Sarah from Vancouver - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Introduce Yourself Welcome to the Sailnet.com - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 01-28-2009
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,518
Thanks: 104
Thanked 309 Times in 299 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Sarah

Bringing a boat across the line is simple enough... surprisingly the biggest hassle with bringing a trailerable boat over the border is not the boat but the trailer itself. Licencing and inspections seem the hold up there...

Otherwise, it's simply a matter of making contact on arrival, providing some info and in most cases it's all over the phone... they give you 3 days to report and pay taxes (and duty if applicable.)

As far as moorage goes, in the mid 20 foot range your odds are much better than in the 30+ range... Mosquito Creek in N Van usually has some space, but even other marinas will often be able to squeeze in a smallish boat like that. Also, some boat sales now come up with transferable moorage which is another good way to get into a slip.(but be sure to check that that really is part of the marina's policy...)

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 14 Old 01-28-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 88
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
its traditionally been really tough to find moorage around here, but lately it seems to be easing up. Mosquito Creek Marina in North Van has recently done an expansion, they might have something available. Lynwood Marina is also in North Van, worth a check. If you're planning on purchasing something within a year, its a good idea to call around and add yourself to all the waiting lists now. Coal Harbour, Burrard Civic & Heather Civic in False Creek etc.

Beyond that, given how hard it is to sell a boat these days there are a lot more listed for sale with transferable moorage. If you're lucky enough to find something local maybe it will include a slip.

Pacific Seacraft Mariah 31
dhornsey is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 14 Old 01-29-2009
Picnic Sailor
 
chall03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,748
Thanks: 23
Thanked 26 Times in 22 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Welcome aboard, Sarah. Best of luck with it all, please keep us posted on how it all goes.

'Life is either a daring adventure or nothing' - Helen Keller



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
chall03 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 14 Old 02-01-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
quick hello from WA. we also have a house on SSI, so we cross the boarder a lot and have friends on both sides of the border. agree with the post on the cross border issues. boat is easy. trailers are harder.

if you are interested in a project boat give me a pm.

tom
sassafrass is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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
Day Sailing our of Vancouver BC mgiguere Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 0 12-20-2008 03:19 PM
crew to sail from Baja to Vancouver vivamacau Crew Wanted/Available 0 06-24-2004 12:59 AM
Vancouver Is West Coast aurorahs Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 03-05-2004 02:16 PM
Sunsail Vancouver magnusmurphy Chartering 0 11-11-2002 02:58 PM

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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

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