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Old 09-11-2009
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Winter Storage in Boston


I am thinking about keeping our boat at a yard in the Boston area for the winter, instead going back up north where we 'inherited' a space, when we bought it.

After some research, Marina Bay and Admiral's Hill Marina seem to be our favourites, as they meet our basic requirements:
* Easy access from the Somerville area
* They do offer basic decommissioning (haul-out, bottom cleaning, take down mast, winterize engine and water systems, shrink wrap)
* They allow me to work on the boat in spring
* They will take care of the launch

Does anyone here have recent experience with either? Other yards I should look at?


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There is a yard in Hingham called Hewitts Cove with the same services. I don't strongly recommend them.

They didn't haul the boat for several weeks after they said that they would, which is typically no big deal other than I showed up a few times to winterize and she was still in the water. They also would not move a boat to launch me. Actually they would move the one boat to launch me, but I needed to get owners permission and pay abot $500+ for them to move and reblock. Every other yard I know of moves boats in the spring. That's just part of what the spring is about at a boat yard. I'll stop complaining and leave it on a positive note that the other services were fine.

It is very accessible from the commuter boat from Boston and there is a marine supply as well as a Lowes within 1 mile. These came in very handy.
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Avoid Hewitts Cove like the plague!!!!!!
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