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Mid/Lower Bay Marina Advice

Old 02-16-2019, 10:51 AM
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Question Mid/Lower Bay Marina Advice

Hello guys,

This place has been a great resource. I live in the DC area, and am moving up from a crab skiff in Delaware to a bay-worthy boat this spring. I will be looking for a Maycraft, C-Hawk, etc in the 18-20 range (if you have any leads by the way I'm all ears, budget would be sub-$20K, towable by an SUV).

I could use marina advice. If you were me and would be driving to the bay on the weekends from DC, where might I keep it? I am thinking Kent Island / Eastern Bay, or from the bridge south to Soloman's Island. Plan to register the boat and trailer in Maryland. I am essentially looking to mirror my crab set up: kept on a trailer in a marina or very nearby storage facility, not in a slip.

I am very open to advice, suggestions, insights, warnings, etc. Thank you in advance.
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:07 AM
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Kent Narrows is a great location. There is a new High and Dry right at the Narrows.
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:19 AM
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Thank you for that lead - I'll start my search there. Seems like there are not too many "on trailer" options...I'm surprised!
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:25 PM
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I launch out of Sandy Point State Park just above the bridge when I go on the bay. I tow my boat from VA when I do it, but there are probably storage places on the Annapolis side of the bridge. For an 18-20 ft boat, I would just keep it at home and tow it there when I wanted to use it. With the DC traffic towing a boat or not does not affect your travel time much at all.
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:57 PM
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Trust me, I wish keeping my boat at home was an option....since it isn't, the search for a storage/marina continues!
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:17 PM
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This may work for you. Stop by a farmers farm by the area you want to use and ask him if there’s a spot to park your boat for the season. Offer to pay a little bit of money and bring him some crabs every once in a while. We have a 26’ center console in the barn now from a guy who stopped by 8 years ago. He wet slips the boat in the summer and brings 2 bushels of crabs a year. Great guy and we were glad to meet him. You never know until you ask and I’m shure if he says NO it wouldn’t be the first time you’ve heard that in your life. Good luck
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:42 PM
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Rod N Reel, Chesapeake beach has trailer parking and plenty of ramps. A good thing about being there if the wind is blowing you can just trailer it down to the Benedict public ramp in 15-20 min and hit the patuxent.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:01 PM
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Is this the joint? On Gordon Stinnett Ave? I'd post the link I found to it but I do not have enough posts on this forum to do so yet.
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Edgewater has a couple boatels. At least one at the junction of the South River and Solomon's Island Rd (MD Rt 2), and another closer to the mouth of the river just before Turkey Point. May be others...

Deale has something similar, I think.

Might depend on where you are near DC, easiest driving routes, etc.

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Old 02-18-2019, 09:28 AM
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driving to the bay on the weekends from DC.

if you are driving from DC the worst thing you could do is get into OC beach traffic by heading east on rt 50. the 45 minute drive from DC to the bay Bridge can take several hours if you get caught in beach traffic....I'd be looking for a spot in south county maybe Chesapeake beach as someone above mentioned...that farm idea sounds the best to me.
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:11 PM
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They call it rod n reel marina west.
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by outobie View Post
driving to the bay on the weekends from DC.

if you are driving from DC the worst thing you could do is get into OC beach traffic by heading east on rt 50. the 45 minute drive from DC to the bay Bridge can take several hours if you get caught in beach traffic....
That's a point. Having to cross the Severn River bridge is more often the biggest choke point; accidents there seem to cause most of the problems.

It happens leaving US 50 at Aris T. Allen Expwy (MD665) and going south from there isn't usually too bad, even during Friday evening rush hours.

FWIW.

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Harbour Cove Marina In Deale MD might work for you. They have on trailer storage and a ramp. Not a bad run down RT 4 from the Beltway.
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Thanks for the leads thus far; I am reaching out for prices at these marinas...
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:12 AM
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Edgewater/Deale might be a good option. I used to keep my boat on a lift and store my trailer at Rhode River Marina. Great, clean and orderly marina; family run. West/Rhode rivers are a great place to keep a smaller boat, because if the bay is rough you can still crab and hangout back in those rivers all day (good crabbing by the way). Traffic isn't much of an issue since you get off 50 at the Davidsonville exit, well before Annapolis and the Severn River bridge. Traffic rarely backs up that far, especially with the new Severn bridge extra lane.

I know there's a couple marinas in Edgewater where you could keep the boat on a trailer, which sounds like unnecessary hassle unless you're really going to be launching in other places, but that's your prerogative.

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Old 02-23-2019, 04:26 AM
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....all of this advice has been great! I am appreciative of the responses. The Rhode seems promising, and appears to be a doable run to the bridge / Eastern bay in a 19' boat. Unless my inexperience is simply showing here.
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Originally Posted by FlatStripes View Post
....all of this advice has been great! I am appreciative of the responses. The Rhode seems promising, and appears to be a doable run to the bridge / Eastern bay in a 19' boat. Unless my inexperience is simply showing here.
Yes, weather permitting. Once you come out of the West River, you're fishing.

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