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Looking to head to Florida...

Hello folks,

Ive been living up here in NJ for the last several years and am tired of winter and well today I got laid off. My boss is trying to see if he can get me transfered to our location in tampa. I thought I was paying alot in NJ... seems like its expensive down there lol. The $150 a month liveaboard charge is steep lol. If I cant get the transfer then I need an area where I could potentially find a job. I do tech support so most cities would be ideal as long as I can get a reasonable distance away Im happy. I have friends in Clearwater, so Im kinda wanting to stay near there if possible.

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Were you going to live aboard your boat? If so, then setting up in regatta Point Marina might be a good choice... it's on the gulf coast side. Regatta Pointe Marina

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If you get the job in Tampa, take a trip south to walk the docks. Some live aboard marinas are much nicer than others. Find one you like and have everything set up before you cruise south.
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Get ready to pull out the Credit Card for slippage...

Ours is just under $10k/year, cash up front, one year contract. Many even have a waiting period. Check out your insurance rates too as I suspect they will double and most of the marinas down here require insurance at 300k or they do not let you in.

It is NOT cheap to live on a boat down here, but it is nice.

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