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Old 05-12-2016, 09:39 AM   #21
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We are planning on doing the dismal at the end of June then coming down through coinjock. We traveled from Baltimore last year and didn't have time to do the dismal. We too are in NC. Live north of Raleigh in Castalia, and keep our boat under a shed at Washington yacht club. Nice to have a roof over our roof! Good luck and safe travels!
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:20 AM   #22
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We are on our way!! Spent first night in Coinjock (yes, the prime rib is delicious) and now a week in Manteo. I now have a degree in crabpotdodgology. Next stop is Ocracoke. Finding this vessel to be very responsive, easier to maneuver than some smaller ones I've captained.

A very special thanks to the folks at Atlantic Yacht Basin in VA. We had a lot of prep work done, some trouble shooting on systems startups and all new nav equipment installed. These guys rock. Great team. The got us on quality tradesmen who did excellent work on time and on budget. And a thanks to Ayers Electronics for their work!
It's interesting how you find certain areas with so much good help available. The Portsmouth area including AYB has such excellent choices. At the other end, so does Beaufort. Glad you found good assistance.

Now, are we the only ones who find the quantity for the price on the prime rib a good deal but at best would rate the prime rib in Coinjock only Fair? Slightly below average? Maybe we picked a bad day.

And the Virginia Cut always makes sense to me. I think of the Dismal Swamp as a side trip sort of thing but not a way to travel in normal circumstances.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:28 AM   #23
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I'll close out this thread by thanking the most amazing people we've already met along the way. Our journey to Southport was challenging, encouraging and most satisfying. Jan and I are now 100% convinced we've made the right decision to move aboard.

We are nestled into our slip and taking care of some issues that popped up along the way while getting settled into our new home. This boating community is populated with some of the most amazing folks we've ever met. Thank you all for your encouragement and support.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:46 AM   #24
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:35 AM   #25
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We'll be down that way sometime this summer if it would quit friggin' being rainy, cold, and/or windy as all get-out on the weekends down here!! It is REALLY beginning to pi$$ us off!
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:39 AM   #26
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LOL. Being from Michigan, this weather is typical June stuff. Today is wonderful. I've come out of work on 3rd shift in July back home when I was in college and scraped frost off my windshield. We'll take this any day - but yeah, what a cool wet spring this has been.
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Which Marina in Southport did you choose? We love it there!
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We're in Deep Point. Lots of amenities, great community and the price is right.
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LOL. Being from Michigan, this weather is typical June stuff. Today is wonderful. I've come out of work on 3rd shift in July back home when I was in college and scraped frost off my windshield. We'll take this any day - but yeah, what a cool wet spring this has been.
Wifey B: Froze my sweet bippy a few days ago with 40 degree nights, 50 degree days but yesterday 75 degrees, today 72 degrees and sunny and Lake Ontario like glass, less than 1' waves. I do long for some bikini weather though. I see almost 80 degrees in Toronto, but supposed to cool down before we get there.

I figured out something. Up here, summer doesn't come until....well, you know....um....summer.
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