Originally Posted by Dharmabum
I don't have enough posts to answer your PM
The house we have that may be for sale is only 6 years old. There is also a smal rental cottage on the property and is only a 10 min walk into the Harbor. Acquiring a mooring in Camden is next to impossible as there is a very long waiting list.
We had a Pearson 303, which we sold a few years back. We have just purchased a beautiful Sabre34MKI which we hope to get back to Maine sailing next year as I am retiring.
It's a nice overnight sail to Nova Scotia from Rockport.
There is nothing like sailing the coast of Maine.
You'd be wise to contact the town office in Rockport, and ask how to get on the mooring waiting list. You can do the same in Camden. For (last I checked) 15.00 per year, you can be on the waiting list. You don't have to be a resident. You don't have to own property in either. I know, because we've been on both without living in either.
Things change quickly. In the last 10 years, there have been times that there was no waiting list for moorings in Rockport. That may happen again if a few more spots are opened up(I've heard rumor,....) Get on it now, and then worry about selling your house and looking for property. All you have to lose is 15 bucks a year. The great part is, once you buy your tackle, it costs about 300/ year in either harbor. We walk to our boat in Rockport Harbor, it's so handy.
If you do end up here, you can rent a mooring from Rockport Marine. They're typical in mooring rental costs and include dinghy space and car parking.
Or you could easily get a rental mooring in Rockland(look into the waiting list there as well). More options in Belfast too, maybe Northport between.
I've kept boats in several areas on the Maine coast. This area of western Penobscot Bay, is second to none for easy sailing. It's the reaching capitol of the world,....