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Old 08-23-2008
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Originally Posted by brak View Post
I think the word "reasonable" does not go very often together with slip prices in those areas

FWIW I did not like having my boat on Rhode river - it took us a very long time to get out into the bay (once you are out of the actual river there is still that giant minefield of crab pots, which are thrown all over with total disregard to presumably float free marked channel). It was about an hour before any sailing could start, and also (imho) water there is some of the least pleasant in the bay - brown and muddy.

Casa Rio and Holiday Hill marinas are in that area, as well as Harge and a few others.
I hear you about the Rhode. It's just that we were planning to buy with the knowledge that we'd have a much less expensive slip in our community--they're not fancy by any stretch, but don't cost much. We're now thinking it might be a year or two before we get a slip here, so we're just trying to find something that is on the less expensive side (of course there's no such thing as "cheap" for a slip. I've done some calling around, and slips can range from $2400 to $5000 per year from one marina to the next for the same size boat, and that's outside of Annapolis. I'm not expecting something really cheap, but just want to make sure I explore all the options and find what works best for us. Also want to make sure we factor in the cost of the slip in our plans, assuming we don't get one in our community.
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