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How far away is your boat?
I don't own a boat (yet), and I'm wondering whether it's impractical to use a marina that's an hour's drive away. I live in the northwestern suburbs of DC, which are about an hour away from Annapolis and environs. Is that too far? I am lazy about maintaining my car, which is in the garage downstairs; I worry that I'll be super-lazy about maintaining a boat that's an hour away. For that matter, I worry that after the initial enthusiasm, the boat will sit unused all too often. How close do you all live to your boat?
Can anyone recommend some marinas for someone in the DC area? I know someone here in DC who is happy with Hartge marina, in Galesville, which is about an hour away. Is there anything significantly closer to me? I'm interested in daysailing and weekending on the Cheseapeake; not so interested in sailing on the Potomac, though I might take lessons there. Maybe it would help to find a marina that will let me stay on the boat overnight? Thanks in advance.
Last edited by Grotius; 07-28-2008 at 09:40 PM.