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Re: Tow question in Newport, RI
Another thought. SafeSea towing is based in Wickford, right across the Bay from Newport. If you contracted for a tow with them to bring the boat to one of the marinas in Wickford, you would save on their return trip time. They are based at the Brewer marina there, so they’d be home when you are.
SafeSea is a locally owned company and may negotiate if you could get them on the phone. I know you said it was difficult to call, but I think you’re better off, if you could solve for that.
I suspect only Brewer or the Wickford Shipyard, in that harbor, are well enough equipped to help you with the mast, if you need that.
Another concept to prepare for. Most all marinas around here allow outside labor, but require an extra fee from them. 10%-15% or an add on hourly charge. The vendor also typically needs to register, bring insurance, etc. Ask so you’re not surprised. All the traveling vendors would be familiar.
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