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In the water over the Winter
This is my first year with a boat, a Grampian 26. I was able to get a lot of sailing in over the summer, which was great, and now I have to think about Winter storage. Trouble is, I don't really want to store her...
I live in NYC, and currently keep my boat on the Hudson, neat the Tappan Zee bridge. My Marina will happily store her on land for the winter, but what I'd really like to do is to find a place I can keep her in the water, so I can take advantage of some of the good winds this Winter. I'll get her power washed in any case.
Does anybody out there in the NYC area keep their boat in the water through the winter? Can anybody offer any advice on where I might find a marina that would accommodate me? Or is this a bad idea?
(Related: do I need a marina? What rules govern how long I can keep my boat simply anchored at a recommended anchorage, or other suitable spot?)
Thanks in advance!