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Re: Dry docking a 29' boat (impossible dream?)

Like Faster shows there are hyrdraulic trailers that can transport your boat. You will need the mast down to do it. Do you have a family member with land for free storage? Don't feel you need to be at a marina.
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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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Re: Dry docking a 29' boat (impossible dream?)

Thanks for the information about masts! I had no idea it worked that way.


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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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I had thought about this a bit but I guess I never considered it seriously until now. I just have to make sure the anchorage won't be closing down anytime soon, requiring the boat's owner to be around to find it a new slip. (I've had bad luck with anchorages closing down... haha)


So I guess I have... two? Three craigslist ads to put out? One for the option of storing the boat... one for leasing it... and one for selling it. May also try Latitude 38. Hopefully, at least one of the options will pan out. I can probably bear selling it for the price it's worth to me (which is probably more than it's actually worth, but maybe someone will bite).

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If you're any good at craigslist you can find a trailer, sooner or later ... Sometimes it's just a waiting game.. check often, at least daily, you'll find one for $600 if you're any good

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If you're any good at craigslist you can find a trailer, sooner or later ... Sometimes it's just a waiting game.. check often, at least daily, you'll find one for $600 if you're any good

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Thanks for the advice! Maybe someday I could find one... in the meantime, I decided to put up the boat for sale or lease (preferably lease):

'76 Ericon 29 (OWN OR LEASE)

So far I think I have a few good candidates for the lease, so I'm hoping this will work out. I get a much better gut feeling from this than the dry-storage route. It feels selfish to go so far out of my way and pay so much to sequester off my boat where no one can use it (and where it will slowly degrade). Assuming I can bring myself to trust someone else with my boat, it's drastically cheaper and I'm allowing the boat to brighten someone else's life, someone who will hopefully actually give it some love and maintain it.

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