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My 2 Cents:
Tampa Rocks!

Tampa hasn't scored a direct hurricane hit in 50+years; check the NOAA hurricane history.

There are a dozen or so liveaboard marinas in the Tampa bay area... Tierra Verde, Blind Pass, St. Pete Municipal to name a few. Dockage rates run $13-$15 per foot per month. Check out (marinapal.com) for listings.

Another good source of info is Southwinds magazine (southwindssailing.com) which is totally free to download.

...and then there are the Guavaweeen and Gasparilla festivals... ARRGH Matey!
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Snookcatcher, Take note of Slooptattoo's advice regarding the Fort Lauderdale area. There are plenty of places among the canals that have slips available. My wife and I have been live-aboards in Florida since 1972, mostly in the NE Florida area and at about 10 different marinas. We noticed that, starting in the mid-1980's, fewer marinas claimed to allow live-aboards even though they were present. We've been welcome at marinas as "people who spend much time on their boats" as long as we did not use the marina as our mailing address. I would reccomend using a mail service (we use St. Brendan's Isle) and inquiring about a slip as a seasonal cruiser. We've spent as many as 40 consecutive "seasons" at one marina.-'take care and joy,-crew of Aythya

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Live Aboard Opportunity Wanted

I have always wanted to live aboard a sail boat or a houseboat and I am looking to try this out before I go off and purchase a boat.

I would be willing to pay the slip fee and insurance in exchange for living aboard your boat during the off season. I would like to be located in South Florida (either coast) and a November - March time frame would work out pretty well. I would be willing to pay all fees up front and I would not be taking your boat out of the slip.

I have no idea if this is feasible, but I thought I would see if there is anyone out there with a boat just sitting unused.

I am 47, clean, and professional.


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Florida liveaboards

Here are a few ideas for liveaboard slips in Florida. In the Tampa Bay area I would suggest the Bradenton / Palmetto area. Regatta Point Marina is a good choice. There are several liveaboard slips in the St. Pete area try a marina in Gulf Port (Sorry, I don't remember the name). They have a website and as far as I know they are the only one that allows liveaboards in Gulf Port. Their rates are the best I've seen so far (appx. $10.00 per foot - can park right in front of your slip).
Key West is a tougher nut to crack. The city has put a liveaboard mooring field in a safe harbor (appx. $300.00 per month). It includes a pump out service that comes to your mooring. It also includes a dink dock. As far as living aboard in a marina try Stock Island. If memory serves me correctly it is (or was) called Oceanside Marina. As recently as last month I found a privately owned liveaboard slip for a 30' boat at that marina for $500.00 per month. A steal for the Key West area.
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John,

November to March is NOT off season in S. Florida. Good luck with that.
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Check out Marathon City Marina. They have a great mooring field for under $300/mo. up to 45 ft. boats.
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Hey this is convenient not to thread jack but how about in pensacola, fl for a liveaboard Ive only found one that does liveaboards and they are 310 a month for my 27. Any ideas?
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Dont know how objective this site is, but might give you ideas on who to call...

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I am sorry but I am having a hard time figuring the monthly cost of living at a Marina in Jacksonville, Fl as a live aboard.
WET SLIP RATES



3 months free when signing a yearly contract!





Yearly

Yearly.........................$13.00/ft elec



Yearly Live-aboard.....$14.50/ft elec

Monthly



Monthly .....................$13.50/ft elec



Monthly Live-aboard..$15.00/ft elec

Weekly



Weekly ........................$8.00/ft elec



Weekly Live-aboard.....$9.00/ft elec

Transient



Transient/Daily Rate.....$1.75/ft/day electric



Note: Rates are based on maximum

length of either vessel or

finger pier.

That is the info from the sight, can someone please clear this up and give me a rough estimate of the monthly costs.
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