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Potomac & D.C. - Would you?

Anyone have any thoughts concerning Gangplank Marina vs. Columbia Island Marina vs. any other marinas in that area of D.C. Good idea to stay around there? Bad Idea? Over-priced? Crime? Better places? Great deal? Stories?

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Unless you intend to liveaboard and work in DC I wouldn't because Solomons, Deale, West/Rhode/South Rivers, Annapolis/Severn, even Baltimore/Patapsco/Rock & Bodkin Creeks are not far from DC and your sailing opportunities are far better
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Thanks. I was looking for a place to stay for maybe a week.
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Re: Potomac & D.C. - Would you?

short term, and be very aware of your comings and goings either is OK. Both are in or require walking in, fairly sketchy neighborhoods. Very convenient though to most of the touristy things in DC or short cab ride to them.

Pricey, and they fill up quickly and on event days. If the president moves around much, they can/will lock them down as they pave the way for him. Usually a few minutes is all.

National Harbor is nice, pricey though, and an option albeit further from the downtown area.

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Re: Potomac & D.C. - Would you?

Gangplank is fine, though a bit pricey.

If you want to anchor out, Capital Yacht Club is a good bet. For a small fee you can use their dingy landing and the Club facilities (showers, laundry, bar, library, etc.). They can also usually find you a slip for a week if you want to be dockside.

Both marinas are convenient to shops, Metro, museums, etc.

Columbia Island Marina is out, unless you have a short stick which can fit under the four 17-ft clearance 14th Street Bridge spans :-)

What kind of boat do you plan to come in?

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Thanks. I was looking for a place to stay for maybe a week.
I suppose I made the wrong assumption, never have I done that before
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