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    Nashville Info

    Looks like there is a good chance both my kids will be living in Nashville. If so, we plan to move our 60MY to spend our summers there. Any residents that could shed some light on where to slip and any other details about keeping a Hat there permanently? Winter storage is of concern to me specifically. In Wisconsin itís expensive but easy, heated storage and Skyís lengthy storage checklist (battery switches off) is all there is to it. No worries other then finding a building that has a large enough door, 31í. What do yíall do down south?
    Dave & Trina
    Benedetto
    1989 60MY HATDK310
    Sturgeon Bay/Ft. Lauderdale

  2. Re: Nashville Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadey View Post
    Looks like there is a good chance both my kids will be living in Nashville. If so, we plan to move our 60MY to spend our summers there. Any residents that could shed some light on where to slip and any other details about keeping a Hat there permanently? Winter storage is of concern to me specifically. In Wisconsin itís expensive but easy, heated storage and Skyís lengthy storage checklist (battery switches off) is all there is to it. No worries other then finding a building that has a large enough door, 31í. What do yíall do down south?
    35 year boater in Nashville here. Nashville is a great town, my daughter still lives there.

    We kept our 55 Viking on Old Hickory Lake, above Nashville. There are several marinas in Hendersonville and Gallatin, as well in Mt. Juliet and Lakewood. All have floating covered docks. Cedar Creek Yacht Club is also an option. We chose the lake over the river since we mainly spent our time anchoring out. Below Nashville on the river is Rock Harbor Marina and Commodore Yacht Club also with floating covered docks. The river is subject to fluctuating levels and fast current, especially in the winter.

    Either way, you are on the Cumberland River which has a fair amount of barge traffic. Locking through on the Cumberland is easy, just be mindful that the barge traffic has priority. The lake is 25 miles upstream of downtown and Rock Harbor is 15 miles downstream.

    Boats stay in the water over the winter. We never winterized as we boated year round. Heaters kept us safe, but we needed to be alert for power outages. Ice storms are the main hazard. When that occured, we had to get aboard and run the genny to keep the heat on. Fortunately, really cold spells didnít last more than a few days.

    Itís not the Caribbean, but itís not a bad place to have a boat.
    Bill
    Miami, FL

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    Re: Nashville Info

    Thanks for the great info. Any idea of the typical height of the covered slips? We have a mast thatís welded and puts us around 25í with the sticks down.
    Dave & Trina
    Benedetto
    1989 60MY HATDK310
    Sturgeon Bay/Ft. Lauderdale

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    Angry Re: Nashville Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadey View Post
    Thanks for the great info. Any idea of the typical height of the covered slips? We have a mast that’s welded and puts us around 25’ with the sticks down.
    Typical is around low 20s for max air draft. Your girl can't be pulled after you pass Grand Rivers KY due to beam, everything mechanical below the WL will have to be addressed by a diver if possible. We currently have a early 90s ED under cover at my club, but she has a motorized arch. Without checking I think your going to end up uncovered. I would really need to know your lifestyle to give you your options. If you want to talk, feel free to PM me and I will give you my phone #. I can do some leg work for you if your serious.
    Last edited by Eddieclemons; 06-22-2022 at 11:47 PM.
    Eddie Clemons
    Nashville, TN
    Southern Pride
    1986 52C
    HATCS441K7882004
    Caterpillar 3406e's

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    Re: Nashville Info

    If you're serious, you need to hinge that arch. You know how much work it is to take it down and you'll be doing it again to get through Chicago. Hinging it gives you many more options.
    Sky Cheney
    1985 53EDMY, Hull #CN759, "Rebecca"
    ELYC on White Lake--Montague, MI

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    Re: Nashville Info

    Curious to know why so many marinas there have covered slips. Snow?

    Starting to look at buying some land in eastern TN and eventually build something. It would be fun to move the Hatt to one of the lakes between Chattanooga and Knoxville if we ever decide to retire

    I have to say dockage prices are a lot more affordable than they are here
    Pascal
    Miami, FL
    1970 53 MY #325 Cummins 6CTAs
    2014 26' gaff rigged sloop
    2007 Sandbarhopper 13
    12' Westphal Cat boat

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    Re: Nashville Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Pascal View Post
    Curious to know why so many marinas there have covered slips. Snow?

    Starting to look at buying some land in eastern TN and eventually build something. It would be fun to move the Hatt to one of the lakes between Chattanooga and Knoxville if we ever decide to retire

    I have to say dockage prices are a lot more affordable than they are here
    There goes the neighborhood.

    Snow is the enemy of covered slips. People want them for shade. Theyíre great for that, but birds and spiders make a mess.

    Brother Dave, we need to talk, and we will.
    Randy Register - Kingston, TN
    www.yachtrelocation.com
    www.Safes4Guns.com
    aka Freebird aka Sparky1
    1965 41DC #93

  8. Re: Nashville Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadey View Post
    Thanks for the great info. Any idea of the typical height of the covered slips? We have a mast thatís welded and puts us around 25í with the sticks down.
    Gallatin Marina, where I kept mine, had room. There was a large older Hatt there, bigger than my 55 Viking that fit. And, mine was a motoryacht model which was quite tall, well over 20í.

    Covered slips are for summer sun protection mainly, as FB said snow and ice are the killers. Nashville Yacht Brokers advertise this area, north of the hurricance zone, but south of heavy winter snows as ďthe covered corridor.Ē.
    Bill
    Miami, FL

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    Re: Nashville Info

    Thank you for all the great replies, even youís Randy. Iím not sure if this is going to happen or not but it looks like itís more of a possibility than not. I must say not hauling the boat every season is nice but not being able to is of great concern. I guess you just get used to it up north. Iíll be curious to see what if any year over year cost difference there is. Unfortunately as Freebird can attest, cutting and hinging my arch doesnít gain us much unless I lose the mast altogether. Even hinging the arch doesnít gain much and then thereís the two Bimini tops that are attached to the arch that become a giant you know what pain. The admiral does not want to be undercover, spiders and such. I tend to agree with her. We bought this style boat to be able to look out and enjoy the view and although covered is nice itís not our cup of tea. I would guess that since this boat left the indoor facility at Hatteras all the way until I purchased her she was outside except maybe a total of a years worth of days, most of it down south where the sun is much more intense so sheíll survive. Iíll be reaching out to other few of you in the near future and again thank you for the info!
    Dave & Trina
    Benedetto
    1989 60MY HATDK310
    Sturgeon Bay/Ft. Lauderdale

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    There are uncovered slips around if you look. Itís just that having a covered slip is considered the norm.
    Bill
    Miami, FL

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