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Re: Where to leave the boat in NE

Recommend the OP have a dinghy for cruising in New England. There are a lot of great places where a dinghy is a must if you are planning to anchor out at times. Should the OP arrange for a mooring in the Mystic area, a dinghy would be of real benefit. Elsewhere, such as the Napatree anchorage or the anchorage in the Salt Pond at Block Island, anywhere at Cuttyhunk, a dinghy is absolutely necessary. These are only examples: the list is long. Yes, you may have launch service available in places like Newport and Block Island, but you might spend a lot of time waiting for a ride.
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Re: Where to leave the boat in NE

The reason I asked if there was transportation to/from mooring is so I could leave my dink secured on deck when I leave the boat for weeks at a time. Please no more narratives on why I should have a dink. Just looking for a reasonable place to leave boat and dink secure in between trips north to go cruising.
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Re: Where to leave the boat in NE

Barrington is very close to providence. They have discounted rate for transients on weekly basis to best of my knowledge. You would be in a slip with juice and it's very secure. No theft no weather issues. Cove haven brewers. Could drive or take Amtrak. They allow long term parking at Marina. Given its at top of bay and between two hills it's safe even in large winds. With last summers storms ( gusts to well over 60s) we had no issues so you can feel secure that your boat will be undamaged. They bring stuff in drafting >10' so at 6 no issue even at dead low.
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The reason I asked if there was transportation to/from mooring is so I could leave my dink secured on deck when I leave the boat for weeks at a time. Please no more narratives on why I should have a dink. Just looking for a reasonable place to leave boat and dink secure in between trips north to go cruising.
Not a mind reader: one could infer you weren't bringing a dinghy. In any case, why not store the dink on land? It should be as safe there as at a mooring if you lock dinghy and motor to a dinghy rack.
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You cold get a mooring in Newport. Cheaper than a slip. Also East Greenwich is close to the airport and train.
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Re: Where to leave the boat in NE

A slip at Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina isn't as cheap as a mooring, but it does offer great access to the Boston Harbor Islands. I kept my boat there for a while.

It's reachable via the MBTA Blue line (Maverick Station). You can literally get on an Amtrack and be there with only two easy transfers. They also offer a free shuttle from Logan Airport.

The marina has really good access to good sailing grounds. You don't have to waste limited sailing time fighting your way out of the inner harbor as you would at some of the other local marinas.

They offer a provisioning service that would have food and such delivered to your boat right before you are ready to leave. They also have a mobile pump-out boat so you don't have to stop at the fuel dock to pump out.

You can keep your boat in the water over the winter or have it hauled out. There's a new-year's regatta for the sailors who don't haul out.

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Re: Where to leave the boat in NE

I was about to comment that there is a waiting list for seasonal moorings in Newport and again realized, I don't think we really understand the question. I think brokesailor is only looking for transient space for two weeks, to leave their boat and go home to MD. But, what about when they return. Are they looking for a base, or are they moving on?

Renting a one way car via Enterprise, who will often deliver it to the marina, is an option nearly everywhere. If they are looking for a nearby airport, then I think Narragansett Bay is a great option. You can get Uber to the Providence airport from just about anywhere, but especially so, the further north and west you go (East Greenwich, Warwick, Barrington, Bristol). Southwest runs many shuttle flights per day to Baltimore.

It may be helpful to have a better understanding of the plan. Are you coming back to cruise for an extended period? Have you determined where you would like to cruise, or are you just heading back?


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Re: Where to leave the boat in NE

With his draft Bristol and Barrington are easiest. Bristol has no fuel and is a PITA to drive to but has much better restaurants as well as the museum. Although have a slip in Barrington when alone have left the car in Bristol. Taken bus to Barrington. Gone cruising then left boat on museum mooring until next time I have someone with me. Holding in Bristol is excellent. Particularly to left side ( going in) of channel directly off ferry pier. Newport is a zoo and even with sailing center no chandlery without a car. Also expensive and noisy. Still good anchorage but watch for cables off ft. Adams./a.lewis.
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[quote=outbound;3307625]With his draft Bristol and Barrington are easiest.

You got my attention, so I had to look it up. Std draft is 5'10", shoal is 4'11". I don't think that will be limiting anywhere around the Bay.

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Bristol has no fuel and is a PITA to drive to but has much better restaurants as well as the museum.
I agree. Love to overnight there, but I wouldn't want to drive. However, it's reasonably convenient spot for access to the PVD airport. East Greenwich and Warwick are much closer. Brewers has two facilities in EG, but I would explore moorings too.

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Newport is a zoo and even with sailing center no chandlery without a car. Also expensive and noisy.
All true. However, if one is cruising New England, Newport shouldn't be missed. Uber has made everything easily and affordably accessible. Unfortunately, I think RI is hassling Uber.


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With his draft Bristol and Barrington are easiest. ...Holding in Bristol is excellent. Particularly to left side ( going in) of channel directly off ferry pier. Newport is a zoo and even with sailing center no chandlery without a car. Also expensive and noisy. Still good anchorage but watch for cables off ft. Adams./a.lewis.
Surely, you aren't suggesting the OP anchor his boat for a couple of weeks unattended. Other than the risk, there are likely to be rules regarding unattended anchored boats.

In the transient anchorages in our harbor, you can't leave an anchored boat unattended for more than 24 hours and your stay is limited to 7 days.
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