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Baltimore MD / DIY Marina / Looking, recommendations

Is there a DIY marina in Baltimore MD? Or, nearby ?

Why Baltimore ? The airport.. can fly into Baltimore,, take cab, or bus,
or some form of public transportation to boat . ..
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Baltimore Yacht Basin. You can take the light rail from the airport and then a city bus to the marina. Not the fastest mode of transportation, but cheap. The marina has a lift and the guys there are very helpful. Don't expect fancy amenities, but the bar and restaurant on site is fun. There is a walmart a few blocks away, but last I heard it was slated to close. Not sure when.

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You can also fly in to Norfolk.

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Check out White Rocks Marina on Rock Creek: White Rocks Marina
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Pain, White Rocks marina is nice, but it won't be cheap getting there without a car. And then getting parts, supplies, groceries, etc will be an issue.

I forgot to mention that there is also a chandlery at Tidewater marina a few blocks from Baltimore Yacht Basin. But I think Tidewater is a full service marina, not DIY. That's where the volvo racers hauled out when in Bmore.

I would think there would be airport vans to the hotels in annapolis, so marinas there might be in play too.

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I highly recommend you NOT go to White Rocks...just trust me on this one.
EDIT: In reference to the statement above. I do not have much first hand experience with WR. I based the statement mostly from comments I have heard from current and past slip holders at WR, many of whom are at OH now. Their bathhouse did burn down, the slips are pretty exposed, and the restaurant on site is closing/closed. None of these things really have anything to do with whether or not it is a good DIY marina. I should have worded it differently or simply not said anything about WR.

I would recommend Oak Harbor Marina in Pasadena MD, I have been there for the past 4 years with little to criticize except the bathrooms, they are gross. The taxi ride to BWI would be about 15 minutes.

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north point has a good number, one I will be at when the cat 30 is done. Youngs and its only $1650 a year. If you can step the mast McCluskys is great and even cheaper but no open ended travel lift....which sucks because I have been there with a 25 and 27 for 3 years and they are great people.

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I would second Oak Harbor. Many years ago I managed that yard and then became partners with the previous owner in a marina in Montauk NY. The owners now I have heard nothing but good things. Good yard for DIY


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Here is a nice article about Oak Harbor written by Wendy Mitman Clarke.

You may recognize the author and boat (S/V Osprey) from numerous articles in Cruising World Magazine.

CBM - Marina Hopping | Oak Harbor Marina | Chesapeake Bay Magazine






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