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I was wondering if anyone has any info on what the holding was like and if there are any decent places to land a dinghy near washington nc.
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Best spot is in the Washington Channel just below the bridge, and opposite Capital Yacht Club and Gangplank Marina. Lots of boats there over the summer and fall. The anchorage in the Channel is well protected. Coordinates are approx. 38 degs 52.8 North 77 degs 01.7 West.

The depth is 20-25', the holding is fair to good since there's a 2' layer of silt on top of heavier mud. You need to break through that silt and get down to the mud underneath, whence the holding is good.

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Fortress (either setting, though the wide setting is a bit better);
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Avoid the CQR, which is a very good anchor for use in lots of places but not here.

For a nominal daily fee when at anchor in the Channel you can use the Capital Yacht Club facilities (showers, bar, laundry, dingy dock, etc.) or you can splurge and come into one of the transient slips for the night.

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anchoring near washington, north carolina

Bill ,
Thanks for the reply, but I am looking for info on nc not dc.
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Oops...my bad. Sorry :-)

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My guess is that you can land a dink at the city docks. This link may prove helpful:
www.cruisersnet.net - Depths at Broad Creek (Pamlico River) Entrance

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Washington, NC has a really nice public dock, a block away from Main Street. Saw some nice-sized yachts off the docks anchored when I was there in September. On the chart, just west of "The Castle". Bottom is mud. There is a dinghy dock. Town dock is free for 48 hours (I'm pretty sure).
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