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Old 10-19-2011, 10:50 AM
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In the near future I may be looking into purchasing a boat and since it will be my first boat it will be around 16-21'. Does anyone know of any decent boat slips I can rent since I do not have a vehicle (besides friends) that would be able to tow.

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Old 10-20-2011, 08:41 AM
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Harbor Landing condos, some owners rent out their slips for $100/mo. That's about as cheap as you'll find anywhere.

Mary Walker's in Gautier had slips available a couple of seasons ago, not sure if any avail now.

Slips are scarce in the Ocean Springs / Biloxi area.
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My two cents:

If you have to have the bottom painted that's gonna cost some money (I'd guess around a grand?). Barrier coat(s) bottom paint etc. And down the road a lot of people shy away from buying a boat that size with bottom paint, affecting your resale value.

Even at $100/month that will add up.

A boat that size could be easily towed with a small/mid sized truck/suv (I would get a truck if you're gonna be fishing).

So, if it was me, I'd be looking at picking up a beater truck or similar to tow it with.

Especially if you could keep it at your house. So much nicer to be able to flush engines, clean hull, rinse off stuff, work on it etc.

I know that's not what you asked, but I would think about it before making a decision.

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i own a harbor landing condo and would be willing to rent you a slip. there is water and power available for each slip. PM me if you are interested.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:22 AM
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I have to agree that with a boat that small it makes more sense to tow it rather than leave it in the water, rain and sun.

I tow my Mako 284 Express (around 10,000 pounds) 2 hour drive home to store in a shed every trip and I have a slip.
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My two cents:

If you have to have the bottom painted that's gonna cost some money (I'd guess around a grand?). Barrier coat(s) bottom paint etc. And down the road a lot of people shy away from buying a boat that size with bottom paint, affecting your resale value.

Even at $100/month that will add up.

A boat that size could be easily towed with a small/mid sized truck/suv (I would get a truck if you're gonna be fishing).

So, if it was me, I'd be looking at picking up a beater truck or similar to tow it with.

Especially if you could keep it at your house. So much nicer to be able to flush engines, clean hull, rinse off stuff, work on it etc.

I know that's not what you asked, but I would think about it before making a decision.

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Thats exactly what I been trying to tell the girlfriend and she wanted me to explore the boat slip route. Thanks for helping me
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I agree, it would be best to tow that one. Bottom paint isn't cheap and there are no dry docks (lifts) in the Biloxi/Ocean Springs area at all. The only way I would keep mine in a slip would be if it had a lift and I had a home on the water. Get yourself a cheap pickup and tow that baby home.
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I have a slip in Harbor Landing on the Highway outside the gate. $100 per month includes utilities and water.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:42 AM
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For anyone in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area that has access to Keesler AFB:
Dry storage for boats and RVs is very cheap on base. I use a locked storage lot for my 20' Proline for $20 monthly.
Wet slips at the marina are only $5 per night or $75 monthly for my 20'.
Marina is really nice and ramps are never busy.
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Ocean Springs does have a boat yard where you can dry store your vessel. 8$ a foot. Every time you use it they pick it up when you come back and wash it. Included in the 8$ a foot price.
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Hi. Do you know of any boat slips available at the harbour landing condos. I checked out one add on Craig's list but it turned out to be a scam. My boat is 25 foot. Sail boat. Thanks for your help
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Hi. Do you know of any boat slips available at the harbour landing condos. I checked out one add on Craig's list but it turned out to be a scam. My boat is 25 foot. Sail boat. Thanks for your help
I sold my place over there. I'd go by the office at Harbor Landing and ask about slips. They are not real good about returning phone calls over there.
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