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Old 04-10-2011, 15:25   #1
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Connecticut Marina Recommendations Wanted

I've decided not to sail south this winter and I am looking for a DIY marina or boat yard in Connecticut where I will be able to do some work on the boat in the spring without being rushed into the water.

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Re: Connecticut Marina Recommendations Wanted

Arclight,
don't know where you are thinking in CT, but you might try Brewer's Deep River Marina. More reasonable than some of the others around, and we've seen several DIYers around there.
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Arclight,
don't know where you are thinking in CT, but you might try Brewer's Deep River Marina. More reasonable than some of the others around, and we've seen several DIYers around there.
good luck,
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When I bought my boat back in 1995 I picked it up at this marina. I don't think they were a Brewers Yard back then though. I stayed on board for a few days at the end of October before sailing the boat home. Lovely location I especially liked the steam train that would chug on by just down the road. Real fun to watch!
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Oh yes, steam train, the Becky Thatcher river boat, RiverQuest, swans, eagles... this area has it all.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:53   #5
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Re: Connecticut Marina Recommendations Wanted

Thanks all, I'll check them out!
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Re: Connecticut Marina Recommendations Wanted

Arclight,

Check out Chester, which is about 8 miles up the Connecticut river. Only one train bridge to open. Been going here for years and they treat you right.

Chester Point Marina
72 Railroad Ave, Chester, CT 06412
Phone (860) 526-1661
Dave is the owner
Mike is the yard manager
Kathy - Office kvigorita@chesterpointmarina.com
Lift Well opening 20' 5"
Sailboats up to 40” mast up $32 per foot, $29 per foot if paid by Oct 1st

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Re: Connecticut Marina Recommendations Wanted

I strongly recommend Spicers Marina in Noank (Groton). A family owned business that has been a great pleasure to do business with over the years. There are no bridges when entereing the very short channel off of Fishers Island Sound.
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Jentine,

I agree with you about Spicers marina, but they make you take your mast down which is an extra cost for a sail boat. My summer slip is at Spicers. I am the only Cat there and their lifting well is to small for me to get hauled their.

Spicers Marina
93 Marsh Road
Noank, CT 06340
Phone #: 860.536.4978
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Re: Connecticut Marina Recommendations Wanted

Ok problem with Deep River is that in the spring, the river current is rather quick if you put the boat in the water too early then you run the risk of junk flowing down the river and hitting your boat. I know this from experience.
If your on the CT river, go a little further up to Yankee Marina in Portland. Haven't out hauled there in years but it used to be pretty affordable. I like Spicers in Noank too but also can be pricey but won't rush you in either. Fort Rachel in Mystic might also meet your criteria.
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