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Old 06-04-2011, 16:52   #1
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First Time Crossing

hi to all,
would like to thank everyone for the advice .I have decided to leave from fort lauderdale to bimini i believe my travel speed to be 20 nots. question does any one have any idea of parking for my truck and trailer ???? thanks in advance

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Old 07-04-2011, 06:27   #2
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Re: fist time crossing

Nope! You want to find a secured parking facility so that the truck and trailer will be there when you return. You can try some of the marinas but I am sure they will charge for the privilege.

You need to personally assess the available security of each as some may have fences but no guards. Also there is no shortage of local regulations about leaving a auto/trailer on the street or in public launch facilities which need to be investigated.

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Old 07-04-2011, 09:36   #3
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Re: First Time Crossing

One place I'd consider is the secure vehicle and trailer storage at Crandon Park on Virgina Key and leave from there for Bimini instead of Fort Lauderdale.

I've launched at the Indiantown ramp and left my vehicle and trailer at the Indiantown Marina.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:52   #4
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Have you considered these guys. $8 per day, locked and patrolled site.
Harbour Towne Marina Location

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