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Moorage in Oregon?
I hope the pre-purchase period goes smoothly on the Cal 2-46. It will certainly accelerate the cruising schedule!!
Coastal Oregon is a handful. With the weather and the river bars and the rugged coast, it certainly breeds astute mariners.
I have limited experience with the Port of Newport - South Bay; an excellent facility which is under-utilized with a corresponding rate structure. And, an on-site brewery!! Between the facilities on the other side of the bridge, on the river and the Port of Toledo there is a pretty good availability of marine services. Rates appear to be about $1200 per year.
I imagine commutation times will be a factor. From your location, I can make Newport in about the same time as Bellingham. So, you have that stretch of coast to consider.
As far as the Cal, check out Sailnet''s Cal list. There are a couple of listees who have cruised extensively in their 2-46''s. It is a VERY active list, you must set up your E-Mail correctly to prevent being overrun!
Good Luck with your search,