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Old 13-02-2012, 09:19   #1
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Information on inexpensive places to dock or anchor out for a 32 ft. sailboat on west coast of florida from Tarpon Springs to Bradenton, FL. New boat owners making a sailing trip. Thanks
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Old 13-02-2012, 11:11   #2
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Re: dockage west coast FL

Been years since I lived there, but I used to live in Bradenton and keep my boat in Tarpon Springs. At the time to dock my cat at Twin Dolphin Marina (Bradenton) was about $1,000US per month. I only paid about $250 per month in Tarpon Springs. Keep in mind this was about 10 years ago, but I expect the relative costs are still much less in Tarpon Springs.

There are many good anchorages in the area....all the way from Tarpon Springs to Key West. Great cruising ground.

There are a couple of SW Florida anchorage guides available (some on-line -- plus lots of on-line discussion of course). A search should easily turn them up. Look for "A Guide to Anchorages in Southwest Florida" originally produced by "BAIL". Not sure if it is still in print, but it was quite well done. See cruising guides for the area too.
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Old 13-02-2012, 11:20   #3
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Try dock search dot com has plenty places on both coasts !! just a thought Bob and Connie
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Old 13-02-2012, 13:25   #4
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Been years since I lived there, but I used to live in Bradenton and keep my boat in Tarpon Springs. At the time to dock my cat at Twin Dolphin Marina (Bradenton) was about $1,000US per month. I only paid about $250 per month in Tarpon Springs. Keep in mind this was about 10 years ago, but I expect the relative costs are still much less in Tarpon Springs.

There are many good anchorages in the area....all the way from Tarpon Springs to Key West. Great cruising ground.

There are a couple of SW Florida anchorage guides available (some on-line -- plus lots of on-line discussion of course). A search should easily turn them up. Look for "A Guide to Anchorages in Southwest Florida" originally produced by "BAIL". Not sure if it is still in print, but it was quite well done. See cruising guides for the area too.
Thank you. I called about the above book and it no longer in print.
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Cruiser's Net Marina West FL – All
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Old 13-02-2012, 13:41   #6
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Thank you. I called about the above book and it no longer in print.
Try these resources:

Florida Sea Grant - Boating & Waterways - Anchorage Inventory

index 1

South-West Florida Anchorages

http://www.swfyachts.com/Press%20Rel...ising-2-09.pdf
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Try out www.activecaptain.com
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