OK back on this thread again. Found a boat.
Paperwork etc will take a bit, but that leaves us in a predicament as to when it will transfer. A hurricane
might come before (problems for current
owners), or soon after transfer (leaving me little time to do anything about it).
Its a cat with 22' beam, which means many haul out
yards cannot handle it. It also too big and heavy it seems to be put on a trailer.
SKMW can lift
it, but the yard is a mess and debris will be everywhere. I'm also not convinced on the reliability
of his lift
, evidently it was out of commission for quite some time last year and if that happens as a storm approaches....
Of course we can hope this season is benevolent, but I prefer to have a plan in place. I've done a LOT of reading based on links posted here and other. St Martin
is not good, Antigua
has some options.
I've been told by several people now to look at concrete blocks and mooring
screws. Concrete blocks after reading seem to be a option to avoid and prefer helical mooring
screws instead. How viable is this? A well mounted mooring screw or two with good lines in a semi sheltered location such as Majors, or even the deep water
of course gets good marks, but its too far to run on short notice. I'm also looking at taking the boat there soon but there are also issues of space available as well as timing of title transfer is unknown...