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post #10 of Old 08-02-2008
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It's about 15 miles south of Chicago, but you might want to check out the Hammond Marina ( After spending some time looking a the surrounding options this is where I wound up. There is a good community here, though my wife and I are some of the few (new) full time liveaboards. They have nice facilities, a beach park and bird sanctuary next store and a helpful staff. You can winter here as well (they have a bubbling system). Downside is that the area is fairly industrial and not close to the city life if you're into that. The South Shore line train station ( is about a 12 minute drive and is a quick (~35 minute) ride to the city center (the loop). I'm writing from the laundry room here... and am pretty happy about it! The party scene is present on the weekends (good folks though, just wild enough to be fun) but weekdays are ours. Good luck!
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