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First boat blues - need help!!!
As for a slip, the first thing I''d do is decide on the area that''s suitable (for example Galesville, Herrington Harbor, the south shore of the Patapsco River, meaning Pasadena, MD, etc.) and then start looking. You''ve said you''re in northern Va as I recall, so decide which area makes the most sense to keep the boat.
Then, try posting emails here for slips or marinas, or sign up for the Chesapeake Bay email list here on Sailnet and ask there. I guarantee that you''ll get some good leads.
Finding out about private slips can be more of a problem. Look for ads in the Annapolis Capital newspaper, and ask around. Word of mouth seems to be how a lot of those are discovered.
Also, once you decide on an area, go driving around using something like the Port Book,or even the Ches. Bay magazine cruising guide for the bay as a resource for where the mainas are. Some of the smaller ones may not be listed but you can find them by driving around, looking and asking. Sailors like to talk, so don''t be bashful.