SLIP INQUIRY FORM (click here)

We appreciate your interest, and always welcome new guests each year. If you’ve berthed with us in the past, or simply stopped by for a visit, you may already know that Shaffer’s has a slight uniqueness to it. When compared to a typically larger marina, here are a couple of things to consider.

Shaffer’s provides a clean, safe, and secure location to dock your boat, while striving to be more of a “fishing functional” marina. The onsite store can provide all your bait and tackle needs, ice and a few snacks. The fish fillet area and private restroom are reserved for slip holders, while additional portable facilities are also available. Shaffer’s does not offer any shower facilities, as overnight stays are not recommended. The Marina is set in a rural environment, and noise levels should always be considered.  

Water Depth
Each slip location varies in actual water depth at mean low tide. Overall, Shaffer’s would fall into the 2ft or less category, suggesting outboard propulsion only, since they can be completely tilted, for shallow water operation.

Will my boat fit?
Length over All is often not considered by the boat owner, until they realize the boat doesn’t fit where they thought it would. For example, in today’s standard a 24ft hull (registered length) will have a 2ft bow pulpit, and an outboard that when completely tilted, extends an additional 3ft. Many new hulls have an integrated motor bracket/swim platform, adding an additional 2 to 3 ft. The said 24ft has suddenly become a 31ft boat, along side of an 18ft dock.

Today’s modern hulls have also taken advantage of space by increasing the average beam of a boat. A recently built 17’ can easily compare its beam to a 23’ built in the ‘70s or ‘80s.

We find that outboard powered boats of less than 23ft are well fitting boats, which can still operate all throughout the tidal range. When inquiring please provide as much vessel information as possible, insuring a good fit.

Shaffer’s has provided this information so you know exactly what your getting, and to help make your decision easier. A boat owner should have a level of comfort and confidence with their boat, and how they handle it. If you feel Shaffer’s is right for you and your boat please complete our slip inquiry, or contact us.

SLIP INQUIRY FORM (click here)

Allen Fee
Shaffer’s Marina Inc.

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