My wife and I sail out of Mandeville. We bought our Catalina 30 in Slidell. Hired a captain to bring it to Mandeville. Listen to nolatom and steer clear of Goose Point. The captain we hired came to close and the wind pushed us on to the shallows. No damage was done to our boat. This could have been avoided if he had paid attention to our gps or our charts. Get a hand held gps.
Take a look at slips in Mandeville rather than Madisonville. We live north of Baton Rouge and it is only a few minutes further to Mandeville than Madisonville. (no bridge to go under)
Look forward to seeing you on the lake.