I started reading a thread in the "making a living forum" on best CA Delta marinas
for live-aboards and the subject of the insurance
required for marina residence came up. No one gave any idea as to how much 3rd party liability insurance
costs. I was surprised to hear about the experience requirements. I have owned 5 boats so far and I have never had any trouble insuring them or needing to provide "proof of experience". My first husband had professional licenses so experience was a given, but my second was a weekend sailor on big lakes and we had no problem. Also, I don't want to go anywhere - I just want to live on the water
tied to the dock
. I lived aboard a 36' Atkins ketch
in Sausalito for 3 years and loved it, but I admit I was much younger then. We sailed quite a bit, but my taste at this point sort of runs to Chris Craft because of the roominess. The people you meet on the water
are also much more interesting than those you meet in a co-op or condo situation.
I actually have been considering boats with non-functioning engines. They are priced less than those with engines, but I can understand this might present a problem with marina management. Somewhere I read you have to have a functioning engine
and I can think of all kinds of reasons why. I would however like to know if this is common requirement. I suppose where you are counts - maybe up in the wilds of Washington
this might be waived, but who knows. I would prefer to be in the Delta
. I grew up in Stockton and then moved to the Bay Area/SF and Marin.
I would like to hear more about Delta marinas
if anyone can recommend several live-aboard marinas. Any boat I buy is going to present a good appearance so that's a plus.
Thanks for any advice.