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Hi all,

Does anyone know of any good lakes within an hour of Philadelphia to dry moor a Sunfish for the season? I tried for a spot this past Saturday at a lake that is not too far from me (which I have sailed on in past seasons) but they only had a handful of mooring spots and I wasn't able to get one. :( So disappointing! My only other option is to trailer to/from the lakes and I was hoping to avoid that this year.

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Hi jimgo,

Thanks for the reply. That's where I was early Saturday but there were 60 other people in front of me trying to get spots as well. They only at 39 available. Any other advice?
 

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I had a similar experience there last year. I wanted to get there this year, but issues with the Allmand kept that from happening. Peace Valley is the closest to me that I know of, though there are Marsh Creek, Robert Struble, and of course Nockamixon if you want to stay in PA. In NJ, there's Cooper River Lake and Newton Lake. I've been curious to see Van Sciver Lake, too.

Where are you located? I'm near Lansdale.
 

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I'm in NW Philly just south of you. I'll give Marsh creek a shot to see if they have anything left. If you ever need crew, let me know. I'm always up for sailing. I passed ASA101 last October and am taking ASA103 in June.

Is there a Philly sailing community that holds meetings? I haven't been able to find any.
 

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Is there a Philly sailing community that holds meetings? I haven't been able to find any.
Try Philadelphia Sailing Club. I'm not a member but I met some and heard about the club when one of their boats stopped at our fuel dock.

Seems like a very active club.
 
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Nockamixon used to have mutli-year waiting lists for wet slips, and 1-2 years for dry slips... a Sunfish is pretty small they might be able to find a home for it if you beg/plead correctly... that's about 1 hour from Philly. Nice lake too, it's less nice now that they allow more HP motors.
 

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My office is in Haddonfield, NJ, but we boat in Ventnor, NJ.

I am going to the Camden County Boat House this afternoon to pickup some rental equipment. If you need any information or literature, let me know and I can pick it up for you.
 
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