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Old 02-11-2012
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Please help - Relocating to Edenton, NC

I am in the process of possibly relocating to Edenton, NC. I am looking for anyone that currently is keeping their boat at the Edenton Marina. I have a 1975 Tartan 34c, so it only draws 3'11" (with centerboard up), so I think I will be fine with the shallow waters of the Albemarle sound.

However, I am having a very hard time finding any real information related to sailing in the Albemarle. Is is just a bad place to have a boat? I have found some information, but not much of it is positive (crab pots everywhere, rough, choppy conditions, etc.)

Can anyone local to the area give me some insight? I would be moving my boat from the Chesapeake Bay, near the Rappahannock River. My wife and I primarily do day sails and short trips, typically 3 days or less.

Also - can you swim in the sound? I have read some posts that talk about the high level of fertilizer in the sound from the farmers. Is this a real issue?
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