Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-04-2018, 06:50   #1
Registered User
 
zimm's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
Boat: None currently
Posts: 14
Fort Lauderdale and Keys- where to go for a newbie with a trailer-sailer?

We're getting close to buying our first sailboat. We've recently moved near Fort Lauderdale and looking into a 19' trailerable sailboat (West wight potter 19).

I've been scouring marine charts and google maps and the possibilities are endless!

I figure we'll spend some time on Biscayne bay day sailing to learn the boat. My dreams are to pack up my wife and 2 kids (aged 5 and 7) and head to the keys for a night or 2 on weekends.

Any advice for great places to go? I really like the idea of having a destination to sail to, spend the night, and head back to the trailer the following day. Having some wine at anchor in a cove by ourselves would be awesome, then finding a sand bar to lets the kids swim before packing it all up and driving a hour or 2 home.
zimm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2018, 09:20   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Jupiter FL
Boat: temporarily boatless...
Posts: 760
Re: Fort Lauderdale and Keys- where to go for a newbie with a trailer-sailer?

Biscayne/Card Sound/Blackwater Sound/etc, all the way to Key West. Good choice for starting out, never more than stiff chop, and always somewhere to anchor off a lee shore (especially in a 19...). Just check Active Captain for lots of information about anchorages and marinas. Have fun! Pete
pete33458 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fort lauderdale, sail, trailer

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fort Myers to Fort Lauderdale via Marathon or Key West? Davidhoy Navigation 25 26-10-2016 16:49
Blue water Ina Sea Sailer 30 motor sailer? Max Sail Monohull Sailboats 4 22-07-2014 17:32
Fort Lauderdale to Fort Myers HOTSHOT Powered Boats 10 09-09-2012 11:50
Hello from a Fort Lauderdale Newbie 18Bravo Meets & Greets 6 07-11-2009 17:16
Which Trailer Sailer? yintong6 Monohull Sailboats 8 26-06-2009 13:54



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:03.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.