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Old 04-15-2018, 11:40 PM
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As fate would have it, I'll be spending most of my time in Annapolis for the next 18 - 24 months. Our primary residence will remain in upstate NY.

I'm going to have a lot of free time and I want to have a fishing boat docked near Annapolis. I'm looking at something like a Carolina Skiff 20 ft range. I would like to lease for a year if that was as option. I could buy and then sell but that's a hassle.

Has anyone rented their boat for side income?

Thanks for the input. I'm a lifelong fisherman who is new to the CB.
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:01 AM
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Check out Freedom Boat Club. Use the boat and walk away at the end of the day.
My friend belongs to a boat club in Florida and really likes it.
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:53 AM
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I’d say buy a nice boat and sell upstate NY. The Chesapeake will make you never want to go back to NY.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:06 AM
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One word...... “DONT”
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:38 AM
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Thanks guys. I like the convenience of a boat club but I like having a boat set up my way and I want to go whenever I want to go. I see there's a boat show and I may try that
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:07 AM
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As fate would have it, I'll be spending most of my time in Annapolis for the next 18 - 24 months. Our primary residence will remain in upstate NY.

I'm going to have a lot of free time and I want to have a fishing boat docked near Annapolis. I'm looking at something like a Carolina Skiff 20 ft range. I would like to lease for a year if that was as option. I could buy and then sell but that's a hassle.

Has anyone rented their boat for side income?

Thanks for the input. I'm a lifelong fisherman who is new to the CB.
Any chance you're stationed at the naval academy?

If so, they used to have a fleet of Boston Whalers.

Welcome to MD.....enjoying the bipolar weather yet?
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:18 PM
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My wife is in Annapolis for a 2 year corporate assignment. I'm leaning toward joining the Freedom Boat Club. Any feedback is appreciated. I have time during the week so it should work good for me.

Any tips on a good resource, book, etc to learn the Chesapeake waters?
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:59 AM
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My wife is in Annapolis for a 2 year corporate assignment. I'm leaning toward joining the Freedom Boat Club. Any feedback is appreciated. I have time during the week so it should work good for me.

Any tips on a good resource, book, etc to learn the Chesapeake waters?
Two of my favorites:

https://www.amazon.com/Rudows-Guide-.../dp/0870335685

and

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_2mg0hefnnb_b

There is also a ton of information on the web. I would recommend going with a good guide a couple of times just to learn a few of the techniques. The time of the year and what type of fishing you may want to do leads to a large variation in techniques from trolling to light tackle fishing.

Good luck
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Old 05-06-2018, 12:23 PM
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I've done a lot of research on the Internet. I'm going out of Annapolis next week and plan to troll by the bridge to Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:53 PM
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I will be out Friday but north of the bridge. VHF channel 68 or 72- Always monitor 16 too. Cal me when you’re out there, and we can team up.
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