Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-09-2016, 11:14   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Halifax, NS
Boat: Tollycraft 44
Posts: 2
New England Layup

Hi All!

Long time reader new poster!

My wife and I are coastal cruising from Halifax Nova Scotia to warmer weather. (Florida, Bahamas ??). The admiral is deserting me from mid September to mid October so I will have to lay up for a month.

Looking for a reasonably priced slip for a 1 month rental somewhere between Portland Maine and Rhode Island.



AlmostHeaven_eh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2016, 11:33   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Narragansett Bay
Boat: Whitby 42
Posts: 35
Re: New England Layup

I would try to get to chesapeake bay. A favorable weather window in mid october is a cold north wind. Last time i went south from boston the best window was 28 deg f nw 25 knots. Im glad it wasnt ne by then.that was oct 14.

mikeod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2016, 19:02   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Halifax, NS
Boat: Tollycraft 44
Posts: 2
Re: New England Layup

Wish that I could.

We have been laying low in Yarmouth NS waiting for Hermine to clear away so New Bedford is likely as far as we can get until the Admiral jumps ship.

Also my insurance will only cover me for named storms north of the 40th until Hurricane season ends. Looking at NOAA I see 3 more systems spinning up ..... think I will wait till things settle down before I pass Jersey.

Still looking for suggestions for an economical marina to lay up for a month (somewhere between Portland Me and New Bedford Ma)


AlmostHeaven_eh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2016, 19:17   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 697
Re: New England Layup

Look into Penobscot Bay area - a bit north of what you specified but beautiful sailing to be had.
SV DestinyAscen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 03:09   #5
Hudson Force's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lived aboard & cruised for 45 years,- now on a chair in my walk-in closet.
Boat: Morgan OI 413 1973 - Aythya
Posts: 7,869
Images: 1
Re: New England Layup

Burt, By my standards the New England marinas are on the expensive side, but when I consider the geographic range that you've identified, I would look at Onset, Massachusetts.

Just on the south side of the Cape Cod Canal, you'll find Onset has a couple of marinas and a very good protected anchorage. The small town has convenient, grocery, pharmacy, post office, library, & restaurants a short walk from the town dinghy dock.

The current can be swift at the well-marked entry channel and there's usually a need to do some "crabbing" and watch your leeway, but once inside it is very peaceful.
Take care and joy, Aythya crew
Hudson Force is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 05:29   #6
Moderator Emeritus
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 30,950
Images: 240
Re: New England Layup

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Burt.

Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"

GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote

England, layup, new england

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yanmar 2GM Won't Start After Winter Layup zippy Engines and Propulsion Systems 17 31-07-2011 20:04
Winter Layup in Croatia ? athene Europe & Mediterranean 1 29-07-2011 17:22
Engine without Oil for Winter Layup deltasig Engines and Propulsion Systems 3 17-09-2010 06:59
Concerns for Various Vessel Systems During a Six Month Layup skipmac Construction, Maintenance & Refit 2 04-03-2010 11:31
Winter Layup Solar Charging Sandero Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 8 22-10-2007 08:36

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:27.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.