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post #11 of 13 Old 06-22-2012
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Forget Government cut, it is currently too shallow even for you, East pass is currently the only way in to St George's Bay.

Cedar Key has a reputation for being sailboat unfriendly, and a recent unplanned visit confirmed this, aside from a few local sailors. They reported sailboats left at anchor unattended had been boarded, their chain cut loose, putting them on the shore. There is not a single non-private dock deep enough to tie a sailboat to. The dock at the City Marina specifically prohibits tying up dinghies, and is to be used only to stage boat launching.

These "fishing villages" look down at sailors. I usually ask them how their great grandfathers went out to fish, and am met with a dumbfounded stare.

It's too bad that these places along the Big Bend don't make themselves available to sailboats, but they don't. Go offshore to East Pass, or directly to Port St. Joe, where the City Marina welcomes cruisers both power and sail alike.
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Hi Stumble,

Thanks for the note. We are planning to ease down the Tenn-Tom in fall as soon as the hurricanes ease up and hope to be in Mobile Bay between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We are doing a major refit on the Islander that has been neglected for over 8 yeas. Doing it on a SS budget takes time and I am in a State Park Marina. We are hoping to be underway in the next 2 months.

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Am presently at CQuarters Marina in Carrabelle,very friendly & grocery very close.marc
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