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03-09-2013 11:00 AM
flandria
Re: Good Georgian Bay port for a Sailboat

Chamonix, the "other" one is Beacon Bay.
Consider your draft when picking your spot. You should have no difficulty at Bay Moorings or Bay Port, but Beacon Bay at the bottom of Penetanguishene Harbour is having difficulty for boats with as little as 6ft draft. Do inquire about specific draft at your allocated dock in any case, as well as maneuvring space. Otherwise, welcome to our crowd up there!
03-14-2012 02:59 PM
jacrider
Re: Good Georgian Bay port for a Sailboat

There are lots of choices. We have only found a limited number over two seasons. We like Franklin's anchorages and close by Snug Harbour.

Kilcoursie Bay in Killbear park is fantastic, but can be busy. With kids, it is a favourite.

South of Parry Island contains limitless bays to anchor for the night. We have a few favourites that are nice and quiet. Then a bit further, we like some of the anchorages around Sans Soucci.

A bit further south is Twelve Mile Bay .. again lots of choices for the night.

All of these are within a nice sail of Parry Sound.

We expect to find many more over the next seasons.
03-13-2012 02:16 PM
scottbr
Re: Good Georgian Bay port for a Sailboat

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Originally Posted by jacrider View Post
We moved from Lake Ontario a couple of years ago. We have been very happy with Sound Boat Works in Parry Sound. Very knowledgeable. Decent facilities. What we love most is the sailing in the area. Lots of choices for 2 or 3 day weekends. Nice open sailing in the Sound. Great jump off point to get to the North Chanel for sumer holidays.

2 hours from Toronto.


Good point, I don't think of Parry Sound as we're in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and Midland is 2 hours, so don't think beyond that.

We're a solid day travel to get up to Parry Sound. Did Shawanaga to Midland and was 10 hours. +/-. Most of that was in the small craft route as the Bay was nasty.

Besides Hope Island, in our area, Shawanaga Island is one of our favorites. What is your typical weekend anchored out. Do you gat as far out as Franklin or stay mostly in the Sound.
03-11-2012 02:43 PM
jacrider
Re: Good Georgian Bay port for a Sailboat

We moved from Lake Ontario a couple of years ago. We have been very happy with Sound Boat Works in Parry Sound. Very knowledgeable. Decent facilities. What we love most is the sailing in the area. Lots of choices for 2 or 3 day weekends. Nice open sailing in the Sound. Great jump off point to get to the North Chanel for sumer holidays.

2 hours from Toronto.
02-25-2012 05:10 PM
chamonix Good god, you no I never noticed the breakwall was gone. To be honest the weather's been so good and I had my wife and parents with me so it was more like a drive by shooting than a proper check on the boat.
Saw your post about the hospitality suite. If Judi had been with me at the boat show we would have been there for sure, but it was my dad, brother-in-law and me. Three grumpy guys ( one with a Glasgow accent so thick you would never understand what he's saying ) would have tested your hospitality to its limits.
02-24-2012 05:13 PM
scottbr Ah, this time of year is always tough and seems to drag on......

Speant a couple of days at the Hunter booth at the Toronto Boat Show, which helped to break up the long wait. Also met some really nice people from the sailing forums ( won't mention the sketchy one ) for a few drinks one night of the show, which was a lot of fun..

Was up early Jan. to check on the boat, which was fine.

Noticed the breakwall was completely removed and getting ready to install new. Hope it makes a difference from the powerboat wakes.....
02-24-2012 11:20 AM
chamonix Hey Scott how are you doing, surviving winter? Was up at penatang at the end of Jan. just checking on my boat at one of the bays. Couldn't beleive the lack of snow, sun was shinning, it was almost warm, a good day to poke around Midland/Penatang.
02-23-2012 09:51 AM
scottbr Did you decide anything yet? Any more questions??

Inquiring minds want to know
02-12-2012 06:38 PM
scottbr I can go on and on...... if you're interested.
02-11-2012 10:17 AM
scottbr Stephane99, did you get to the Toronto Boat Show, all the marinas were there.

Do you have the Ports book yet? Ports Cruising Guides If not get it now. West Marine, Mason's etc. will have them. Do you have one yet????? It lists all the marinas, facilities, etc. for all of Georgian Bay. It also gives you all the anchorages for all of Georgian Bay. Invaluable that you don't have to guess where and how to anchor and which areas you can get to shore with the dog while you're out..... very important !!!!


Our favorite anchorage is Beckwith, Hope and Christian Islands. It's a 4-6 hour sail / motor great anchorage, you can take the dog to shore on the beaches, and clear blue water with sandy bottom. Just watch the forecasted wind direction for overnight. I've been caught a couple of times with a bouncy sleep after a bad call on wind.

Otherwise, Beausoliel Island is a National Park, so can go to shore, but are supposed to pay a landing fee, which they are cracking down on a bit more. But lots of protected anchoring and beautiful scenery, although can be busy.

Beyond that.... get the Ports book, there's lots and lots of options. I could go on for hours on all the places.


Also you can check out all the marinas online. Google their names. This is a good overview of the marinas int he area..... Marinas.com

Watch for the rates. Some marinas I found were pricing haul-out and launch separate from the docking fees.

Penetanguishene

Hindson's & Beacon Bay, may be a little shallow for your deep draft. Heard of a couple of boats with issues last year.

We're at BayMoorings, deep water, we're in 10 - 12 ft., reasonably priced and I find it's closer to getting "out there" than the other marinas in Midland.

Dutchman's Cove. Deep water, next to BayMoorings. Doesn't have the marina facilities, i.e. pool etc. but is less expensive.


Midland
Bay Port & Wye Heritage, both deep water, mix of Power and sail, more expensive, lots of marina facilities, further to getting " out there"
Midland Bay Sailing Club, less expensive but you have to do volunteer hours otherwise pay a higher fee. Use a crane for haul-out so mast has to come down every year. Only have 1-2 days for haul-out or launching, other marinas with travel-lift you pick your day and keep your mast up.

Victoria Harbour, don't know much, but worth checking out. I believe similar pricing to Penetang, but again further.
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