I just bought a Catalina 30
in San Diego
. 10 years ago I had lived aboard the same type of boat on Shelter Island and really did enjoy the lifestyle. I'm just about to begin shopping
for a house in the area but would prefer to stay on the boat until the closing date which should take 1.5 to 2 months for the entire process. Looking for recommendations for a marina that currently has a 30 ft. slip available. With my work I'm usually gone during the week, but sometimes would be there for several days at a time. So technically I would have to have a liveaboard slip
. Normally there is a long wait for this type of slip. Are there any marinas
either on SD Bay or Mission Bay that would be tolerant of occasionally staying beyond the 48 hour limit?
As one poster had mentioned:
They get more money
slips to week-enders and people who don't come to the boat often. Why? They don't need the extra staff and their facilities go unused 90% of the time, as do the boats tied up. A liveaboard
needs to get mail usually, takes showers frequently, has needs of the marina from time to time, etc... All this costs money
. The marina, in order to maximize profits (and attract the most wealthy clients they can screw with higher rates) does better without liveaboards.
I can understand the reasons marinas
need to limit liveaboards. However my situation is in a so called gray area. I take my showers either on the boat or at a nearby health
club, have PO box etc. Therefore use little of the marinas services. Also my boat is absolutely spotless and just had a survey
. I keep a low profile and usually no one would even realize I was there. Any suggestions would be appreciated.