Hi, new arrival at Cruisers Forum. Land-based until the beginning of December 2019. Currently on a 27' boat
in Hayden Island, OR. Love it despite the boat
. Basic and well past its useful life. Do have shore power
though so heat and hot food
. What's not to like?
So I'm looking for my own boat. Ideally found on Haydens Island. However, it appears there are many more boats in the Seattle
area. Having read of the perils of sailing from Seattle
in the winter I now tend toward living on a boat around Seattle area and bringing the boat down to Portland
in the spring if a close-to-ideal boat becomes available.
The other option is to trailer
it and there is a boat that is currently on a trailer
and have a friend willing to tow it but it would be tight capacity-wise even with his 10K lb trailer/load rating. Not inquired about pricing a land move.
My question (finally!) is feedback on marinas
around Seattle? Olympia, Bremerton and/or further north? Any offers and thoughts appreciated.
Now some tantalizing(?) background.....
While I have been on some very nice sailing boats (sister married into a very keen sailing family) and have been tasked with various low risk activities I am in no way a sailor. But I would want boat life to include sailing-not just living on board.
Pretty handy (already replaced the shoreline bulkhead connector on this boat) a project
boat with good bones has appeal.
Anyway, any thoughts appreciated.