Originally Posted by Lepke
I have a private dock
on the lower Columbia
that solves many problems. But in the past I also found private dock
owners in many places (not just the Columbia) willing to rent. When I was young, marine
dockage was about 50¢ a foot. I can't get over what they charge now. My boat
would be a grand. And for what?
When I was a commercial
fisherman I paid about 1/4 to 1/2 the marina rate. Sometimes that included free power. It's worth looking. A lot of rural property owners like to have a "caretaker" on the dock they never use. Also there are no longer used grain docks and others. Where farmers irrigate, pump
installations are big enough for a sailboat. But no internet
. I make water
on the Columbia
that tests amazingly better than Portland
water. I also have Incinolet heads that don't put sewage out. Flow thru type II marine
sanitation devices are legal
anywhere there isn't a no discharge zone. People do anchor
out in the river and don't seem to be bothered.
I never thought about private docks, that's a good idea. I'm going to look at a boat
at Tomahawk Bay Marina next week that, if everything checks out, I'm going to buy. It's a 1977 Ranger
'28, and it's in a transferable slip at a marina that allows liveaboards. So in theory, I can just hop right in with no wait and I get a free month for buying
from a current
I do have one question, up here in Alaska
nobody uses the head
while underway or on the hook. It's always the bucket. If one were to live on the hook on the Columbia, what are the laws about the bucket?