Join Date: Feb 2007
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Re: Mooring dance - Would you do this?
Here's a thought that might cheer you up. Though, I don't know the area you're in.
When I first brought my boat up from the Chesapeake to the NYC area in August of 2005, I was also told by several places that the waiting list was anywhere from 5 to 10 years. I put my name on four lists and found a less desirable place to keep her for four months .
The following spring, I got a slip where I wanted and I also received calls from the three other marinas that I was wait listed on. Here, at least, a ten year waiting list turned out to be 1/2 season. These days there are empty slips everywhere in the NYC area and have been for a few years.
So the ten year wait thing may not be realistic at all.
I might find a place to keep her even if you had to drive a little to get there, and keep in close contact with the folks who have wait listed you, before I signed over partial title to your boat...with all the potential liabilities that come with that.
Good luck, Nice Boat!