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View Poll Results: How far are you from your sailboat?
0 minutes, I live aboard 57 9.76%
1 to 14 minutes 176 30.14%
15 to 29 minutes 81 13.87%
30 to 44 minutes 60 10.27%
45 to 59 minutes 51 8.73%
60 to 74 minutes (just over an hour) 41 7.02%
75 to 89 minutes (just over an hour and 15 minutes) 11 1.88%
90 to 104 minutes (just over an hour and 30 minutes) 12 2.05%
105 to 119 minutes (just over an hour and 45 minutes) 9 1.54%
2 hours or more 86 14.73%
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post #61 of 124 Old 12-29-2009
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Here in Texas we never ask how far it is somewhere, it is always too far. So instead of asking how far we just ask how long does it take to get there. As for my boat it is sitting in the driveway about 10 seconds or 10 to the 19 nano seconds away.
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There's more to it than just how long it takes to get to the boat. There's also how long it takes to get the boat to where you can actually sail. We had a choice -- put the boat at a marina 5-15 minutes from our house but then spend 1.5 to 2 hours motoring out to the bay or put the boat in a marina an hour or so from our house but once we leave the marina we're out sailing.
We chose the latter.

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Summer = Two moorings depending upon my mood or weather.

Mooring #1 - 30 yard walk from house to beach/dinghy, then about 100 yards across the water.

Mooring #2 - .9 miles to to the yacht club then about 130 yards on the launch.

We can sail off the mooring as both moorings are in the heart of Casco Bay, which is prime sailing waters..


Winter = 2.3 miles to boat yard.

Some winters I bring her home so 25 feet...

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There's more to it than just how long it takes to get to the boat. There's also how long it takes to get the boat to where you can actually sail. We had a choice -- put the boat at a marina 5-15 minutes from our house but then spend 1.5 to 2 hours motoring out to the bay or put the boat in a marina an hour or so from our house but once we leave the marina we're out sailing.
We chose the latter.
Very true.. we were in a similar situation.. though the driving time was similar (15-30 minutes) , we are now literally 5 minutes from sailing, whereas before we had a tidal narrows that meant either 30 or 60 minutes to the bay depending on current - and at some times there was no getting in or out (currents 7-9 knots) and even with manageable currents the wind over the flow made for dangerous seas at times.

Much happier now, despite more city driving to get to the boat.

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There's more to it than just how long it takes to get to the boat. There's also how long it takes to get the boat to where you can actually sail. We had a choice -- put the boat at a marina 5-15 minutes from our house but then spend 1.5 to 2 hours motoring out to the bay or put the boat in a marina an hour or so from our house but once we leave the marina we're out sailing.
We chose the latter.
*EXCELLENT* point. Even though the Jendai is right in my backyard, I'm a good 45 minutes to an hour to the inlet. The problem was, I couldn't afford waterfront east of I-95 when I bought the house in 2007. Now, though...I'd seriously look at some of those houses as they're in the same price range I paid for my house!

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5 minutes on foot, to my community beach/jetty.
10 minutes of prep to get underway.
15 minutes of motoring to get where a skilled sailor can cut the engine if the wind is blowing from the right direction, 30 minutes if it's not.

I couldn't imagine berthing anywhere else.
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I have to chime in. I can see my boat from my apartment. I can be in my living room and decide to go for a sail and be on the Bay under sail in 15 minutes. If the wind is right I can sail out of my slip and out of the creek. If I am really lucky I can sail back into the slip too. Every day I am still in awe at what a great find this place is.
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You just have to be a "topper" don't you? lol...
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I can't help it. I grew up in Indiana and taught myself to sail on large ponds. Moving to the east coast has been one of the highlights of my life. Not too bad for a farm boy!
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Our boat is 30' from our back door and 10 minutes to Lake Pontchartrain.
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