Re: [bolger] Boat rental Hatteras Island area Pamlico sound?
I don't know the waters off Hatteras, but I do sail in Pamlico Sound off
Ocracoke. I believe Roadanthe is a few miles north of Canadian Hole,
supposedly named for the hordes of Canadians who come down to windsurf
in its flat water and good winds. You can generally count on nice land
and sea breezes, but during the day it can get very calm in the summer.
Except during afternoon thunderstorms. And, when a front is coming
through it can easily blow 20 or 25 knots.
Except in specific channels, the water may be only a foot or two deep
for a half mile to a mile out into the sound. So you either want very
shallow draft or alternate propulsion for getting out to the deeper
water. And a pivoting centerboard or lee board is much nicer than a
dagger board for the inevitable groundings. (So speaks experience from
grinding my Windsprint's dagger board into the sand a few times each
time I go out.)
> Hi All,
> I hope this isn't too far off-topic: I will be spending a week on
> Hattaras Island near Rodanthe in early August. This will be my first
> visit to the east coast. Does anyone know where I can rent a
> daysailer for an afternoon? A Bolger boat would be great! Otherwise,
> I'd like to find an easy going mid size day sailer, nothing too
> athletic. What are the conditions usually like on Pamlico sound?
> Many thanks!
> Dave Stebbins
> Southwest WI
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