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Rob, I''m not an expert for that area but I''d start with Dinner Key Marina and inquire about trailer/car storage, launching and what arrangements might exist for transport to the boat show from the marina. There''s also a small marina on Key Biscayne which might be able to accommodate both your boat and vehicle needs. A Waterway Guide for Florida would come in handy as you start needing phone #s, etc. There are bountiful launch areas all around the lower Miami/Key Biscayne area, including a state park on the KB, but I would place security of things at the top of my list of concerns when I made my plans.
Re: the dink search, you may be thinking about Sailorman, a consignment shop that sells all kinds of used/new stuff (''junk to jewels'' should be their motto...) and it is located in the same general area as many of the retail vendors. They''re on the web, I believe. OTOH don''t overlook prowling around the marinas in that area to see if someone would like to sell their ''back-up'' dink. Your trip sounds short enough - and in a developed enough island - that your dink needs should be modest.