Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Re: nantucket sucks
The Nantucket Boat Basin is not only expensive, it becomes a walking museum for all the tourists. We stay on a mooring, just for some sense of privacy.
I've never had difficulty with wakes in the mooring field. While a bit pricey, I would say they are the best maintained moorings I've been on, with excellent chafe protection. They also escort everyone directly to their mooring and provide a good briefing once you're settled and will place a 'reserved' sign on your mooring, if you leave for a day sail. You may not want all of this, but I think you get what you pay for. Very responsive and free pump out too.
The grey water restriction was explained to us to only apply to dishwashers and washing machines. Not hard to comply with. I agree, however, the written local ordinance suggests all grey water.
Boats do stay on plane right up to the Brant Point lighthouse inside the harbor and I don't understand it. That wake must get into the anchorage, but I would have thought it would subside, if you anchor far enough to the East.
The island can be expensive, but there are local joints that are better deals. I think the Lobster Pot is one of the best restaurant lobster deals I know. We love many of the restaurants and beaches. Having a grocery store within walking distance of the dinghy dock is also pretty useful. We did the "ghost walk" last month. A bit cheesy, but was fun to walk the neighborhood of downtown after dark and hear the stories.
Why anyone would go "shopping" at any tourist destination is beyond me, so I couldn't care less what those prices are or how I may be treated. I'll never know.
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