Thanks for asking,@hoehn000. My first concern is the logistics of launching (Monday) and retrieving (Friday) the boat with the trailer, and where to park the truck and trailer during the week. The place would have to be a marina, since I need a crane or travel lift
to at least get the boat hauled and placed on the trailer. The trailer's not set up for floating on, although the boat could probably float off, with a steep ramp, even though there's no extension for the trailer. The Typhoon has an eyebolt at the top of the keel
down in the bilge
that can be used to hoist the boat with a crane, which is probably cheaper than using a travel lift
I have a daughter living in Portsmouth who probably will join me during the week for a few hours of sailing. I would need to be docked temporarily that day while providing her transportation with the truck to and from the marina, and also for boarding and unboarding the boat. Also, I made reservations to camp for the Memorial Day weekend at Melville Ponds campground in Portsmouth, so that's the area I like to be near when the boat is back on the trailer Friday.
From a New England
cruising guide, I see there's the Pirate Cover Marina, Brewer Sakonnet Marina, Standish Boat Yard, New England
Boatworks, Hinckley Yacht Services, and Hunt Yachts all in the general vicinity. None of them seem to have a ramp, which is okay, since I can't retrieve using a ramp anyway.
My first preference is to anchor
out Monday through Thursday nights. I don't need electrical
hookup or pump-out services. Or course, a mooring
would feel more secure and probably worth it, if it only costs a few dollars.
Most of my daytime hours would be sailing or at anchor, with occasional visits ashore for sightseeing. If there's time, and with favorable weather
, I'd like to circumnavigate Aquidneck Island and maybe sail down past Newport
out into the Atlantic and back.