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Old 25-11-2009, 05:28   #1
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Mooring Advice

Newbie here again.

Probably just another stupid question but I must ask it. My home port is Wrightsville Beach, NC. We have a great mooring area and I was wondering what everyone thought about keeping the boat on the hook, taking the dinghy back and forth from land, using marina for fuels, water, supplies, etc. I am asking these questions because I don't want to pay $350 - $500 per month docking fees.
Any advice on this would greatly be appreciated.
Oh yea, I would use the boat probably once every two weeks in winter and probably every weekend during the summer months.
Thanks again.

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Old 25-11-2009, 06:05   #2
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I have anchored in your mooring field, very well protected. That would have be up to you, way the money against the convience of being at the dock

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Old 25-11-2009, 06:12   #3
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Had a boat on a mooring for 4 yrs, it took me 5 minutes to get to the boat and 5 minutes to get out sailing...much prefered to docks. However, you do need a safe place for the dinghy on land.

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Old 25-11-2009, 06:33   #4
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I haven't anchored in Wrightsville for a few years. When did they put a mooring field in? If you're talking about the area south of the low fixed bridge I can tell you it's not ideal for moorings due to the strong tidal flow and weird currents. There is a small park near the bridge where you can tie dinks up but I wouldn't want to leave one there for any length of time. This is a consideration. Where are you going to leave your dink? And, as I said in your other thread, if you're thinking of leaving your boat on a hook here, this is not a great spot to leave your boat unattended on anchor. There should be a fair amount of boats anchored there now, snowbirds heading south. Sit at the little park by the bridge and watch what happens when the tide changes.
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