Originally Posted by Melrna
I too am very anxious. More nerveous about the location than anything else. We will see how it all works out as the months progress.
You know, the things that make me anxious about it are the unknowns than I can't seem to resolve. If I could just go out one day and buy the new boat, get the insurance, and tie it up at my marina of choice with a contract for the year, I'd be fine. But that isn't how it is working. I just got off the phone with the marina I am most interested in and the wait list is rather long. I'm not even talking about liveaboard slips either, I'm just talking about where I want to tie the boat up. She said I might get a slip in March, but then again it might be anywhere from 6 months to a year. Well what the hell am I supposed to do with that kind of information ? LOL. What ... wait to get the slip before I buy the boat, or get the boat and put it in another marina until I can move to that marina, or what ? And what about insurance, all these marinas want various levels of insurance, but they seem to be DIFFERENT levels. It's all that kind of thing that is making it hard, because I could go out and buy the boat today if I wanted to, but what would happen after that depends so much on other people that it seems impossible to figure out, especially when you don't know that much about it to begin with, and when you don't live anywhere near where you want to stay on the boat. Those are some of the things that are causing me to be wary.
I'm in a little bit different situation from you in that I don't need to live aboard all the time in the beginning. All I want to do this year is work and prepare the boat for cruising, so I don't need to be on the boat all of the time. One of the marinas I just talked to said I could stay up to 4 nights a week even without being a "liveaboard". I don't know. I guess I could just find a slip ... somewhere ... and then get the boat, and at the same time put myself on waiting lists to move the boat to where I really want it to be and then just do the best I can to get by.