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On the bright side...
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posted 09-03-2001 04:12 PM ET (US)
Well my maiden voyage is complete. Er, sort of.
The motor developed some problems in Norwalk, so I did not make it to Greenwich.
I did, howver, have a great run from Fisher's Island Sound down to Norwalk. What a great boat the 25 is. It is very smooth in chop, does not pound, and in general has a very very solid feel. I think what is so unique is that the solid feel does not come at the expense of responsiveness. It never felt sluggish or heavy.
I know I made the right decision. No I've just got to get the motor straightend out...
posted 09-04-2001 11:19 AM ET (US)
Nice to hear you got out for a ride!. Sorry to hear about the engines, though.... I can truly empathize! Whereabouts do you keep your boat, anyway?
posted 09-04-2001 12:11 PM ET (US)
Greenwich Capital has docks for it's employees in Greenwich Harbor. I must tell you, that facroted heavily into my decision to work here!
For winter storage, I'm trying to figure that out now. Brewers Yach Havin in Stamford seems the logical choice, $49 a foot outside.
I really wish I had a trailer, but then I doubt I could get it down the driveway....
posted 09-04-2001 04:16 PM ET (US)
For that much you can keep it at my house. Have you tried public storage?
posted 09-04-2001 06:53 PM ET (US)
larry drive boat out to east morches
on a nice day they charge 10.00 to 12.00
per ft harts cove marina 631-878-3700
ask for steve abbot
they also do bottom cleaning and shrink wrap
posted 09-05-2001 07:25 AM ET (US)
Gvisko, that is a decent rate!
Isn't "East Moriches" on the south shore of LI?
If so, if you add in the cost of Larry computing all winter long via the ferries to LI, I think he might be up in the $40 per foot range again.
Maybe there is an "East Morches" on the CT shore! If so where about is it?
posted 09-05-2001 07:19 PM ET (US)
you are right e moriches is on the south shore of long island if larry was to go there every weekend in the winter to
work on boat i dont think it would be
worth it but if he wanted to leave it
there for winter he would save money
he should also try mc michales in mamaroneck
new york rushmoore yard a short ride from stanford gv
posted 09-05-2001 07:51 PM ET (US)
Viking Marine Management (860) 345-3719
Larry, if you have room at your house, try this. Ask for Phil, I believe. I had a 27 Searay moved to my house. I think the total charge was about $300 for moving about 60 miles each way. Located in Haddam, CT.
posted 09-05-2001 09:03 PM ET (US)
I will proably be at the boat about 2 weekends a month, so it should be close. The wife will shoot me if I put it at the house. I got a quote from www.coverit.com of about $1800 for a 12x12x30 foot metal frame storage agarage, but what do you do with parts ofer the summer?
I'm still looking... I'll find somenting.
posted 09-05-2001 09:14 PM ET (US)
Larry, try this. It's a LOT cheaper, although not quite as big as the Coverit. You may need to hang the bow out a little, but at least the snow would stay off.
posted 09-05-2001 09:51 PM ET (US)
I built an A-frame out of sawhorse jaws, 2 by 4s and 2 by 6's that I support on the boat. I then throw an appropriate sized blue poly tarp over the frame and tie it down to the trailer. The trick is to get the A frame high enough so that the "roof" has a very steep pitch, then snow slides right off when it there is very little acumulation. One advantage is that it is reusable year after year. Another is that you can get in and out without destroying the integrity of the cover. Yet another advantage is the cost, $100.00 worth of parts. One disadvantage is the framing takes up space inside the boat. If you have to work on the boat, you have to work around the frame.
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