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sailforlife 07-16-2019 09:10 AM

Marina Slips for 4 months
 
Hello, so I called marinas from Jax to stuart FL for a wet slip for 4 months liveaboard starting mid to late Aug they all stated the wait time was 6 to 12 months. Is this a normal thing or just an automatic phone response from these marinas? Also is it better to just go in person? I have noticed in the marina I am currently in that the wait list really means nothing. They basically let you in if they feel like it or like you etc.

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Minnewaska 07-16-2019 11:02 AM

Re: Marina Slips for 4 months
 
It's my understanding that FL marinas are backing away from liveaboard cruisers. You may try to reduce your window and maybe stay at a couple of different places, more resembling a cruiser.

I definitely think being in person helps. Especially if you bring your money.

BillMoran 07-16-2019 12:11 PM

Re: Marina Slips for 4 months
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sailforlife (Post 2051615148)
Hello, so I called marinas from Jax to stuart FL for a wet slip for 4 months liveaboard starting mid to late Aug they all stated the wait time was 6 to 12 months. Is this a normal thing or just an automatic phone response from these marinas? Also is it better to just go in person? I have noticed in the marina I am currently in that the wait list really means nothing. They basically let you in if they feel like it or like you etc.

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I think your problem is that you're trying to reserve space into the busy season.

I'm in Fort Pierce City Marina, and if you showed up now they'd have plenty of spots for you. However, you'd have to be gone by November, as the entire marina is booked full during the busy season until forever.

Don't know if that helps your plans any, except that you might be able to show up in August and make friends and somehow keep your slip into the busy season using charm or blackmail or something ...

boatpoker 07-16-2019 08:17 PM

Re: Marina Slips for 4 months
 
Don't use the term "liveaboard".


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