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Re: Liveaboards in Annapolis

Well, Baltimore definitely is an option.
What I want or at least like to have is a reasonable price Commute to DC that is doable on an every day basis, nice sailing around

As far as the marina is concerned: reasonable priced, ideally WiFi and a nice Bathhouse and I am happy, everything else I am happy about but not a must.
A fee including electricity sounds great though! Will look into that tonight. Do you have a few names in mind for nice but low priced liveaboard marinas in Baltimore? And do you happen to know how long the commute would be?
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Re: Liveaboards in Annapolis

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Well, Baltimore definitely is an option.
What I want or at least like to have is a reasonable price Commute to DC that is doable on an every day basis, nice sailing around

As far as the marina is concerned: reasonable priced, ideally WiFi and a nice Bathhouse and I am happy, everything else I am happy about but not a must.
A fee including electricity sounds great though! Will look into that tonight. Do you have a few names in mind for nice but low priced liveaboard marinas in Baltimore? And do you happen to know how long the commute would be?
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Well over an hour, bus to train, train to DC, train to metro or local bus or walk, either way it will still be 3 hours a day out of your life that could be better spent doing almost anything. Compare costs, and make sure your work schedule coincides with your commute options...just like Monday, where a LOT of stuff is simply shut down for events or weather or construction or delays. MARC trains used to be fairly reliable during rush hour, not so much other times of the day. ie, they may run 15-20 minutes apart rush hour, couple of hours apart the rest of the day.

It comes down to what you can endure, to sit on the boat when you do get time to sit down. I have friends on the Northern Neck who did/do twice, or more, the commute time to afford an other wise un-affordable home on the water for decades.

YMMV, best of luck in what ever you choose.
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Re: Liveaboards in Annapolis

A tool you can use to look at public transit options is Google Maps.

Click the "Directions" button, Enter a starting address or even just a town and a destination. Then click on the "bus" icon.

If you click "options" under destination you can choose a preference of bus, subway, train or train/light rail. You can even enter the day/time and it will give you bus/train numbers and connections - though they're not always complete.
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Re: Liveaboards in Annapolis

Baltimore's nice for living, and about 1/2 or 2/3 the price of Annapolis. But ... and it's a big BUT, it fails one of your vital criteria. You're about an hour up the Patapsco from sailing. Ya gets, unfortunately, what ya pays for.
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Re: Liveaboards in Annapolis

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Baltimore's nice for living, and about 1/2 or 2/3 the price of Annapolis. But ... and it's a big BUT, it fails one of your vital criteria. You're about an hour up the Patapsco from sailing. Ya gets, unfortunately, what ya pays for.
and a lot of big ship traffic...
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Re: Liveaboards in Annapolis

Good point about being away from sailing in Baltimore. Even though it is much closer than DC or also washington Fort already.
Are any of you people out there staying in liveaboard Marinas in Annapolis and have suggestions or are staying in a Marina and would like some handy company who is happy to fix up boats?
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Re: Liveaboards in Annapolis

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Baltimore's nice for living, and about 1/2 or 2/3 the price of Annapolis. But ... and it's a big BUT, it fails one of your vital criteria. You're about an hour up the Patapsco from sailing. Ya gets, unfortunately, what ya pays for.
Unless you stay at the Maryland Yacht Club, we can sail into our slips. We are at the end of the Patapsco on Rock Creek where I am. We have liveaboards. We are as close the the Bay as Annapolis in a nice creek and setting. You can sail 1 hour up to Baltimore center, sail the huge wide Patapsco when the Bay is blowing 35 knots, or sail right out into the Bay as quickly as you can from Annapolis. A lot less crowded also than Annapolis.
Annapolis is a quaint energetic town and the marinas are mega marinas with well over 500 boats. This is a 124 boat slip hurricane hole protected from winds and the oldest Yacht Club on the Chesapeake, But it isnt one of the snooty ones.

Our prices are two thirds the price of any slips you will find in Annapolis. We have a pool, restaurant, laundry facilities, 10 year old docks and piers, fuel dock, pump out and over 12 acreas of land in quiet suburban setting right on the corner of the Patapsco River and the Chesapeak bay. From the Clubhouse you can see across the Bay to Tolchester. Close to stores,

You didnt say the size of boat, But membership in the club, a 60 foot slip with a 35 foot side pier, would run less than, 3400 per year. $1000 food chit ( you pay $100 a mmonth) for the club restaurant and the food and drinks are discounted. (Our slips run $40 per foot) So cost per year is $4,400 and that includes the $1000 you get back in food. Annapolis will run you well over $6500 for just a smaller slip than 60 ft for sure. ( For that $2000 a year you can get a small used car to commute the 20 minutes to BWI. ) BTW if you take the Marc on a monthly pass parking is free there.

In terms of sailing, hard to beat as you are 4 hours sailing time to Annapolis, Rock Hall, Sassafras River, Worton Creek, Still Pond , Chester River, 7 hours to St Michaels or the West and Rhode Rivers. Very well located to explore the North and Central Chesapeake on a weekend.

Commute is not a bad one to DC. Bus to BWI takes 20 minutes, where you can catc MarC train or Busses to Metro or cnter of DC. By car 55 minutes to DC from the club. Check us out we have 12 liveaboards. What kind of boat?

When you open the website, in the pitcure the Chesapeake is to the right of the green peninsula at the bottom sticking out ( thats Fort Smallwood) so you can see how close we are to sailing in the Bay.
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and a lot of big ship traffic...
That statement is so misleading, and shouldnt be used as criteria as it is a misleading one You make it sound like you are close to the ships.

Most of the big carriers are down between Ft McHenry and the Key Bridge and it is big wide open 3 mile river there.

The big ships traffic stay in a small channel and is the same big ship traffic you see in the channels in the Chesapeake as they have to go somewhere to leave baltimore? In ten years we have never had a problem or encoutered one of them. The Severn River is a lot more crowded with darting vessels than the Patapsco.
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Re: Liveaboards in Annapolis

chef2sail,
sounds really nice and reasonable priced. The boat would be a 30 foot, 11 foot beam, so not quite as big as you assumed ;-)
I will try contact them tomorrow and figure out the options. True, it takes longer but the money being saved it might make more sense after all... Plus the location and amenities sounds really great!
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