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Old 08-02-2009, 09:51   #1
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Short-term Winter Storage, West Palm Area

If all goes according to plan (hoo-boy, there's a big if!), we'll be looking for a place to leave our Baba 35 for about a month this coming December ('09). We have friends in the West Palm Beach area and we'll be staging through there prior to an extended trip out of the country. We need a place where we can leave the boat without having to worry about security and without concern that, in the event of a nor'easter or whatever, the boat will be left to bang around, that someone at least walks docks periodically to check for problems. Obviously, we don't want to pay goldplated prices, but cost isn't the primary decider, security and care are.

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Old 09-02-2009, 07:10   #2
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Not too far north of Palm Beach, you can store your boat on the hard (or wet) at the Indiantown Marina on the Okechobee Waterway- or upstream (Clewiston or Glades?) When I as there, someone offered a service to check on wet boats.

I know there are long term-moorings in Stuart.
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Theres a good chance you can find a private dock in the palm beach post- (online) because lots of folks have left for the Bahamas and there is often space availbule
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I hadn't thought about heading toward Lake Okechobee. Since our friends are in Wellington, that's actually a good fit. TNX!
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I have made the trip across the state east to west, there is a lift bridge that you will have to check for clearance, otherwise there is a boatyard in the Lake Worth area called Cracker Boy, located across from Singer Island and south of Blue Heron bridge. they can pull your boat out and store it for roughly the same cost as a dock in the area. I have hauled many boats there and it is a DIY yard with a ship store and many professional outfitters, there is also very good security as well, I have never had a problem after twenty years of hauling boats out there.
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Old 11-02-2009, 19:24   #6
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We'll be in the area (by land, alas) shortly, and look into this one, too.
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