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Old 09-01-2009, 15:01   #1
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Key West Anchorage

What are the best anchorages in Key West for easy dinghy access to Key West Bight and good protection from a North wind?
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Old 09-01-2009, 17:15   #2
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There are numerous anchorages were currently behind wisteria Island. The whole area is surrounded with boats. North of the Island east and west. The cityKWB marina maintains dinghy dock for 26 a week or 80 a month. Just pick a spot with enough swing, lotta boats.
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Old 11-01-2009, 14:27   #4
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Kaya,

Anchoring on the south side of wisteria (christmas tree) island will give you some shelter from the north but it's rolly from wakes (especially in the early morn. when the charter boats go out). Holding is fair but use caution. It's a short dink ride across the channel to the harbor where the dink dock is (payment enforcement haphazard... meaning you never know so just pay). note: going back across the channel in a northerly blow can be extremely rough and wet.
Also remember that K.W. has been pirate country for centuries... and still is. Use common sense and you will have a great time.
PM me if you like and I can give you some more info about K.W.

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just what i saw

i have noticed a lot of folks stay between stock island and the navel air field and also right between stock island and key west. you dingy to shore and chain your bike to a sign post.
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Just off of Christmas tree is the place to be. It's convenient to the municipal docks & out of the way. There are areas where there is 8-10 inches of sand over limestone, and you will think you are dug in well but will drag like a mother in the first squall, so make certain you're dug in.

Also, an open hatch is considered an invitation. A closed hatch with a big lock will generally be left alone.
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Old 19-07-2009, 13:33   #7
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How much water do you draw?
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lived off christmas tree for years.(93~99)
it still s%%%s.
Best bet is to bite the bullet and swing on a morring for 250.
else you could tie up here in stock isle.
a cat can get on the other side of rat key if you dont mind FWC checking you out. have to pound a pipe in the bottom no anchor will hold. rode out two small storms there. during georges it was so protected i took the dinghy out!
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How much does the City charge for mooring?
Can you still moor on the West side of Fleming Key?
Are there any docks available in residential canals?
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How much does the City charge for mooring?
Can you still moor on the West side of Fleming Key?
Are there any docks available in residential canals?
241 when i there
No but aparently pepole still do any way. navy wants them out.
no liveaboards in canals anywhere in Keys, pepole just are very low key no complaints and your not realy there.
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BTW,
are you the same sanssouci as at Old island?
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KEYSPC,
She is currently hauled out @ Old Island on Stock I.
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KEYSPC,
She is currently hauled out @ Old Island on Stock I.
Thought that was you.
Congrats on new office BTW.
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I'm a litle lost.

Gregory?, BTW? Office?
WHAT ABOUT SIMILAR SOUND (mm 11), IS THAT A GOOD ANCHORAGE?
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Can anyone tell me about the amenities at Boca Chica NAS Marina? I am retired military and still researching boats and the crusing lifestyle. I am curious about the amenities available. I have read about what is offered there, from normal research on the internet, i.e. Google search. I would like some opinions from any cruisers who have stayed long term there.

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