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Short-term moorings/slips upper Buzzards Bay

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I'm not sure if this type of thing exists, but I'm looking for a relatively short-term off-peak mooring or slip in the Wareham area, or really anywhere in Upper Buzzards Bay. 

 

I would be looking for May 1st - June 1st and then September 15th - November.

 

I'm moored in Plymouth Bay and I feel like I miss out on some really great fishing in May and during the Fall Run in Buzzards Bay because I don't want to make the long run through the canal or pull the boat. I do pull the boat and fish for albies in the Fall down there but I don't have the truck to pull my 26' anymore. Would be much easier to get on the fish if I was moored down there.  

 

Thinking I could find something with a mooring that only uses it during the summer months? Not sure if this is allowed but thought I'd ask advice!

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You might want to look at where Mackos was along the edge of the railroad tracks was once housed. It has a ramp and floats . You would be committed to the tides and when you could get under the bridge itself. Then again you could look at the Ramp and floats right next to the Railroad station in Buzzards Bay. Monument beach has perhaps a place you could use . Call up the natural resource department , across the street from Red Top at the town hall . You might need to get on a list ? 

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Both Continental marina and taylor point have transient slips available.   They are both right at the Bourne/Wareham line close to the old Mako's mentioned above.  The sea food restaurant (forget the name) across from the old Mako's might have some as well. Transient slip likely too expensive for the length of time your thinking, but a weekend might be more reasonable.  Frank at Continental is likely the cheaper and more flexible. 

 

Depending on your boat high tide might be an issue as both you need to go under 1 or 2 bridges.   I get thru at high tide with a center console, but with no t-top. 

 

good luck

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3 hours ago, mckeeper said:

Both Continental marina and taylor point have transient slips available.   They are both right at the Bourne/Wareham line close to the old Mako's mentioned above.  The sea food restaurant (forget the name) across from the old Mako's might have some as well. Transient slip likely too expensive for the length of time your thinking, but a weekend might be more reasonable.  Frank at Continental is likely the cheaper and more flexible. 

 

Depending on your boat high tide might be an issue as both you need to go under 1 or 2 bridges.   I get thru at high tide with a center console, but with no t-top. 

 

good luck

Good idea, I'll check these out. I have a t top so I'll need to keep an eye on tides

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On 2/5/2019 at 3:52 PM, pogie_boy said:

I remember seeing this sort of info on a boating site somewhere. 

 

You might want to check out: ma.usharbors.com/explore 

Cool, I'll check that out thanks. 

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Mooring's are becoming a big deal in MA environmental politics..........The feds want to see less of them and are putting the pressure on the state and towns to regulate them in a stricter manner.......Good luck trying to find one without spending some bucks..........

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16 hours ago, robc22 said:

Mooring's are becoming a big deal in MA environmental politics..........The feds want to see less of them and are putting the pressure on the state and towns to regulate them in a stricter manner.......Good luck trying to find one without spending some bucks..........

Why would that be?   I can't see how a mooring causes any detriment seeing as how they're usually in marginally navigable waters up in harbors anyhow.  OR is it that they want fewer boats in the harbors?  Do they prefer docks and slips to moorings?   Or is this just a rich seaside landowner deal

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3 hours ago, pogie_boy said:

Why would that be?   I can't see how a mooring causes any detriment seeing as how they're usually in marginally navigable waters up in harbors anyhow.  OR is it that they want fewer boats in the harbors?  Do they prefer docks and slips to moorings?   Or is this just a rich seaside landowner deal

Oh....Moorings have a great deal to do with the clean water act. An area can be closed to shellfishing due to the number of moorings it has......even if the water tests well.

What really happens on a mooring? People treat it as a crappy home away from home......They party, dump human waste over the side as well as trash. There's always a boat or 2 that constantly pumps oily/nasty bilge water into the bay and the parking areas all the people use to get to their boats.......The stormwater runoff from these parking areas can and does close shellfish beds and even swimming beaches at times......I can go on and on.........I don't agree with a lot of this crap but it's what I deal with all the time.........

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The new Maco's shop on 28 in Wareham rents out parking spots for boats on trailers.  Right around the corner from Taylor Point lauching area and you can go to gas stations instead of fuel docks.  Might be an option...……...

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1 hour ago, b-ware said:

The new Maco's shop on 28 in Wareham rents out parking spots for boats on trailers.  Right around the corner from Taylor Point lauching area and you can go to gas stations instead of fuel docks.  Might be an option...……...

This is true, a great point. 

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Most marinas have slips they will sublease offseason on a short term basis. That said I think the marina in Onset has a valet rack service which might be a little less expensive.

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17 hours ago, robc22 said:

Oh....Moorings have a great deal to do with the clean water act. An area can be closed to shellfishing due to the number of moorings it has......even if the water tests well.

What really happens on a mooring? People treat it as a crappy home away from home......They party, dump human waste over the side as well as trash. There's always a boat or 2 that constantly pumps oily/nasty bilge water into the bay and the parking areas all the people use to get to their boats.......The stormwater runoff from these parking areas can and does close shellfish beds and even swimming beaches at times......I can go on and on.........I don't agree with a lot of this crap but it's what I deal with all the time.........

 

So like most things, it's not the moorings themselves, it's the people and their poop effing things up for everyone.

 

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2 mins ago, pogie_boy said:

 

So like most things, it's not the moorings themselves, it's the people and their poop effing things up for everyone.

 

You got it bud........Easiest solution for the various governments and green groups is just to do away with the mooring fields..........Never happen but thats the train of thought of many agencies....... 

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16 mins ago, robc22 said:

You got it bud........Easiest solution for the various governments and green groups is just to do away with the mooring fields..........Never happen but thats the train of thought of many agencies....... 

Which as with many other things, a little policing and some fines (ie enforce rules and regulations) and the problem would be solved, but that's too hard.

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