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11-05-2012 07:24 PM
ehmanta
Re: Boatyard near Dahlgren, Va recommendations

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Originally Posted by Tony covert View Post
So how long of a drive would it be from there up to Dahlgren? An hour and a half?
From Dahlgren? I would venture that it would be a little over an hour. Take rt.218 to rt. 631 to rt. 205 to route 3, go to Warsaw, taking the by-pass, turn left on 360 to Callao, turn right on 360. just past Callao, turn left on Lewisetta road, turn left on Melrose road go straight until you see the marina on the left.

An alternate route would be to turn left past Montross onto route 202 which is more scenic, but you can get stuck behind some slow cars sometimes.
11-05-2012 05:02 PM
chuck53
Re: Boatyard near Dahlgren, Va recommendations

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Well that sounds terrible.. I haven't really figured out where I'll go after we get the boat finished. For now we're happy with decision to have the boat close to home. I hear Oliversons is nice.. but that's at least an hour drive or more. I'll deal with that once I get there
I'm at Olverson's...been there for years with both power and sailboats.
The lower Potomac is a wide open river much better suited for larger sailboats and you're only about 12 miles from the bay.
Also, you will be in Northumberland County and their property tax rates are much better than further up river and way better than across the river in MD.
11-05-2012 03:15 PM
Tony covert
Re: Boatyard near Dahlgren, Va recommendations

So how long of a drive would it be from there up to Dahlgren? An hour and a half?
11-05-2012 02:52 PM
ehmanta
Re: Boatyard near Dahlgren, Va recommendations

As a matter of fact, we're at Olverson's. It's not a "spit and polish" type of marina, but it is real friendly and it works for us. My reasoning for the extra drive is that an extra hour driving to the Yeocomico saves us at least 3 to 4 hours of sailing just getting down to the lower Potomac from when we were in Cobb Island.
There are several boats on my pier that would make your Mao Ta feel right at home: we have a Panda 38, Baba 40, Tayana 37 (2), Cabo Rico 38, & a Benford 40(?)
11-05-2012 02:26 PM
Tony covert
Re: Boatyard near Dahlgren, Va recommendations

Well that sounds terrible.. I haven't really figured out where I'll go after we get the boat finished. For now we're happy with decision to have the boat close to home. I hear Oliversons is nice.. but that's at least an hour drive or more. I'll deal with that once I get there
11-05-2012 02:20 PM
ehmanta
Re: Boatyard near Dahlgren, Va recommendations

Tony,
I'm not quite sure of the draft on your Mao Ta but I would guess close to 6 feet? You're going to find that Monroe Bay gets real skinny, real fast and that the Colonial Beach Yacht club MAY have enough water, but only on the outer slips and you can expect to bump.
Across the river, you have Cobb Island with deeper water going to Cobb Island Marina, as an option but then you have a $3 toll everytime you cross the Harry Nice bridge.
If you go further down the river, you'll have better cruising grounds and deeper water. For us, it's worth the drive. We live in Fredericksburg and keep the boat on the Yeocomico.
Tom
11-05-2012 02:04 PM
patrscoe
Re: Boatyard near Dahlgren, Va recommendations

We purchased our sailboat late last fall in Colonial Beach and I would not recommend going there. Marina is okay but mostly a powerboat marina and the yard is owned by a second-tier company and he is a one man mechanic with a few helpers. Very little electrical power, small yard, sailboat in front of us fell over...,my ladder kept on disappearing even when I locked it to the stands (later I saw it in the yard and one of the yard help was using it) very crowded and subject to damage, etc.... We had such bad luck there that we moved her during bottom work repair because we just couldn't stay there any longer.

Mao Ta 36 cutters are very rare and unique sailboat. Definitely made for the ocean, remember seeing one a few years back and it had something like a 20,000 lbs displacement for a 36 footer. The one I saw was a Union 36 but I believe they are the same or darn close.
11-05-2012 01:05 PM
Tony covert
Re: Boatyard near Dahlgren, Va recommendations

hey all, thanks for all your input. My wife and I decided that we will just set the boat up on the property of the house we're renting in Virginia. That way I can work on it for longer and also be able to build a Stimpson Bow Roof Shed to enclose it, allowing me to work year round. After we put it in the water I think we will keep it at the Yacht club at the entrance of Monroe bay, but that's at least a year or two off...
10-29-2012 11:23 PM
chuck53
Re: Boatyard near Dahlgren, Va recommendations

Kd3pc is right on the tax issue. Maryland will take a much bigger bite out of your wallet than VA. There's a lot of boating in Colonial Beach and it's pretty close by.
10-29-2012 09:24 PM
Raybrett
Re: Boatyard near Dahlgren, Va recommendations

Greetings, I keep a 27' Contest at Dahlgren Marine Services. They have several open slips. I don't know the capacity of their open lift crane, which happens to be down right now. It's a clean and neatly maintained facility.
As I write this my boat is not in the slip but among a bunch of others anchored in a nice nearby hurricane hole escaping Sandy.
Incidently, the current owners home behind the marina once belonged to Mrs. Golden, who was visited by John Wilks Booth while escaping from DC after assanniating Pres. Lincoln.
The marina is next to the Naval Surface Warfare Command, Dahlgren. They have an active sailing and casual racing fleet and their own marina. Shopping and restaurants are a short drive away.
I've kept boats at Pirates Den and Shymansky's at Cobb Island MD. They allow you to work on your boat. I like them both.
If I lived in King George VA, which I do , I'd consider Dahlgren Marine works. The lower Potomac is a great place for sailing.
Internet: Dahlgren Marine Services.
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