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Liveaboard Slips Boston

Hi All,

Well I've bought the boat (Gulfstar Sailmaster 47) and am all set to go into Constitution Marina here. The winter rate is reasonable, the summer rate (if you can even get in is yikes ). Anybody know of other liveaboard slips in the Boston Harbor community within public transportation commuting distance to Boston proper?

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hi gconley,

I'm setting up for the winter in a few weeks at constitution also in a 1976 hallberg-rassy monsun 31. come may I'll be looking for another place for a month... we'll see what we get. i'll keep this forum in mind!

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check East Boston, by the airport. I used to keep a catalina over there in the late 90's. The T's in walking distance.
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Come up to Gloucester. East Gloucester Marina is liveaboard friendly and reasonably accessable to the rail to Boston.
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PoCA, what do you do for efficient heat?

I have been looking at radiant, sub-throw rug heat, like the "rugbuddy" or the like.

the flooring of my boat is bare plastic.
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I used to use coal in a FATSCO “Buddy” for the first 7-8 years I lived aboard. Nice dry heat. It radiated the heat, warming the wood and the air warmed from that. It wasn’t too bad with the dust and ashes really but 16 hours per stoke meant a pretty tight schedule to keep it running and it didn’t like to draft when it got down below 0 and no wind outside.

I was given a REFLEX #62 heater body a few years back. Expensive thing! Burns diesel. It heats the air more then the coal stove did so it needs to be mounted low, right on the sole. It does a nice job! I’ve run it, unattended, other then loading 5 gallons into the head tank every 4 days, for a month and a half non-stop! It keeps 28 feet of boat about 40-45 degrees above ambient at the waterline and warmer in the overhead. A small fan circulates the heat throughout the cabin.

The beauty of this setup is that I can heat the boat away from the umbilical chord at the dock. That opens up comfortable late fall / early spring cruising. A nice shag rug remnant tossed on the sole doesn’t sound like a bad idea though. Especially at the dock.
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Hey guys, I have a few questions here and hopping the someone can help me out. I have been living aboard my 28 footer in Toronto Canada for the last 5 years and have now purchased a Alberg 37 that I plan on keeping in the Boston area hopefully somewhere near public transit that I can get to and from the airport in about 1 hour.

Can anyone point me in the right direction as far as marinas are concerned? This would be for year around liveaboard. I contacted constitution, east and gloucester so far any other places I should be looking at?

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Boston liveaboard rental opportunities

Hello,

I'm interested in finding a liveaboard rental arrangement in Boston. Does anyone know how I might best go about finding someone who is willing to take on a liveaboard tenant? Appreciate any advice you all might have!
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Not very likely to happen. If someone rents their boat out as a liveaboard, they're likely to be considered chartering the boat, and as such, they'll need commercial insurance to do so...which is far more expensive. They may also need a USCG captain's license as well.

Most people are not going to allow a perfect stranger to live on their boat, given the fact that the boat is likely to be worth thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars.

Finally, most marinas charge a fee for liveaboard use. If they do not liveaboard the boat, they would have to pay this fee to allow you to liveaboard their boat.

Overall, the costs and the risks are against many people doing this.

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I'm interested in finding a liveaboard rental arrangement in Boston. Does anyone know how I might best go about finding someone who is willing to take on a liveaboard tenant? Appreciate any advice you all might have!
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Thanks for the info sailingdog. I would be willing to pay for the additional costs associated with having a tenant as well as leaving a substantial deposit. However, I am also considering buying a boat to liveaboard, so perhaps that is the better option. Appreciate your help!
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