Originally Posted by sww914
My boat is in the boatyard in the SF Bay
area, 200 miles from home. The boatyard prohibits sleeping aboard but they will allow us to sleep in our RV while we're there working on the boat and they don't mind us using their electricity. This solves some problems. We don't need to haul everything (food, clothes, etc.) up the ladder into the boat every time we arrive. We can destroy the inside of the boat and walk away at the end of the day and still have a clean place to sleep. We don't need to keep the boat's systems running for our own comfort, we can just take it apart and leave it apart as long as necessary.
RV could really solve some problems. Buy something small for $1000, use it until you're done with it and sell it.
that sounds like a decent idea. Thanks. The situation has resolved itself though.
The friend finally decided to put the boat on the hard
- not live on it that way -and use a relative's apartment to stay in.
But for those who may have an interest, South Park Marina on the DuWamish River in Seattle
can accommodate a live aboard on the hard - depending on their quota of liveaboards. Temporarily or occasionally spending the night on a boat on the hard is ok with them.
They have secure showers and laundry
facilities, but their dry storage
is not secure. Kind of a reason to take pause - no security
on the boats on the hard.
Other than Port Townsend, which is not close to any major airport
, couldn't find a good live aboard on the hard situation. Really, Port Townsend is not that great either - The Boat Haven has no security
on the showers or laundry
Boaters at the Boat Haven have had their laundry stolen or so I was told, and I spoke with one woman who was attacked in the shower
by a homeless woman. A man hearing her screaming ran into the women's shower
and pulled the psycho off of her. Not a good set up.