I hope you're working out some kind of plan there. Lots of ideas from your posting
and I know the itch may fade but will keep returning, so you've got to have a good plan.
Back when I lived in Baltimore
, I remember talking with some guys who'd sprung for a used Cal
35?, each buying
a quarter share. They had an agreement on maintenance
costs, work, slip rental sharing, etc. The great benefit was that they almost always had someone enthusiastic to sail with.
I've never been in the Navy
, but it seems like there'd be the option to form or join a club where the fractional ownership
could be touted.
As for being 80th on a marina wait list, check the state and private marinas
. Except for Ko Olina, they're all in the years (~2 to 4 years). I don't know about the moorings at Keehi, but the fellow who lived there must've been a sound sleeper. Those jets taking off overhead can be LOUD! From what I've heard, military marinas
are some of the best deals if you can qualify.
Best of luck!