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    My first slip-gctid366314

    Paid for my first slip rental. I've only had trailer boats before, this one is too, but thought we would get more use having it in the water all the time. Just waiting for some better weather before we get her in the water. It's gonna be a great year
    1988 3218
    Triple “O"
    Hino diesels

    Seadoo Wake 170

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    joe440 wrote:
    Paid for my first slip rental. I've only had trailer boats before, this one is too, but thought we would get more use having it in the water all the time. Just waiting for some better weather before we get her in the water. It's gonna be a great year
    Have a great season. There are benefits to being in the water.
    Rick Grew

    1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

    2004 Past Commodore
    West River Yacht & Cruising Club
    www.wrycc.com

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      #3
      Enjoy the season. It's great to down to the boat, fire it up, untie and go.
      Jim McNeely
      New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
      Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
      Brighton, Michigan USA
      MMSI # 367393410

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        #4
        Enjoy your boating season. We have always kept our boat in a slip. It is worth the extra money for us to be able just get in her and go. Besides, we stay overnight on her every weekend. - Tom

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          #5
          you are going to love have a slip, its like a whole new world With a hefty price tag of course.

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            #6
            As for us, I figure the price of the slip is almost entirely offset by the fuel savings to and from the marina. We have a 55 mile drive one way, and even if I was to dry store the boat at the marina, I still have to make the round trip in a 16mpg pickup versus the wifes 32mpg car. It doesn't take too many weekends to see the advantages, all of your gear is ready to go at a moments notice. Just grap some groceries and your ready, nothing to pack and unpack, very little prep at home. ENJOY!!

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              #7
              nice ,,salt water or river ? enjoy, i live in bradner i need my boat at home. my boat spent its whlole life moored in the gulf islands previous owners left it all winter, the batteries went flat no bilge pump she rotted ,i restored, KEEP IT DRY ,, check it often..

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                #8
                I figured it was way cheaper to keep in the water since I would have needed to buy a tow vehicle, insurance and fuel to tow it. Now its only 2 tows a year that my buddy will do for me.

                bradner wrote:
                nice ,,salt water or river ? enjoy, i live in bradner i need my boat at home. my boat spent its whlole life moored in the gulf islands previous owners left it all winter, the batteries went flat no bilge pump she rotted ,i restored, KEEP IT DRY ,, check it often..
                Keeping it at The Riverhouse in Ladner. Sitting in freshwater, just a short run to the Straight. No worry about batteries with shore power. I'll be checking often its only 10 minutes from my work on the way home.
                1988 3218
                Triple “O"
                Hino diesels

                Seadoo Wake 170

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                  #9
                  I have the same boat - same year. If you ever need anything, or you are getting ready to some work on it, PM me if you want to talk about anything. I just did risers and manifolds and I do all my own normal maintenance.

                  Congrats on a wet slip - you will love it. I do both - my yearly fee includes a slip and dry storage with daily forklift service.

                  Happy boating.

                  Ray

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                    #10
                    You'll enjoy Riverhouse. This is my ninth year there. I am on F dock Boat stays in year round.

                    Cheers
                    John McLellan White Rock BC
                    "Halifax Jack"
                    1999 2855 383 stroker BII
                    MMSI 316004337

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                      #11
                      Congrats on the new boating life. I know my first slip was a little intimidating as everything is new as a boater. You will meet a bunch of great people and the convenience is priceless. In fact it really is a whole new boating experience I am sure you will enjoy.
                      Cheers, Hans
                      2007 Carver 41 CMY
                      Twin Volvo D6-370
                      Montreal, Canada
                      Midnight Sun I Photos

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                        #12
                        This is first year as well. Not only have a slip but, a cuddy too. I agree with the fuel costs and the convenience of having everything as stated by others. Enjoy it!

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                          #13
                          There's nothing like hopping outta your car with just a small bag or 2 and walking along the dock to your boat bobbing in its slip!

                          And then when you return from the day's boating, you can actually relax instead of rush thru the loading ordeal

                          Enjoy!!

                          Sarah

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                            #14
                            Couldn't wait any longer. Put the boat in the slip today after a quick shakedown run. Was a bit chilly but nice when the sun came out. Spent 6 hours working on the boat. Felt great working while on the water than on a trailer in a farmers field.


                            1988 3218
                            Triple “O"
                            Hino diesels

                            Seadoo Wake 170

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                              #15
                              I recently went the other way round.

                              Had my boat on slip for first two seasons and now just starting fourth season by trailering. For me there are pros and cons with both:

                              Pros of trailering:

                              Much more choice of locations;

                              Ability to really get stuck in to maintenance, cleaning and "projects" on those days when the weather just aint right for boating (Ireland)

                              Cons of trailering:

                              Public ramps;

                              Steep learning curve in launch and retrieval techniques.

                              Irish roads aren't the greatest for trailering on.

                              Pros of slip:

                              Arrive and drive - can't beat it.

                              Meeting other boaters - I've made some life long friends from my last marina.

                              Getting to experience other boats (through those new friends)

                              Local knowledge;

                              Having a marine mechanic nearby

                              Cons of slip:

                              Cleaning and maintenance tasks become difficult

                              Being down on the water means lots of bugs and flies and spiders get onboard and make a mess

                              limited variety in boating locations.

                              Slip fees.

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