Guys I visited Virginia last spring for the first time since my school days.I desperately wanted to go catfishing(wanted to look up a guide) but I didn't get to. Wound up spending most of the vacation in a Virginia beach hotel(which was great by the way) except for a wasted trip up to DC(too many people) and a brief run thru Williamsburg& Yorktown(had to show my kids) the beach was it. We are planning a repeat trip this spring(earlier prespawn) and I have a few questions. Should I haul my 24ft SeaArk with cabin with me or leave it and rent a boat or hire a guide? If I do bring my boat do I have to do anything with the electrical system to protect it against the salt water(is there salt water that far up river). If I stay in the Hampton area I know I'll need to do something to the grounding system but I'm unsure how to proceed. Might be cheaper to hire a guide or rent a boat then to mess with pulling that sucker all the way out there. What type of anchor and length or anchor rope are ya'll using? I do a lot of drifting here and it doesn't take over 150ft of anchor rope even when the Osage river is rolling. Here at Lake of the Ozarks I use 30lb mono and regularly catch fish in the 40lb to 50lb range what do you reccomend for the James? Anything else I need to consider?