Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-02-2016, 09:18   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Boat: S2 10.3
Posts: 49
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

Sadler Point Marina, on the Ortega River, which is off the St Johns River, just south of Downtown Jacksonville, Fl. 904.384.1383 Nice people, great neighborhood, all Marine services located nearby. 5 minute walk to West Marine & Publix Supermarket. 3 miles from huge hospital, St Vincents Medical Center
__________________

__________________
NakedCity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2016, 10:04   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Yorktown, VA
Boat: 1984 Cal 31
Posts: 150
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

The southern part of the Chessie is definitely something to consider. Wormley Creek, just a bit above Hampton, and off the York River and therefore very protected, is a great DIY yard. Not much for liveaboards, except showers/bathrooms, but a very friendly spot.

Tankersteve
__________________

__________________
tankersteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2016, 10:13   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 592
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

Seem to me that you have put so many stipulations on your requirements that you have boxed yourself out of much possibility. For instance, Green Cove probably has some very reasonable housing available in the area as it is not a resort area. Just one idea. I am sure your wife could do other things than just in the health-care industry. Just my observation. Go on the web-sites of some of these do it yourself yards and you can learn a lot. Also, as previously stated, in person inquiries work so much better than a phone call. These folks do not know who they are talking to over the phone. You might be surprised at what can happen.
__________________
captlloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2016, 10:20   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Lewes, DE
Boat: Island Pscket 31
Posts: 23
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

We had good experiences with Oak Harbor Marina in Pasadena Maryland. Ken and Barb were sailors, nice well protected clean place.
__________________
Sirago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2016, 10:37   #20
Registered User
 
Mahayana's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Ellicottville, NY
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 44 CC Cutter
Posts: 51
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

Quote:
Originally Posted by laika View Post
Walmart moved in and the local grocery store quickly went out of business.
In Oriental, NC the Walmart just closed. Now no grocery in town.
__________________
"Only a fool would say that." Steely Dan
s/v Mahayana
Mahayana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2016, 13:25   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sometimes St Marys, Ga
Boat: Hartog 40
Posts: 21
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

We are currently hauled at St Marys Boat Service at St Marys, Ga. Good for hauls because: cheap, can liveaboard, good people with diverse info that can picked out of friendly brains, the carpenter shop is open and Rocky loans many of this tools. Oh yeah, he is also dynamite welder. Downside: working yard, no dock space, no formal marine businesses (only DIY) altho you can pick brains and hire decent talent.
__________________
Lynn Odendahl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2016, 19:09   #22
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Boat: Jeanneau Sun Kiss 47
Posts: 15
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

Thank you guys SO much for all the responses! This is a lot of really good info. I'll be checking into these places more thoroughly, but it definitely gives me a lot more direction.

I do think that a big part of my problem is that - as captlloyd mentions - we do have a lot of stipulations. The issue is that we are a family of four living aboard a 45' Jeanneau from the 80's. We are really new to boat ownership, living aboard, and all that entails despite me having worked professionally in the business for some time. We bought the boat for what we thought/were advised was a good price, spent a year replacing/repairing her major systems, and now four months into our "cruise", we've spent a considerable amount of money and realize that there's more work to do. So light on cash, we're looking for a place Emmy can work, the kids can go to school for a bit, and I can refit the boat full time.

I know it's what we're looking for is a tall order, and we may need to revise the plan, but again - we're new to this! It's been interesting...

We really appreciate the responses - thank you guys SO much.
__________________
Jebrown215 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2016, 22:06   #23
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 42
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

Years ago we worked on GAIA in Wayne's place in Labelle Florida on the Okeechobee waterway. In fact we were there twice years apart. Loved it. Check it out as I am not sure it still exists. Far enough south to not be a problem weather-wise in the winter. A lovely place with 'character' (-:

Jim
__________________
Gaia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2016, 23:02   #24
Marine Service Provider
 
Azul's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Beaufort, NC
Boat: 1968 Cal 34, 1984 Catalina 22, 1987 Sanibel 18, 1968 Tanzer 16, 1989 BW Outrage 19, BW SS 15
Posts: 525
Images: 2
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

Check out Bock Marine in Beaufort, NC. The last time I checked it was $10 per foot per month to live aboard and work on your boat. It is reasonably close to what used to be called Craven Regional Hospital in New Bern and Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City (names might have changed.) Bock Marine has an excellent reputation in the cruising community.
__________________
Azul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2016, 22:06   #25
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Houston, Texas
Boat: Beneteau 50, year 2000
Posts: 7
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

Sailcraft Services, located in Oriental, NC, is a very competitive ship yard, and you can do your own work while in the ship yard, or utilize their services. Regarding a nursing opportunity, she would have to probably drive to New Bern, NC to find a hospital., approximately 30 miles. Make sure to purchase towing insurance to navigate to the ship yard. With a southwest blow, the channel experiences significant shoaling, and US Tow boat enjoys a brisk business pulling boats out that run aground!

Good luck.
__________________
hkolanski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2016, 15:30   #26
Registered User
 
DSDman's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Chicopee, MA
Posts: 570
Images: 16
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

Herrington Harbor North in deale MD. Nice place, hospitals close. No real hurricane threats, can work on and live aboard, schools close. Not sure if it meets the price restriction.

Sent from my SM-T530NU using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
DSDman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2016, 18:00   #27
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Hamburg, NY (Mid-Hudson River)
Boat: Hunter Vision 32 - S/V Nepenthe
Posts: 16
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

check out Lady's Island Marina in Beaufort SC. Close to US Naval Hospital ... great liveaboard comaradarie ... workshop with loaner tools available ... school is right across the street ... Beaufort is a wonderful town
__________________
ronrelyea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2016, 18:24   #28
Registered User
 
Travis McGee's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Jax, FL
Boat: 48' steel cutter
Posts: 291
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

My vote is Green Cove Springs on the St. Johns River near Jacksonville.
__________________
Travis McGee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2016, 19:12   #29
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 519
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lynn Odendahl View Post
We are currently hauled at St Marys Boat Service at St Marys, Ga. Good for hauls because: cheap, can liveaboard, good people with diverse info that can picked out of friendly brains, the carpenter shop is open and Rocky loans many of this tools. Oh yeah, he is also dynamite welder. Downside: working yard, no dock space, no formal marine businesses (only DIY) altho you can pick brains and hire decent talent.
also 10+ft tides and zillions of knats!
__________________
geoleo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-02-2016, 17:33   #30
Registered User
 
scottmacc's Avatar

Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Bern, NC
Boat: Mark Smaalder's designed 32' cold-molded cutter
Posts: 23
Re: Best affordable east coast DIY marina for refit...

I've lived aboard in Beaufort, NC while working at Carteret Hospital in Morehead City. I was docked at Discovery Diving. Not fancy at all but my boat was set-up with all I needed. Currently I'm just outside of New Bern at Duck Creek Marina while my current boat is on the hard. Again, very minimalist facility but perfect for my needs and just across the river from Carolina East Medical Center. There are also very nice facilities at Northwest Creek Marina just a few miles south on the Neuse River. Great for living aboard.


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
scottmacc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
east coast, refit

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Place to Refit (not DIY) in Eastern Florida? cruisersfarm Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18 06-01-2016 16:28
Most Affordable East Coast US marinas in VA., MD., or NC? advocate777 Liveaboard's Forum 30 31-12-2014 20:36
Affordable DIY yards between Portland Or and Mexico Vino the Dog Construction, Maintenance & Refit 32 06-12-2014 13:22
DIY mast crane on East Coast unbusted67 Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 6 24-10-2014 10:03
East Coast Shipper / Shipping on the East Coast typhoon General Sailing Forum 2 29-06-2013 07:26



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:15.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.