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Re: Mooring vs slip?

Mooring vs slip?

It is actually very easy to settle this age-old question. If you remove the money factor from the equation, ask yourself which you would rather have. That is your right answer.
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....... We keep our dinghy in the water at a dinghy dock, and then it's a 3 minute paddle to the boat, so it's just really not a big deal for us.
Most of the time, I don't really mind a wet butt or shoes, if it rained recently. Sometimes, however, it's downright annoying.
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Re: Mooring vs slip?

This is also dependent on if you have a fixer upper or a 50 Jeanneau or 45 HR. If I own a half $MM boat, I doubt I will do mooring at my home port. If the privacy is my concerns, I will lease the whole finger dock.
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Most of the time, I don't really mind a wet butt or shoes, if it rained recently. Sometimes, however, it's downright annoying.
Shoes? Can't recall the last time I wore such things on my boat. Flip flops get kicked off on the dock and are stowed until I step onto land again. Wet butt? Yea, that's happened a time or two. Guess I could wipe down the seat in about 10 seconds if I really cared. Most of the time I'm already wearing swim shorts anyway.

What would be really annoying is being crowded together with a whole bunch of other boats and people. I like to socialize with other folks in the marina, but I also like to "go home" when I'm ready to have some peace and quiet.
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This is also dependent on if you have a fixer upper or a 50 Jeanneau or 45 HR. If I own a half $MM boat, I doubt I will do mooring at my home port. If the privacy is my concerns, I will lease the whole finger dock.
We have Hylas, HRs, Swans, etc on moorings all around here. 50+ footers to boot.

Interesting thought you gave me. I think these are hardly ever used. So there is another factor. If you don't use your boat, you won't need the convenience of a slip.
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We have Hylas, HRs, Swans, etc on moorings all around here. 50+ footers to boot.

Interesting thought you gave me. I think these are hardly ever used. So there is another factor. If you don't use your boat, you won't need the convenience of a slip.
Do they charge by foot for moorings?
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Do they charge by foot for moorings?
Not usually by the foot, but there are often different rates for ranges of LOA.
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Re: Mooring vs slip?

for me id live a mooring but i know itd not be any use to me with my outboard unleass i have a huge opening and no one around so mooring it is exspecailly sinces it's cheaper. Also im at a yatch club so i leave the dinghy there and i can either bring friends out to the boat on the dinghy filled with gear or just row out there and motor to the dock and let every one on and all the gear it's not that hard. dockings easy after a while.
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Re: Mooring vs slip?

I boat in an area where boats on a mooring is rare to say the least. I wouldn't own a boat if I had to keep it on a mooring. We like hanging out with our friends at the marina.
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Mooring - But spoiled

I have a mooring, and it is extremely cheap. $130/yr permit + $175/yr mooring service for a 33ft boat. We also pay for a launch service ~$480/yr for unlimited rides. The launch service runs from May 1 to Nov 1. From Memorial Day W/E to Labor Day W/E hours are 8 AM -10 PM M-Th, and 8 AM - 11PM W/E. There are reduced hours in early May and Later Sept/Oct. The dock where we pick up the launch has free parking with a PortaJohn and the dock itself has space for quite a few tie ups and fresh potable water.

Often the Admiral and I will go out for a sail, come back have a cocktail, relax, then call the launch and head into town for a nice meal, head back to the boat around 9:30 via the launch and turn in.

In my area, there are only a few "marina" with slips and the cost is astronomical, $135+/ft.

I'd rather have a mooring. I agree with others, safer in a storm, easier to sail on/off of, quieter, cooler, and cheaper.
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