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23089Re: NC Neuse River

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  • cbr_deuce
    Nov 24, 2009
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      Rose/Henry,

      thanks for the info, Cape Lookout is at the top of the list.

      spring can't come soon enough!

      joe

      --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, "ravp5678" <ravp5678@...> wrote:
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      > Hi Joe
      > Welcome to North Carolina! It sounds like you had an exciting trip down here from the Chesapeake! And yes, you will have some early spring cruising - in fact, you can cruise year 'round down here if you wish. We've taken our boat out in December, and had a wonderful cruise down the Neuse.
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      > My husband and I own a Sabre 34 MKI; we have her docked behind our home, which is about a six hour (by boat) trip from River Dunes. We are about an hour via highway from there. I know that very well, because on our September trip to the Albemarle, the top tab on our headsail decided it was very tired and when we put it out to catch some wind, the tab on top broke and the whole sail dropped into the Neuse River!! We pulled the sail in and stuffed it down into the cabin and continued on our journey. When we were heading into Broad Creek to anchor for the night, we called one of our neighbors and asked him if he would go get our small jib and bring it to us - which he did. Took him about an hour to get to us, but at least we had a sail that we could use for the rest of the week we were going to be gone.
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      > As far as must see areas around here - Beaufort is a must; you can anchor in the creek and dinghy to the docks. Also try to get to Cape Lookout; very good anchoring in the bight. You have to go outside to get there - about six miles or so. And then there's Okracoke - lots of anchorage in Silver Lake, or, if it's open, the Federal Docks are free. And of course there's Bath, NC (our oldest city) and Washington, NC, (have to see the Estuarium)which are both up the Pamlico River. And New Bern will be celebrating it's 300th anniversary next year, so there'll be lots of things going on there.
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      > There are a couple other Sabre sailors down here; I've been communicating with them. One's in Oriental, and the other is up by Vandemere. So let us know when you're going to be in the area; we could possibly hook up with you.
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      > Hope you enjoy our waters! Hope to see you sometime.
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      > Rose & Henry Litke
      > Wind Dancer II
      > Sabre 34 MKI Hull 232
      > New Bern, NC
      >
      > --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, "cbr_deuce" <cbr_deuce@> wrote:
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      > > Well, we got into River Dunes this past Wednesday. I can only say that the place is immaculate. The trip went smooth, we waited 2 days for Ida to past and headed staight from the C&D canal to Portsmouth, VA on Saturday. 30 Hours total, 8 sailing, 22 motor sailing. The Great Bridge lock had been down due to electrical problems associated with the flooding/Ida. They did get it up and running Monday at noon. The ICW had a lot floating debris but nothing that couldn't be avoided. The only time we had wind on the nose was heading out Bay River to the Neuse, which was about 1 hour. I am looking forward to early spring cruising!
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      > > Joe
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      > > --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, "cbr_deuce" <cbr_deuce@> wrote:
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      > > > I will be wintering the boat at River Dunes on Broad Creek, anyone from that area? I'm sure I will get some cruising in in April/May any must see places land or sea for the family (2 boys 4&7).
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      > > > Joe
      > > > S38 MKII #174 Voila
      > > > Upper Chessy
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