Originally Posted by CaptForce
Sure, I understand, although I'm more often a "been there, done that, and back for more" style of cruiser. Since we are accustomed to paying $35 to $50 a night for places in New England
that offer fewer amenities than St. Augustine, we don't mind the $20+tax St. Augustine mooring
for a couple of days. We also tend to spend a couple days on the even cheaper (ca $13+tax) Vero Beach moorings when we pass by, but these are the only two mooring
fields we frequent in Florida
. Actually, Vero Beach is the most cruiser crowded place we normally go to in Florida
We always stop at Vero. I'm in Vero right now but in a buddy's condo not on a mooring. Boat's in Fernandina, heading back up in a day or two.
Here's the reply I got from the Fernandina dockmaster.
"We do not have a set wind
speed. We do not recommend the balls for strong winds such as gales, tropical storms, hurricanes, etc. This is because the harbor is very exposed , with a large fetch to the north thru the southwest. We rcommend seeking a more protected area during wind events
. The harbor gets rough any time the wind is against the current
or is strong from the NE, N, NW or West.
We do have a maximum length of 50 feet on the moorings; this is to give adequate swing room.
If you are looking for a protected mooring field, this is not the location. This is a good location for getting in to see the town, etc. and for mild to moderate weather
conditions. I hope this helps."