teejay, very helpful list and fair assessments. Have you been to River Dunes? Haven't been myself but I've had some charterers stop through there who said it was very nice. Less accessible, though.
I'll also add Belhaven Waterway Marina.
By the way, the new U.S. Hwy 17 bypass around Washington will reroute most of the heavy traffic off our bridge when it opens sometime this summer.
Nope, I stuck with those that I've been to or checked out, River Dunes
must be new, I don't remember seeing it.
Never been to Belhaven, but 1st hand reports say its pretty exposed to
E-SE winds, with 5 miles of fetch. Dowry Crk has about a 1 mile of fetch.
When finished, the fastest way to New Bern might be through Washington.
I second the recommendation of Washington as a great destination,
do they still have the free city docks?