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Review for Boot Key Inner Harbor
Reviewed by: Robert A Sherer, Fleetwing, on Apr 1, 2018
Vessel Type: Sail
Draft: 5.0'Overall Rating:3Holding:3Wind Protection:3Current Flow:4Wake Protection:4Scenic Beauty:3Ease of Shopping:5Shore Access:5Pet Friendly:5Cell Service:5WiFi:2
The problem here is finding a spot. It is usually very crowded and although the holding is good if you have good ground tackle, some of the boats do not and therein lies the problem. I've anchored here many times and usually it's okay but in a wind change with gusts, you can find a boat dragging into you. It's happened to me twice in five years. Also, a couple of years ago, the city marina raised all the rates for shore access to the same as for a mooring so if you want shore access, you don't save any money by anchoring.
On the other hand, it has excellent protection from wave action and if you don't need shore access, then it's cheap. The anchorage area extends closer to the southern shore than shown on charts, almost to the green stuff.
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