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Topic Review (Newest First)
06-02-2007 09:14 PM
Raeofsun
looking 4 a slip

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Originally Posted by SVEarlyLiberty
Cliff I too work in the DC area and live inb Fort Washington aboard our boat...We are in the Tantallon Marina which is a live aboard facility...Floating Dock (new) and other stuff...Short commute via MD210 and I295 North...Reply if you want further info...
I would like to know more about this marina it's a great little secret a has been looking for a live-aboard marina in the D.C. area and the only name given is the Gangplank and they have a 5 year waiting list to bring in a boat or you have to buy one from thier local dealer and hope to tranfer the slip. I live and work in Arlington VA and have been looking into buying a boat for 2 years, but someone told me to find a slip first if I want to live in the area. So any info you can give me would be a great help. Thanks
05-09-2007 08:35 AM
Shack EarlyLibo,
So glad that I saw your post!!! I'm planning a move to work in DC in November, and we need a liveaboard marina. Pls see my private msg to you for the rest of my post.

Thanks, again for your post.
03-03-2007 12:39 PM
foxglove
Is Solomons Is too far?

I know liveaboards at Spring Cove Marina on Solomons. They have a park-like setting, a restaurant and a heated pool. Lots of kids.
03-01-2007 07:29 AM
CliffL I'm amazed by the number. When I originally put out feelers, the marinas I spoke to said, "no live aboards." After talking to some of the folks who use the facilities, the truth came out...the official policy is no live aboards, but once you're in...the rules are adjusted. Truth be told, I don't own a boat yet, but have this overwhelming desire to simplify my life. Don't know if buying a live aboard would necessarily do that. I am in the market for a mid-30's to low 40's sailboat. I've some sailing expierence (Magothy, Severn, Narragansett) but am no means an expert. If you'd like to offer some advice, look for my upcoming posts in "buying a boat" and "living aboard." Thanks to all who have answered my original post thus far. Cliff
02-26-2007 08:31 PM
SVEarlyLiberty
Live Aboard

Cliff I too work in the DC area and live inb Fort Washington aboard our boat...We are in the Tantallon Marina which is a live aboard facility...Floating Dock (new) and other stuff...Short commute via MD210 and I295 North...Reply if you want further info...
02-07-2007 04:25 PM
brak Holiday Hill marina allows liveaboards (there are a few there right now). It's in Mayo, MD - south of Annapolis, though Rt. 50 is still the best way out of there (but you could also go southward and the same way as the one from Deale).
02-06-2007 11:07 PM
CliffL Excellent. I'll give them a shout.
02-06-2007 12:40 PM
SailinJay Port Annapolis Marina, 7074 Bembe Beach Road, allows liveaboards. DC phone number is 301-261-1999. Bert Jabin's Yacht Yard, 7310 Edgewood Road, allows liveaboards. DC phone number is 301-261-1788.
02-05-2007 08:29 PM
CliffL
Thanks again

Trekka,

Thanks for the information. I currently live in Passadena so am aware of the Rt 50 nightmare. I was very interested in locations South of Annapolis. Sounds like Deale is the best shot. I would probably be happier in Annapolis...for the night life. Do you know if any of the Marinas in Annapolis allow live aboards? It seems like most don't.
02-04-2007 03:49 AM
Trekka Commuting to DC from Annapolis will be a bear. If you are not outside of DC heading home east on Rt 50 by 330-345pm expect it to take an hour and a half. If you are at one of the marina's that are a goodly hike south from Rt 50 once you get to the town (such as Jabin's or Port Annapolis down Arlis T. Allen Blvd) that can be very, slow in addition to the rest of the commute.

Deale will be shorter, although the commute in the morning can be long as Rt 4 is mostly 2 lanes each way. (For some reason it is not as much a factor outbound in the afternoon.) In Deale try Herrington Harbor North and Shipwright. Herrington South is a possibility but will add 15-20mins to the commute.

Annapolis is a busy town with lots happening whereas Deale has a mom & pop grocery, 7-11, Subway, and not a whole lot else, if that matters.
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