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post #7 of Old 02-23-2010
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Sheraton (Bridge Point): Right in town of New Bern, very convenient, they
are probably more expensive then others, hotel on site.

Carolina Wind : Right in town of Washington, very convenient, but space was at a premium
when I was there 5 years ago. Have to travel about 5 miles before you get out of the channel.
Lots of road noise from nearby bridge and can have lots of current.

Dowry Creek : 2 Miles from small town of Belhaven, family owned, one of the most popular
stops for snowbirds. Fuel available, exposed to SE. Had the cleanest facilities when I was
there. Very quiet. Has pool/clubhouse.

Whittaker Creek : Right in town of Oriental, across the creek are 2 boatyards.

Northwest Creek : Huge, condo type marina, well protected, about 6 miles from New Bern.

Wayfarers Cove : Super protected, entrance is claustrophobic, about 25 miles from New Bern,
8 miles from Oriental, boatyard as well (I think allows do it yourself).

This doesn't include Beaufort, most of them you are sailing within 1nm, I don't know about
wireless for all since some of them I haven't been to in years. The ones on the neuse are
closer to the ocean. Some kick you out if a hurricane is approaching.
There are others, some are too shallow for deep draft sailboats. With the exception of NW
I been at all of these. Coming from Raleigh, Belhaven would be 2.5 hrs, Oriental is about 4
hours. Assuming you are going back to Michigan and leaving the boat here, you might want
to consider leaving in same marina as one of your fellow PSers.
Prices will run +/- $250 for a 31.

One more thing, Pamlico doesn't have lunar tides, but does have wind tides, water levels can
fluctuate +/- 2 feet or more depending on the wind. Keep this in mind.

PS31#111 Cielo Azul

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