Thimble Islands - Banford CT

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by Irie308, May 21, 2019.

  1. Irie308

    Irie308 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    967
    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Anyone familiar with the moorings near the Thimble Islands? Would like to overnight there one of these weekends but not sure if there are open first come first serve moorings. Would sleep better on a mooring ball rather than on the hook.
     
  2. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 5, 2007
    Newport, RI
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    Cool spot - its kinda like a mini down east maine! dont know about the moorings, but i do know that between the "ferry", power cables and granite bottom its a tough place to anchor. Have you considered Falkner?
     
  3. dannymc

    dannymc New Member

    7
    Jul 10, 2016
    Branford, CT
    2004 Sundancer 320
    Twin Mercury MX 6.2 MPI, V-Drives
    Hi Irie- I grew up in Branford and am there most weekends. The mooring balls, as far as I know, are private but depending on the night there may be a couple you can use. I know the owner of at least one of them and a few of them belong to yacht clubs in town. I was there monday but anchored and didn't check which moorings are in right now. Message me and I can give you specifics.
    -Dan
     
  4. Irie308

    Irie308 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    967
    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Have not considered Falkner. Seems a bit "out there"? Wanted to a bee closer to shore for dingy cruises/exploring etc.
     
  5. Irie308

    Irie308 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    967
    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Will do
     

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