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Small Catboat mooring/launching options on CT shore

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I own a 14' catboat that currently lives on a trailer in my backyard in Suffield (north central CT near the Mass border). I'd like to sail it down on the Long Island Sound but trailering and launching at public ramps involves a long drive and then all the attendant hassles that ramps entail. The price of a marina slip for a boat this size seems a tad excessive. Does anyone have any info they could share about some options-possibly a reasonably priced mooring, or a marina that would let me store the boat on its trailer in their yard and use their ramp for launching(don't even know if the latter is a possibility, but if you never ask.....)? I was thinking about somewhere around Branford, Guilford, or Clinton...maybe even Mystic, Noank, or Stonington. Your help is appreciated.
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You might want to look at a rack storage facility, since many of them cater to small boats, and will often allow small trailered boats to be stored on trailer and launched and retrieved. That might be better than a mooring, since you have less to worry about in the case of a storm IMHO.
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The 'store it at a marina on the trailer' is probably the most coat-effective option. Moorings are just not 'reasonably priced' in CT, with a few exceptions I'm sure. The Brewer's franchise has numerous locations, I would check with them first, since a 'yes' there would likely allow many options for exploring the CT shoreline.
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check the local yacht and sailing clubs on the shore - they may provide you with some options. depending upon the town - there is a wait list for moorings - so check with the harbormasters in those towns.

Link below has list of local harbormasters. Good luck.

Brewers will be pricey - so check local yards and clubs.

http://www.ctharbormanagement.org/
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