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Old 30-04-2009, 07:00   #1
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NE FL - St John's River Info?

Considering moving the boat to the St Johns River south of Jacksonville for a few months this summer. Seems to me to be a relatively safe area during hurricane season, and I'm familiar with the area since I used to live there in the mi 80s. Wondering if there are mooring fields and / or secure anchorages where we could fit our 3ft 8in draft boat.

I know i2f and others lurk about the St Johns - any info you guys can pass on will be greatly appreciated.

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Hi Mark,

Reynolds Park Yacht Center is where I am at. There are some vacancies right now as I look at the pier, but you would have to confirm with Capt. Dave Peden. I understand there is a new mooring field at Green Cove Springs Marina also. Here is a pic of our pier after hurricane Jean, and Francis blew through within 2 weeks of eachother. The water doesn't usually get this high......i2f

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Reynolds Park Yacht Center is where I am at. There are some vacancies right now as I look at the pier, but you would have to confirm with Capt. Dave Peden. I understand there is a new mooring field at Green Cove Springs Marina also....
Many thanks - just the kind of leads I was looking for.

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There are other marinas closer to the mouth of the river. I chose RPYC, because it is 42 miles away. We get very little fetch, and when we do they are broken by the other piers. The mouth of the river does not allow much surge, and tide rising is because of rain mostly.......i2f
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There are other marinas closer to the mouth of the river. I chose RPYC, because it is 42 miles away. We get very little fetch, and when we do they are broken by the other piers. The mouth of the river does not allow much surge, and tide rising is because of rain mostly.......i2f
So you're either to seaward of the Shands bridge or less than 45ft air draft?
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Yes, I am seaward by about a mile. I always try to keep the sticking pointing up, and in place. I avoid the Shands....lolololol......i2f
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this use to be whitney s marina on the st johns river now its
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It's not easy to get to Jax from Palmetto. Is the Okeechobee canal open this year? For some reason I thought you were in the Abacos?
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I understand it is closed due to low water.
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It's not easy to get to Jax from Palmetto. Is the Okeechobee canal open this year? For some reason I thought you were in the Abacos?
That's the other Mark... who we despise.... because he's in the Abacos and we're in Palmetto But at least he has a cool boat....

We're too tall for the Okechobee anyway. Planning to make our way through the keys and hide out in Jax for the season whilst we take a land yacht to the midwest.
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I had forgotten that the Port Mayaca Railroad Bridge is 49'. I did the trip a few years ago but I'm only 40'. So.. round you go.

You'll have better scenery anyway and when you get up around the Space Center, I'll buy the beer.
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...You'll have better scenery anyway and when you get up around the Space Center, I'll buy the beer.
Nah - beer's on me. I owe ya for the help during our last boat search. Now if I can just get these lines slipped....

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That's the other Mark... who we despise.... because he's in the Abacos and we're in Palmetto But at least he has a cool boat....

We're too tall for the Okechobee anyway. Planning to make our way through the keys and hide out in Jax for the season whilst we take a land yacht to the midwest.
Ironically, we are in Jax now (actually Fernandina Beach)

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OK, one of you is just going to have to sell your Manta. Or change your name (sigh).

er..Manta 40 Mark, which way are you headed? Or is Jax it for a while?
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there are some boats moored in the ortega river area. also 3 marinas with various prices and a haulout. close to stores and starbucks and yanmar parts. we had one blow last July at about 60 mph.
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