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We are planning to bring the boat from the Chesapeake Bay up to New England, leave the boat at a convenient marina, then drive back two weeks later to go cruising. What would be a convenient marina (wont break the bank, easy drive)?
I was looking at Brewers in Mystic. Any recommendations? I would think Newport would be $$$. Plan for June timeframe.
I have a couple of places in mind that offer inexpensive moorings. You could leave your dinghy on land in the marina. Hell, if we can work it out I'll give you a lift in my dink or drive you to the train station a bit up the road. There are also marinas within a block of the train station but they are going to be pricier as only slips.

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Re: Where to leave the boat in NE

Here is my plan: I'm sailing from the Chesapeake Bay up to the Newport/MV/Eastern LI Sound area the first two weeks of May. Probably do some cruising then leave the boat at a Marina for 2 weeks. Come back the first week in June, cruise, then leave the boat again unattended for 2 weeks. Return the last 2 weeks of June for cruising/return trip home. I live right next to the Fredericsburg,Va train station so I really like New London as an option to leave the boat (plus I am an ex submariner). The idea of leaving the Boat on a mooring that early in the season worries me vs a slip. Thanks for all the suggestions. I am writing them all down and checking them out.
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Re: Where to leave the boat in NE

No Fallard I haven't left my love alone for more than a few days. Fortunately have friends in Bristol. Also the museum moorings are excellent. But for the OP Barrington may make best sense. Easy access from train stop in Providence. Easy in and out. Secure and safe. All boat services right there.
Find new London less appealing. Town is not much. IMHO. Likely will head to sag, block, Newport, Elizabethans for cruise given time frame. If new London could do stonington and eastern l.i. Then go through hells gate and down east river which is a sight to see. Whatever he decides it's all good.

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Here is my plan: I'm sailing from the Chesapeake Bay up to the Newport/MV/Eastern LI Sound area the first two weeks of May. Probably do some cruising then leave the boat at a Marina for 2 weeks. Come back the first week in June, cruise, then leave the boat again unattended for 2 weeks. Return the last 2 weeks of June for cruising/return trip home. I live right next to the Fredericsburg,Va train station so I really like New London as an option to leave the boat (plus I am an ex submariner). The idea of leaving the Boat on a mooring that early in the season worries me vs a slip. Thanks for all the suggestions. I am writing them all down and checking them out.
Mystic is definitely a better (less exposed, no ferry wakes) location than New London harbor. New London is a major stop on Amtrak,however, making more stops there than the Mystic train station. Also, the Acela stops in New London, but not Mystic. Mystic/Noank is about 10 mi +/- from the New London train station and there are taxis, of course.

Our season in southern New England is shorter than yours. In early May, you will see a lot of empty moorings and winter sticks and a lot of empty slips. You ought to be able to negotiate an off-season rate. Come Memorial Day it changes, of course.

BTW, the Submarine museum has been improved over the years, in case you haven't been there in a while.
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Outbound: I am looking at Barrington on Active Captain and all I see is the Yacht Club. What Marina are you referring to?
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Re: Where to leave the boat in NE

If you choose New London for easy access to Block, LIS, Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay and north, try Crockers Boatyard, very well protected inside cove and RR bridge, well maintained and very close to Amtrack station. Downtown New London is a very interesting place, it is having a moderate renaissance of sorts lately, not snooty at all like Newport, lots to do nearby as well. You can be in Maine in 2 -3 days. Fair winds.
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Outbound: I am looking at Barrington on Active Captain and all I see is the Yacht Club. What Marina are you referring to?
He is referring to Brewer's Cove Haven Marina. Both Outbound and I keep our boats there.

Brewer Cove Haven Marina
101 Narragansett Ave
Barrington RI 02806
Phone: 401-246-1600
Fax: 401-246-0731
Web: www.byy.com/barrington

I still think that New London / Groton would be more convenient...
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Burr's Marina in New London is a good choice as well -- this is my home marina. They'll take care of your boat while you're away and location wise it's very convenient. Plenty of restaurants near by and Defender is a few miles away. Crocker's is another good choice that's further in. In Mystic, I'll second Mystic Shipyard -- great facility, good location and less expensive than Brewer's. Much better, IMO.

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....not snooty at all like Newport....
Total nonsense. In Newport, you can have everything from 1 star to 5 star. I dare say there are more tourist shorts and t-shirts on the street than gaberdines and blazers. Add the nautical history, from the America's Cup party joints to the Seaman's Institute to the IYRS restoration school, Newport should not be missed.
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Minnewaska: I don't plan on missing Newport I just want to have some $$$ to spend in Newport. 😎🍺
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