on my Bristol 29.9 is coming right along and I'm hoping to have the boat
in the water
here in the next few weeks. She'll be floating for the summer with a visit or two but mostly just hanging out until I get back to sail south in the fall. The question remains, where to? Basically, I want to get the boat
in the water
on a mooring
or an inexpensive slip somewhere in the Chesapeake. I want reasonable public transportation access to the marina, so I can fly from Denver and not spend a fortune on taxi rides. If on a mooring
, I'll need a spot to tie up the dinghy
short term and/or a water taxi for when I'm leaving the boat for longer periods. I'm self sufficient aboard; I don't need shore power/water/etc. I wouldn't entirely mind having access to a shower
on shore, but can do without easily enough. In a perfect world this will all cost me $100 a month, but I can do up to twice that. I'm just not interested in dropping 3k or 4k or 6k for an annual slip in Herrington or similar.
Right now Norfolk and Annapolis
are topping my list, but I'm open to pretty much any thoughts folks have. It's tough to find moorings, however, and I'm not too keen on sinking my own when I won't likely keep the boat there more than this summer. I've even considered dropping both anchors in Spa Creek but it makes me a bit nervous to leave the boat unattended at anchor
for a long period. So, please share your thoughts, or if you know of a marina or someone renting
out mooring! Thanks folks!