Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Callao, VA
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Yes, had a 36CC - when St Barts had an office there...their office was at the I77 end of the lake...finally got them to move a 361 to a "yacht club" about 3 miles further west, so I could actually trial her, (as the 331 at the office was aground three times in a week when I drove down to trial her) And with no tides, it was up to Duke Power to let her out, or not. One of a very few sailboats there and I heard about it the whole day, and was only a "visitor" so I was reminded of that each and every time I went to the boat. When asked about hauling it for bottom/repair/upgrades, was told that "they have a crane at the other end of the lake."..went down hill from there.
I was down at that end a few months ago...and their "old office" is landlocked, nice...has a grill next door, but landlocked. As were many of the "smaller coves" as you call them.. With only 50 sq miles, it is not a large lake.
You may want to explain where and how you got your boat in to the lake when it was brought up from Oriental...I imagine a crane...
And yes you do have to pay to play there, on all fronts. Some like that, I am not the blazer/drinking set. They did like my Lotus Esprit, and generally I got free parking next to the clubhouse, for the time I was there. The valet guys loved taking pictures with it.
AS I said it, depends on what you call sailing, and what and where you want to be...
to each his own, sorry to have stepped on the toes of LKN..
And to your last question, I Don't miss it all, as I have the freedom to go to the Chesapeake, Pamlico, Albemarle, Atlantic and anywhere in between, and with a slip for less than $200 monthly have money left over to do some diving as we go.
Last edited by kd3pc; 07-06-2010 at 07:22 AM.