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Old 09-01-2009
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Biloxi and Mobile Yards

HI all,

Would appreciate thoughts on acceptable yards in the Biloxi or Mobile area. They basic guidlines would be a Tayana 42 and Catalina 400. Total length 42 feet max. Displacement 38000 max. Beam 12'6. Mast Height about 62. draw: 6'2 or so max.

This would only be to outfit the boat. I strongly prefer to do most of my own rigging (as you can guess). We would need a crane to help step the masts and a lift. I would prefer the crane to be on site as this is generally cheaper, but not absolute. The closer to the gulf, the better as we would not be there long. Again, we need at least a 65 foot bridge clearance and 6'2 draft.

I was not sure how the Biloxi area was doing since the hurricanes. I have heard several conflicting reports. First hand knowledge would be great. Mobile may be another option we would consider.

Thanks guys for any help you could provide.

- CD
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