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Re: Where and how much to sell my boat?
The ferries to the San Juan Islands are about $60 round trip. You can look it up. It is about 100 mile drive each way, so $30-$40 in fuel for the average car.
You can anchor in Eagle Harbor or Liberty Bay. Eagle Harbor is a lot easier for a Seattle resident to check out a boat in, they can take the ferry and walk on. It is about a mile walk from the ferry to the harbor, and there is a public dock there where you could meet them.
I've heard of people anchoring near the locks and Shilshole Marina (south side of the channel, near the N"10" buoy), but I've never done it myself. There are some mooring balls there and it can get very shallow.
There is anchorage near Seaward Park in Seattle on Lake Washington in Andrew's Bay. It's about 2-3 hours to get there from the locks. It's a very pretty area, but not much nearby except for houses. Not a bad place to spend a couple of days.
There is no anchoring anywhere on Lake Union without an event permit unless it is the 4th of July.
There is very nice anchorage at the north end of Bainbridge Island in Port Madison, but it would be hard for someone to meet you there. It is about an hour crossing from there to Shilshole though, so you could list the boat as in Seattle and sail across to meet people on the X dock at Shilshole.
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