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Old 17-09-2012, 09:55   #1
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NY / Big city liveaboards out there?

Hi there, I'm new to the forum and contemplating living aboard on the Hudson in NJ, just across from the city. Is anyone on this forum a liveaboard in or around NYC? I'd also be curious to hear from anyone living aboard in any big city. Thanks.
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Old 17-09-2012, 09:59   #2
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Re: NY / Big city liveaboards out there?

I was in NYC for a week on my 30' passing thru moored at 79th street. It was great, tho the Hudson has some serious tide current and wake. I heard you'll see ice chunks going both directions at the same time. Have the boat? I have a T37 and an Islander 32 that are both great for living aboard....
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Old 17-09-2012, 10:44   #3
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Re: NY / Big city liveaboards out there?

The best place would be Liberty Landing, since it is very calm and protected (the neighborhood amenities are poor though, you will need a car.)

The second best place is Lincoln Harbor. Better amenities, but there is a lot of wake'n'roll from commercial traffic.

Not sure about Newport Marina. North Hudson and Von Dohln is a definite 'no' for liveaboards. Not sure about Liberty Harbor, which is right across from Liberty Landing.
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Re: NY / Big city liveaboards out there?

liziftikhar,

Send Clipperton a private message.
He is living on a FP Mahe 36 Catamaran in NY year round.
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Old 17-09-2012, 12:17   #5
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Re: NY / Big city liveaboards out there?

We lived aboard in Lincoln Harbor and it worked well for commuting across to NYC - bus picked up next to marina. The marina worked with us on the rates. I made some great friends while there. Oh - and the view of the NYC skyline is worth the slip fee.

Downsides - their shower/restromms were lacking, the marina was silting in, and finally, we had to tie our boat so the wakes from the ferries wouldn't knock us about in our slip. Wouldn't want to go in the water for any amount of money!
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Old 17-09-2012, 15:54   #6
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Re: NY / Big city liveaboards out there?

I recently met a cruiser in Port Washington that lives aboard at the Marine Basin at Gravesend in Brooklyn at spoke very well of the place. Port Washington is a little out of the city, but has some nice marinas. Good luck from the cruising couple who pass through the East River from Port Washington to Atlantic Highlands and NEVER stop in the big city!
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Re: NY / Big city liveaboards out there?

I was going to mention Port Washington as we lived there for a year. The train ride in to NYC got very old (and it was supposedly the better line into the city). We also found the slip rates to be significantly higher and the cost of living in PW is outrageous.

BTW, we REALLY like Hoboken. Our Lincoln Harbor marina was a short bike ride away, and what a neat place to people watch and eat at all the sidewalk cafes. A real surprise for us.
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I know that I'm the other side of the country.. but Seattle has a huge liveaboard community.

Though the is quite a lot of tension as we don't pay taxes to the city... And Washington had no state income tax so they view us as degenerate free loaders.

The marinas love having liveaboards as having people on the dock 24/7 really improve crime rates and they get to charge a higher rate because of sewage and water increase usages.

There are several communities that are in excess of 100years old and are the local first residences. Eagle harbor comes to mind.

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I was wondering what slip rates generally cost around NYC? Any security problems?
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