Originally Posted by claytona57
My name is Rob and this is my first time visiting this forum and I am also a first time sailor. So I'm wondering if anyone knows a marina in the Portland Oregon
area that allows liveaboard
that doesn't require having a credit score of 635 or higher. I've already been to Columbia
Crossings and I didn't meet their requirements due to not having a high credit score. The location will not really matter if I need to go as far as Hood
River or Scapposse. I just need to be able to get to work in a timely matter. I'm also looking for a boat yard were I can work on a sailboat while living aboard
the vessel, as it would be my place of residence. I plan on buying
a sailboat and I want to be able to do all the mainetance before I launch the boat in the water
. So if anyone might have any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. I hope I can gain some knowledge from other members on this forum site.
will present you with the sometimes mythical multi year waitlist when you enquire about living aboard.
The credit score is a new one. We've found that having a boat that sails
, as opposed to one that is perceived to just be a place to live seems to count for something. Maybe you can offer to pay a few months upfront.
Having vessel insurance
is also mandatory these days. After the recent sinking of an abandoned ketch
in Berkeley marina there is a renewed emphasis on checking all boats are documented, insured and are owned by people who can pay their bills. Previously these checks were only completed upon arrival.
About time in our view. There are plenty of poorly maintained vessels leaking diesel
and effluent that clearly arent in serviceable condition.
Being in a marina with well maintained vessels that are sailed regularly is far more enjoyable than being surrounded by junkers.
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