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Sounds like a good plan. Good luck with your search! If you have questions, you know how to find us.

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To each his or her own and "YMMV" (your sea miles may vary), but I would think that rigging and un-rigging a cruising-size boat before every sailing episode would get very old quite quickly.

Commercial marinas can be pricey, but are there any alternatives in your area, such as sailing or yacht clubs with mast-up storage lots or cheap moorings?
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By the way, Florida isn't that wide; boats can be trailored across at a reasonable fee. Or, if you are inclined to go by water, there is a canal that goes from Fort Myers to Okeechobee, and one from there to Stewart. Not the fastest trip, but it would probably be neat! I didn't check bridge clearances, but if you have a deck-stepped mast...

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By the way, Florida isn't that wide; boats can be trailored across at a reasonable fee. Or, if you are inclined to go by water, there is a canal that goes from Fort Myers to Okeechobee, and one from there to Stewart. Not the fastest trip, but it would probably be neat! I didn't check bridge clearances, but if you have a deck-stepped mast...
That trip Fort Myers to Okeechobee may be a blast to do once. I did not know about it, GREAT INFO here
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Another point to consider is if you intend on using the ICW, or Okeechobee Canal you don't really want a deep draft version of any boat. Cat 30 & 27 come in various configurations, as do most production boats in this size range.
Tall mast, deep keel versions tend to be better sailors but not if they are dragging their keel across the bottom.
Okeechobee Canal will take you through some real FL back country.

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Re: Monohull What to do

IT sound like this trip is way beyond my skill / knowledge.
We are still researching what boat to get. We will most likely get fast boat.
Spend some time on Saint Johns river. Develop our skills learn boat well before any Adventure trips
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