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Re: Live Aboard Marinas in Florida
First off, if you want to get down to the Keys why do you think you need to "start" in Homestead? Yes, you will probably go through Homestead on the way to the Keys, but then you might as well say that you have to "start" in Georgia, or Miami, or anywhere else that you are going to pass through on the way. Is there something special in Homestead that makes you say you have to "start" there?
Secondly, let me repeat what hellosailor said, since it does not seem to have registered with you. Any boat that you can get for free is going to be a derelict piece of junk, not suitable for living aboard (at least, not without a lot of work), and will probably end up costing you a lot of money to either fix up, or dispose of. People simply do not give away boats that still have any real value. In fact, the most expensive boat you will ever get is probably the one you THINK you are getting for "free." There ain't no such thing as a free lunch--most especially where boats are concerned.
If your plan really is dependent on finding a "free" boat that you can live on, then my best advice to you is to start working on Plan B, because Plan A is a recipe for failure!
Good luck to you, whatever you do.