If you have a trailer for the boat then winter storage becomes really cheap.
What about getting a really good anchor instead of using the mooring? You could have several heavy weights and you could drop them down on the bottom one by one right next to each other and it would be kind of like having your own mooring, but you could still pull them up again fairly easily. If you need an anchor light a solar panel would power it.
I was thinking about getting one of those small inflatable beach toy rafts that would fit in a back pack with a battery powered air pump for a dingy. It should only take 2 minutes to fill it up if you have a good pump. You can run the pump in vacuum mode too. You could even get a sealed battery and have a trolling motor to power it! The handle would stick up out of the top of the back pack but it would still work.
I know this doesn't apply to you but I did some research and down South where there was the oil disaster the prices were really good!
Last edited by steel; 12-02-2011 at 06:43 PM.