Winter Storage -Greater Boston, MA area - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-27-2011
DrB DrB is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 966
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 8
DrB will become famous soon enough
Winter Storage -Greater Boston, MA area

I know, I know..... why am I thinking about winter storage this time of the summer, but I need to start laying the ground work for the up coming winter slumber of our boat. I am almost 100% sure I will not be returning to the yard I was in last year for a variety of reasons, so I am looking at alternatives. I will need to start sending out email requests for inclusion on their lists in case there is a waiting list.

Here are my needs:

Boat is:
  • !2,500 lb displacement
  • 33' long
  • 6' draft
  • 11 foot beam
  • Tall Rig (Air Draft 50')

I like to do my own work, so a full-service yard in not going to cut it. I live in the Boston area, so an hour drive from the center point of Boston isn't bad. I have drive as far as Newburyport (1 h 10 min), and that is a little far. Plymouth is about an hour away. I keep my boat in Marblehead/Salem, MA.

Anyone have any good recommendations on DIY yards that are reasonable priced and can handle a boat with the dimensions above?

Thanks.

DrB
__________________
If you liked my advice/response, give me some rep points. If you didn't......well what do you expect, it was free.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-27-2011
Tim R.'s Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,541
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Tim R. is on a distinguished road
"Reasonably priced". Does that mean cheap? I consider a yard reasonable if I get what I pay for.

Brewer's new yard in Salem. The manager, Noah, is a great guy from Maine. Grew up on boats and used to work at their S. Freeport yard where I used to keep my boat.
__________________
Tim R.
Out cruising
1997 Caliber 40LRC

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

-----------------------------------------------------
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-27-2011
eherlihy's Avatar
Learning the HARD way...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 3,557
Thanks: 114
Thanked 64 Times in 63 Posts
Rep Power: 8
eherlihy will become famous soon enough
You don't say where in the Boston area that you are located... I kept my 35' boat with a 6' draft at a yard in RI. I paid about $1600 including shrink wrap last year.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-27-2011
Tim R.'s Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,541
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Tim R. is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by eherlihy View Post
You don't say where in the Boston area that you are located... I kept my 35' boat with a 6' draft at a yard in RI. I paid about $1600 including shrink wrap last year.
Ed, you may want to re-read the OP. He sails out of Marblehead/Salem area. Wants to be within an hour of downtown Boston.
__________________
Tim R.
Out cruising
1997 Caliber 40LRC

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

-----------------------------------------------------
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 07-27-2011
eherlihy's Avatar
Learning the HARD way...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 3,557
Thanks: 114
Thanked 64 Times in 63 Posts
Rep Power: 8
eherlihy will become famous soon enough
According to Google:

Quote:
Boston, MA to Providence, RI
50.3 mi – about 1 hour 2 mins
I consider myself to be "in the Boston area," and it took me 45 min from my driveway to being parked in front of my boat. (Of course, that was without traffic. With heavy traffic, it could take an extra 1/2 hour.)

He also says that it takes him 1hr and 10 mins to get to Newburyport.

It all depends on where your starting point is....
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems

Last edited by eherlihy; 07-27-2011 at 03:52 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 07-28-2011
eherlihy's Avatar
Learning the HARD way...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 3,557
Thanks: 114
Thanked 64 Times in 63 Posts
Rep Power: 8
eherlihy will become famous soon enough
I found my reciepts... It cost more last year than I thought.

Storage & Blocking & Stands were $1400
Shrinkwrap with a door was $620
TOTAL $2020

Sorry for my memory being so poor...
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 07-28-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 525
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
rmeador is on a distinguished road
Admiral's Hill marina in Chelsea can certainly accommodate your boat and their prices are quite reasonable for haul and launch (not sure about storage, but I bet they're not too bad either). They'll let you do your own work, but they charge you for storage while you do so ($1/ft/day, IIRC). If it's on the hard for the winter, you're probably paying a storage fee already, so that may not apply. I had a small bad experience when I had them arrange contractors to work on my boat, so if I wasn't doing the work myself, I'd definitely do the contracting myself. Other than that, they seem to do a good job.
__________________
1979 Gulfstar 37 Laissez Faire
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 07-28-2011
Kiltmadoc's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Danvers, ma
Posts: 279
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
Kiltmadoc is on a distinguished road
The willows
Winter Island (cheapest of all, but you need your own generator for winter work involving power tools)
Beverly Port Marina
Danversport Marina
Liberty Marina
__________________
If I die, my biggest fear is that my wife sells all my toys for the price I told her I bought them for...
-anonymous
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 08-01-2011
JKCatalina310's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Randolph, MA
Posts: 164
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
JKCatalina310 is on a distinguished road
We summer and winter at Hingham Ship Yard. OK prices.
__________________
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 08-01-2011
DrB DrB is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 966
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 8
DrB will become famous soon enough
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.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winter Storage in Boston llunved Mass Bay Sailors 2 09-13-2009 11:35 PM
Winter Storage around Boston/North Shore DrB General Discussion (sailing related) 0 07-29-2008 07:27 PM
winter storage in RI area? iwm General Discussion (sailing related) 7 09-26-2007 12:03 PM
Re: winter storage in Boston area NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 09-27-2006 03:15 PM
winter storage in Boston area NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 09-27-2006 03:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:18 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.