Boat Storage and Ramp Info

Boat Storage and Ramp Info

Post by Ronald A. Widma » Mon, 04 Feb 2002 00:45:38


I am moving from a "car top" boat to an 18' Stingray I/O.  It is
approximately 70 miles from my home to my boating area (mid Chesapeake Bay,
western shore).  Am I better off trailering the boat or storing it at a
marina?

I know Breezy Point Marina has a deal with storage and ramp privileges for
$400 per season.  Can anyone recommend any others north of that location?
Is there a website with this type of information?

Thanks,

Ron

 
 
 

Boat Storage and Ramp Info

Post by Richard Bonnet » Mon, 04 Feb 2002 02:46:42

Ron...there are other factors to the issue.....
I decided to trailer to anywhere and go where the fish may be.
The trailer is an investment and after considering the seasonal costs of
owning a boat in storage or in a boatel or in a boat slip, I chose to buy the
trailer and extend my range of operations. I have gone to places to launch and
fish .......point lookout state park
[saint marys Co.]    >>>Ocean city maryland [public launch ]  >>sandy point
state park [at bay bridge]  .
I bought a yearly  pass to ALL Maryland state sparks and forests....And  many
have boat ramps and facilities ....
I went to point lookout , used their ramp, their free dock slip , and paid for
overnighting at the camp.
If your vehicle is wimpy for trailering then park it at a commercial  boat
storage/ramp access site; recognising you can use the boat in those nearby
waters [range of 15 miles].
If you want to save money on gasoline [ get gas at roadside instead of on-water
ormarina]
And have boat home for maintenance/repair and free storage when not in use,
then trailer it.
You trade off costs and inconvenience...it's your call.

Ask the webmasters  at
http://SportToday.org/
 and at
http://SportToday.org/
for tips on boat storage /ramps in commercial locations.
Virtually all marinas in your area of interest have a ramp , a fee, and
possible dock slips /boatel/or otherwise.    The costs are often higher than
400 .....I have heard of 800 and more ....  The costs rise also.
Trailerng routinely 70 miles is a problem if you must do it often......But
infrequently???
How often would you be doing this?
Where are you coming from[city?/state?]....

So far I have not needed to extra for storage of my boat / trailer while
traveling to the ocean or to point lookout state park.

Consider your plans for use of the boat.  Search the internet for
prices/facilities...
It's time to get your fishing gear in order...
Come to the PSG flea market described in
http://SportToday.org/
Also, check out the flea market at Soloman's Island....answers to your
questions are there also.

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Anne Arundel county  trailering:
  http://SportToday.org/

find all maryland public boat ramps here:
http://SportToday.org/

Ocean city ......trailering:
http://SportToday.org/***s.html

learn about trailering:
http://SportToday.org/

calvert county boating access:
http://SportToday.org/

saint marys county boating access:
http://SportToday.org/

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Quote:

> I am moving from a "car top" boat to an 18' Stingray I/O.  It is
> approximately 70 miles from my home to my boating area (mid Chesapeake Bay,
> western shore).  Am I better off trailering the boat or storing it at a
> marina?

> I know Breezy Point Marina has a deal with storage and ramp privileges for
> $400 per season.  Can anyone recommend any others north of that location?
> Is there a website with this type of information?

> Thanks,

> Ron