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Old 29-11-2008, 16:48   #1
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Ft. Lauderdale Anchorage

I have a job in Ft. Lauderdale and am looking for an affordable mooring ball or anchorage. Any suggestions? Even as far north as west palm would work

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Old 29-11-2008, 17:20   #2
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Denny & Dianne,
You can anchor for a short time (a night or two, not sure what the limit is) in Lake Sylvia which is entered from the intracoastal at Bahia Mar. The deepest water is along the sea wall on the east side, but you probably won't need to worry about that with your draft. The city moorings at Las Olas Blvd. are probably the most reasonable place for a longer duration but if you have a car, there is no parking right there.
Docking behind a house or apartment building on Hendricks Isle or Isle of Venice may be your best bet for going to a job every day. They are both off of Las Olas Blvd. and are legal liveaboard places, whereas most other docks are not.
When I arrived in Ft. Lauderdale from Annapolis back in 1983 on my Erickson 30, the Las Olas anchorage was still an anchorage and I anchored there for over a month, but after I landed a job I got a dock on Hendricks Isle that gave me a place to park my car. Ft. Lauderdale has changed a lot since then, and it's not as easy or cheap to find a place to live aboard your boat, but there are still a good number of people doing it.
Good luck in your search,

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Have you tried calling Riviera Beach Marina?

And the city hasn't managed to run off the Dinner Key anchorage yet.
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There is very little anchoring in the Fort Lauderdale area and I believe all is limited to one night.

Here's the link to the city Marinas including rates: City of Fort Lauderdale - Marine Facilities

I've also known some people to rent sea wall space at private dwellings for longer stays. You may wish to check local classifieds.

I've anchored for free in the Palm Beach area several times, usually just north of the bridge on the east side. I've landed my dingy at the park. The beach, restaurants, marine stores and groceries are all an easy walk. However, I've read this is not a good place to leave a dingy repeatedly after dark, and I have no advice on longer term dinghy/car options, other than to check with the many local marians.
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Hi Denny and Diane,
I live here in Fort Lauderdale. As previously mentioned it has gotten more difficult to live aboard here. Here is a link to Waterfront News Dockage Most say No Lvbd. You might check the board at West Marine on US1 and Sailorman around the corner on SR84 (24th)
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