Re: Marblehead to Hampton, NH
Alden, I reread my post and I don't think that I was clear on going inside Thatchers. I go inside fairly regularly myself. The reason that I said to think twice is it can get really bumpy in there if there is a swell running. I have also seen more than one boat not follow the channel that well and run aground there. I actually jumped in my dinghy and went over and helped someone patch a hole there a few years ago because they strayed out of the channel. I guess that I should rephrase it and say that you should look at the chart before going inside and don't do it on a rougher day especially if the tide is lower.
Sorry for the confusion.
Agreed on the chart review. There is some great coastal navigation in that area. I find the trip south to the Cape Cod canal really boring; but going north either thru or around Cape Anne to be rewarding - albeit exciting if you don't pay attention!