Florida or not? - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 08-16-2012
Capt.aaron's Avatar
KNOT KNOWN
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Capt.aaron is on a distinguished road
Re: Florida or not?

Jacksonville is colder than a well diggers @ss in the winter.
skelmir likes this.
__________________
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 08-16-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 666
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Frogwatch is on a distinguished road
Re: Florida or not?

That is some deep draft for the west coast of FL. You'll be somewhat limited if you bring her here.
Not to discourage you but Fl is not really that awesome except being able to sail all winter. However, you will NOT want to sail in summer (June -October 1).
The Keys.........after awhile, they all seem the same, shallow water too. I'd say that around Jacksonville on the St Johns River is your best option in FL.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 08-16-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 92
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 5
nolesailor is on a distinguished road
Re: Florida or not?

I'm an FL resident on the northern gulf coast...I think a draft of 5'10" is suitable for the FL west coast...there are some shallow areas but they can be avoided. The above poster is correct, July through September finds numerous thunderstorms - almost daily - with light winds from the south/southwest...at least up here in the Panhandle. However, I still manage to sail most every week during this time. As for the use tax...I would imagine that is pretty lax up here as well..although cannot say for certain.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 08-16-2012
remetau's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bradenton, FL
Posts: 780
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 6
remetau is on a distinguished road
Re: Florida or not?

We have a 6' draft and live and sail the west coast. You are fine from Tarpon Springs on down.
__________________
Don & Diana
sv Re Metau an HC33t

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 08-16-2012
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 433
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ParadiseParrot is on a distinguished road
Re: Florida or not?

He paid his tax already. Not an issue
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 08-16-2012
Capt.aaron's Avatar
KNOT KNOWN
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Capt.aaron is on a distinguished road
Re: Florida or not?

Key West is the most sailboat freindly place in Fla. by a long shot. the weather all year, the infrastructure, anchorages, moorings, facility's, it's true the key's all seem the same after a while....the same awesome place to be. Every time I go anywhere else, I'm reminded of how much better life is in the Key's.
__________________
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"

Last edited by Capt.aaron; 08-16-2012 at 07:44 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 08-16-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,850
Thanks: 4
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Tempest is on a distinguished road
Re: Florida or not?

From a different perspective....just some food for thought.

The time to leave from Boston to get to Florida is fast approaching..and you could miss some good fall sailing at home.

If you want to get out of Winter and still sail...Take the money that you'd use to hire a skipper and all the added expense of use fees, slip fees, added insurance etc...
And Charter a sailboat in the BVI this winter.

Keep your new baby at home under your watchfull eye..and break out the charts for Maine...
Just saying...you've got some of the best cruising grounds on the entire eastern seaboard right in your backyard....I'd enjoy the fall at home...take a Winter trip to warm weather...and cruise up to maine..when it thaws out up north.... my 2 cents for what it's worth...

In any case..congrats on your new purchase!
__________________
Tempest
Sabre 34
Morgan, NJ
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #18  
Old 08-16-2012
PBzeer's Avatar
Wandering Aimlessly
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 19,807
Thanks: 0
Thanked 78 Times in 75 Posts
Rep Power: 14
PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about
Re: Florida or not?

I'll second that suggestion Tempest.
__________________
John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Website & Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #19  
Old 08-16-2012
Capt.aaron's Avatar
KNOT KNOWN
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 1
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Capt.aaron is on a distinguished road
Re: Florida or not?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempest View Post
From a different perspective....just some food for thought.

The time to leave from Boston to get to Florida is fast approaching..and you could miss some good fall sailing at home.

If you want to get out of Winter and still sail...Take the money that you'd use to hire a skipper and all the added expense of use fees, slip fees, added insurance etc...
And Charter a sailboat in the BVI this winter.

Keep your new baby at home under your watchfull eye..and break out the charts for Maine...
Just saying...you've got some of the best cruising grounds on the entire eastern seaboard right in your backyard....I'd enjoy the fall at home...take a Winter trip to warm weather...and cruise up to maine..when it thaws out up north.... my 2 cents for what it's worth...

In any case..congrats on your new purchase!
That makes sense.
__________________
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #20  
Old 08-16-2012
smurphny's Avatar
Over Hill Sailing Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
Posts: 2,683
Thanks: 48
Thanked 56 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 6
smurphny is on a distinguished road
Re: Florida or not?

Then again, if sailing is the objective, sailing back and forth to FL/Bahamas will get you plenty of that. Isn't it snowing in Maine yet? Here in the Adirondacks we only have two seasons: The 4th of July and winter.
skelmir likes this.
__________________
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New York To Florida, Restock, FLorida to bahamas OceanSailor4 General Discussion (sailing related) 4 07-01-2010 05:51 PM
New York To Florida, Restock, FLorida to bahamas OceanSailor4 General Discussion (sailing related) 1 07-01-2010 05:24 PM
Voted #1 Florida Press 2004 FIRST PLACE Best Web Site Florida Keys Keynoter (Keynoter.com) NewsReader News Feeds 0 01-13-2007 01:15 AM
Voted #1 Florida Press 2004 and 2005 Best Web Site Florida Keys Keynoter (Keynoter.com) NewsReader News Feeds 0 11-04-2006 01:16 AM
Voted #1 Florida Press 2004 FIRST PLACE Best Web Site Florida Keys Keynoter (Keynoter.com) NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-05-2006 07:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:06 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.