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Old 12-29-2016, 04:22 PM
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Anyone know an owner that is willing to rent one for a few days? I've always thought it would be cool to tie up to one for a night or two. We can sleep in the cabin of our boat, but i figured the float shack would be a cool experience.

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What are they??
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I know a few guys with them, the two biggest one's out there. As you may or may not know you can't put new one's out there so they are very exclusive. The guys I know wouldn't rent them A. because they don't need the money and B. They don't want anything to happen out there that might jeopardize them having their shack.

I understand you wanted to do an overnight there, it's a really cool area to overnight.
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Originally Posted by riprunner View Post
I know a few guys with them, the two biggest one's out there. As you may or may not know you can't put new one's out there so they are very exclusive. The guys I know wouldn't rent them A. because they don't need the money and B. They don't want anything to happen out there that might jeopardize them having their shack.

I understand you wanted to do an overnight there, it's a really cool area to overnight.
Understood. I kinda figured that was the case. I've been looking on vrbo for 2yrs and called a real estate agent also.
Figured this was worth a shot so well see....

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http://www.landvest.com/blog/2013/07...t-home-afloat/
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Wow, interesting. I've been summering on the Cape (Buzzard's Bay) since 1981. Never saw those before. Are they exclusive to Woods Hole?
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I guess towns probably have different rules? Not sure really. There's a couple houseboats moored in Westport that the people use as cottages but they're actual boats.
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Couple in Gloucester in the Annisquam too: https://newengland.com/today/travel/...in-gloucester/
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Do these ever come up for sale? Wondering if there’s a way to acquire one.
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Originally Posted by riprunner View Post
I know a few guys with them, the two biggest one's out there. As you may or may not know you can't put new one's out there so they are very exclusive. The guys I know wouldn't rent them A. because they don't need the money and B. They don't want anything to happen out there that might jeopardize them having their shack.

I understand you wanted to do an overnight there, it's a really cool area to overnight.
I know of one guy who has one.... and option A definitely applies. B probably also applies as well.

Hadley's is a better option for overnighting.

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They are definitely awesome,
had a bachelor party on one many years back,
it was fun....I think?
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They are most awesome because you can literally catch bonito and albies and stripers right from your hammock, crack a beer, then take a nap until they circle back around.
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They are most awesome because you can literally catch bonito and albies and stripers right from your hammock, crack a beer, then take a nap until they circle back around.
that sounds amazing, would much rather do that!
luckily I’m “old” now so hopefully no more bachelor parties
Never was really my thing.
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Talked to the broker walking the docks one day....next to Plum Island Roasters.

https://www.houseboatsatnewburyport.com/
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How do they have running water and handle sewage....same as a boat does?
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I'd be surprised if they could sell them in a way that allows the buyer to keep the mooring.
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I bet you're right, and the places wouldn't have much value without a mooring, I don't think they do it for an investment.
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I’ve seen one for sale, twice, but neither add mentions a place to moor it.
im guessing this would be the catch to buying one.
Id love to own one, as I’m sure most of us would, but imagine what protected waterways would look like if you could simply buy or build and plant one.
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The idea of an island or houseboat sounds so great until you realize the practicality of it. I need 2 #8 stainless screws get in the boat to the car then drive to the hardware store, need milk, out of beer, etc etc. You would spend more time playing boats and automobile than anything.

Would I love to rent for a 3 day weekend absolutely would I make one my summer home where I lived there 3 months no thanks.
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I imagine the ones you see are “grandfathered” in by the original mooring holder
from the 70’s and 80’s so they stay in the family as long as that person is still alive
and renews mooring every year.
once that mooring changes person house boat is gone.
I can remember 20+ years ago there were many more of them out there,
now only a few.

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