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Old 19-03-2009, 16:43   #1
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need a slip may 1st in Texas

Hello All,

We have finally found our dream boat and will be arriving in Texas around the 1st of May. We need slip space for two months while we make some improvements to her.

Does anyone know of a nice place to park for a bit? We have sent several inquires and have had NO response from the marinas.

Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 19-03-2009, 16:58   #2
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There are slips available in the Galveston Bay area. They range from the new marina just outside of Galveston Island to those on Clear Lake. The Island Moorings marina in Port A has openings. What is the length of your boat? Mono hull or ? I would be glad to assist you in contacting a marina and the price of a temporary slip.
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Old 19-03-2009, 18:22   #3
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she's a 43' catamaran with a 23' beam.

If you can find us a nice place to spend a couple of months we would buy you a rum..

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I will make inquires tomorrow and get back with you.
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We kept our previous boat at Island Moorings for a little over 2 years. I liked the facility and the staff there was great. There were a few big cats like yours in there also, not all of them on end ties. Island Moorings Yacht Club and Marina Port Aransas Texas

If you need haulout services there however, the inexpensive yards like House of Boats do not have a travel-lift big enough. Mile 531 Marine could do it but they do not allow DIY at all and are fairly pricey (as of early 2008).

And in case you're not familiar with the Gulf offshore Texas - don't sail outside of the safety fairways at night!

Good luck with your refit.

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Hi Jon & Jules,
Here is a link to the Corpus Christi Marina. It's not as as comfortable as the Island Moorings (by a long shot), but the folks seem nice.

Official web site for City of Corpus Christi, Texas

Good luck! If you decide on Corpus give us a holler. We arent the welcome wagon..but we will sure try.

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Old 20-03-2009, 10:36   #7
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The Harborwalk marina has one space available at the moment.
Call them at the number on their web site.

Harborwalk Marina - Hours & Location
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Sorry , I pasted the wrong page!!!
This is it.

Harborwalk Marina Leasing Info
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Thanks for the replies. I am constantly amazed lately, considering the current "depression" at the lack of response from people in business. The marina search is a good example, we have sent more than a dozen inquires and gotten 2 (two) responses... Amazing..

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Well, here's your problem: Hurricane IKE!

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.
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Old 24-03-2009, 10:23   #11
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Thanks for all the help! Galveston/Houston area is definitely looking tight.

Looks like we're going to be in CC.

CC was our first choice in the beginning anyway, the only reason we were looking at Houston was to provide a more convenient location for our storage unit a convenient airport if we needed to fly in for any reason while on our cruise to Brazil.

We will most likely be In CC from May 1 to June 15, refitting a few things on our newly acquired Belize 43 and then head south following the coast all the way to Brazil! We can't wait!

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