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Old 09-14-2016, 08:59 PM   #3
O C Diver
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City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
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I do that, but not for that reason. My insurance has me out of FL June 1st till November 1st. Save half or more on the cost of insurance. Work off of MD in the summer running a charter boat, so keep the trawler in Chesapeake Bay.

You will probably get a better rate using one marina for the summer.

Shop marina prices. My 50' slip on Chesapeake Bay is $2,700 per year. 70 miles away it's $3,600 for 6 months.

Some states have stupid duration laws. Stay to long and they think your boat should be registered in their state. So usually the fine is equivalent to the sales tax to register your boat. So, do your homework before moving the boat.

Remember, if your going from saltwater in FL to totally fresh water, you will want to change your zincs and anodes to maybe aluminum.

Ted
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