So for the last few months we have been prepping the boat
for a two week trip down the Potomac
and up the Chesapeake from DC to Annapolis
. I have the boat
just about ready to go. We have a Bayliner Discovery 246 that we will be trailering up from Florida
in about 4 weeks. I have added a few things to the boat to make it a little more self sufficient when we are out. I will probably make a separate thread for our boat projects, but long story short is I managed to cram in a decent sized battery
bank, a 3000 Watt inverter
, 450 Watts of solar
, as well as a dinghy
controlled by an electric winch
But my main question is that I'm looking for comments or tips on our itinerary. So far we plan to reach the DC area on a Friday afternoon... I'm sure it will work
out to be during rush hour... as if itís ever not rush hour there. We will put the boat in the water
at the Gravely point boat ramp
. We are then going to drop the boat off at the Gangplank Marina, and catch a ride/walk/uber back to the boat ramp
and take our truck and trailer
to a friendís house in Maryland
, where we will catch a ride back to the nearest metro and get back to the boat. We will spend the next 4 days or so being DC tourists ect. and use the boat as a hotel
On the following Wednesday we plan to head
down the Potomac
and stop at Mount Vernon. After that we will head
another 30-40 ,miles downriver depending on how long we want to run, and will then anchor
up for the night, I was thinking we would be somewhere around Aquia, or Najemoy Creek.
The next day, Thursday, we will head to Saint Maryís and stay on the hook there for the night.
On Friday we will make our way around Point Lookout, (and probably stop there for a bit) and up to Solomons. We will spend the night on the hook there unless for some reason we need to recharge the house bank, then we may get a slip. Either Way we will top off on Fuel
Saturday we will head to Annapolis
where we were planning to anchor
up at the Annapolis south anchorage. Iím a little concerned that it may be crowded getting there on a Saturday evening.
On Sunday we are having some friends join us and we are planning to head to St. Michaels for a day or two. They will get a Hotel
, and we will stay on the boat. We have a few more days after this to enjoy, if there is anything thatís a must see around the Annapolis area, please let me know. We will definitely be going on the Naval Academy tour. Also, if there is anything along the Potomac that we should see that would be great. We have a New Chart Plotter with current Garmin
, and we will be using active captain
to help with anchorages
. Being that we only have a little over two weeks for the whole trip and seeing that towing up there is going to be a logistics nightmare in itself, and advice would be greatly appreciated.