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Crazy,
My wife's family is from the area and we are down there a couple of times a year. One of the marinas I have had my eye on is across the river at Ortega Landing.
I have no idea what kind of boat you have (other than it draws 5'10") or what you budget for slip fees, but Ortega Landing is a very nice marina. We visited there last year and really liked it. It is a bit pricey compared to others in the area but very nice. If I remember correct, there is one lift bridge on the Ortega River before you hit the St. John’s, which is opened on demand. Also. If you are 5 minutes from Jullington than it would mean more drive time for you. I have no first hand knowledge of the area, other than to say we enjoyed our visit and if we were ever to relocate, Ortega Landing would be something we would peruse.
The Marina at Ortega Landing, Jacksonville Marina for sale or lease
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Not saying it is not doable by any means, I am sure you can pull it off, maybe with a bit of trial and error learning the sandbar. There are plenty of deep places to sail in the river, and there is a deep channel to boot to the marina. but you are limitted by needing 7 foot of water at low tide. If your already locked with the purchase, then by all means bring it, the sunsets are awesome at the marina.
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Stay away from the sailors down in Green Cove Springs. I took my boat down there last January, and all sorts of insanity ensued. Imagine and Cap'n Dave taught my eighty-year-old to gamble, they taught my wife how to belly dance, they taught my grandmother how to use a beer bong, they taught dear old grandpa how to roll a joint -- all sorts of crazy stuff. Stay away! That's all I have to say!
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WELL,

Grandma was a real trooper, and party animal that's for sure. I think capn dave was eyeing grandpa as a cabin boy. ..........i2f
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LOL!!!
Poor Grandpa.

Hey Hog, I've been meaning to get a hold of you.
How goes the refit?
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I tried to get down there the weekend before last, but got waylaid up in HHI with home repairs. I'll be heading to GCS in a couple of weeks. Hopefully the weather will be clearing up. It's been AWFUL down here....

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Smile When the cat's away the rats wanna play Eh

(the EH part is me talking Canadian.) Hog, I'll betcha granny didn't show you her tribal tattoo, did she.
Imagine and I are now wearing tinfoil hats. We know the goverment is using mind control. We have one ready for you when you get here.

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Granny's got a new tattoo and she's pregnant, the kids are in vegas blowing throught the 401k, wife's belly dancing for some sultan, and grandad is huffing on a bong with some college kids... WARNING: DO NOT MESS WITH THE SAILORS OF GREEN COVE SPRINGS!
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Now you've got me thinking about leaving St. Augustine to go live in Green Cove !
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Crazyleaf, Your draft will be fine for the St. Johns River, but not for Julington Creek. Currents are mild in the wide area of the river south of Jax. You might want to check out the $11/ft rate at Fleming Island Marina,- slips available, floating docks, out on the river, good amenities and about four miles south of NAS Jax. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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