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Old 05-20-2015, 05:43 PM   #21
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Marin I'd never thought of using the slip for cruising at 0 knots. Can't beat the fuel burn though.

Lived on Willy for a few months before we went to AK and did enjoy time on the boat and in the slip. In the summer it's nice and cool under cover. Our slip is #39 so it's not far from the end so there's little foot traffic passing by. I'd like to meet more of the skippers on the float .. and talk boats of course but quiet is good too.

I'd be pleased if I saw no one today as I'm going to be pumping fuel and running the cans up to the car at high tide. Not sure but I don't think I'm supposed to do that. Wish me luck.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:45 PM   #22
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Who knows, cardude, we may share beer-30 in one of the two slips....week to 10 days me and the Mrs will be down there.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:14 PM   #23
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I would sure go with covered, if spiders are a problem spray the bottom of the roof and joists with Suspend insecticide it will keep spiders, wasps, and other insects away.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:26 PM   #24
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I got the covered one. If the wife hates it I guess we can move it.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:28 PM   #25
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Okie Dokie, saved me the good one..........
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:41 PM   #26
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Cardude, can your marina accommodate 55 overall x 15 wide? Plan on heading your way in August.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:55 PM   #27
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Covered or uncovered slip?

http://keyallegromarina.com/wp-conte...Marina-Map.pdf

Slip 1 on B dock was open. Says 14x45 but it's way longer than that and on the end so extra width would be OK. I know it's pretty big because back when I was looking at a big power cat I was going to stick it there.

Some of those other big slips might be available also. Call them up. They seem like nice people.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:44 PM   #28
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Covered all the way.

My gelcoat is original 1967. Covered berths that whole time means it should easily last another 50 years. The canvas likes it too.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:55 PM   #29
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I would sure go with covered, if spiders are a problem spray the bottom of the roof and joists with Suspend insecticide it will keep spiders, wasps, and other insects away.
But aren't spiders expert in consuming other bothersome insects? Also, the idea of spraying insecticide overhead doesn't seem wise while unprotected.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:57 PM   #30
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Spiders eat mosquitos and roaches. I don't mind them.
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:13 PM   #31
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We seldom stay on boat unless off away from slip... so... covered for us. Many good reasons for covered, a few drawbacks. But, covered's good far outweigh the bad in comparison to open slip; for us that is. Had many years in open slips. Pretty much love covered, our boat loves it too!
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:21 PM   #32
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I've posted this shot before, but it's why we don't put our boat in a boathouse. Taken from the flying bridge of our boat in its slip.

Islands are the San Juans, mountains are the Olympics.

The tradeoff of increased exterior maintenance is well worth it for us.
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I've posted this shot before, but it's why we don't put our boat in a boathouse. Taken from the flying bridge of our boat in its slip.

Islands are the San Juans, mountains are the Olympics.

The tradeoff of increased exterior maintenance is well worth it for us.
Reasoning understood! And, appreciated!!
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:17 AM   #34
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For many boats, it is not an option due to vertical clearance.





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IMO covered is the only way to go. We're in a 20'x60' covered slip in a new marina that has nice, wide walkways, offers me 50A 240V and 50A 120V power and water.

We live in a desert climate so when it's not (95*-110*) I'd bake in an uncovered slip. I also like being able to work on the boat during the daytime. If we were in an uncovered slip there's no way I could be out there in the sun doing stuff on the boat.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:44 AM   #36
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For many boats, it is not an option due to vertical clearance.
Thusly you purchase a boat that does afford that option.

We have to drop both bimini tops as well as the approx. 8' tall mast with anchor light at peak.
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Selecting a boat to fit a particular berth was not even "in the radar" for me.
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Selecting a boat to fit a particular berth was not even "in the radar" for me.
In each vehicle of any type I purchase (boats surely included) every want, desire and need regarding same is well researched and reviewed. Of course... there are always trade offs. Your boat is best for you and ours best for us.

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... Your boat is best for you and ours best for us. ...
Unfair! That's undebatable!
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Unfair! That's undebatable!
Please clarify full meaning.
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