Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Thanks all for the suggestions
I am familiar with the yards in the Salem/MH area. Winter Island could be ideal for us, but understanding is from visiting the yard is that getting a 6' draft boat in an out is problematic and tide dependent as is Hawthorne Cove-Brewer.
Also, Winter Island Yacht Yard itself is very small and has a long wait list. Maybe this year they acquired the rights to store boats also in the parking lot near the Winter Island public boat ramp. I drove over last winter, when the boats were on the hard, and didn't see any electrical or water facilities nor rest rooms.
MH Trading Company is a little pricey, but they have deep water and are very good with scheduling. The problem with them, in the past, has been availability. They often do have room, but don't know until late October, a little too risky for me. Last year I was putting on my cover on Dec 1, because my boat wasn't pulled until Tuesday before Thanksgiving, even though I was supposed to come out Nov. 10 (different yard). My wife wasn't too happy freezing her buns off in the 30 degree temps.
As far as where I will commute from, I live a little south of the MA Pike and RT 128/I-95 Interchange.
If you liked my advice/response, give me some rep points. If you didn't......well what do you expect, it was free.