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Are you thinking of bringing Island Time back to the Delaware for the winter? Anchorage Marina does have year-round slips available.
I thought about it. I'm going to be installing AC, a PSS seal and doing some custom woodwork this winter so I kicked around the idea of hauling out at Winters/Riverside. But I'll probably stay down on the bay and haul out at Forked River. It's a lot easier than taking three or four days to bring the boat around and worrying about weather windows this time of year.

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But my guests are college friends who live out of town and went to school in DC, and I think they'll prefer seeing the DC monuments from the river, so sailing between Haines Point and the WW Bridge may be preferable, despite the noise.
Don't forget the 14th Street Bridge is VERY LOW and does NOT raise, the chart shows 18' vert clearence. That is not exactly a clearence for a sailboat. And except for the Capitol and the Washington Monument you can not really "see" the memorials from south of those bridges. A tourboat is the better boat ride to see monuments.

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