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.
- 7 months agoFavorite Answer
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
- EdnaLv 77 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.
- realtor.sailorLv 77 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.
- Bubba GubbinsLv 77 months ago
Because sailboats like some company when they are parked.
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- Anonymous7 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.
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!
- Markus ImhofLv 77 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?
- PearlLv 77 months ago
maybe cause a lot of people dont want to do that
- Pearl LLv 77 months ago
maybe you should try that
- KayleenRLv 77 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
- RickLv 57 months ago
and come back to an empty hole in the sea .................................