Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
Thanked 158 Times in 141 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Bubblers are to protect the pilings from ice jacking. Ice simply isn't an issue on any boat that isn't wall-sided. Further a full-time liveaboard boat, even will insulated, will leak enough heat to keep ice from forming up against the hull. My experience: winter '06 - Sweden, winter '07 - Washington DC, winter '08 & '09 - Annapolis MD, winter '10 - Bahamas (*grin*). Seriously ice isn't a structural problem for boats, although it does limit one's ability to go sailing.
Not every marina in and around Annapolis allows liveaboards. You'll also find a huge range of prices. Places I know of that allow liveaboards include Jabins, ALM, Port Annapolis, ACM, and Herrington Harbor. I'm sure there are others.
sail fast and eat well, dave
beware "cut and paste" sailors.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.