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Old 04-27-2019, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Jecaro View Post
Thank you

I have a bay boat which I will keep at my dock in oriental and I also have a 31 Cabo which I will be keeping in the Beaufort/Morehead city area for offshore use.

After 40 years of offshore fishing Montauk it will be interesting down there.
you will get the hang of it! Where are you at in Oriental?
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:54 AM
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Sandpiper Drive

Just some new species to deal with.
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Old 04-27-2019, 07:01 AM
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Sandpiper Drive

Just some new species to deal with.

gotcha weíre on greens creek on Main sail point rd.... itís all about the temp breaks down here in the spring find a good break and you will find the mahi
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:01 AM
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We looked at a house in that area on Osprey dr. very nice area the house was a bit smaller than we wanted
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Old 04-28-2019, 07:03 PM
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Closed on the lot. Love the area and neighbors are great! Next step is to find a builder
Shoot an email to shane harris of shane harris construction. He built several homes in oriental including or neighbor's house and is currently rebuilding ours after the storm. Great guy and excellent work from what we have seen thus far.
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Old 04-28-2019, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Jecaro View Post
Sandpiper Drive

Just some new species to deal with.
I used to live at 5527 Sandpiper Dr. My house was built to about 9’ but flooded in Irene. Lived there 4 more years but sold it and then Florence flooded it again.

I think the current building code now requires 11’, but I would build a couple of feet higher.

Other than elevation, Dolphin Point is a nice community. Oriental is certainly isolated, but I can live with that. My wife couldn’t.

Someone said Oriental has no sense of community. Pure BS. Read Towndock.net and spend a few mornings at The Bean. You will then understand.

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Old 04-29-2019, 01:56 PM
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David thanks ….The house was not flooded in Florence so that was a good thing I doubt I will build on the land except for maybe a shed I bought the land just to enhance the value of the house now combined I have about 1.4 acres
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Old 04-30-2019, 06:05 AM
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Near Bulah Point of Broad Creek?
My parents bought a place on the opposite from Bulah Point. We usually only visit them in the summer. Broad Creek gets really warm. I mean warmer than a bath tub. The fishing really slows down but the crabbing is good. Anyone have some dock fishing tips? We usually use mud minnows.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by raybark View Post
When we were looking to move to NC, Oriental was on the list.

We decided that unless sailing was your life, you're better off elsewhere.
So what makes Oriental so sailing specific? I've heard the connection before, but other than a group of blowboaters that hang out there, is it materially different than any other quiet coastal town?
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by jobowker View Post
So what makes Oriental so sailing specific? I've heard the connection before, but other than a group of blowboaters that hang out there, is it materially different than any other quiet coastal town?
It's in the town ordinances you must own at least one sailboat and either a Prius or Subaru in the driveway.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:18 AM
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WAIT..you mean I need to sell my Cabo and get rid of the Jeep ?????
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jobowker View Post
So what makes Oriental so sailing specific? I've heard the connection before, but other than a group of blowboaters that hang out there, is it materially different than any other quiet coastal town?
Iím not a sailboater, but I do have a house in Oriental. When researching the place, I read that it is the second windiest place in the US after San Francisco. I canít vouch for the validity of the statement, but I can attest to the fact that the wind almost always seems to be blowing there. I think thatís what attracts all the blow boaters.
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:21 PM
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Someone cut a pole yesterday morning on 55 no power until around 6 am , fire siren is behind town hall and loud, why they did not mount it on top of the water tank no one knows... It's not for everyone, looking at Edenton now and may move when they finish the repairs on the house. Its beginning to get more and more like Asheville and I'll have no part of that .
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:42 AM
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So what makes Oriental so sailing specific? I've heard the connection before, but other than a group of blowboaters that hang out there, is it materially different than any other quiet coastal town?
Sure. Just look at its geographic location. There is a large bod of water with very little current. There is very good protection in the creeks, harbors, and marinas. Steady winds, usually from the SW during the summer. The bend in the Neuse just upriver means that there are two different sailing experiences and sea states available based on wind direction. It is in the center of a lot of places to visit and places to anchor that are less than a day's sail away. That's just off the top of my head. There are probably other reasons too.
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by GonzoF1 View Post
Sure. Just look at its geographic location. There is a large bod of water with very little current. There is very good protection in the creeks, harbors, and marinas. Steady winds, usually from the SW during the summer. The bend in the Neuse just upriver means that there are two different sailing experiences and sea states available based on wind direction. It is in the center of a lot of places to visit and places to anchor that are less than a day's sail away. That's just off the top of my head. There are probably other reasons too.
That is a good description of why sailors like the area.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:16 PM
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All that being said, take a look on any given beautiful day for sailing and see how many sailboats are out and how full the marinas are with them.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
All that being said, take a look on any given beautiful day for sailing and see how many sailboats are out and how full the marinas are with them.
Must not he enough wind blowing, or theres a twofer at one of the bars tonight

Only a couple straggler snowbirds coming out of Adam's Creek right now, just took this pic on the Minnesot ferry.


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Old 05-09-2019, 06:06 AM
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I heard that oriental has more circumnavigators per capita than anywhere in the world.

Cant vouch for the statistical validity or methodology on that statement but it would make some interesting company at dinner.
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Originally Posted by bills106 View Post
Must not he enough wind blowing, or theres a twofer at one of the bars tonight

Only a couple straggler snowbirds coming out of Adam's Creek right now, just took this pic on the Minnesot ferry.
Probably because PBR is on sale somewhere in town.
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Old 05-09-2019, 12:52 PM
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Any of you guys familiar with the theater guild? An elderly lady named Patti?
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