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Wow! We paid $8.00 a night for a 37' boat just outside of Singapore a few months ago....
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Wow! We paid $8.00 a night for a 37' boat just outside of Singapore a few months ago....
That's what I'm talkin' about!

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Re: Wow! Them's expensive slips!!

I understand the economics of the costs of getting a slip transient or otherwise.
It's expensive to maintain ,insure,and operate a waterfront operation.
That's a simple truth that cannot be overlooked.
And, that is why I HAVE to anchor , or my cruising excursions would be very short trips !
I try not to begrudge those that can afford or just prefer to utilize the fine services offerred by marinas and the like. But from my perspective it just is beyond my means.
Simply put, I'm way too poor to dock while in transit.
From my perspective it seems foolish to pay the equivilant of the cost of a hotel room
to sleep aboard in my own bed and sheets !
Although I certainly wouldn't stop those of means or desire from doing so.
As for the areas that are restricting or eliminating anchoring altogether, I guess I won't be spending any time in those locations. I can't afford to.
Having spoken w/ many an old salt along the way these revelations are nothing new to the "budget" minded sailor.
As one area becomes too pricy another is discovered and on and on. THe chalenge for the newer cruisers/sailors is finding out where the "new" places are.
St. Augustine,fl is a perfect example of this phenomenon . The "new" anchorage is apparently just to the north of the Vilano bridge and just south of the 312 bridge.
All the "red Herring" issues of derilect vessels,proper anchoring,waste and garbage disposal,dinghy landings and such have not been eliminated or addressed , mearly shifted to another area out of the sight,sound and current jurisdiction of those who hold the authority and financial clout to impact them.
So, If I choose-to-cruise I require anchorage and that requirement will dictate ,to a large extent, where I cruise ,provision,and enjoy sailing.

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Piney Narrows Yacht Haven at Kent Narrows is a very nice marina and reasonable. It's a condo marina and even more can be saved if you rent directly from a slip owner. We kept the boat there for a couple of years and the north channel can shoal so be careful using that channel even though I heard that dredging is to take place. Check active captain for the latest. We have a 5'10" draft and used the north channel for a couple years without problems until this last spring(2011) when we did go aground. Excellent location for sailing the bay. Solomons is another excellent location.
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I don't really have a huge problem coughing up the $15, but I'm not thrilled that they are eliminating or at the very least restricting what has, for all intents and purposes, been free since the inception of yachting.

Florida is such great boating territory, I guess the government figures it's time to capitalize on it. Oh well, pay to play I guess.
Part of the lure of sailing/cruising is the alternative lifestyle and the relative affordability. If anchoring out gets elminated cruising will lose massive appeal. And I'm not just speaking from a budgetary/financial perspective. The freedom of being on the hook (free from shore, free from costs, free utilities, etc.) is truly rewarding for me.
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Although I won't be transient once I get there. Been looking at a slip in Kent Narrows, looks like a nice place to keep the boat.

Another possible problem with Kent Narrows is living on the West side of the Chesapeake and trying to get across the bay bridge to the East side. It can back up quite a bit. If you want to tie up on the East side, I'd investigate Rock Hall. If you want to tie up on the West side, try just South of Baltimore. PM me if you are interested in hearing about White Rocks Marina where I keep TB.

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Re: Wow! Them's expensive slips!!

If you guys are paying $162 a night for a 36 ft boat, then maybe you should visit Scotland more often.

Our rates are about a fifth of that.

Now that's not a fifth less.

No, but a fifth of what you pay.

And the scenery is free.

And it will make Miami look bland.
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And the scenery is free.
And it will make Miami look bland.
I can attest to that! I certainly enjoyed my time in Kircaldy and other areas of the Firth of Fife -- and it is truly beautiful. The weather in March was a little raw at times, though.

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Rock Hall ain't cheap!

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Miami isn't Florida. It's New York 2.0.
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