DIY yard - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 10-29-2012 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
DIY yard

Hi!
I live in Washington DC and need to find a relatively close place ( approx. 1 hour drive )to start a project boat that will last at least 2 years. I am looking for the cheapest available DIY yard. When i visited the NW of USA I saw several places that were more like yards/farms not necessarily next to the water, where one could keep a boat and work on it. Required facilities: electricity / running water/ bathrooms would be enough... any ideas? Many thanks
Fair winds
Mike
Mike909 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 10-29-2012
Senior Member
 
chucklesR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,979
Thanks: 10
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: DIY yard

googling it, or searching here would be the best advice I can give

Lessons learned are opportunities earned.
chucklesR is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 10 Old 10-29-2012
Senior Member
 
Captainmeme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 1,002
Thanks: 8
Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: DIY yard

As I posted in another thread one could investigate private storage areas via Craigslist.
Vans, Trucks, Trailers, Construction Equiptment Storage
that and a conex container, you are in business.

I have no affiliation with the mentioned add.
Captainmeme is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 10 Old 10-29-2012
Junior Member
 
Green Eyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lancaster PA
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: DIY yard

goose bay marina in welcome md. 45 min ride $5.00 ft to haul $2.50 to powerwash $2.50 to block and $85.00 a month storage in the field. DIY welcome

-Alan
32' Bristol Yawl
Green Eyes is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 10 Old 10-29-2012
Senior Member
 
CaptainForce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: living aboard since 1972
Posts: 1,715
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: DIY yard

I would include the Deltaville Boatyard in Deltaville, Va. in my search. 'large, popular DIY yard with good rates.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Take Care and Joy, Aythya Crew
CaptainForce is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 10 Old 10-29-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eastern Shore MD
Posts: 136
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: DIY yard

Casa Rio Marina in Mayo, never kept a boat there but the guy 2 slips down from me lays up for the winter there. He is happy with it. Been 5 years since I was last there to look at a boat, basic amenities but that sounds like what your looking for.
saillife is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 10 Old 10-30-2012
Senior Member
 
boz86's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Maryland, US
Posts: 167
Thanks: 7
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: DIY yard

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike909 View Post
Hi!
I live in Washington DC and need to find a relatively close place ( approx. 1 hour drive )SNIP ...Required facilities: electricity / running water/ bathrooms would be enough... any ideas? Many thanks
Fair winds
Mike
Fort Washington Marina is fairly close and has the amenities you want. Rockhold Creek Marina is a little more of a drive from DC, but I saw people working on the hard there and they have head, showers, etc.
boz86 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 10 Old 10-30-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,241
Thanks: 3
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: DIY yard

Uh...how about a little more info. Are we talking about an 22' runabout or a 50' yacht?
The best yard for you depends on the answer.

Catalina 34
chuck53 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 10 Old 10-31-2012
Sailing Junkie
 
ehmanta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 296
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: DIY yard

Cobb Island Marina used to allow DIY when I was there but it's been a few years. I couldn't imagine them being much different.

There's Colonial Beach Yacht Club, I believe they allow DIY.

Both are in small towns that have restaurants and grocery stores.

"Tortuga's Lie"
Tartan 37-C, #59
ehmanta is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 10 Old 10-31-2012
Chastened
 
BubbleheadMd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edgewater/Annapolis
Posts: 3,354
Thanks: 2
Thanked 81 Times in 76 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Send a message via Yahoo to BubbleheadMd
Re: DIY yard

Casa Rio or Rockhold Creek Marina.

S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255
BubbleheadMd is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
cheap yards , diy yards

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Your never going to believe what the yard did! MedSailor General Discussion (sailing related) 12 07-23-2008 09:27 PM
Saw this at the boat yard !!!! Maine Sail Gear & Maintenance 23 05-10-2008 10:31 AM
Boat Yard kewlrunninz General Discussion (sailing related) 0 05-20-2007 12:42 AM
Yard Work Helimech Gear & Maintenance 4 08-21-2005 04:46 AM
Do-it-yourself yard in FLA. ? chopsy Living Aboard 2 03-01-2004 06:17 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome