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12-06-2013 01:27 PM
Re: provisioning stops

Was this ever made a Sticky/Permanent thread? If it was, Where? I am not able to find it and it looks like the posts all stopped in Aug so I am wondering where to look??

Thanks for any reply's.
08-07-2013 12:47 PM
Vilano Beach, Florida

Vilano Beach, Florida. Just north of St. Augustine

There is a free dinghy dock at Vilano Beach with a Publix that is less than a 1/2 mile walk. Nice new floating dock and a nice big Publix. The anchorage is rolly and not well protected (not unlike St Augustine). It is just North of the St Augustine inlet.
08-02-2013 12:38 PM
Re: provisioning stops

BTW, we are still working on how we are going to make this into a forum or sticky, or whatever. We are just filtering the specifics. So be patient all.
08-02-2013 12:10 PM
Re: provisioning stops

Belfast, Maine has a city dock that allows free tie up for water, lunch, shopping( coop grocery store next door to laundromat.) about 1/8 th mile. Free carts to use to shop. 2 hour limit negotiable depending on press of overnight paying folks. Free dingy dock. Anchor out or $30 moorings.
08-02-2013 11:28 AM

We just learned of a Stop and Shop service called Peapod.

It is not available in all areas but most of their territory. There is a listing of states on their website. For Rhode Island, the delivery rate is $6.95 for orders over $100. They also raise it slightly if fuel prices go up. So with a tip, expect to pay around $12 to deliver a big load of groceries to the dock. If you have a town dock accessible, you might be able to tie the mother-ship and load right into the boat, skipping the dink.

While we still prefer to walk or bike to the store, this is worth considering as an alternative.
Yes, cabs can also be had and that is viable in some cases as is the bus.
Just putting this out there as another possibility.
Carry on.
07-30-2013 06:28 PM
Newport, RI

Newport is VERY expensive. Slips run around $4/ft and more and moorings are $60. But there are 2 decent anchorages and 4 dink docks for access. The one anchorage is usually crowded and the second can get rolly exposed to the prevailing winds.
There is a Stop n Shop and hardware store about a half mile from one of the dink docks. There is a Super Stop n Shop about a mile away with walmart, hardware & marine supplies in the same general area. They have a float in the harbor you tie up to for filling water tanks. Plus the town is quite a sight to see. Bikes come in very handy for that.
07-26-2013 09:05 PM
Re: provisioning stops

thanx xort, we'll think of some more places that were cool. But yeah, many times we stayed in inexpensive marinas. For provisioning from anchorages, Deltaville, VA; Oriental,NC worked, we'll post more info tomorrow.
07-26-2013 08:59 PM
Originally Posted by xort View Post
What is the controlling depth there? I seem to recall it is shallow. Any air draft issues?
Re tarpon basin. The depths are officially 5-6 near the dinghy dock, 7-8 further out.
Only bridge nearby ( heading south from Miami) is jewfish creek at mile 1135 with a 67 ft clearance.
07-26-2013 08:51 PM
Re: provisioning stops

Will try and bring the best of old thread over to this minus the annoyingly active ****.

We'll see if it can be done relatively seemlessly. Will delete this post when its done but give me time.

All yours Xort.

Not much use to me down here but undoubtedly a great thread. I know when we are out and about we'll spend as long as possible away from civilisation but when we need provisioning you want the right place to stop.
07-26-2013 05:57 PM
xort Wing,
not so much free walls and town docks but places that have great access to provisioning. Great Bridge is one of them but, for example, I wouldn't include the Portsmouth, Va free dock here. We love stopping there but not for provisions, too far.
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