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Old 27-12-2013, 16:59   #31
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Re: Winter Liveaboards in Eastern Ontario

Well we were on south shore this past season might have run into you I was on SS2, but didn't meet many members as was feeling out the first year.
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Old 27-12-2013, 17:38   #32
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SS12 Downstream I'm pretty sure we saw each other. We are right beside Johns boat, Canta Libre can't miss that one.
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Old 27-12-2013, 19:36   #33
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Actually we lived aboard in Port Credit last winter but moved to Mimico this season and brought 7 other boats with us. Port Credit had 43 liveaboards last year this year only have 23 the hydro cost is 1800 for a 30 amps service and you have to take two 30 amps services for the season meaning 3600 dollars in hydro cost alone. I saved 1200 in the first years move and will save 5000 to 6000 in my second year. I believe the best kept secret is living aboard in the winter.
Ouch! I guess this makes Port Credit a no-go for us next season. I wish Mimico was an option, but we are just passing through, so only plan to spend one winter in Lake Ontario. Mimico's initiation costs make it prohibitive. Perhaps Bluffer...
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Old 28-12-2013, 05:05   #34
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Re: Winter Liveaboards in Eastern Ontario

You may want to check out Quay West as they were looking for winter live a boards this past winter, and the location is great its right down town, makes for a good spot if you are just staying for one season lets you explore the city. I shrink wrapped a sail boat this fall, they are a nice couple, they have been living aboard this their second season. There is about 40 live a boards there this winter.
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You may want to check out Quay West as they were looking for winter live a boards this past winter, and the location is great its right down town, makes for a good spot if you are just staying for one season lets you explore the city.
Thanks. I will.

Does anyone know of good winter options further east? We could easily go as far as Cornwall or even Montreal area.
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Old 28-12-2013, 19:01   #36
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Sorry I didn't realize that port credit had raised their rates so hi. I gues when we get are sailboat and live aboard we will be going somewhere else.
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Re: Winter Liveaboards in Eastern Ontario

I have talked with a few still at Port Credit and they are planning on looking for another place next year as they are not comfortable about the stability of Port Credit with the development planned not to mention that there has not been any improvements over the last 10 years. The last winter we were there the docks not is use all sank and the ones we were on sank in different sections as well came free of their anchor chains.
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Re: Winter Liveaboards in Eastern Ontario

Has anyone considered indoor heated storage + live aboard? For us, 58 feet, the indoor storage is 5000/winter. This includes launch but not mast down-up. There are showers and pretty comfortable and you will have all projects completed by launch time. Even if you do yard or shed storage with a tarp, no worry about freeze or sinking.
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I don't know of anywhere that let's you liveaboard on the hard..and for me anyway that defeats the purpose of living on a boat. Might as well store the boat and rent an apartment then to liveaboard on the hard.
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Has anyone considered indoor heated storage + live aboard? For us, 58 feet, the indoor storage is 5000/winter. This includes launch but not mast down-up. There are showers and pretty comfortable and you will have all projects completed by launch time. Even if you do yard or shed storage with a tarp, no worry about freeze or sinking.
Where are you talking about?
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Re: Winter Liveaboards in Eastern Ontario

I know of no place in the Toronto area that permits people to live a board on the hard in the winter, but I do know that people do sneak a board boats at Port Credit Marina and squat on boat in the indoor storage unit during the winter months. Some have been there for months before discovered. They have caused no damage to the boats and have been careful not to be discovered. But I must clarify there was one gentleman who live a board on the hard winter and summer in the Port Credit building until last year apparently he had been doing this for almost 14 years according the accounts I was told. Then some how he was finally moved out and into the water.
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I would like to check out Mimico, can one just walk in and around?
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Phone the manager John, really nice guy and I'm sure he would give you a tour. You can't just walk in as it's gated.
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Re: Winter Liveaboards in Eastern Ontario

The one who was living in board for 14 years was actually building his boat. The marina finally got sick of the space he was taking up in the building. He also was warned about the mess that he was creating. It is people like him that have ruined it for other people that want to work on their boats while on the hard. I know when we informed the marina that we were doing work on are boat they wanted a detailed list of work to be completed to say what we could and could not do on site. We have a heated shop at our house that most of the fibreglass work is being completed like the 12'wide x 40" custom swim platform and fiberglass head compartment.
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Re: Winter Liveaboards in Eastern Ontario

So today the temperature is minus 37 deg C ....... wondering how you are all making out?
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