Originally Posted by Weyalan
From my point of view:
1. Available drinking water
, preferably free, but certainly not expensive
2. Available diesel
, at not more than 10% above the nearest service
(otherwise I will jug my jerry cans there and back, just out of spite)
3. Reasonable security
4. A reasonably clean toilet, preferably a shower
5. A pub within walking distance
6. If at all possible, a place nearby where gas cylinders can be refilled
this guy has almost got it, (possibly suggest a supermarket & laundromat) but it amazes me that nobody has mentioned safety
, after what happened with a tsunami in asia
a few years ago where so many yachts were destroyed because the marina fingers floated above the perimeter..
here in nth australia
tropics the marinas
are all lock bound because of the tides & cyclone surge, ergo folk usually have to pay a fee to enter & exit and many simply leave their yachts there because they are too bloody lazy to go sailing whenever, few live aboard. the marinas
are seen as a knobs spot to live or visit so us dinkum working class yachties just live in the harbour and spend the money
we save by not paying marina fees
on dodgey home brew butterscotch schnapps and other flavours of sly grog...
face it if a dinkum cyclone comes by wouldnt you rather be up the creek than in a locked enclosure.....