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Old 03-22-2010, 09:29 AM
 
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Hi all,

I will be taking s road trip to visit my 8yo nephew in Chesapeake for week. His dad is in the service, so he gets board. He really wants to go boating. I told him I would tow down my boat and he is really excited. I have been reading this forum and looking on line to get an idea of what kind of boating would be most available. I have a 12' boat with a 9.9hp and a 19' with a 90hp.

From what I have read, the 19 footer would limit me to the bigger waters and exclude me from a lot of smaller rivers in the area. I'm not sure if there any calm rivers in the Chesapeake area that I could tool around in the bigger boat. If there are more smaller waterways that the 12' boat would be better in, than that would be ok.

I'll be heading down in a couple weeks so I've got to grab one boat out of storage and get it ready.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Any feedback or tips would be appreciated.

Sid
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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Most of the open waterways around Chesapeake are large deep water passages so forget the 12 foot boat. Even the 19 foot may be to small and will limit your routes depending on the wind and weather
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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Hi,
Thanks for your reply. I was looking further on line and saw a lot of pictures of a small boat ramp along the Dismal Swamp Canal at Arbuckle Landing. There were pictures of Jon boats and kayaks in the canal and in the feeder ditch. It looks like the 12' boat with the 9.9hp would be good for this type of boating. It looks like quiet water and an easy day out. This might be more of what I'm looking for.
Anybody familiar with this area?

Thanks again,
Sid
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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Hi,
Thanks for your reply. I was looking further on line and saw a lot of pictures of a small boat ramp along the Dismal Swamp Canal at Arbuckle Landing. There were pictures of Jon boats and kayaks in the canal and in the feeder ditch. It looks like the 12' boat with the 9.9hp would be good for this type of boating. It looks like quiet water and an easy day out. This might be more of what I'm looking for.
Anybody familiar with this area?

Thanks again,
Sid
You can also boat in the North Bay in Sandbridge which isn't too far from Chesapeake. I have a 12 foot Jon boat and so do many who stay out that way. There's good fishing out there as well and make sure to get a license if you plan to fish. There are also canals off the bay that I've seen a few bass boats on as well as party boats (pontoon).
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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Hi,
Thanks for your reply. I was looking further on line and saw a lot of pictures of a small boat ramp along the Dismal Swamp Canal at Arbuckle Landing. There were pictures of Jon boats and kayaks in the canal and in the feeder ditch. It looks like the 12' boat with the 9.9hp would be good for this type of boating. It looks like quiet water and an easy day out. This might be more of what I'm looking for.
Anybody familiar with this area?

Thanks again,
Sid
Yes there are places you can go where a jon boat will be fine. I was just replying to the remark in your first post about what kind of boating would be most available. I have never boated along the Dismal swamp so I really cant give you any info about that location
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