Re: Slip or Mooring Can?
For me, being on a mooring can was a pain. We started by getting to it rowing out on a dinghy. When winds occasionally made that method impossible, we began taking the tender. Then we'd have to motor over to a seawall to pick up passengers, supplies, parts, etc. When it comes to working on the boat, you'd better have every part, material and tool on hand or work stops cold.
When we moved to the slip, we found we used the boat much more, were more likely to do regular maintenance, stay on board overnight and just enjoy the boat more. And we met a lot of people on the docks and made friends along the way. IMHO, a slip is the only way to go.