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Old 01-19-2021, 08:12 PM
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Default Harkers Island fishing center dry stack.

Anyone have an personal experience with these guys or know what they are charging for dry stack?
Old 01-19-2021, 09:28 PM
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Known Rob for close to 30 years. Since I trailer, I have no knowledge of the costs and services for his dry stack offerings. Matt and some others here can speak to those topics. It's certainly convenient to use HIFC as your home base, when fishing HI. People come, people go, but Rob has always treated me with respect, kindness, and professional courtesy after all these years. Got many many years worth of memories stashed away, from calling HI my home away from home, and docking my boat at Rob's. The friendships I have developed, and hard core saltwater fishing fanatics I have met have been priceless. Hard core saltwater fishing nuts, just like me.
YMMV.

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I'll second that. Local here. Rob is a great guy and has always been good to me and my family. Always willing to help how he can when we need a last minute slip on a holiday weekend.
I don't know what they are charging, but I've watched them pull plenty of boats out. Boat comes out, motor immediately gets flushed. I'm sure their rates are comparable to the rest of Carteret County. Really is a great location. Pretty much a straight shot to the inlet, Wade Shore, or the Cape with no no wake zones to worry about.
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Originally Posted by seawitch123 View Post
Known Rob for close to 30 years. Since I trailer, I have no knowledge of the costs and services for his dry stack offerings. Matt and some others here can speak to those topics. It's certainly convenient to use HIFC as your home base, when fishing HI. People come, people go, but Rob has always treated me with respect, kindness, and professional courtesy after all these years. Got many many years worth of memories stashed away, from calling HI my home away from home, and docking my boat at Rob's. The friendships I have developed, and hard core saltwater fishing fanatics I have met have been priceless. Hard core saltwater fishing nuts, just like me.
YMMV.
Bet you remember when Bob ran the Fishing Center.

My first experience with the HI way of life.

2001 my first night on HI I rented the house at HIFC. Had to work much later than planned and was going to late arriving.

Called Bob to give him my CC info. He said don't worry the house will be unlocked and check-in when you can tomorrow.
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It's been a few years since I stopped in there on the way to the cape, figured an extra case of beer and some sandwiches from the Miss Faye at the fish hook might not be a bad idea. I don't know who was in charge at the time but it made me a little sad to see the state of disrepair on the docks and the empty slips far outnumbered ones with boats in them. The folks inside were very nice and almost seemed shocked I offered to pay for a temporary tie up, I did leave a nice tip in the empty jar by the register.

I bought a boat that was kept there in the "new" dry stack back in the early 80's when Jim and Nancy Reeves owned it, I kept it there because there was a waiting list and they would let me continue the lease and I fell in love with Oiland Time immediately. Back then, and hopefully again, the place was jumping. Two ferries ran to the cape, several charter boats went fishing daily and there was hardly ever an empty slip on the weekends. Triple Crown on here was part of the original gang of us hoodlums that were there every weekend, maybe he'll see this and share some of the stories we made back then. On second thought, maybe it'll be better if he doesn't!
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They put in some new sturdy docks a couple of years ago. I drystacked for a couple of years. Location is great. I cant recall what I paid, but at the time it was quite a bit less than Beaufort, etc.

Rob and team are very, very nice people. They do a good job when they take the boat out of the water, so far as spraying i\t off and running fresh water thru the engine.

Its best for boats up to about 22 feet or so. Its very protected at the docks except for a hard South East blow, and then you should pull your boat in advance.

I liked it especially when I was going to fish that boat for several days or a week. Just leave it in the water and can get out. They have fuel and ice (and some beer in red and blue cans).

You will have to bring your own dark liquor, as HI is dry. Well, maybe they do have some stills..Ask Rob.
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great place kept my father boat there since the early 80's now my brother keeps his there always willing to help you dock or help with gas not sure of the price but i assume its cheap compared to Wilmington prices
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Thank you guys for all the great info. I’ll be looking into it.
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Originally Posted by Chris Elkins View Post

Its best for boats up to about 22 feet or so. Its very protected at the docks except for a hard South East blow, and then you should pull your boat in advance.
​​​​​​When it's blowing out the S (pretty much all summer) it can get bouncing pretty good. If you are using a wet slip, best advised to check how the person next to you is tied up before you leave. Rob typically does make rounds right before sunset to check everyone's boat. I've heard "some people shouldn't own boats" on more than one occasion as he hops on board to fix some qualified captains lines. He's probably saved a lot of heartache over the years.
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Let us know how it turns out
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I can't comment on the dry stack because I've never used those services. I have however, been going there for a long time, I remember when it was Grayson's. I think the mattresses in the rooms are that old also. Very nice people and always helpful. Slip and room rates are very reasonable. I wouldn't hesitate to use their dry stack if needed. Good people.

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