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post #5 of Old 05-14-2011
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Many folks will dry store their boat (or something like that). Essentially they pay to park it at the marina. So, you show up, hook up and launch. It's much cheaper than a slip or a mooring. I'll bet there are local folks near public launches that do the same for even less. We bought our boat in Mass and once we got near the coast, boats were everywhere, just like Maine. We live about 5 miles from one good launch and about 25 from another that we really like. So, we hook up Phoenix and drive. Going through town when you're 50 feet long can be interesting. And you get a lot of stares. But, if I had to slip the boat, I wouldn't be sailing. She sit in the driveway, which works out pretty well. We load up right here, swing by Walmart for ice, then it's into the water.

Good luck!
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