I'm going to look at a boat (morgan out island 33) in June that is located near Key Largo
. The original plan was to purchase
it that weekend in June and then take the 4th of July week off of work and take it to where I live in Jacksonville
doing one and two day hops up the coast.
When I got a quote from the marina where it's located at for that one month dock
fee it was a little high (and might be just the difference between north FL and south FL) at $750 a month.
This got me thinking that I could sail it that weekend up to Miami/Ft Lauderdale area instead (saving the trip from the Airport
to the Keys on the second trip) and maybe even use the weekends to bump up the coast in 1 and day hops (saving my vacation
Maybe something like:
Key Large --> Stuart (conservatively a day and half)
Stuart --> New Syrma Beach (a day)
New Syrma Beach - Jacksonville
( a day)
I'm researching on ActiveCaptain but there are a lot of "markers" in those areas so I figured I'd ask for some local knowledge recommendations. I'll need to put the boat somewhere secure (mooring / marina) for the 5 days in between hops but am price
conscious. These stop overs will need to be none-remote so I can grab a taxi or Uber to train/plane/bus.