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Relocating to the Houston Texas area, and will be looking for a live aboard Marina that is close to the IAH Intl' Airport. I like the Kemah area but am worried the commute would kill me, it seems like a 30-45 minute drive but I a hearing a 2:00 drive to the Airport????

Any help on a nice Marina that would be close to IAH?

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30 - 40 min drive?

Sorry, no suggestions. Bush is quite aways inland / lots of traffic.

Maybe someone else has a thought.

Where are you planning on sailing? Bay / Gulf?


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Relocating to the Houston Texas area, and will be looking for a live aboard Marina that is close to the IAH Intl' Airport. I like the Kemah area but am worried the commute would kill me, it seems like a 30-45 minute drive but I a hearing a 2:00 drive to the Airport????

Any help on a nice Marina that would be close to IAH?

Many thanks!
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What time will your commute be? I drive from Kemah to Austin every Monday morning. I can drive all the way across Houston at 70 mph, but I start at 6 and am clear of Houston by 7. If I tried leaving at 7:30, I bet it would take considerably longer.
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What time will your commute be? I drive from Kemah to Austin every Monday morning. I can drive all the way across Houston at 70 mph, but I start at 6 and am clear of Houston by 7. If I tried leaving at 7:30, I bet it would take considerably longer.

I can be pretty flexiable with my commute times. I can leave around 0700 or wait until 0900.

Is there any other Marina options closer to IAH. I dont mind a 30-45 minute drive one way.
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Suggest you look at a map - there ain't no marinas near IAH. It is +40 miles inland.
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You might find something up around the North end of the Bay, though I don't recall much there, which would put you near I-10. You're pretty much stuck with Kemah/Seabrook. Too bad you aren't going to Hobby instead.
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Suggest you look at a map - there ain't no marinas near IAH. It is +40 miles inland.
That is :15 seconds of my life I will never get back!


I fully understand that there are no Marina's RIGHT at the IAH airport.
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You might find something up around the North end of the Bay, though I don't recall much there, which would put you near I-10. You're pretty much stuck with Kemah/Seabrook. Too bad you aren't going to Hobby instead.
I will have some duites to tend to near Hobby. My main office will be at IAH though...I really want to live on my boat in Texas. I will take a road trip and check out anything closer up on the North Side of the Bay.


Thanks to all who have responded....
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There was a marina in Baytown, just by 146 bridge, if it is still there, after Ike.
It is shorter drive to IAH bypassing the city. Marina didn't look as good as ones on Clear Lake.
Lots of shallow water. Rates were cheap. They were fine with live-aboard when I checked with them three years ago...
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There was a marina in Baytown, just by 146 bridge, if it is still there, after Ike.
It is shorter drive to IAH bypassing the city. Marina didn't look as good as ones on Clear Lake.
Lots of shallow water. Rates were cheap. They were fine with live-aboard when I checked with them three years ago...
I'll check them out...and for the lurkers out there I will post back what I find.

I only draft 4' or so....
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