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03-01-2010 05:06 PM
djlm6738 Thanks everyone for the help being new to this I will be asking many questions I'm sure. I also heard of a place in PA on the Delaware across from Trenton its called d&s marina has anyone heard of that? Red thanks for the info I just talked to chille and she said she would get it for me. Thanks Daryl
02-28-2010 09:07 PM
redhead78 D, try Haverstraw Marina, its not NJ, I winter dry store my boat there in winter, 45 minutes from Carries house. Its a large marina. Have Chille call me at work tomorrow I can get you a phone #. Red
02-27-2010 07:27 PM
JimMcGee Guys, my hats off to you. As much as love staying aboard on weekends it's just no fun when the nighttime temps dip into the 20's
02-27-2010 04:31 PM
CaptainForce
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Originally Posted by CalEnron View Post
I live aboard year round in Nantucket..........., but I wouldn't ever go back to paying rent.
Wait! Don't start some silly rumor that liveaboards don't pay rent!
02-27-2010 04:02 PM
CalEnron I live aboard year round in Nantucket. The water is shut off from Oct. through May. I just use 5 gal buckets to fill the holding tank and don't use the head. Electric is pricey and this year the storms have been somewhat severe, but I wouldn't ever go back to paying rent.
02-27-2010 03:38 PM
chef2sail Our club has liveaboards all winter, and even though we are in Maryland the club turns the dock water off every December. Our solution has been to group the liveaboards in close proximety to each other and run a PVC water line from an inside water source along that dock under the water with spigots every 25 ft or so. If you need to fill with water you have to fish up the PVC pipe where there is a spigot hook up your hose...fill up. Simple and never has been a problem

Dave
02-27-2010 02:34 PM
CaptainForce I think Utsch's Marina in Cape May has the most liveaboards in NJ.
02-27-2010 12:09 PM
bob chaisson This has been my 3rd year living aboard in NE and it isn't much different than being a land dweller. We have a pump out boat, do community water fills each week and use the land showers. The only big thing is dock safety. The docks ice, and it may not be visible. Always have rocksalt handy, preferably the paw safe type as it is easier on your cabin sole and carpets. If you go in and there isn't anyone about, you most likely won't survive. If you opt for electric heat be sure to have a fossil fuel backup in case the electric runs out. The biggest thing this year has been the winds, gusts to 50K. That takes a little getting used to but after a winter of those your sea legs are well developed.
02-26-2010 10:31 PM
JimMcGee
Not for the faint of heart


All marinas will shut off water and pump outs in the winter. The question is are there heated locker rooms with showers and restrooms that are open year round, do they have bubblers, and are they going to freak out about a liveaboard who's running an electric heater to keep his boat warm while he's at work.

You also have to contend with the weather. It seems like we've been averaging two nor' easters a month. If you're on the coast, or even on Barnegat Bay that means 50-60mph winds and six foot tidal surges.

FWIW, that long cold walk up the dock for your morning shower when it's 20 degrees and the wind is howling off the water is not for the faint of heart.

Even without all this winter's storms I wouldn't recommend it in this part of the country.

Just My 2 Cents,
Jim
02-26-2010 10:11 PM
tager Living aboard is the best.
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