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Old 08-25-2008
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Thanks for your input on New Bern. I also like the setup at the Sheraton and the first few blocks behind it (the historic district of the town). Two questions please:

1) I would only keep the boat at its home port during the hurricane season. Without having to take the Neuse to the open ocean (a good distance), is there good day or weekend sailing in the New Bern area during the summer?

2) How well marked is the Neuse from New Bern to the ICW? Being from the Pacific, I'm used to immediately enjoying deep water when exiting most breakwaters. I have cruising guides for NC, SC & GA and am aware that shoaling and shallow water are common in most areas that I asked about.

Thanks,

Fritz
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