Re: NW FL Liveaboard
That is great that you have purchased the boat, and you are going to put her back in shape. What engine does she have? Also I know there are several marinas in the area you are talking about, what would you like to be closed to as far as which towns and so forth? Is there anything in specific you need to have available in the marina? If you answer those questions you may get a little bit better help. You might also take a look at the Active Captain website, it has info on marinas in an easy to access map format.
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