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post #11 of 18 Old 07-27-2010
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Been there several times - info above good. If you have not "joined" ActiveCaptain.com you should. Free to sign up but has great info about marinas, anchorages, current NOAA charts and all kinds of other info. Thing I like best about the site is you can add your input based on what you find. Covers places all over the world.
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Thanks guys...I'm considering only going about half way up East River, it all depends on the time it takes to get there from Salt Ponds in Hampton. I'll let you all know how it turns out.
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Greg,

If you can spare an addtional 15 minutes, go all the way to marker 15.

You will be more protected from southerly winds there.

Further down the river you can get a small swell in a southerly which makes dinghy operations etc less fun and more wet.

In addtion marker 15 is just opposite Put In creek which is ideal for dinghy ops and you can go all the way to Matthews on a high tide.

Just my $0.02
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I know this is an old thread, but but "Midlife" I just wanted to tell you my girlfriend and i went up two G15 marker and found a great spot right at low tide. Work out great, we even did a little swimming. A couple weeks later we went Severn River and found another spot just as good. Next summer we'll check out the other two rivers in Mobjack Bay.

thanks for the advice!
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Yep..been there..even was boarded by the USCG..probably 'cause the area is so remote and quiet.
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I know this is an old thread, but but "Midlife" I just wanted to tell you my girlfriend and i went up two G15 marker and found a great spot right at low tide. Work out great, we even did a little swimming. A couple weeks later we went Severn River and found another spot just as good. Next summer we'll check out the other two rivers in Mobjack Bay.

thanks for the advice!
Thanks, Glad you had a good time. We are enjoying our new sailing area but really do miss it further south.

Next year I'm planning do do our week cruise to the south to hit some of our old favorites like Mobjack and pick up a few I didn't get to while I was down there like Cape Charles and Hampton/Norfolk.

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Yep..been there..even was boarded by the USCG..probably 'cause the area is so remote and quiet.
Isn't there a CG training facility on the York River (just around the corner)? I have heard of stories of their boarding many boats there for that reason...

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Yep the Coast Guard Training center is right next to Yorktown battlefields. Its on the left side of the York River just after refinery before the Coleman Bridge. We use to go sailing up and down that river all the time before sailing out of Hampton, but we never had them board our boat. I guess Mobjack Bay and Severe River is a little more secluded.
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