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Old 12-16-2020, 09:30 AM   #1
City: Washington, NC
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New from Washington, NC

Hello All, I am very excited about joining this forum! I am a relatively new boater and just purchased a 1974 Marine Trader 34 Sedan. I am looking forward to joining the discussions and asking ALOT of questions!
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Old 12-16-2020, 11:17 AM   #2
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welcome .some pictures would be nice . we hope to get up your way this summer.
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Old 12-16-2020, 11:36 AM   #3
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25 years of boating on the North Carolina coast - Lil' Washington is one of our all-time favorite towns.
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Old 12-16-2020, 11:37 AM   #4
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I love the waterfront and newly renovated downtown of Washington!

Welcome aboard!
Tell of all about your plans to cruise, plans to work on your boat, dreams!

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Old 12-16-2020, 12:03 PM   #5
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Old 12-16-2020, 12:04 PM   #6
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Welcome! Little Washington is a great place
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Old 12-16-2020, 12:51 PM   #7
City: Washington, NC
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Our plans at the moment are to spend most time on the Pamlico River with trips to Bellhaven, Ocracoke and Beaufort.

A little about the boat: Interior fully renovated along with cabin walls (air core) windows, stainless steel dual fuel tanks, corian counters, bow thruster, new auto-pilot, new windlass, solar, a/c, new canvass, westerbeake 8kw generator and fuel polishing system.

I just sailed her down from Virginia Beach to Washington NC last week on the ICW and she performed flawlessly.
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Old 12-16-2020, 01:41 PM   #8
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We lived and boated out of Oriental, NC for five years. In addition to Li'l Washington, here are a few of our favorite stops, all of which can be visited in one big loop:

Bath- Free state park dock and a couple of marinas. Original capitol of NC.

Belhaven- Not much there IMO. Lot's of cruisers rave about nearby Dowry Creek marina though.

Edenton- You can stay at the town marina for two nights free. Nice historic town which was also capitol of NC in the 1700s.

Elizabeth City- Lots of free docks on city front. Walk to nice restaurants. Home of deceased Fred Fearing's Rose Buddies who still greet cruising visitors.

Manteo- Small downtown with side tie free dock.

Ocracoke.- My absolute favorite. Relatively cheap NP docks. Can do a fun pub crawl along the waterfront in season. Check out the downtown coffee shop the next morning.

Oriental- Free docks for 4-5 boats. Lots of walkable restaurants. Has its own well known coffee shop, The Bean.

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Old 12-16-2020, 10:15 PM   #9
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Welcome aboard. Your vessel is virtually identical to the 1975 Clipper (CHB) 34 we recently sold. Great family, and especially two people boats.
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Old 12-23-2020, 09:55 AM   #10
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I plan to visit DC NEXT SUMMER LETS KEEP IN TOUCH. I LOVE THE ALEXANDRA marinas. Living in Little Creek, Norfolk Va . I have a 31 Camano Troll; New member under KelticOne. V/r, Sully
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