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12-05-2008 11:24 AM
rayncyn51 I had a boat in Wilmington a few years back. Less expensive than most. Not particulary fancy, but livable in an urban sort of way. 10 minute cab ride to south beaches. Easy access to LA harbor, Long Beach, Catalina Island, Newport, et al. I ultimately left SoCal because EVERYTHING had either a waiting list or an exhorbitant price. Usually both.
11-17-2008 03:57 PM
gjreed If your looking to live aboard you can't live in mission bay, as the clean bay act from the 1980's made live aboards illegal there, you'll have to look at sunroad sun harbor or another one in the San Diego bay. If your not looking to live aboard then driscoll is most likely the cheapest bet around, though southbay like chula should be lower cost then mission or shelter island.
11-02-2008 04:06 PM
logos I am wondering about boatyards that will haul out and charge per month fee so the owner can do work etc.? somewhere in southern california.. long beach... san fran rates are as low as .90ft/day or lower (not including rndtrip lift and pressure wash/cradle
10-26-2008 11:10 PM
Originally Posted by Drylander View Post
Agreed. I sail from Channel Islands. If it is not quiet enough, only mooring in Morro Bay comes to mind...
Morro Bay has become difficult to locate a slip. A couple of years ago they removed all of the "free" (illegal) moorings back in the state park displacing about 30 boats, increasing pressure on all of the legitimate moorings and slips. Commercial fishing is all but gone and I personally think that the city should embrace pleasure boaters as a new source of revenue but it seem that the city can't be bothered with any thinking.
Morro Bay is plenty quiet. I guarantee you'll see more otters than partiers on any given day, but it is not warm usually. North of Point Conception it's a whole different ocean than south of that point. The ocean here resembles Oregon more than Santa Barbara and points south even though we're only about 100 miles north.
10-22-2008 07:25 PM
windward54 Transient moorings in Newport are only for 30 days at a time, and you are not allowed to leave a boat unattended most of the year. Plus, they only have one very small dingy dock. The problem with most of Southern California is the waiting list for a large slip is several years. It took me about two years to move up, and I was a priority as I already had a boat in the marina. Right now Redondo Beach is about 5 years, Marina del Rey is about the same, Oceanside is five years, Dana Point is about seven years. And Long Beach is about two years to get a slip, and THEN you can go on the liveaboard waiting list which I heard is about another two years. About the only two places that have short lists are Wilmington and Chula Vista.
10-20-2008 01:57 AM
dohenyboy try a newport beach mooring. They are available for not too much and although parking for your car is a hassle, you won't be bored. its only noisy near the Balboa fun zone
10-01-2008 04:37 AM
poopdeckpappy 40's are like gold,

You might try, Harbor Island West & Marina Cortez both on Harbor Island or Kona Kai & Shelter Island on Shelter Island, both are in the San Diego Bay, both close to shopping, boatyards and SD International Airport is within mins from both areas

However, $10-12/ft/day is going to be hard to find, 20+ is more the std

Maybe a mooring ????
10-01-2008 12:38 AM
Originally Posted by jgeissinger View Post
If you thought Channel Islands Marina was too big and too close to urban areas, I'm afraid you're not going to have much luck.
Agreed. I sail from Channel Islands. If it is not quiet enough, only mooring in Morro Bay comes to mind...
10-01-2008 12:19 AM
RandyonR3 In referance to the "PM" to me.. Tiki Lagun is out of Stockton, and we're about 2 miles off the main shipping channel. Even thou it is a river, we get alot of sailing up this way and the Stockton sailing club has a large membership. As for the Marina, we're located about 8 miles out of stockton in the delta farmland. its not odd to see a tractor or hay bailer on the road next to the marina..
There is an airport in Stockton, about 15 miles from here, and if you need it any closer, there is a crop duster that flys the area often and lands in the fields.
The depth in the main channel is fair at around 50 feet.. in the slough where the marina is, its around 20 feet..
Like I said, its about 75 miles inland from San Francisco and about a days trip by water.
The California Delta is a place you can get lost really easy as there's over 1500 miles of usable waterways and parts of the river where it winds through the lowland is 2 and 3 miles wide..
For sailing, check out the Stockton Sailing Clubs web-site and you'll see, its a pretty active area..
Two of the big races around here are the South Tower Race, (a 24 hour event) and the Delta Ditch Run which brings over 150 boats to the starting line for a spinnaker run from San Francisco to Stockton.
If you let me know in advance, The wife and I will set ther day aside and take you and yours out for a sail. Check out the California Delta site.
09-30-2008 07:20 PM
Originally Posted by jgeissinger View Post
If you thought Channel Islands Marina was too big and too close to urban areas, I'm afraid you're not going to have much luck. I don't mean to be rude in any way, but Southern California doesn't have many natural harbors, and even the man made marinas are all near urban or suburban areas. They are all pretty big, too. Even in a place like Newport Beach, which has many smaller private marinas, rather than a large municipal one, has a total of something like 10,000 boats. Long Beach has municipal marinas that are reasonably priced, but it is also a major commercial harbor. Keep looking online and asking around, though, and actually visit some locations if you get the chance. SoCal is a big place, San Diego is a long way from, and quite a bit different than Ventura, for example. It is all great year 'round sailing though!
Not rude at all...Thanks. As mentioned not being from there and the eventual home base of our next boat Im trying to get a good feel for whats available without driving up and down the coast. All good information...10,000 boats..thats nuts..a city of its own..we are going to plan a trip down this spring and poke around while looking at potential boats...
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