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02-08-2010 09:02 PM
partgypsy I'll add a fourth. Nice neighbours. OK... so we have some characters. But many of them live aboard here to get away from the banalities of the 'burbs and the fair-weather yachties. Some of the more disheveled actually know how to fix your neglected Espar or your genset.
02-08-2010 08:26 PM
partgypsy Or... if you are a glass-half-full type of person. Tantallon is a beautiful and serene location with its fair share of old salts. It was very amusing to see who stayed aboard during the recent snow storms, and who high-tailed it back to the 'burbs. Now these vanilla yachtsmen are returning and bitching that their dock isn't shoveled out yet. Depends what you're looking for, I guess.
01-09-2010 05:45 PM
MVNB
Tantallon

Tantallon is a relatively easy commute to DC, but has some issues that should be addressed. Before I mention negatives, I'll start with the positives. It is located in a beautiful, tranquil setting; it has an abundance of parking, and three newer floating docks.
Unfortunately it has inept management and lacks shoreside amenities. There are no restrooms, laundry facilities, or showers yet they still charge a liveaboard fee. Many of the vessels are decrepit, and many of the slipholders just as unkempt. The negatives far outweigh the positives, which is sad, because Tantallon has the potential to be a wonderful marina.
07-21-2009 01:03 AM
Trekka You don't need "liveaboard rights' at Tantallon. Just be willing to pay their high rate, plus the extra $120/mo "liveabaoard fee" (and not complain about there being NO shoreside facilities at all to justify that fee)... ...and you're in. As long as you have shallow enough draft to get up the creek.
06-27-2009 12:00 AM
SailorBoy39 Any likelihood that anyone reading this has a boat for sale with liveaboard rights either at Gangplank DC or Tantallon MD?
05-18-2009 11:19 PM
SVAuspicious
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Originally Posted by ardoin View Post
Mears is the most expensive in on backcreek.
Mears also has a policy not to allow liveaboards, as do many other marinas in the Annapolis area.

Jabins, Port A, ALM, and Eastport Yacht Center for sure welcome l/a. There are a few others that want to see you and your boat before committing.
05-18-2009 07:04 PM
eryka Here on the other side, about 30 or more of the 300 boats in our marina are liveaboards so its quite an active community. Also swimming pool and clubhouse, etc And we too are in an outside slip so we can sit in the cockpit and watch what we call the parade. There are 3 big marinas on this side, Annapolis Landing, Port Annapolis, and Jabins. All allow liveaboards. Port A and Jabins are working yards and allow you to work on your boat.

And Cy, I maintain that living on a boat IS fiscally responsible - especially here. Where else in the Washington area can you get waterfront property this cheap?

BTW, we can always take the water taxi to town if we don't want to dinghy.
05-16-2009 07:47 PM
ardoin Mears is the most expensive in on backcreek.
Eryka, how can you say "fiscally responsible"? You live on a boat!
On the "heavenly" but not so "fiscally responsible" side of backcreek there is
EYC and HornPoint as well as Mears. If you are into swimming pools and tennis courts.... well look somewhere else. The "eeeevvilll" side of backcreek is less expensive and you get more benefits, but you have to dink over to the get to walking distance of eastport and annapolis.
The bigger problems is finding a slip for the size of boat you have. I had very few options at the time and ended up at EYC (i was only looking on the eastport side of backcreek). I think i have the best slip around since it stick out at the end of the S pier and can sit on the bow and watch all the boats come and go at happy hour.
Here at EYC there are about 5 boat with liveaboards; three of those or sociable as we have happy hour and/or dinner together periodically. For the boat show, Eryka hosted a gathering on the other side.
I don't know much about spa creek. I imagine it is costly.
05-16-2009 02:22 PM
Overstag Just back from Annapolis and I`m very interested in the liveaboard options there. I`ve been to Mears Marina, but I would be very interested to hear some more tips and trics in the neighbourhood.
Which marina`s are you in? Where is the most active liveabord community? What is the cost difference between Spa Creek and Back Creek for instance?

Thanks for all info.
04-30-2009 07:45 PM
kjango work ???? They still have that ??? I thought they were going to do something about that . But seriously though....I don't work in DC just go for a visit every now & then .
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