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Old 03-07-2015, 10:29   #1
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Newbie moorage question

Hi Everyone,

Here's the scenario: my older brother passed away recently leaving a 1977(?) 30 foot Searay that is currently drydocked in Charleston Marina in Oregon.

I live in Washington state and am interested in bringing the boat up here. I do not intend on living onboard but am instead looking for a place to store the boat while we decide what is the best next step for the boat. I am not sure if it runs. With all that said, I might not be in the right forum but am hoping for some guidance.

I live just south of Seattle and am asking for experiences/recommendations for marinas south of Seattle (pretty much anywhere if the marina is affordable and good) to receive the boat when trucked from Charleston.

Any thoughts or suggestions are most appreciated.


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Old 04-07-2015, 10:59   #2
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Re: Newbie moorage question

If the dry dock is similar in price to Seattle (I suspect it would be less), you my want to consider leaving it where it is till you decide what to do with it. Generally, SeaRays of that period go for between 10k and 15k (depending on model of course). You'll likely spend a grand moving it. You may want to consider selling it. They are gas guzzlers and the upkeep is high.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, searayoflight.
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Hi, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences. Also, welcome to the forums (CF). Odds are you can find some nice folks here, to assist you with whatever you need. Including your request(s).
I'll try & help you out a bit with information on marinas. And give a shout, if you need anything else.
Again, welcome.

The below link, should, take you to the Jan. 2015 issue of "Northwest Yachting" Magazine.
In the first issue of the year, they always have a report on the vast majority (meaning, almost all) of the marinas in WA. Along with the respective fees of each marina, slip type, & availability, facilities @ each location etc.
January 2015 - Northwest Yachting Magazine

I hope that that helps. Also, most folks (me included) will tell you that it's wisest to make the trip you're contemplating, between now, & early Sep. at the latest. As, likely you know that that's when the first of the fierce Winter storms typically start. That, & aside from preparing the boat well for the journey, to make sure that you pick a good (predicted) weather window. Because even though this is the "tame" weather season in the NW, Neptune still throws fits on occasion, regardless of what the calendar says.

Good luck, & have fun!

PS: If the boat hasn't been used much in quite a while, it may be cheaper to truck her up to Puget Sound. As opposed to the $ layout for prep,, plus for the trip itself. As boats which sit, "wear out" faster than those which are regularly used.

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