Glad you are headed our way. Yes, still on the forum...Was just up at the lake yesterday. Now have a Hunter
ballast but all else is the same.
The lake has it's quirks for boaters/sailers. There are a number of submerged pilings in various places. Some are marked on GPS
maps, but many are not. Since we are on the SE side of the lake, that's where we see most of them. A bit spooky. Seem to be mainly on the east side of the lake.
We also have a large target range along the east side of the lake. It's marked on GPS
maps. Have never seen any jets actually using it, though we have been within the range with several fighters doing fly-bys. I understand they send boats out to clear the area before using it.
The lake is primarily a fishing
lake. There is a marina on the northeast side of the lake, may have a Georgetown
mailing address. Pumpout, gas, small store, beer
and bait, etc. Nice folks but caters to fishermen. (Just north of this marina about a quater mile is a restaurant/bar, but the food
side was closed that last time we were there.) That's the only public marina that I know of on the lake. There are several marinas
north of the lake along the St. Johns and several south of the lake also on the river. I think they may be your best bet.
We have a couple of nice springs to visit along the west side of the lake. To the north, Salt
Springs. A good little run to get back there (maybe a couple of miles) but worth the motoring. Nice protected place to anchor
for the night, though not beg enough to sail in really.
The most popular party spot on the lake is Silver Glen. It's usually crazy on the weekends so we avoid it unless the kids
are with us and want to swim/snorkle. Much tamer and even kind of nice during the week.
Let me know when you will be here and we can try to meet somewhere in the middle to compare notes and enjoy a beverage of choice.