near Stearns Wharf is an option, but not one I'm ready to tackle with a brand new (to me) boat. I know I'd never be able to relax during any winter weather
. I like the idea of having a safe and solid place to work on her for the first few months at least. It's definitely exposed, but many of the boats that wash up are essentially derelicts, so I can't imagine that they have the best ground tackle.
I think that there may still be permits available for 'official' moorings in the city-sanctioned mooring
field (which is also a shorter dinghy
ride). There may also be people looking for partnerships for these; saw one advertised on Craigslist not long ago. My thought is that I could spend summers on the hook or on a mooring
in SB, and winters in a slip in Ventura/Oxnard, until I figure out a way to get a proper slip in Santa Barbara.
Thanks, going to check them out hopefully tomorrow. The boat is currently here
. Facilities are nice, price
is comparable to others, but I would prefer to be in Ventura harbor just to knock a few minutes off my drive. 'Friendliness,' as you say, is very important to me; I've had bad landlords and don't wish to have anything like it in the future.