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3,346 nautical miles, at the moment.
(Oklahoma to Oahu.)

You keep your boat in the Hawaiian Islands?

Isn't that expensive?
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1-1/2 Hours each way at 75MPH.

I don't mind it during sailing season, we drive up on Friday evening and return on Sunday evening.

Where it can be a pain in the ass, is now, during Spring.
Driving up on Saturday to work on the boat all day and than returning in the evening, makes for a long day. Of course, I complain, but we love it.
There are pros and cons for everything.

Having to actually "pack and Go" to the boat can be exciting....you make a day of it.
That's fun. We used to do that, and sailing was more fun then, in the respect that it was more of an event.

We keep our sailboat in our back yard, the Ottawa river.
If only we would reward ourselves with a nice quiet sail, once in a while.

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90 miles, one way.
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You keep your boat in the Hawaiian Islands? Isn't that expensive?
The state-owned small boat harbors are cheap. Even the nice Ko Olina Marina on Oahu is cheaper than Key West.
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I can get to my marina and on the boat in 15 min. I feel real lucky. I am always amazed at the number of people who both drive a long distance to our marina and never sceem to visit there boat all season long. I worry about those people because it's going to be one of those boats that break free and crash into my boat. Our marina is just for sailboats and it's great.
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Last year it was 120 miles = 2 hours.
Sold boat this (past) winter.

This year it is 175 miles = 3 - 3.5 hours.
Bought boat on the other side of the state - going to try there for awhile.

One thing about it - you don't just pack up and go home because you left some item. Get another or do without!
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45 minutes to long. I always enjoy the ride back better once I get my fix. PEACE
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Across five country's and 1250 miles. Takes 2 days to drive there. Good job I am retired and can spend 2 or 3 months on board at a time. (Would spend longer but SWMBO gets a little home sick !!)
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i'm happy to say it no longer sits in the yard
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400 miles to heaven

Our boat is in Port Isabel, Texas and we live in Conroe, a suburb of Houston. It takes about 7 hours to drive down, but when we go we go for several weeks at a time. The best thing about traveling this far is that there are no distractions to take our mind off just having fun sailing.
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