Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Vancouver, BC
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Re: How nice is it to have a slip in your neighborhood
We keep our boat at a small community yacht club that I have been a member of for 25 years. Our house was about 15min drive from the club, but 10 years ago we bought a home much closer, so now we are walking distance from the boat, and I love it! Being so close to the boat means I can go down to do little projects any time, and it's no big deal if I forget something or need more tools. It also means we spend more time down at the boat, even if we don't actually leave the dock. In the summer the swimming is good, and there is a bit of a social scene on the docks on sunny days. It also allows me to check on the boat more frequently during storms over the winter.
We also belong to a much bigger yacht club with bigger, better docks and more amenities including multiple restaurant options. We could get mooreage there, but that would mean a 40 minute drive to get to the boat, (and higher mooreage fees).
We are much happier being close to the boat!
Just a few blocks down the road from us there are waterfront properties that have their own docks. That would be a dream come true for me, but those places go for over $10 million, so that's never going to happen!
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