Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-10-2011, 17:57   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
House / Slip Swapping

I've been daydreaming some about moving to North Carolina and retire to a sailing lifestyle. I'm interested in sailing the US east coast and caribbean. I'm looking at places where there are condo close to marina so a vehicle is not necessary. to save cost I''ve wondered if there is way to house-slip swap similar to how home swapping works. If i'm sailing in Maine for a while i would get to use somebodys home-slip there while somebody else passing through NC can use my place. with the internet, scheduling this would be very practical. probably the biggest issue is whether a marina allows a silp to be used by people other than the lessee. I believe homeowners insurance is not a problem as long as you don't exchange cash. Condos associations could also have some issues.
__________________

__________________
kennj123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2011, 09:12   #2
Registered User
 
James S's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Yemen & Lebanon... the sailboat is in Lebenon, the dhow is in Yemen
Boat: 1978 CT48 & 65ft Cargo Dhow
Posts: 5,816
Images: 139
Re: House / Slip Swapping

Welcome to the forum kennj123
__________________

__________________
James
S/V Arctic Lady
I love my boat, I can't afford not to!
James S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2011, 20:28   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 542
Re: House / Slip Swapping

To say that there would be no problem with the homeowner's policy is not entirely correct. 1. Depends on how long they stay and if more than 30 days that could be a problem, 2. if you end up having a contract (which you should) then you are really leasing your property for and in consideration of the "trade lease hold interest", and that will make it a business transaction requiring a landlord/tennant policy.

If the other people sing the same song as you, you might avoid all that, but if something happens they may not sing that tune. If they lose property arising from a covered peril the property owned by others in your care, custody and controll will be limited....but then their property wasn't in yojur care, custody and control, now was it? So you could have problems.

A landlord policy is similar in premiums to your HO policy, but your belongings may then be at risk.

Best thing to do is to contact your agent and pay any difference to do it right.

Your idea is a good one, if you can find someone willing to play ball with you! Speaking of ball, I'm back to the game.....GO CARDS!!!
__________________
Wavewacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2011, 20:59   #4
cruiser

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tampa Bay area
Boat: Hunter 31'
Posts: 5,731
Re: House / Slip Swapping

Quote:
Originally Posted by kennj123 View Post
I've been daydreaming some about moving to North Carolina and retire to a sailing lifestyle. I'm interested in sailing the US east coast and caribbean. I'm looking at places where there are condo close to marina so a vehicle is not necessary. to save cost I''ve wondered if there is way to house-slip swap similar to how home swapping works. If i'm sailing in Maine for a while i would get to use somebodys home-slip there while somebody else passing through NC can use my place. with the internet, scheduling this would be very practical. probably the biggest issue is whether a marina allows a silp to be used by people other than the lessee. I believe homeowners insurance is not a problem as long as you don't exchange cash. Condos associations could also have some issues.

I've had four rental agreements for slips and all expressly forbid another boat using my slip.
__________________
Rakuflames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2011, 21:27   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 542
Re: House / Slip Swapping

Agreed, I was leaving that aspect for the community as I have no experience with marinas and liveaboards. But I do understand that the owners basically underwrite the leasee and the boat that will be there as to various risks involved. For example, I have read that some marinas will not accept a wooden boat or boats older than X years old, I can see this as some may be more prone to leaks or other problems that could hender operations but it's probably used more for the snob appeal.

If you did find someone, you'd have to run it by the marina for sure...

PS. I don't mind allowing Texas to win a game or two!
__________________
Wavewacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
" Honey, Let's Sell the House 'n Live on a Boat !" Three Weeks Later, Here We Are Punx Liveaboard's Forum 41 23-05-2012 06:51
Xantrex Link Pro Sailagain Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 52 19-11-2011 18:54
Sold the House with Everything In it - Yeah ! Kindle Our Community 26 02-09-2011 09:51
Suggestions on Handling this Slip with Sterndrive parobellum Seamanship & Boat Handling 4 17-08-2011 07:20
Daytrips - Do You Turn the House Switch Off ? akio.kanemoto Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 7 20-07-2011 02:12



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:09.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.