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  1. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    You live in Boston and work in Providence? Well that's sure backwards. Everyone I know, including me, does the opposite.
  2. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    I wonder of their slip prices are open to negotiation... I'm pretty happy at Dickerson's for the past 8 years but I'll probably be here until the fall and of so I might look for deeper water. I just got the 36.7 last September...
  3. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    That's what I have been told by several self-described "refugees" of Nortons, now Prime. Given what they are now charging, they may very well still be ahead even with the loss of a bunch of boats.
  4. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    Yeah, I suspect the reason Dickerson's filled up was because of the Prime acquisition of Norton's and the subsequent price hikes.
  5. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    My understanding is that the Brewers places will require you to use their shrink wrap people, which was a concern for me because I have a guy I know and trust, and wanted him to do it. As for contractors, I'm not sure I remember if it was that they are not permitted or they are permitted (with proof of insurance and such) but Brewers than applies a fee for each hour they work on site. I absolutely don't mind a contractor providing proof of insurance and such but attaching an addition fee is a bridge too far. Before anyone jumps on me if I made a mistake, this is the situation as best I recall. I was doing this all very quickly and juggling a few oher things so I may have missed something. The wet storage at Dickerson's includes a haul in the spring and they will let me do whatever I need to do, with the help of anyone I choose. Someone in RI proposed a law that would require marinas to allow outside contractors but it never got out of committee. As far as I know in RI it's legal for a marina to require you to use their people.
  6. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    It seems most places with great sailing are shallow. Well I guess we have to be able to set marks somehow! Greenwich Bay is pretty shallow as well, so I have practice.
  7. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    Yeah he told me I could paint it but he was questionable on sanding. But I have to do some keel repair.
  8. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    Vancouver was mentioned in posts 48 and 50, and there was just a little discussion about BC overall. But that's not an option for me.
  9. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    A friend of mine suggested that, but too late. The boat was already wrapped and the ice had formed. I wish I had known earlier, but at this point I don't see how I could move her. Greenwich Bay really is frozen...
  10. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    Vin I'll probably still be around in the spring, can I come crew for you once or twice? I'm still trying to learn how these big boats work ;-) And everyone is always drooling over Divided Sky!
  11. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    Are you hiring? I agree with most of your last paragraph. RI is dominated by Democrats and that has not served us well at all. We get very little for rather high taxes, schools are poor and corruption is rampant. I suppose there could be similar problems in states dominated by Republicans but having been here so long I wouldn't know. And yes, I have tried to get involved and make a difference. All that did was cause my head to bleed every time I banged it against the wall.
  12. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    Oh God she was a horror show! No personal experience but the stories I heard were amazing.
  13. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    I'm in or the revolution! This may shock the guys talking about Vancouver but I have enough firearms to arm the revolution! Okay, not really, but I have enough that Canada won't let me in, which means I have at least one. Not that they would anyhow, they (understandably) prefer that Canadian jobs go to Canadians. Anyhow, we might be better off trying to get Prudence to succeed. I don't see Newport buying in. If I were retired and had the means I might spend the summers in RI and the winters, along with my permanent residence, somewhere else. The fall here is nice especially for trail biking and there have been years when the sailing in early December was fantastic. To answer your question, I didn't haul. When the time came I called Dickerson's, as I have every year for the past eight years, and said "boats ready to haul." They would always do it, send me a bill and I would pay it. This year I heard "Um... Well we're out of space. You should have gotten your contract in." So here it is, early December. I hunted around for somewhere that (1) still had space and (2) could handle a boat with a 7ft 3 inch draft and found just one choice; A Brewers marina in Warwick Cove. They seemed competent so I made arrangements to bring her there but then found out that they won't let anyone else shrink wrap the boat and they won't let me do any work on the bottom in the Spring. The guys at Dickerson's promised me that she would be fine with in water storage and that they break up the ice. I considered getting one of those water movers but they insisted there was no need for it. I really hope they are right, I'm down there weekly walking around next to my hull inspecting it for problems. The upside is that I have power so I am running the battery charger. I have lost sleep over this but there is nothing I can do now. So far all seems okay. Knock knock.
  14. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    How much do they charge? And yup, it's frozen solid. And it's only mid January... And I am not going to miss that at all.