Originally Posted by Jimbob
Scorpions owners are not all loaded, i saved up
. However it must be nice to ring up and have the boat in the water, my missus hates launching and would pay the extra just for peice of mind...me i dont mind, prefer to spend the money on beer
Jimbo I was being tongue in cheek. I too was a Scorpion owner and believe me was not at all loaded. Mind you that Richard B bloke I sold it too..........
Haven Quay, which IIRC has a considerable waiting list to get into, offers the full service drysailing experience and much like Scorpion themselves I believe have a more than adequate and suitably well healed customer base who are happy with their services. Alternative dryberthing arrangements in the Solent I would think are about the same level of price e.g. Hamble Point, Poole boat park etc. Drivers Wharf is cheaper but a little less salubrious (or at least it was last time I was there which is a year or so.) Calshot is cheap and a good slip but personally its too open and lacks security for me to want to keep a boat there.
The best storage solution is of course to get it for free. Its worth tapping up mates with farms/business units/big gardens etc. I was very fortunate that a ribbing aquaintance allowed me to keep my boat at the back of his factory unit for nowt. Other alternatives might be caravan or car storage places.