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Old 06-05-2017, 06:56 PM   #1
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Full Length Finger Piers

We like to dock bow in so that we can launch the tender and explore. There seem to be very few full length finger piers in the Annapolis, middle Chesapeake bay area. Currently at Bay Bridge Marina for that reason.

Getting a t-head or bulk-head slip is another option, but again hard to find. Other than climbing over the stantions and rails, any thoughts?

Not a problem when we are cruising of course and on the hook!
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Fortunately, full-length fingers are the norm here.



But boarding on the boat is mid-ship, so shorter fingers (which I haven't encountered) would be less of a problem even when docking bow-first.
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Old 06-05-2017, 07:06 PM   #3
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The norm here can't be more than 15-20' ... you are fortunate.
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That confirms my impression that many East Coasters are short-changed.
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The norm here can't be more than 15-20' ... you are fortunate.
our slip fingers (2) are 45' long. With a side door for boarding....couldn't be better!
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Fortunately, full-length fingers are the norm here.



But boarding on the boat is mid-ship, so shorter fingers (which I haven't encountered) would be less of a problem even when docking bow-first.
OK,this proves it. Mark has a photographer following him at all times
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Greetings,
A lot to be said for pier review...
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OK,this proves it. Mark has a photographer following him at all times
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We are docked in Baltimore - several of the marinas have full length finger piers. We have used The Anchorage Marina and BMC Lighthouse Point.
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We have a 60' slip with 60' fingers on each side. They make doing lines much easier.
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We like to dock bow in so that we can launch the tender and explore. There seem to be very few full length finger piers in the Annapolis, middle Chesapeake bay area. Currently at Bay Bridge Marina for that reason.

Getting a t-head or bulk-head slip is another option, but again hard to find. Other than climbing over the stantions and rails, any thoughts?

Not a problem when we are cruising of course and on the hook!
Hartge Yacht Harbor in Galesville, MD, about 10 miles south of Annapolis on the West River.
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Could you just drop the dinghy in before you back into the slip?
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Does the marina have a dinghy dock? What we've done is either deploy the dinghy outside of the marina, then have the admiral bring it to the dinghy dock, then walk down and catch lines while I dock.

OR. We pull up to a T-Dock. drop the dinghy. Again we either bring it down to the dinghy dock or leave it temporarily tied on the T, then go dock.
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Anchorage Marina in Baltimore has full length finger piers on both sides of slip.
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At the Baltimore Anchorage...have they fixed them up yet ?

Some were hazardous...and the rest of the marina was falling apart too, though some improvements started last year.
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I think Herrington Harbor South in Deale has a few slips with full-length finger piers.

Osprey Point in Rock Hall does, and I think Haven Harbor, and maybe Rock Hall Landing, too.

Mears in Kent Narrows does, too, I think.

Those from memory...

Otherwise, there's Bal'mer. Several up there: the BMCs, Harbor East, etc.

Check ActiveCaptain for likely areas; usually the docking tab has info that describes facilities...

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At the Baltimore Anchorage...have they fixed them up yet ?

Some were hazardous...and the rest of the marina was falling apart too, though some improvements started last year.


There's a ongoing muti-year renovation being done to the marina. The shoreside facilities and pool house are done and look as nice as when new.

Currently A B C and the Pierhead docks and fingers are being re floated where needed and recoated.

D E F G and I will be started on after completing work on A through P.

Renovations needed or not, and being done, it's a great marina in a great location and would recommend it to anyone.

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I'm a huge fan of full-length fingers. Odd how some places have them everywhere, and other places force you to back in to a stubby little finger and lasso isolated pilings for bow lines. It just doesn't seem like those extra few feet would cost all that much, compared to the overall cost of building and maintaining a marina.
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There's a ongoing muti-year renovation being done to the marina. The shoreside facilities and pool house are done and look as nice as when new.

Currently A B C and the Pierhead docks and fingers are being re floated where needed and recoated.

D E F G and I will be started on after completing work on A through P.

Renovations needed or not, and being done, it's a great marina in a great location and would recommend it to anyone.

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