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post #6 of Old 08-21-2013
DougSabbag
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Re: Mobile and Looking for a Great Sailing Community

FORT LAUDERDALE!

Sailing 24 X 7 X 365....

Every marine vendor you can think of has an office there.

A great source of used sailboats!

Close to the Bahamas, Miami, the Keys, Cuba, South America, etc.

Terrible schools, so you will want to home school your children.

But, since "living aboard" only makes sense if you actually cruise a lot, you really should live where you can do that.

Get a slip off of Las Olas Blvd., i.e. one of the marinas along the Isle of Venice, or Hendrix Rd. Those are the man made fingers of land which are built off of the main boulevard of Las Olas, which is the center of Fort Lauderdale.

Century East is the most transient marina there, they will accept all newbies and you will meet the locals there. Eventually you will move on from there, but it is a good starting point.

PS on your way past Boston, from Maine, stop by and say hi!
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