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Old 10-16-2011
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There's a CG station on the Hobucken Cut, not sure if there's one in Elizabeth City.

Another good resource also is Cruisers.net
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I guess I just don't care for the virginia cut route.
I have enjoyed the dismal swamp route , the calm waters easy free dockage the small towns and avaialbility of provisions.
Likewise I prefer the roanoke Island route over the alligator river. Again many more opportunities to ancor or dock in great interesting locations, and lets not forget an oportunity to sail the albermarle and the palmico instead of motoring the alligator stump pond.
Manteo is a great and welcoming place, beats coinjock and alligator river bridge gas station, er "Marina".
Of course my question is, with a 6'8" draft and a 64' mast why is it your not coastal or offshore?
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I do lots of sailing off shore including Atlantic crossing, but many people talk us that Cape Hatteras can be tricky. So we thought to do the Virginia cut and experience the ICW from Norfolk to NC, than go out again.
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many people talk us that Cape Hatteras can be tricky.
Many people talk about lots of things that are simply one story repeated. While the weather off Hatteras can be sporty it is largely benign. The bad weather doesn't sneak up you.

Southbound I do a careful weather check near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and hole up in Little Creek if appropriate. Northbound Beaufort NC is my bailout.

I don't remember how very many times I've been around Hatteras but I know I've only turned away twice, once for a winter storm in February 2009 and once for Tomas in November 2010.

The Virginia Cut is an interesting trip, as is the Dismal Swamp Route, and worth doing for the experience but shouldn't be chosen out of concern for Hatteras.

Check ActiveCaptain for shoaling reports. Somewhere around mile 84.5 you'll see the one I found. *sigh*
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