45 min to the sea buoy? In what? OK maybe that's right on a falling tide, but it feels like forever and I'm not looking at a chart.
Charleston is a nice place to spend time, but it is pricy. I spent a winter there in a marina that is no longer there. Not sure why the tax thing is such a a big deal in light of storage costs being nearly twice that of NC. We have some great yards here too. More affordable. A few good ones to choose from.
Consider the Beaufort/Moorhead area for the sailing. You can access Cape Lookout, or the Neuse, PAmlico, or Albemarle. Just depends on the type of sailing you do. You can also access many inlets south of Charleston if you are an offshore
sailor. The harbor itself has limited appeal to me now, but that's just me. Better than not sailing at all, and plenty of people enjoy laps around Chas Hbr. I'd make a bee line for Cape Romain personally, and eat my weight in oysters over a winter.
I really prefer Charleston Harbor MArina for a good nights sleep but it is not close to town like the other marinas. I'm more accustomed to it, as far as docking
, and we have two sisters in Mt Pleasant.
Check out the marinas in Beaufort/Hilton Head
. I hear good things about Skull creek, but I stayed farther south in St Simons.
Why not GA or FL? I may have missed that, besides taxes
. A mooring
in Fernandina would be affordable and give you access to some great cruising. Ever been to Cumberland Island?
You can stay somewhere new every winter. But you know that...