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With 4 foot draft, you'll find your boat ideal for the Chesapeake. We spent 7 years living aboard full time in Annapolis and loved it in a boat with 4-1/2 foot draft. The town is interesting, sailor-friendly, lots to do, lots of marine services & trades. Slips are more expensive than some other places - like any other real estate, you pay for the location. 10 minutes from our slip to sailing in the Bay; lots of places for gunkholing. Shellenberger's book is a must! And if you're in town by June, check out the Chesapeake Sailnet Raftup!
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Two notes on harve de gras. It has what is know as the flats which I have seen dry at low tide just north east. Also we called around and many of the marinas have waiting lists. There you would have about the same amount of time to get to the "open bay" as I do on the Bohemia. But on another note the northern end of the Chesapeake is a little more protected. On Sunday we had 1 to 2 foot waves and down around annaplois they were calling for 3 to 4 foot. So I was able to take a short sail and be comfortable in the 20+ gusts instead of having to fight high wind AND waves
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I know this area well (Harve De Grace) I grew up not to far from that area. It is a nice little town, and the waters there are extremely shallow at low tide. So be careful on that and get some local knowledge if you decide to go up that way. The only thing that crosses my mind is the winters and the challenges associated with dealing with that as a liveaboard. Not sure anymore where a local dinghy dock is unless you plan to stay at a marina. Harve De Grace is fairly safe, lots of police patrolling there as well. As for me, I just can't see living any place north of the Florida state line. I have this adversion to snow. Spent too many years in it. Good luck however!
Capt. J.B., Marine Surveyor
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