I am planning on sailing down the ICW
this coming fall from New London CT. and have been looking at prices and locations on the internet
. I don't want to spend a fortune on slip fees
as I plan to cruise
more than dock. I found a site called Active Captain
and it has lot of info on dockage, mooring, and anchorages
. It still leaves a lot to be desired but seems to have more info then most sites I have found.
My boat is on the hard
in a boatyard referred to by many as the boatyard from Hell but I kind of think it is a great place, lots of spare parts
that can purchased there and working class boat owners. Its' rate is $70.00 per foot for the season but for this part of New England
that is cheap. I wanted to move the boat up to New Hampshire or southern Maine
but slip prices are for the season and run on average $135/ft. or more. If try to get a slip mid-season they still want the full season amount. Don't know how long they can keep charging
these prices with economy sliding down hill.
I think that what size boat you live on has to do (not entirely) on how much and what kind of cruising you plan doing. Sailing more than being at a dock with a smaller boat will in my opinion not be as noticeably as incontinent as staying tied to a dock with less sail time.