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BAHAMAS TO VI IN APRIL - S.FL MARINA INFO

Having the boat trucked from Maine to Miami in late April for a non-frenetic Thorny Path run to St. Thomas. I need to find a marina with a crane (to step my mast) and a ramp where I can launch a 5'' draft from a hydraulic trailer. I''m finding most places want to do your bottom painting for you for WAY too much money, and won''t allow ANY work on your boat that they don''t get to bill you for. No yard monkeys touch my boat. F**K that. I told the new "Hinckley" yard in Stuart to go F**K themselves when they told me I couldn''t even replace my own headstay or rebed my hardware sitting at the dock. At least in Maine they''d let people do their own work. Too bad Bob Hinckley sold out to the corporate monsters. I miss the normal boat builders as opposed to these elitist animals. Nobody does my boatwork but me and my sons, including engine. You pay so much for so little.
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