I am new to Coastal Cruising, All of my sailing experience has been on a 17 Ď Oday on inland lakes. I wanted to move into a larger boat and do some coastal cruising and eventually and even larger boat and sail the eastern seaboard.
This past weekend I finally splashed a 20 Ď Ensenada that I have been restoring the past 3 yrs, and this is the boat that Iíll begin my coastal experience on. I live in NH and want to sail the Maine
coast this summer. #1 problem is that I donít know enough about coastal cruising to even ask an intelligent question, so please bear with me. We joined the Maine
Island Trail Association, as they offer a wealth of information on the Maine coast. However we are going to have to put in at some marina or town dock
every other day to restock and at least to empty the Porta Potty. I have heard that some marinas
and towns offer transient moorings or slips to those traveling thru. Question is? . How do I find out where these marinas
are and how to contact them to see if space is available? I installed a VHF radio
but, Iím as green as can be on radio
usage. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.