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Old 07-12-2012, 09:13   #16
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Re: DIY Boatyard in Florida, need liveaboard amenities

Bottom redone, topsides painted
Deck hardware rebedded, deck painted
Ports replaced with Newfound Metals Ports
Thru Hulls replaced (3 plugged or glassed over as well)
Solar panels, wind charging etc installed

sorry, windsong, i should have mentioned this.

all the work you want to do is easily possible to do at westland. you won't need to buy anything from them. if you heavy sand or spray paint you will need to tarp the boat. if you lightly sand and brush paint, no problem. i heavy sanded and just bought some big blue tarps and suspended them from the lifelines to cover the hull. the yard was satisfied with that.
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Old 12-07-2017, 14:22   #17
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Re: DIY Boatyard in Florida, need liveaboard amenities

Anyone hear of Riverside Marina in Fort Pierce Fl.
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Old 12-07-2017, 15:04   #18
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Re: DIY Boatyard in Florida, need liveaboard amenities

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Hello,


I"ve used the search function but have not been able to find exactly what I was looking for and hoped the think tank here might be able to assist me.

My wife and I have a 1978 Endeavour 32 that is in need of some work before we are ready to take her cruising that includes some of the following..

Bottom redone, topsides painted
Deck hardware rebedded, deck painted
Ports replaced with Newfound Metals Ports
Thru Hulls replaced (3 plugged or glassed over as well)
Solar panels, wind charging etc installed

Basically a lot of work and I plan on doing most of it myself.

What I am looking for is a boatyard that allows DIY work but also has skilled workers to assist or do a project I can't or find over my head. In addition to this though I need a boatyard that allows liveaboards and has some facilities like restrooms, showers etc. I'm also not opposed to a boatyard right near a campground where we can set up camp for a few months as we work on the boat.
I'm planning on best case scenario of 2 months, but more realistically 3 to 4 months.

Our ulitimate home destination is Marathon once shes floating and we finish the major stuff. I am open to just about anywhere in Florida, maybe even other areas if the location offered more opportunity (we will also be working at part time jobs just to help out)

I just need an honest fair place to work on my boat without hidden fees, nickle and dimers, where I can live and work for a few months. Just some facilities like showers,bathrooms. If anybody can help with suggestions I'd appreciate it. Price is a consideration but what I need is more important than saving a couple dollars.

Someone suggested a place called Out of the Blue Marina in Marathon but they don't even have a website.


We found our boat on the hard in Riverside Marina, Fort Pierce, FL. They have a bazillion DIY'ers as well as skilled workman available for some things. Sally is awesome to deal with and Bruce is the yard mechanic. He's a grumpy old salt but good and reasonably priced. They have very basic facilities (read .... scary bathroom/showers) but it's a boat yard, not a full blown marina. I know it's not Marathon but having been in and around Marathon, nothing is reasonable there.
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Old 13-07-2017, 08:35   #19
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Re: DIY Boatyard in Florida, need liveaboard amenities

I keep Bonaventure at Riverside. Sally, Sue and jason are great people. Showers remind me of a campground and are generally clean, but hot as no AC. Not far to a Publix, ace hardware and west marine.
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Old 13-07-2017, 10:53   #20
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I keep Bonaventure at Riverside. Sally, Sue and jason are great people. Showers remind me of a campground and are generally clean, but hot as no AC. Not far to a Publix, ace hardware and west marine.


Are you on the hard there?
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