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Old 03-12-2015, 10:55   #16
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Re: Best place to store a cat ashore in Florida for the hurricane season

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Riverside Marina in Ft Pierce. Can take up to 25' ft beam. On the ICW. Rates are good and it's a DIY yard as well as Service by the Yard. It gets full fast in May-June but Sally usually finds space. Probably 20 cats in yard.
Thanks for the recommendation. We are in Vero beach at the moment heading south so will look them up on the way down.
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Old 03-12-2015, 12:25   #17
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The best place, truly the best place is River Forest. They have 2 locations. One is outside of LaBelle and the other in Stuart. They do not lie to you EVER! They will take excellent care of your vessel and the place is immaculate. If you do not participate in Active Captain, take a look at them as they recently introduced a service where people can review service providers who have actual experience with the provider but for my money it will ALWAYS be River Forest! 😍
Thanks for the info. It looks like we have a 55ft bridge to get there which is a problem as we have a 63 ft air draft. Am I wrong with the bridge height?
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Old 03-12-2015, 18:12   #18
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Re: Best place to store a cat ashore in Florida for the hurricane season

A lot of Canadians keep their boat's on the hard in Green Cove Springs, FL. A great place with little concern for hurricanes.
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Old 04-12-2015, 19:41   #19
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A lot of Canadians keep their boat's on the hard in Green Cove Springs, FL. A great place with little concern for hurricanes.
I heard that you have to have the mast down to be hauled out there cause the hoist has a double cross beam? Is this right?
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Old 04-12-2015, 19:44   #20
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I heard that you have to have the mast down to be hauled out there cause the hoist has a double cross beam? Is this right?

You would have to have your mast pulled to be able to make it under the bridges to get to Green Cove Springs.


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If you expect to get to Florida I would reccomend Indian Towm! I'm not sure if the Marina's name is still the same but it was " Indian Town Marina" they are located on the St Lucie Waterway, that crosses Fl. to Lake Okeechobee. they are above the first lock so you need not worry about surge and its very secure. If you want to call them the number is (772) 597-2455
Isnt there a 55ft bridge you need to get under?

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Isnt there a 55ft bridge you need to get under?

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Thanks but we just left there after a 6 month stay and wouldn't go back again.
Too expensive and workmanship not satisfactory.
Somethings never change, had crappy work from both their diesel pro, and their glass guy 5 years ago.

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Re: Best place to store a cat ashore in Florida for the hurricane season

Green Cove Springs Marina near Jacksonville, can only accommodate cats with narrow beam. Travel lift can get up to almost 16'.
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St Augustine Marine Centre isn't even a great place to store. It looks good at first but our boat looked like it aged 2 years in the 3 months we left it there. They do a lot of sandblasting and make little effort at containment. As a result any boats downwind are covered in blasting media and anti foul etc. Not a fan of the centre lift either, saw at least 2 boats damaged by it.
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You would have to have your mast pulled to be able to make it under the bridges to get to Green Cove Springs.


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No you can get a 64 ft mast to GCS but the Travelift hasn't go the beam for big cats.
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No you can get a 64 ft mast to GCS but the Travelift hasn't go the beam for big cats.

You are correct, my mistake.


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Re: Best place to store a cat ashore in Florida for the hurricane season

Holland marine in Green Cove can do like a 40' beam but mast has to be down to get into the lift. He (literally) has a hacksaw handy to expedite that.
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Re: Best place to store a cat ashore in Florida for the hurricane season

St marys boat services uses a large crane with a craddle, good hurricane hole and no bridges. They are a diy yard if needed.

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