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Hi Guys,

I'm bringing my new Bristol 29.9 home this coming week and I just booked a slip in the Sandwich Marina for the first night. This is in the basin that was 'Harbor of Refuge' (still is?) at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal.

1. Will I have trouble getting a sailboat out of this marina and into Cape Cod Bay if the tide is wrong?

Maybe it won't matter, the morning high tide is 0710. I should be able to work with that, but I'd like to know if I have to work with that.

2. Is there anything within walking distance? Shops, restaurants, whatever?

I thought it was a full service marina, but I see now that they list the Harbor Master as their phone number, so I don't know what to expect.

Thanks,

Ken
 

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The marina is maybe 3/4 mile or so from the Cape Cod Bay side, so if the current is against you it can be slow, but it is short. Check the current table and your against your motoring speed (1 knot made good this could be 45 mins). I hate watching people walking the canal walk faster than I can motor. Generally, I'd prefer greatly to go with it even this short distance.

There is a restaurant right there, I think called the Pilot House. Double check them but I think they are open 7 days now.

An option on the buzzards bay side is Onset. There is room to anchor, but the tide in the AM needs to work for you for this to make sense.

Good sailing!
 

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Thanks, maybe I won't plan any dinners aboard at all (I know a good Thai place for Fri night in Gloucester).

I scoped out Onset as a last resort if I can't make the CCC transit with the 1634 high tide. My schedule* requires me to wake up on the east side.

Ken


*don't start :rolleyes:
 
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