Well, here's your problem: Hurricane
Seriously, most of the marinas
in the Clear Lake/Galveston Area are full - over full, actually. While they lost
boats there, they lost
even more slips. And there were few available BEFORE Ike. Many have extensive waiting lists.
As well, you have a bit of a unique boat - a 23' beam doesn't fit most places! You will likely be side-tying somewhere.
There is plenty of room here in Corpus Christi. Frankly, I wouldn't go to Island Moorings... well, actually, I CAN'T. But you can! They have had and continue to have depth
problems. It's also a bit buggy in the summer months.
Corpus Christi IS a City Marina - but, except for a swimming pool, we have EVERYTHING there is elsewhere. The staff is wonderful, the new section of the marina is brand new, the rates are just nuts (low). We are right downtown, within walking distance of downtown restaurants. A beautiful view. There are 2 yacht clubs there, and the weather
is just plain great. The wind
ALWAYS blows in CC. Talk to Benita, 361.826.3980.
Now, with that being said, the negatives: West Marine
and Bluewater Marine are 20 minutes away. The Yanmar
dealer is 25 minutes. The grocery store (other than the one in the barrio) is 10 minutes. As noted, to pull your boat, you will need to go to the Rockport area - an easy day's sail.
Key Allegro, in Rockport has no slips for you either.