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Edgartown In June

We were just in Edgartown in late June and were told of the two night maximum on the blue balls.

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Thanks again for all the tips. Just returned and have the following observations to add:

1. Two day rule for town moorings exists but apparently is not widely enforced, unless the harbor is unusually busy or there appears to be an inequity.

2. Town moorings are supposed to be limited to boats 40 feet and under. I heard the harbormaster tell a 42 foot boat to anchor outside rather than grab a town mooring.
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The reason for the length limit is probably due to the size of the swinging circle of boats on the mooring... at 42' he may hit a neighboring boat while swinging...
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Thanks again for all the tips. Just returned and have the following observations to add:

1. Two day rule for town moorings exists but apparently is not widely enforced, unless the harbor is unusually busy or there appears to be an inequity.

2. Town moorings are supposed to be limited to boats 40 feet and under. I heard the harbormaster tell a 42 foot boat to anchor outside rather than grab a town mooring.

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The reason for the length limit is probably due to the size of the swinging circle of boats on the mooring... at 42' he may hit a neighboring boat while swinging...
Agreed. In fact, the Harbormaster told the skipper of the 42 foot boat that when he directed him to anchor outside.

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Has anyone experienced being on an inside harbor mooring during light NW-NE winds and an ebb tide? Keelboats are affected by the strong 3-5kt currents caused by Katama Bay draining, while planing boats are kicked in opposite directions by the wind.

It's affectionately called the Edgartown Waltz.

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Has anyone experienced being on an inside harbor mooring during light NW-NE winds and an ebb tide? Keelboats are affected by the strong 3-5kt currents caused by Katama Bay draining, while planing boats are kicked in opposite directions by the wind.

It's affectionately called the Edgartown Waltz.

I was out there three weeks ago an we had a NW wind that shifted to S by evening. It was not bad at all. We actually like to anchor in the outer harbor then try and get a ball.

We had a great three day sail from Waquoit Bay to Red Brook Harbor then Edgartown and then back to Waquiot Bay. Red Brook is a beautiful spot and we anchored to the East.

Lovely sailing out in the Cape Cod area.

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I feel that it is a terrible shame that they closed Katama Bay to anchoring. It was on of safest anchorages on the east coast.
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