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Ranjr13 posted 01-20-2007 09:44 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ranjr13   Send Email to Ranjr13  
I will be spending some time in the lower Chesapeake Bay area near Deltaville, Williamsburg VA area this year. I know lots about boating/cruising in New England, but absolutely nothing about the Bay. If anyone has any old Cruising guides etc. that they'd like to sell or any particular good guide/website etc. for me to do a bit of homework, I'd appreciate it. I may take an 11' or an 18' down for a bit either in the Spring or Summer. Thanks. Bob
Mambo Minnow posted 01-21-2007 05:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mambo Minnow    
Jamestown, Virginia is celebrating 400th anniversary this summer. Expect Williamsburg-Jamestown-Yorktown to be crowded this summer. Commonwealth upgraded many docks in anticipation of the onslaught.
Bulldog posted 01-25-2007 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
I think I would start with the 18' boat first , then next time take the 11 footer. the Chesapeake gets rough real quick at times. I've been down three times in two years and want to take a long vacation there next............jack
HAPPYJIM posted 01-25-2007 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
Sam's Club sells a complete guide with all the charts on the entire Bay for about $35. The chart book is printed on waterproof paper and is a bargain at the regular retail of $50. Here is one on EBay right now.

http:/ / cgi. ebay. com/ Chesapeake-Bay-Chartbook-Atlas-Seventh-Edition_ W0QQitemZ230077834868QQihZ013QQcategoryZ378QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZ ViewItem

kamie posted 01-30-2007 10:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     
In that area your best with the 18, especially if you plan to actually venture out into the bay. I might be a tad big for some of the smaller rivers and creeks you will find but you can't really have a boat that's too big on the bay.

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