Originally Posted by gaston
50+ boats on the marina ranging from $1.8m to $30000 some have never moved in 3 years some are polished every month and never taken out .Most are used as somewhere to spend the afternoon on with friends but never go out . Of the 50+boats I see 8 are used as floating weekender's .Is the marina I'm on any different to where you live ? I'm out and about and away from the marina at least once a week am I strange ?
We are somewhere in the middle. When we bought our first boat we said that if we didn't average taking the boat out twice a month, then we'd stop being boat owners. We have always easily taken the boat out 24 times a year ever since. We leave the dock more in the spring and summer, and less in the fall and winter.
However, we do quite a bit of dock-queen trips too. We treat our boat as a second home or a vacation home. So just going down to the boat for an evening or an overnight has now become a common usage, and we have decided that counts as a day...
There aren't many opportunities for oceanfront property in our area for $500/mo or so, and that's how we justify the expense.
YMMV of course.