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Old 19-02-2011, 21:54   #16
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I have been following some of these blogs. They are calling themselves "The Texas Navy" and are having a great time! Check out the blogs,
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Yeah, I've been following all of them from the beginning. I am so jealous. That's cruising. I know Kaleo is planning on a one year cruise, so the Bahamas is just the beginning. Same for Storyville as well I think. Troy, on Storyville is a great guy, a cancer survivor, plays the guitar, and probably owns any island he visits. Just a likeable, genuine person. Glad he is enjoying life.
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Old 19-02-2011, 22:02   #17
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You make my point! The cruising boats have all gone elsewhere!
Isn't that the idea? To leave the dock (where ever you are)?
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Old 20-02-2011, 01:15   #18
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I think the point is if I was and am an Australian looking to looking to purchase a variety of Cat's I would not head for Texas.

Most likely Florida ar BVI. Strictly Sail Miani over the last couple of days would have been ideal.

Otherwise Texas is not unlike parts of Aussie
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Old 20-02-2011, 11:23   #19
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See my post #14. Sorry for the drift sea shells.
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It probably isn't the hotbed of multihulls. But, if you want you can list all the hotbeds it is of. My favorite, hot woman, or so I've heard.
I know of several Condor trimarans in Texas, both 30 and 40 foot models, 2 Newicks, numerous Windriders, and several Seaclippers under construction in Texas. It may not be France , [or St. Augustine] but it is at least a lukewarm bed of multihull activity over there on the other side of the Gulf.
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Thank you all for the info. I was pretty sure we would be out of luck but one can always hope!!! I am thankful that you all took the time to answer. Well the next vacation is in July so I guess that means Florida. I have a few in mind that we saw in Belize that I want to look at. Happy sails to you all.
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Re: Multihull in Galveston, Texas

Check out the Texas Offshore Multihull Association on Yahoo Groups. It is a club with more than 50 members that enjoy sailing multihull sailboats along the Texas coast.

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Re: Multihull in Galveston, Texas

Thank you, I will look there.
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Texas is probably not the hotbed of cruising vessels with one or more hulls. (but looking for 'em is always fun anyway)
Really? Hmm. The Clear Lake area is only the 3rd largest boating center in the US.

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Sea Lake Yacht Sales - Sailing Yacht Sales, Service and Brokerage - Kemah and Dallas, TX. If you go there, I can't recommend Jaime.
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Really? Hmm. The Clear Lake area is only the 3rd largest boating center in the US.
According to who? I'd be really interested in seeing that data and what constitutes "area".

In 2002:
  • 1. California 1,051,606
  • 2. Michigan 1,000,337
  • 3. Florida 922,597
  • 4. Minnesota 834,974
  • 5. Wisconsin 650,280
  • 6. Texas 624,390
  • 7. New York 529,732
  • 8. Ohio 413,276
  • 9. Illinois 398,431
  • 10. South Carolina 383,971
  • 11. Pennsylvania 357,729
  • 12. North Carolina 353,625
  • 13. Louisiana 327,272
  • 14. Missouri 325,717
  • 15. Georgia 325,135
  • 16. Washington 266,717
  • 17. Alabama 264,191
  • 18. Tennessee 259,235
  • 19. Virginia 243,590
  • 20. Mississippi 199,037
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What are those numbers? Registered boats? If so, consider that Rhode Island is not on the list but few people would rule out Newport as a boating hotbed. I used to live in Galveston and would agree there are a ton of boats in Clear Lake. I'm not sure where it would rank for boat density but I've always considered it more of a racing area than cruising area. It's a fun area either way.
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Re: Multihull in Galveston, Texas

OK, don't really need to get this thread sidetracked...

Try googling "clear lake 3rd largest boating center" and you will get page after page of references.

Here's a typical one from Houston Business Mag: "Known as the third-largest boating center in the country, the Clear Lake area is the scene of an array of new residential projects"

Try a google earth view of "clear lake tx", and see all of the marinas. The last number I heard was 7000 slips.

BTW, we are 250 miles away from there - and would no way be included in the count.
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Re: Multihull in Galveston, Texas

I hear ya. Michigan has consistantly ranked in the top for registered boats but if you factored the value of the boat, it probably isn't in the top 10. Everyone has a boat here, there just mostly small ones. Heck, I have 4 alone registered.

Regardless, the op has gotten their original question answered.
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What's the story? Aggressive salesman type? Any good brokers there?
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Re: Multihull in Galveston, Texas

[QUOTE=Palarran;630645]According to who? I'd be really interested in seeing that data and what constitutes "area".

In 2002:
  • 1. California 1,051,606
  • 2. Michigan 1,000,337
  • 3. Florida 922,597
  • 4. Minnesota 834,974
  • 5. Wisconsin 650,280
  • 6. Texas 624,390
  • 7. New York 529,732
  • 8. Ohio 413,276
  • 9. Illinois 398,431
  • 10. South Carolina 383,971
  • 11. Pennsylvania 357,729
  • 12. North Carolina 353,625
  • 13. Louisiana 327,272
  • 14. Missouri 325,717
  • 15. Georgia 325,135
  • 16. Washington 266,717
  • 17. Alabama 264,191
  • 18. Tennessee 259,235
  • 19. Virginia 243,590
  • 20. Mississippi 199,037
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I believe they are talking about the number of boats per square mile.
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