Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bangor ME, Berkeley, CA
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Re: Summer Mooring Blues
I needed a way to transport my kayaks when I lived in an apartment here in CA (and drove a convertible.) The way I solved the problem was to buy a Yakima Rack and Roll trailer. The wheels and tongue come off and the frame can be either rolled or carried if you are reasonably strong. If you have an inflatable dinghy, you are all set.
In Maine I have an 8' Avon inflatable. Some summers I don't feel like paying the $300 fee the town where I keep my boat charges to tie up your dinghy for the season. I just throw it in the back of the Subaru and spend five minutes inflating it when I need to get out to my mooring.
You could, of course, just move to Maine and sail there, which is an order of magnitude more interesting than sailing on Long Island Sound!;^)