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post #11 of 27 Old 04-06-2009
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the evil side of Back Creek

Actually, we prefer to think of it as the "fiscally responsible" side of Back Creek ... at least, that was the case when we were marina shopping several years ago, you paid a premium to walk to downtown instead of dinghying around.

BTW, went on our first sail of the season yesterday <*gloat gloat*> although we only stayed out a couple of hours - the wind over the 40-something degree water was still chilly. What everyone's been saying about new sails is true - I figure we got a full knot of extra boat speed compared to similar conditions with our old sails. This even though we downsized our headsail from a 130% to a 110%. Wheeeee!
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The Back Side ...

Oh no! Eryka is calling us cheap!!!

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I've been at the marina on Cobb Island since last October . About an hour from DC & it's wonderful here
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One hour from Cobb Island to DC? Do you work downtown? ?

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Eryka,
Yeh there is a little more cost, depends on the marina. I had my first sail of the season back in Feb (double gloat). 68deg in Back creek and 42 degrees on the Bay (brrrrrrrr). Looking forward to this weekend!
Have they finished the fuel dock modifications??? The eeeevvilll side of back creek has the fuel dock, so have to float over to the evil side to fill the tanks... Guess you can't have it all on the eastport side.

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First sail is tomorrow and Saturday hopefully. Love how the bopat felt motoring last weekend with its bottom a cleaned and newly painted. Felt like she slipped through the water.

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James Creek Marina‎

Here you go. James Creek Marina‎ , southern tip of downtown DC. Allow you to stay 3 nights in a row, then leave for a night, and come back for 3 nights. Sounds like it's loosely enforced if at all. 8 bucks a foot per month (if you sign for 12 month slip, otherwise 10.25 month to month) Has power, water, and land showers. Lots cheaper than gangplank. Hope this helps,

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work ???? They still have that ??? I thought they were going to do something about that . But seriously though....I don't work in DC just go for a visit every now & then .
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Just back from Annapolis and I`m very interested in the liveaboard options there. I`ve been to Mears Marina, but I would be very interested to hear some more tips and trics in the neighbourhood.
Which marina`s are you in? Where is the most active liveabord community? What is the cost difference between Spa Creek and Back Creek for instance?

Thanks for all info.
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Mears is the most expensive in on backcreek.
Eryka, how can you say "fiscally responsible"? You live on a boat!
On the "heavenly" but not so "fiscally responsible" side of backcreek there is
EYC and HornPoint as well as Mears. If you are into swimming pools and tennis courts.... well look somewhere else. The "eeeevvilll" side of backcreek is less expensive and you get more benefits, but you have to dink over to the get to walking distance of eastport and annapolis.
The bigger problems is finding a slip for the size of boat you have. I had very few options at the time and ended up at EYC (i was only looking on the eastport side of backcreek). I think i have the best slip around since it stick out at the end of the S pier and can sit on the bow and watch all the boats come and go at happy hour.
Here at EYC there are about 5 boat with liveaboards; three of those or sociable as we have happy hour and/or dinner together periodically. For the boat show, Eryka hosted a gathering on the other side.
I don't know much about spa creek. I imagine it is costly.

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