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Old 08-01-2005, 10:56 PM
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When you get it off the trailer are you leaving it in the water?

How many days?
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When you get it off the trailer are you leaving it in the water?

How many days?
Yeah I would like to leave it in the water. It will be wednesday till monday.
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Old 08-01-2005, 11:28 PM
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Just some things to consider.......
The main inlet for wildwood is the Cape May Inlet that is south of Wildwood and North of Cape May. The inlet closest to North Wildwood is Hereford inlet. I think that is the shallow area double check your map tomorrow. My map is showing low water. (I didnt say Pier 47) but that is closer to the ICW than it is the Ocean.

Try the following tomorrow morning:Two mile Landing Marina--609-522-1341

Cape Harbor Yacht Club #?
Corinthian yacht club of Cape May#??
It seems all the Marinas near the good water are private.

I would think that docking near the Cape may Inlet would be easier for you.
If you need me to scan the area map, let me know.
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Old 08-01-2005, 11:38 PM
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http://www.twomilelanding.com/

They have it all, powerboaters ok, transient slips. etc....

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I didn't know people went on vacations with out their boats?
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Before I moved back to Florida, twice I trailered my first boat, a 242 Formula, from Maine to Florida for vacation. The second time took a 12 hundred mile trip around the state including going back and forth across the Okeechobee Waterway,up and down both coasts(east coast Intracoastal sucks), down to Key West, over to the Bahamas, then eventually back to the starting point, Sarasota, my "hometown". Spent six weeks on that trip and slept every night on the boain including one night when the boat was up on blocks in a marina for a drive oil change. The "yard" guys thought that was just too funny. This was in April of 95'. Best time I ever had.

The only time I would not take my boat is on my hunting trips back to Maine in November.
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Been Tampa Bay area to New Hampshire with my boat...just make sure the trailer is up to the trip(and two spares can't hurt).
Two Mile is good to eat , so is The Loster House in Cape May. Both water front dining and casual. There is also a couple by the Rio Grande (rte 47) bridge goning into Wildwood(one just south of the bride on the right headed north and the other straight ahead of you as you go under the bridge if you don't follow the channel to the left)) But those names escapeme for the moment. A ride up to AC is always nice and you can dock at Trumps on the bay. Got yoour choice of the ocean or ICW. Be fore warned , lots of NWZs on the ICW. Roughly 30 miles to AC but will take 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Clearly maked channel , just be sure to have a chart.
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Bring the boat!!!! You will be happy you did, and feelin pretty fat the first time her ass glides down into the water. I would probably throw a grease gun in the back of the truck also, drive for 20 minutes or so, and for peace of mind ,I would find a nice easy place to pull over, and shoot the bearings one more time and feel the hubs to make sure they were not cooking, ( they will be warm, but you should be able to keep your hands on them), and away we go. Enjoy..
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We tow to Destin from Baton Rouge every year for the Emerald Coast Poker Run. The run is only part of the trip. We usually stay a week (few days before the run and a few days after) and it's some of the best boating I've ever done. Crystal blue waters and beautiful beaches. I have never regretted the additional gas money to tow it. Going from a 31 Formula to a Top Gun and I'll tow it too! The only glitch we had was the first year we went we stayed in a condo. Rack stored the boat at a local "reputable" marina. Jammed both my Bravos in forward, dripped drive oil on the interior from the boat stored above it, broke the Thunderbird emblem and never had the boat in the water on time in the mornings - total nightmare. Since then, we rent a house that has it's own dock. My boat is where I can keep an eye on it.
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I couldnt resist and called two mile for you---they do not have the ability to put your boat in the water for you. But they have slips and are surrounded by deepwater and very close to the bridge. The woman I spoke to said to speak with the Dockmaster he will know/advise you what to do. She said there is a ramp a few miles away. But what do you plan on doing with the trailer. Are you able to park it where your staying??

A few more possibilities:

Utchs Marina--609-884-2051

South Jersey Marina: 609-884-2400

Harbor view Marina:::609-884-0808
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