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marianneg
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Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay
      #1727201 - 03/19/17 09:25 PM (71.185.36.67)

Any thoughts or experience using the dingy to travel from Great Harbour to White Bay on JVD? We would like to overnight at Great Harbour but would like to spend the day at the beach at White Bay. Several years ago we got to Great Harbour mid afternoon, mooring balls were all taken and slim pickings for anchorage sites. Thought we were anchored safely - we weren't. Found ourselves dragging by late night and needless to say, it was a terrible overnight and we were lucky to get through it safely. Never want that to happen again, so we want to get to Great Harbour and tie up early in the day but spend the day at White Bay, Any thoughts or advice?

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rigirly
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Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: marianneg]
      #1727203 - 03/19/17 09:28 PM (72.200.144.35)

Easiest way is to take a cab from GH to White Bay. $5 per person. We found cabs waiting by the dock in GH.

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jagmansr
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Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: rigirly]
      #1727206 - 03/19/17 09:55 PM (76.219.108.7)

We come 3 times a year. We always grab a mooring ball at Great Harbor and dingy over to White Bay. We have had any where from. 4 to 8 people in the dingy. Pull to dingy up on the beach (usually next to 4 or 6 others) it's only a 10 minute ride. Granted on occasion the crew up front might get a tad wet but hey, we're wearing swimsuits. I can't see taking a cab when we never had issues.

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NCSailor
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Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: jagmansr]
      #1727207 - 03/19/17 10:07 PM (108.77.185.108)

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jagmansr said:
We come 3 times a year. We always grab a mooring ball at Great Harbor and dingy over to White Bay. We have had any where from. 4 to 8 people in the dingy. Pull to dingy up on the beach (usually next to 4 or 6 others) it's only a 10 minute ride. Granted on occasion the crew up front might get a tad wet but hey, we're wearing swimsuits. I can't see taking a cab when we never had issues.




8 people in a dinghy is asking for trouble. That is the max I would do on a calm day heading to a quiet dock. Bringing an overloaded dinghy through the surf is asking for trouble.


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warren460
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Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: NCSailor]
      #1727208 - 03/19/17 10:16 PM (174.115.232.136)

In calm conditions. Take the dinghy. Else take the cab.

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zhawk
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Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: warren460]
      #1727211 - 03/19/17 10:42 PM (96.18.124.69)

It's a hike, but it's doable if you enjoy a nice long - and steep - walk. Hiked it a couple times.

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warren460
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Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: zhawk]
      #1727212 - 03/19/17 10:47 PM (174.115.232.136)

I like the hike idea.

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Murdock
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Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: warren460]
      #1727213 - 03/19/17 11:25 PM (186.15.229.26)

Hike it!! great excercise rewarded with a view...no cost....20 mins start to finish and you get to visit Ivan's too if you want! Don't forget water.

Or take dighy in calm conditions, and maybe offer up the walk idea to your crew, maybe lightening the dinghy load a little....i enjoy the stretching part of the walk most....


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bigbone
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Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: Murdock]
      #1727222 - 03/20/17 05:50 AM (88.208.170.233)

I wouldn't do the dinghy with more than four people.

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warren460
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Re: Dingy ride from Great Harbour to White Bay [Re: bigbone]
      #1727225 - 03/20/17 06:25 AM (174.115.232.136)

I would not make generalities like that. It depends on size of dinghy and outboard, wind, waves, swells, and number of passengers.

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