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Old 06-06-2017, 06:00 PM   #21
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Thank you all for the replies. Yes I have been at Anchorage Marina in Baltimore, but don't want to be that far up river from the Bay. I was unaware that Herrington South might have some long finger piers. Much to think about here and investigate in this thread.

To be clear, we love Bay Bridge Marina for many reasons and it does have one of the nicest marina piers I've seen. But that Bay Bridge is very tough for both my wife and I along with visitors trying to come on a Friday and leave on a Sunday... adds hours. We tend to leave Monday morning very early when not cruising, which has its perks.

Quite the first world problem. But still trying to solve it...
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Too bad...Bay Bridge was one of the nicest marinas I have been in as a transient and that is topping well over a hundred these days....
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I was unaware that Herrington South might have some long finger piers. Much to think about here and investigate in this thread.

To be clear, we love Bay Bridge Marina for many reasons and it does have one of the nicest marina piers I've seen.
Sorry, I mis-typed; I meant Herrington NORTH in Deale. You have to ask HHN about full-length fingers; think those are their A and B docks (or maybe B & C). Maybe other...

There are a few slips in Annapolis Yacht Basin that would have the equivalent of a full-length finger, sorta-kinda. We were up there last week for the Blue Angles flight demo, just behind the fuel dock/building, and our slip was long enough so we had dock along the whole length of our boat. I think they have maybe a few more slips that just happen to be that way. Haven't ever been way over on their "Eastport"-facing slips, though...

And it occurs to me several marinas usually have at least one full-length situation just behind a T-head, first slip on either side. Or at the other end, all the way into a fairway and nearer the main dock. Our marina has one of those latter open just now (well, there's a brokerage boat in it, but I expect that's fixable). Not always easy to get yourself in and out from where a subordinate dock meets a main pier, and then you also have foot traffic passing you on the main dock... but OTOH, you might have a look for situations like that.

Our owners club (at least folks from around this area) will be at BBM again in early Aug, probably 25 boats or so... I think we'll mostly be on G dock with any overflow wherever...

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Ranger42- Osprey Point- can you expand on your experience? We're planning on heading there soon.
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Ranger42- Osprey Point- can you expand on your experience? We're planning on heading there soon.

We've only visited over the years, usually once every other year or so.

It's always been very pleasant there, good docks, good dockmaster, good pool and showers, very good restaurant (not inexpensive), easy to get from there to the Rock Hall Landing side or "uptown" (rental bicycles, or we used our own)...

IOW, good place to visit... and that reminds me, we dodn't get to Rock Hall last year, so maybe we need to do that soon.

BTW, Haven Harbor, next door, is good, too, as is Rock Hall Landing on the other side. Can get sorta noisy at the latter, though, right next to the bar/restaurant.

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Yes, been to both Rock Hall locations you mentioned. Enjoyed both as well. Our issue is the Bridge (Bay Bridge) coming from Northern VA where we live. For now we are staying at Bay Bridge Marina - just looking to see what is a possibility on the Western side of the Bridge.

Yes inside the T-Head is a possibility as well. Gives us the full length, but often tough to come by...

If some of you are interested in a Rock Hall gathering this summer let me know. The Admiral and I would love to connect.
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Our issue is the Bridge (Bay Bridge) coming from Northern VA where we live. For now we are staying at Bay Bridge Marina - just looking to see what is a possibility on the Western side of the Bridge.

Yeah, that'd be tough... I know many from NoVa go to HHN or somewhere else in Deale, or else HHS...

HHN in a decent slip, wait-listed for a full-length finger pier if necessary could be an option? Deale isn't Annapolis, of course, but then again that makes Annapolis a decent destination location.

Seems to me Liberty Marina -- South River and Solomons Island Rd -- has just done some dock work. Might be some full-length fingers there, now... If so, dust and noise from the bridge might be something to consider, though...

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Yeah, that'd be tough... I know many from NoVa go to HHN or somewhere else in Deale, or else HHS...

HHN in a decent slip, wait-listed for a full-length finger pier if necessary could be an option? Deale isn't Annapolis, of course, but then again that makes Annapolis a decent destination location.

Seems to me Liberty Marina -- South River and Solomons Island Rd -- has just done some dock work. Might be some full-length fingers there, now... If so, dust and noise from the bridge might be something to consider, though...

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I mentioned in an earlier post that Hartge Yacht Harbor in Galesville, MD on the West River has full length finger piers. Galesville is roughly half-way between Herrington Harbor North and Annapolis. HYH is very much sheltered especially the piers further in. We have a 60-foot slip for our Defever 44. Virtually no current. Very well-run marina and it is a full-service yard as well. Before we settled here we looked at every marina in the area.
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I mentioned in an earlier post that Hartge Yacht Harbor in Galesville, MD on the West River has full length finger piers. Galesville is roughly half-way between Herrington Harbor North and Annapolis. HYH is very much sheltered especially the piers further in. We have a 60-foot slip for our Defever 44. Virtually no current. Very well-run marina and it is a full-service yard as well. Before we settled here we looked at every marina in the area.

Good point. I haven't been to Hartge's in years, didn't know they had full-length fingers... but it's certainly a nice marina from what I remember (at the time, fresh flowers every day in the showers)... and Galesville is at least easier access for many.

We kept a previous boat in West River Yacht Harbor (i.e., where the fuel dock is), sub-leasing from a slip owner at the time, since we lived slightly further south back then. Not much else there, but at least two decent restaurants, what's not to like?

Not sure whether HHN or Galesville would be easier from NoVa?

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