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Re: Good east coast retirement cities?
In general I think the major issue with a mooring is the solution to getting to and from the boat. In MA, there is lots of protected waters where a Harbormaster may permit you to drop a mooring...but how do you get to the boat?
The most expensive solution is to join a YC which will provide launch services. The cheapest is to store a dingy on a public beach.
An intermediate solution, is to rent a mooring from a marina which provides either launch service or in-the-water dingy storage...which may be a better solution than owning a free mooring that is very difficult to get to.
Or pony up and buy some water front property, and most likely you can drop that free mooring right nearby to your backyard dingy dock...
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