Suggestions for 7+ feet draft? - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 08-24-2019 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 22
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Suggestions for 7+ feet draft?

I’m spending a week on the Chesapeake (six nights) in September, ranging from Annapolis to Solomons, and planning for a mix of marinas and anchorages. The challenge is the boat draws 7.5’.

I’m thinking places like Cox Creek/Warehouse Creek, Tilghman, Solomons, Oxford, St. Michael’s, Wye River, maybe Herrington Harbor.

Suggestions for favorites that can handle 7.5’? (Is the Little Choptank out?)

Bonus points if it includes someplace to hike. (Wye River?)
Cooper96 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 08-24-2019
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 10,247
Thanks: 89
Thanked 192 Times in 184 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: Suggestions for 7+ feet draft?

Little Choptank is isolated by you have enough draft to anchor in most places,
Wye has a number of trails to hike. Quiet Waters Park , Harness Creek South River has a nice park and can tent Kyaks. Herrington is a mega marina if you are looking for a pool....restaurants. Oxford, Tred Avon River off the Choptank has a great little city to walk about. San Domingo Creek off Broad Creek off the hS a nice dinghy dock and a two block walk through salt ox homes to the main drag of St Micheals. Much quieter than the Miles.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to chef2sail For This Useful Post:
Cooper96 (08-24-2019)
post #3 of 10 Old 08-24-2019
One of None
 
deniseO30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 8,043
Thanks: 85
Thanked 193 Times in 181 Posts
Rep Power: 14
   
Re: Suggestions for 7+ feet draft?

Simple answer anchor farther out , use the dinghy more! I don't know about others, but I really used to enjoy doing that!

"Next best thing to not having a boat? The knowledge from having one!" Denise, Bristol PA, On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My last project!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
deniseO30 is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 Old 08-24-2019 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 22
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Suggestions for 7+ feet draft?

Thanks! South River was not on my radar and Quiet Waters Park may be a good final night. And the back door to St Michaels through San Domingo Creek sounds intriguing.
Cooper96 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 08-24-2019
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 10,247
Thanks: 89
Thanked 192 Times in 184 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: Suggestions for 7+ feet draft?

Broad Creek to San Domingo is beautiful. Quiet and scenic. There are other anchorages off Broad Creek also. also Boby Owl Cove ( correct spelling) Chalk Creek We usually anchor off of Dick Chaney or Donald Rumsfeld houses on San Domingo. It’s quiet and away from the mayhem of St Micheals Harbor. There you pretty much have to anchor in the river with all its traffic and exposure. St Micheals marina will not give you water even if you fuel up there. It’s a little uppity.

Solomon’s we anchor in Mill Creek and dinghy. marina Zanheisers is very but my very favorite is Spring Cove.

Take a mooring in Annapolis. Great activity around you with the bugle call at sunrise from the middies


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is online now  
post #6 of 10 Old 08-24-2019
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 10,247
Thanks: 89
Thanked 192 Times in 184 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: Suggestions for 7+ feet draft?

We are in Leeds Creek across the Miles from St Micheals. The only boat here . Nice breeze. Great sail up Eastern Bay stead 12 knots from the N. Crisp non-humidified air today. Lots of blad eagles and hawks around.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is online now  
post #7 of 10 Old 08-24-2019 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 22
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Suggestions for 7+ feet draft?

Will definitely check out Broad Creek. The times I've been to St Michaels were always from the Miles.

Was thinking marinas in Solomons and Oxford, and Tilghman if we go there. Just started researching marinas. But maybe only two marina nights if things are going well. Depends on weather and how the crew is handling it - we have one first-time cruiser on board.

I was mainly worried about the deep draft, but you've given me encouraging suggestions. Thanks!
Cooper96 is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 08-24-2019
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 10,247
Thanks: 89
Thanked 192 Times in 184 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: Suggestions for 7+ feet draft?

Tilghman May be tough. Even though they dredge we went through last year and saw just a little over 7 on both the east and west entrances.

Do you have a dinghy?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is online now  
post #9 of 10 Old 08-24-2019 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 22
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Good to know about Tilghman. Not a priority.

Yes, we’ll have a dinghy. We anchor more often than not.
Cooper96 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 08-25-2019
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 10,247
Thanks: 89
Thanked 192 Times in 184 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: Suggestions for 7+ feet draft?

We will be on the Choptank for a 4 day weekend starting Friday. Then again during our vacation at the end of September. Of course all wind/ weather dependent.

If you want more info on some of the creekson the Choptank , restaurants and anchorages feel free to PM me.
San Domingo is a shouldn’t miss place


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome