Could you define a general geographic area of interest, or how far you'd consider driving?Looking into new hobbies within budget. Any lowest to highest priced marinas and what they charge? Minimal service, just a slip. Tall Timbers Marina looks like a basic, no frills type of place.
Combs creek is a bit deeper than that through the mouth, closer to 8 feet most days. I’m pretty sure coltons point is too, although I don’t go in there nearly as often.As Gilligan alludes to, your draft may be a concern. If you just want a slip, with no haulout, maintenance, electric, etc., Cherry Cove Marina may work for you. If you think Tall Timbers is no frills, Cherry Cove will show you what that really means. Don't expect to sail out of the cove into Breton Bay; the entrance is too tight and the winds usually won't allow anyway. Draft through the entrance is generally 5 feet, though.
They are..but generally anything over about 24' will more often have a fixed keel. It's a real "buyers market" for used sailboats in the 26-36' range too...in fact, I've been offered a number of them for the cost of putting them back overboard. Tall Timbers has always had several freebies and so has Dennis Point. Cather too, for that matter.Are retractable keel sailboats a thing around here ?
My understanding is owning a boat is not a budget friendly hobby.Looking into new hobbies within budget. Any lowest to highest priced marinas and what they charge? Minimal service, just a slip. Tall Timbers Marina looks like a basic, no frills type of place.