The answer also depends on how much (if any) your marina will allow your boat to stick out beyond the end of the slip. Where I keep my boat (King Harbor, Redondo Beach) the limit is three feet, everything included. So a 25' slip can (in theory) accommodate a 28' boat. But, as was said above, draft is going to be your main problem. Could be worse, the tidal range in California is generally about six feet, eight feet during extreme Spring Tides.
Last edited by SlowButSteady; 09-02-2010 at 03:59 PM.