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Old 11-10-2013, 17:59   #1
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Galveston/Clear Lake Marina Slip Rental Help!!

The History: I currently have a 24' chaparrel sunesta. I keep the boat right now at our lake house on lake sam rayburn. The last time I went out in my boat I hit a stump, so now the lake has me freaked out that I will mess my boat up again if I keep it there on lake sam rayburn.
So I want to move my boat closer to my house in houston. I would perfer wet slips. I do not want to have to worry about submerged objects that I might hit with my boat. I need a covered slip. I would like a marina/slip were I could swim right there near my slip, or even install a diving board and jump in and out of the water. I would perfer space on my slip/deck to hang out when im not cruising on the boat or even fish off the marina. Our boat is used for recreation, however if I have it in a slip I will use it some for fishing. I want it to be atleast 12-15' deep so I can swim right there and jump in and out of the water without issues.
What are your suggestions?? I think I am leaning towards the galveston/clear lake area since I already have the lake house this would give me a different option than a lake.
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Old 11-10-2013, 18:04   #2
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Re: Galveston/Clear Lake Marina Slip Rental Help!!

Well, with that boat you won't prefer a wet slip, you'll prefer either a hydro hoist or a drystack yard. The outdrive will be eaten alive in the salt water, especially around a bunch of other boats plugged in.
Finding 12-15 feet of depth in a slip will also be damm near impossible in the kemah/galveston area. But there are several dry stack yards and several covered slip marinas.

HydroHoist Marine Group

These hoists can usually be put into a covered slip and while expensive will save your outdrive. When you're using the boat, let it float, but when gone keep it out of the water.
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Old 11-10-2013, 18:45   #3
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Re: Galveston/Clear Lake Marina Slip Rental Help!!

what about on lake conroe?

really we want somethign that we can swim at and "jump in and off the dock"

this not an option in seabrook/clear lake?
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Re: Galveston/Clear Lake Marina Slip Rental Help!!

Have you ever seen the water in a typical clear lake marina? Stagnant.....
Sure you can swim off your boat in the slip in the marina..I won't. I take the boat out to redfish and anchor to change the shaft zinc.
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Re: Galveston/Clear Lake Marina Slip Rental Help!!

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what about on lake conroe?

really we want somethign that we can swim at and "jump in and off the dock"

this not an option in seabrook/clear lake?
You should be worried about doing this in any fresh water lake. Google "Electric Shock Drownings". Never ever let children jump in at an electrified dock on a fresh water lake. Adults are susceptible to drowning from this too.
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Re: Galveston/Clear Lake Marina Slip Rental Help!!

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Have you ever seen the water in a typical clear lake marina? Stagnant.....
Sure you can swim off your boat in the slip in the marina..I won't. I take the boat out to redfish and anchor to change the shaft zinc.

I like that idea!!! Might steal...errrr "borrow" that idea.
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