Aspiring Boat Bum
Oh you could make it easily to the inner end of the entrance channel but that's about it.****!!!! I was hoping maybe to stop by with my 6'4". I'm become more depth tolerant since the Bahamas, but if they 6' wouldn't make it I tend to believe that ****.
They won't rent a seasonal mooring to a boat with a draft over 6'. They don't have transient moorings there as far as I know. I believe the fair way and the mooring is dredged to 8'... but there may be no anchoring in the mooring field.So I’m in new haven, am I’m going to be able to in and find a mooring in Old Saybrook with my 6’4” draft boat?
What is the update on these moorings and dredging?
Can you pick up a mooringveith a ribbon or unoccupied?
Can you anchor?
Did they complete the refurbishing of the dock?
How far a walk to to a new is it.
Bill thanks for the great info and also your generosity.Hi Chef,
Greetings from Ye Olde Saybrooke! Here are my responses, in the same order as your questions:
As of last Saturday evening (5/11), all of the moorings were in and three sailboats were on their moorings. Dredging was completed in 2018 in the mooring field and the channel from the river into the cove.
You can pick up any mooring with a yellow ribbon, but I would guess that most mooring holders (including me) haven’t been out to their mooring ball to tie on the ribbon yet. There are a couple of free (72 hours) town moorings set close to town dock (west end of mooring field).
Not much room to anchor in the mooring field. You’d either be swinging into the shallow areas or into another mooring. Better to just grab a mooring. I’m hoping to be on my mooring by next weekend, but feel free to grab it in the meantime. Marked “Sullivan 300#”, about 2/3rds of the way in on the south side.
They haven’t done anything to the town dock as far as I can tell. It’s still a fixed main dock and there is a shallow spot near the face of the dock. The dinghy dock behind the main dock floats.
I’m guessing you’re asking how far it is from town dock to the center of town? It’s about a half mile to Main Street. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance and even more a short cab ride away. I’ll leave the restaurant reviews to you though!
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Thanks! I am not interested in using the town dock for Shiva which draws 6'-3"... We might want / need a place to bring the RIB along side. So your depth data tells me that we could use one of their moorings as I presume there is no anchoring in there and at safe depths for us. I know they require a depth of less than 6-0" for a seasonal mooring.Hi SanderO,
Re: depths in North Cove. I sounded around the guest moorings (there are two of them off the town dock) and found an average of 8.75 feet. Right off the town dock itself, I found 4.5 feet. This was at 2000 tonight (two hours past low), so with a 4.3 foot tidal range near the full moon, that would mean you can expect between 7.5 and 11.8 feet at the guest moorings and between 3.3 and 7.5 feet alongside the town dock itself.
Tempest - 'tis true, the Dock and Dine has been closed since 2013. The original building sustained a lot of damage in Irene and Sandy back to back in 2011 and 2012. The owners tore it down in 2014 with the intention of putting a new elevated structure in place, but since then all we have is a vacant construction zone in one of the most picturesque spots in town and excuses for the delay in starting to rebuild.... is it true that the Dock and Dine is no more?