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Thank you for all your input.
About Vic Harbour, In 2008, during visits to Vic and Van, I did a very touristy Vic harbour tour. It seems like Coast H.H.&M. might have been on that general sweep around that the tour made. It looks familiar...and very nice, of course.
Re $50 underground parking: Is free aboveground parking also available for those on a budget/driving old jalopeys?
I found Victoria very charming and of course, weather-wise, Vic wins.
Cost-wise, Vic appears to win...
But I wonder...
I checked out False Creek in Van - 10K down, roughly 1,600~2000/a in dock, lounge, etc fees. Are there are some negatives to that type of arrangement I'm not aware of?
Working on a 40footer assumption,
15.73 x 40 =629/m or 7550/a in Vic = 75500 total for 10 years moorage.
10000 down = 1000/a (spread over 10 years) + 2000/a = 3000/a in Van or 30,000 total for 10 years moorage.
It appears that, even though upfront costs are higher, over the long run such an arrangement might be advantageous. Even if one had to pay for 5 years while on a waitlist before getting a slip...
It is a very tough decision - Vic versus Van - but finances are the primary factor, since my work is portable, I like both very much, and we will be starting afresh back in Canada.
Please correct me if any of my assumptions or math are wrong :->