Slip fees Thanks for your input. Obviously I didn't understand the mortgage thoughts. You are right not many can afford 350,000 for a yacht. I really wouldn't call anything priced that high a boat. I am having trouble getting my mind wrapped around the price you pay for your slip. 35' x 200 is 7000.00 a year. 55' x 200 is 11,000.00 a year. I will be paying no more than 2000.00 a year for my 30' boat here. If I pull her out for the winter my slip fees go down considerably, I will be doing that as I have a trailer to put her on for the winter. Most of the slip renters here will dry dock for the winter. I think only 30 percent will stay in the water here. I knew things were higher in the north east but...man....., and maybe everything is all relative, salaries are more etc. Yes we have a lot of rules at our marinas also. Part of that is dealing with EPA reg.s, and other Federal reg.s, I really don't mind the rules the marinas set up to keep us safe. We do have several pages of rules that we must follow, but they still aren't as bad as some of the residential rules that some of my friends have to go by. Yes I have found some transient slips that seam to be very pricey, not after doing the math on the Boston slip rental. Who ever said 2 years ago there were waiting lists for slips is right. There is no waiting now, anyway for those of us in mid-America, but that can change in the future also. Even with the slips and the rules, there are advantages to living a more simplistic lifestyle, which living on a boat makes you live. Maybe its the boat vs the yacht situation, meaning size, of course boat size and yacht size are relative to areas also. My 30' boat is huge in my area whereas it would be small (really small) in the blue water areas such as yourselves. I really don't mean any harm, I am just amazed at the differences in the areas where we all live. Again thanks for your honest input,and conversation.