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Re: Delaware River or Barnegat Bay?

Ward, Red Dragon is just down river from my club. Your welcome to visit. We seem to have the largest sailing fleet of all the DRYL clubs. D R Y L Member Organizations When your member of any of these clubs you become a member of the DRYL also. It's huge network right down to Chesapeake Bay. There is East End YC that is all about racing. they race on Tuesday nights. many of those members belong to my club Anchor. There are lots and lots of activities at various clubs for example there's a toga party at my club Saturday the 28th, I'm helping with a nautical flea market on Aug 26th. there's a crab fest (yum) at Bristol YC.

You would lots of fun on the river. The tide; all you need to do is use not fight it. you will need a depth meter and a motor however.

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Re: Delaware River or Barnegat Bay?

I crew on an EEYC boat on the Delaware and have my own boat on Barnegat. They're both nice places. The winds on the river are generally very light through July and August, and it can get really hot and stagnant. The current is also pretty swift when it's running.

I prefer sailing on Barnegat for the size and winds, but there are lots of weekends where it's blowing 20 and there a million powerboat wakes, and you could potentially get beat up in a 17' boat in those conditions. I have a 22, and it feels small out there sometimes.

I wouldn't personally get a slip anywhere for a 17' boat. It would never be worth the expense and additional bottom maintenance for me. I keep my boat at a marina on a trailer with the rig up, so I don't need to step the mast every time, and I think my boat is probably a little more elaborate than a 17 to launch and retrieve. I don't worry much about bottom paint and the rent for keeping her on land is tiny compared to a slip. It would be nice to get in a go I suppose, but that actual launching part is probably only an extra 10 minutes on each side for me at this point. The half hour of moving coolers, carrying grocery bags, waiting for people to pee, rigging the sail, etc. wouldn't be improved if I had a slip.

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Re: Delaware River or Barnegat Bay?

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Mariner's Marina did not mention dry dock, which I certainly would like to try instead of worrying about the slip stuff.
Which marina do you use?

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Re: Delaware River or Barnegat Bay?

I'm over in Bayville. I think both Trixie's Landing and Up the Creek Marina have ramps and do the drysailing thing (when they have space in their yards.) I think Cedar Creek Sailing Center has an agreement with Up the Creek to use their ramp too, and that's a very good sailing-only marina.
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Many Thanks, I will check them out today. (Not enough post to PM)
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Re: Delaware River or Barnegat Bay?

We looked at Mariner's Marina, Havey Cedars and Causeway Boats. Admiral liked the bath house and club house at Mariners. I liked the location.
We realized we need a finger pier to the side of the boat so the Admiral can step into the cockpit. She's not up to stepping onto the foredeck and walking back. Mariners had a floating dock pier which would work.
The plan now is to give it a try for the rest of the season and see if we like it. If we don't like the drive we will check out the Delaware River for next season.
Going to think it over the next couple of days before putting out the cash. Also trying to figure out the incidental costs which I am sure will add up.
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Re: Delaware River or Barnegat Bay?

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I'm over in Bayville. I think both Trixie's Landing and Up the Creek Marina have ramps and do the drysailing thing (when they have space in their yards.) I think Cedar Creek Sailing Center has an agreement with Up the Creek to use their ramp too, and that's a very good sailing-only marina.

Im in Toms River, drop me a message and lets go for a sail!
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