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Re: Marathon vs Stock Island/Key West

Update on the Mooring field in Key West at the west side of Flemming Island.
First the channel that goes around Flemming Island is charter wrong. Chart shows 7.5' and the reality is greater than 12' around most of the island and 10' when in the mooring field itself.
Second, There is NO pendants on any kind on the mooring balls. None, Zip. We had to launch the dinghy to put our own pendant/docklines on the mooring ball. With just two people and 20 knots of wind this was difficult to say the least.
The Key West City marina was clueless on all this. Go figure. Talked to the harbor master and the two ladies that work the office. CLUELESS. Me and 3 other folks called them on the radio and cell phones. Had no idea other than to collect your money on what is out there nor the depth of Flemming channel.
Third, - Good news is the bathrooms, laundry room and dinghy dock is done. Not the greatest I have seen but very doable.
With the wind blow hard it is a long wet dinghy over to the dinghy dock.
They do have a pump out boat that comes out when the weather is real nice. If there is a small craft advisories out, the city won't let them come out into the bay.
Grocery stores, West Marine and downtown are walkable from the dinghy dock or can take the local bus that picks up one small block for a $1 to $2 each.

Melissa Renee
Catalina 445, Hull #90

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