Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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How do I google it? (dry sailing)
Friendly people gave advice to me when I first registered here: I can sail on a budget by storing on trailer in a lot near a boat ramp. I have googled a few search terms looking for marinas or boat ramps who would rent lot-space to me for this, but I haven't had much luck.
I've used terms like "dry outdoor boat / trailer storage", which mostly turn up inland boat and RV storage.
Similar search terms returned marinas with indoor boat storage/forklift launch services. Using quotation marks, "dry dock", Chattanooga, TN turned up an outfit near Allatoona in Georgia, but a) I don't want to launch from Acworth, b) from Google Maps, there appears to be a short stretch of public road between the lot and the nearest (public) boat ramp, so no guarantee that it would suffice for the purpose (clear of power lines, bridges, and overhanging trees).
I googled "dry sailing, Chattanooga, TN and found Privateer Yacht Club, which looks like something I would want to be involved with anyway, but seems to be somewhat exclusive - applicants must be referred by existing members, of whom I know none.
So, if anyone knows a better set of search terms to try, I'd be grateful!
Chattanooga, TN 1979 Catalina 22, "Firefly" - New Sailor