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Re: Sailboat under $5000 for Puget Sound
The ferry is $25 one way if like my crewcab dually pickup that is justover 22'long, otherwise, yes about $13 one way for a car/vehicle under 22'. Or the van I drive is over 7'6", 3" over 22' so that is a triple whammy at upwards of $40 depending upon who is in the pay shack. Then driving my dumptruck with equipment trailer that is in the 50+ foot range, about $70 or so one way! I get all of 15-18 mpg in my ,pickup, van is 20-22, so 240 miles of driving is 10-15 gals, or $40-70 depending upon how much diesel is that day..........Wifes suv is $13-15 ferry fee depending upon summer vs winter fare cost. Going around tacome will net you more cost yet by about double vs taking a ferry. From winslow on bainbridge, it is 110 miles to lk union, vs 4 driving plus 9 miles on teh ferry. including the ferry fare. fuel netting you at 20 mpg will cost you more than the ferry fare etc, along with 2.5 hrs of driving vs maybe 1 overall on the ferry etc. Driving in general, does not pay to go around. Then east bound on the hwy 16 bridge, ie tecoma narrows, you have a $5 or so bridge fee, you donot pay west bound. Foot traffic onthe ferry is free east bound, pay west bound, including passengers in the car are extra west. kingston-edmonds might be the better run, but doing the bike part would be tougher than winslow if you wanted to do it that way.
Not worth the trip for some things, others yes. A road bike will get you somewhere easy. For that purpose, shilshoal would be a cake walk. take the old train trail ie burk-gilman from shilshoal, its all level to the fisheries store! 5'ish miles or so.
No right or wrong on how to get somewhere per say.......still not a simple lets just run into seattle from PT! Even from my house in edmonds,going to in-laws in PAngelas is simple, but still not simple! I'm 10 min from that terminal! Bremerton is easier to get to from a ferry than driving around.........When I did a bunch of workon bainbridge, I took the ferry at $25 twice daily, had to build it into the job cost, same with a vashion one, and one up in the SJ's......now that was a PITA, including barges to get tothe actual island as it did not have ferry service!
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