Congratulations on the slip. Having a choice rather than a waiting list is a plus!
I can tell you why I like our slip
1: First slip from the marina and the office window looks square at our boat. No better security
than eyes on the sailboat.
2: Locked gated dock.
3: One finger end slip, makes it easy to turn the 32' sailboat around by hand with one person to wash her, do maintenance
4: End slips with one finger cost less. $300 I can put into my boat.
5: Being the first sailboat on my dock, we get to be friendly with all the neighbors that walk by. As a grumpy old man, with a grumpier wife, we need forced socialization. Lol. Our pair of cute Maltese great everyone from our boat. They are pretty cute and make people smile.
6: Our slip is the farthest from the beaten path of other boat traffic, so we see less wakes.
7: Close to restroom, food
, cold drinks, and most importantly, my vehicle so I can keep an eye on things.
What I don't care for a whole lot, but get along ok
1: Close to fuel
dock. (Pretty girl's fueling up make up for it)
2: Close to little used boat ramp
, better more used ramps keep the marina ramp
empty. If it does get used by a macho power boat
, my sailboat is the first boat in the wake.
3: Biggie. Close to edge of lake, not much keel
room if the lake is low. I pulled last fall with my keel
two inches from the bottom.