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Old 20-04-2016, 06:23   #16
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This may not be helpful, but on the east coast there are some 55+ buildings with associated dockage in the 85-125k range. I know I have seen some in Lake Park and North Palm, which are just north of West Palm Beach. I'm on mobile, but I will search the listings tomorrow at work and paste some examples in here.

Thx in advance vjm. I am aware of Stuart but thought Palm Bch county was out of reach for reasonably priced sailboat water that is not miles away from an inlet.
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Old 20-04-2016, 06:28   #17
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Hmmm... 2 different areas.

..., but need to watch out for the tower trash...

Like em both for different reasons.....


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Thx Tim. Very helpful. I have shoal draft so is Gasparilla too skinny?

A new term for me, "Tower trash". Does this refer to hi rise condos?
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Re: Florida 55+ community with gulf access

Charlotte harbor area, any insights?
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Re: Florida 55+ community with gulf access

This is a great thread. Does anyone have any updates. We are looking for a one bedroom winter rental to check things out before bringing our boat down to Florida.


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Re: Florida 55+ community with gulf access

try Burnt store marina in Punta Gorda Fl . Great place to sail and many destinations a day sail. Plus major bay to sail in and Pelican bay very close [2hours away ]
Many condos and apartments for the winter plus great facilities .
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try Burnt store marina in Punta Gorda Fl . Great place to sail and many destinations a day sail. Plus major bay to sail in and Pelican bay very close [2hours away ]
Many condos and apartments for the winter plus great facilities .

I recall that y ou have a cat. Any issues for a boat with five and half foot draft? (Skinny waters in Charlotte Harbor?)
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There are some skinny water but go to your chart plotter and just look at the bay .
There is a lot of room and and the gulf is about 2-3 hours away .
I have several friends that have drafts of 5 1/2 that sail in that bay.
Plus the area is a great jumping off place for other destinations
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Thanks for the insight Rancher. My plans are to transport my boat from WI to Punta Gorda. What marina would you suggest I ship to for commissioning?
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you can call steve at reliant marine services . He is one of the best people to do work on boats . Also he can give you the name of boat yards that can commission your boat.
His Number is 941-457-3177
Great guy ,not cheap but very reliable.
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I will pay for quality. Thanks Rancher44.
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