We visited a marina recently just to look around. All the marinas here have many boats for sale, and you can go look at them for fun. We passed by a dinghy convention - haha :) Or, continuing the metaphor, perhaps this is the nurses' station?
But the owners have failed to put bumpers along the side, and the tides and storms have bashed the hull against the dock, gashing the side. Even the port lights are gone, and the rain and storm water can wash inside the cabin.
Many boats in Oriental are for sale. Adam has wanted a sailboat for many years, really for our entire marriage. He knows that in this town, if he keeps his ears open, eventually he'll be able to get a boat for free. Moorage fees for a boat slip can be $125-$150/month or more, to keep your boat at a marina. If you have your own slip on your waterfront property, you paid for that privilege when you bought the house! A boat owner who no longer sails his boat, is pouring wasted money down the drain, in moorage fees. Adam is hoping to get a free boat by offering to take it off the owner's hands, and moving it to a cheaper location (for us). We'll see. He's hopeful. He needs a boat that is sailable, doesn't need significant repairs but only a good cleaning. I'll let you know if it happens.