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Re: Great Bay, NJ and the Great Bay Marina

Jim,

I lived in Ocean City for 18 years and kept my first keel boat and Islander 28 in the Great Bay Marina next to the Vicking Factory for two years. I did that beacuse sailing behind OC is very limited.

It is very hot there in the summer filled worth mosquitos and greeneheads. The Great Bay to sail as some room, but 4 foot draft is the limit of most boats. The motor down the Mulica to get to the Bay takes over 45 minutes. I didnt like my expereience there. It also is NOT sailboat friendly as it is mostly PB.

I would opt for the lower Barnegat Bay ( Forked River) up to Toms River. NIice cool Ocean Breeze every afternoon. Sallow water, but not as shallow as Great bay. I moved my boat there before selling her and moving to MD/

There are a number of nice Sailneters from Barnegat on here.

Dave


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