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02-24-2012 03:04 PM
PorFin
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Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
Boot Key harbor down on Marathon in the Keys: Boot Key Harbor
Lots of live aboard folks there.
Your draft sounds a bit deep for easy access though.
BKH/Marathon is a pretty long drive to/from Miami.

BTW -- 5'6" draft is no problem at BKH, but you'll need to enter via the main channel from the SW. Great mooring field, with fair/decent facilities ashore.
02-24-2012 02:47 PM
hellosailor SBI: Leading name in the business.

Florida has been in the news a lot in recent years, passed a new statute defining liveaboards, and is in the middle of a huge fight with the municipalities concerning who will regulate what and how. You might want to take a good look before considering living aboard anchored out. (The rich people never do like the hoi poloi ruining the view, you know.)
02-24-2012 09:36 AM
Clarity2 I'll explore the idea but I think I like the convenience of a dock.
02-24-2012 08:23 AM
jzk For me, living in a marina would be like living in a parking lot. Being at anchor is the best. More privacy, better breeze flow through the boat (often the boat points into the wind, but there is lots of tide flow in SE Florida, so not always), the million dollar view, and the freedom to move somewhere else if desired. You would just need some kind of power generation via wind/solar or even generator.
02-24-2012 07:32 AM
jzk
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Originally Posted by ppiccolo1 View Post
JZK is that a viable option? I'm a solar panel away from that being feasible for me and looking at SE Florida or maybe corpus christi depending on my work situation, but I have no issues with living on the hook. Is there legalities to consider? If I had a $2,000,000 house on the beach, I wouldn't want some wing-nut dropping anchor off it.
I know you can do that in West Palm Beach, Miami, and Key West. But that is by no means a complete list, just what I know of.
02-24-2012 06:00 AM
CalebD Boot Key harbor down on Marathon in the Keys: Boot Key Harbor
Lots of live aboard folks there.
Your draft sounds a bit deep for easy access though.
02-24-2012 04:17 AM
ppiccolo1 JZK is that a viable option? I'm a solar panel away from that being feasible for me and looking at SE Florida or maybe corpus christi depending on my work situation, but I have no issues with living on the hook. Is there legalities to consider? If I had a $2,000,000 house on the beach, I wouldn't want some wing-nut dropping anchor off it.
02-23-2012 06:29 PM
jzk Have you considered living at anchor and just paying for dinghy dock service? You get the benefits of the anchor view/breeze/freedom and some of the benefits of the dock like parking, showers, mail, etc.
02-23-2012 04:10 PM
Clarity2 Thank you very much, FSMike! St. Brendan's Isle sounds perfect.
02-23-2012 02:49 AM
ppiccolo1 Let us know what you find out. I'm in the same situation for next fall.


Thanks
Paul
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