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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationBoats & Boating · 7 months ago

Instead of paying so much at marinas, why not just park your sailboat in the sea?

And just take an inflatable boat or something to travel to and from land.

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    Some people choose to store their boats at anchor instead of a permanent mooring or slip, whether for reasons of economics or convenience.

    If you don't want to pay moorings fees you can 'free float' meaning you allow the boat to float freely above the particular area once you disembark, without a buoy or anchor. The boat is then 'free' to move around and is not subject to any fees, etc.

    Simply choose a spot, hop in the dingy and head for shore. Its much easier than dealing with heavy anchors, and finding a buoy

    • fuzzy
      Lv 6
      7 months agoReport

      Come back & find your free floating, unmanned boat has either drifted onto shore, int oa shipping channel or been claimed as salvage. A REALLY stupid idea

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Well, hell - why not just park your car in the middle of the street? Mooring your sailboat in the sea around a marina would amount to the same thing.

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  • 7 months ago

    If it's a designated mooring field there's a charge for it. There are several things to consider like safety and unless you have a way to charge your battery (solar cells or wind charger) you run the risk of you battery being dead.

    • Anon7 months agoReport

      No one owns the Ocean. Below hi tide line.

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  • 7 months ago

    Because sailboats like some company when they are parked.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Well apart from the fact a marina or harbour gives your expensive imaginary sailing craft shelter from storms which can even just off the UK coast utterly destroy a craft when anchored.

    Oh and by the way in many many places around the world they also charge for off shore moorings!

    There is the convenience of key side facilities such as a laundry toilets and showers.

    A convenience store to stock up your on board food and drink supply.

    Fresh clean drinking water.

    Foul water pumping out.

    Maintenances facilities..

    To the person talking about biological fouling of the HUll that will happen unless you haul the craft totally out of the water!

    Then there is both electronic and physical security of your craft and any thing on board!

    Not forgetting the fact that if you don't use them and some thing happens to your Imaginary craft your insurance company will not pay out if there was a safe place to use near by!

    • Anon7 months agoReport

      No one owns the ocean.

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  • 7 months ago

    Marinas offer more than just a simple parking spot. Besides, have you ever tried (or simply watched people trying) to load a crate of <insert beverage of choice> from a rubber dinghi into a boat at sea, even with just a moderate swell?

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    maybe cause a lot of people dont want to do that

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  • 7 months ago

    maybe you should try that

    • Maxx7 months agoReport

      I will maybe once I buy a good boat. Thanks guy or girl.

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  • 7 months ago

    Yes many people do this, but there may also be charges forr a mooring, also being in the water all the time you will get growth of marine organisms unless you use anti fouling

    • Anon7 months agoReport

      No one owns the ocean.

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  • Rick
    Lv 5
    7 months ago

    and come back to an empty hole in the sea .................................

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