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I am in the Seabrook Marina. My $.02 compared to other marinas in the area:

Good: 5 minute motor the Bay compared to 20-30 minutes for many other marinas
Good: Friendly staff and fairly active social scene
Good: Bathrooms are clean and always well heated/air-conditioned

Bad: Facilities and grounds not as nice as some other marinas (e.g. Waterford)
Bad: Wi-Fi only works about 1/2 the time (from what I hear it is flaky at all the marinas)
Bad: You only have a dock on one side of your boat (most Marians are that way, but a few you have docks on both sides so you can tie-between)
Bad: Really close to the bridge, so a lot of road noise.

The main thing that keeps me here is the proximity to the Bay. I would not want to motor 40 minutes round trip every time I wanted to sail. For me that is worth putting up with the road noise. If I sailed less often, I would prefer one of the quieter marinas further up the lake, such as Waterford.
Great input--

Since I am a powerboat guy the cruise to the bay doesn't sound too bad. I would be happy finding a floating slip (covered if possible but not a deal breaker) and a slip with a lift for my other boat.

I will give Seabrook a look-- I joined the facebook page they have.
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Spent last week in Houston and this is what I came up with:

I am going to end up at Sea Brook Marina. I liked the slips and the fact I do not have to sign a "lease" nice facilites and the price is right. Yard right on the premises- a big plus. Limit to 3 liveaboard per pier.

Blue Dolphin ranked LAST-- Dirty, Slips looked tired, no security whatsoever

Waterford seemed nice but $$$$ which is fine but I decided against the south side just because my daily commute will be north

Boardwalk--too busy, lots of Concrete and no grass...not to mention tons of traffic in and out of the boardwalk.




Thanks again for all the input.
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I am in the Seabrook Marina. My $.02 compared to other marinas in the area:

Good: 5 minute motor the Bay compared to 20-30 minutes for many other marinas
Good: Friendly staff and fairly active social scene
Good: Bathrooms are clean and always well heated/air-conditioned

Bad: Facilities and grounds not as nice as some other marinas (e.g. Waterford)
Bad: Wi-Fi only works about 1/2 the time (from what I hear it is flaky at all the marinas)
Bad: You only have a dock on one side of your boat (most Marians are that way, but a few you have docks on both sides so you can tie-between)
Bad: Really close to the bridge, so a lot of road noise.

The main thing that keeps me here is the proximity to the Bay. I would not want to motor 40 minutes round trip every time I wanted to sail. For me that is worth putting up with the road noise. If I sailed less often, I would prefer one of the quieter marinas further up the lake, such as Waterford.

Hey Raindog!

Nice meeting you the other day...small world, looks like we picked the right dock. I still need to find a home for my other boat--a lift--or rack storage.

See ya soon.
Randy
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