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Re: Dry docking a 29' boat (impossible dream?)
Another alternative is the possibility of finding someone that would be interested in using the boat for a year or so in exchange for paying the costs of slip fees, maintenance and insurance. I suspect more than a few people might be interested in such an arrangement. (Try an advertisement in Latitude 38 for example.) The Ericson 29 really is a very good boat and the approach would allow you to keep it but avoid the costs of long term storage. Moreover, boats left to their own devices, even in dry storage, seem to fair badly.
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