etc. perfect location for middle/upper bay cruising.
If you check them out, tell them Red sent you.
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Old 17-12-2017, 19:09   #23
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Consider Maryland Yacht Club (MYC). They have at least 10-12 feet of water, lots of large slips. MYC is off the Patapsco and about 15 miles from Baltimore, Annapolis, Rock Hall etc. perfect location for middle/upper bay cruising.
If you check them out, tell them Red sent you.
The upper bay or north of the bay bridge is not a good area for a 9.5' draft.
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Old 17-12-2017, 20:51   #24
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I entered Salt Ponds on 12/8. Had 20 feet most of the way. There was a dredge working inside the break water and in towards the marina. I have no idea how deep they were going but it looked pretty deep because to the lenght of the boom on the hydraulic back hoe.

I would call the marina and ask.
Yea give them a call, the city dredges every other year. Usually to 8ft MLW and then fills back in to under 6ft. It's a great spot. Know a couple of boats that had to move last spring, because of water. Would be a good place to keep a boat, especially if traveling in and out. Has a semi resort feel during the summer. We keep our boat just around the corner during the summer.

Here's an pdf overview of the inlet.

http://www.SaltPondsMarinaResort.com/inlet.pdf
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