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Old 29-08-2012, 13:02   #31
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Re: Best Places to Retire

wherever my boat is is a good place to retire.....
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Old 29-08-2012, 15:59   #32
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Re: Best Places to Retire

Good Point... The beauty of a boat is move it where you want to be!
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Old 29-08-2012, 17:44   #33
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If I did plan on moving there I would have at least one job lined up before the move. Blackbird Cay hires ex pats alot as do several other PADI based dive centers. We need a location we can feasibly get out boat to from Florida and can work in the dive industry.
I previously worked in the Bahamas, USVI, BVI and had Jon offers both in Belize and St. Lucia.
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Old 29-08-2012, 18:12   #34
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You probably like country music being down there, check out Branson Mo, your boat won't be the biggest on Table Rock lake, not as romantic as some mentioned, but cheap (check out Springfield, MO.) and the medical facilities. New airport, some cheap fares and about an hour away from Houston. Oh, didn't I mention the night life and all the possibilities, lol


MISERABLE climate in the summer (winter's bad enough, but Missouri's summers are enough to ... well ... make you move away!)

Sailing would be VERY restricted and IMO not an appropriate lake for a sailboat of that size. You'd be completely landlocked.

I like where I moved to FROM Missouri -- Tampa Bay area. I strongly recommend the Gulf side -- St. Petersburg, etc., because it's a great jumping off place for a lot of interesting sails. Wouldn't be hard at all to hop-scotch from there, to the Keys, and then to the Caribbean.

For whatever reason, this area seems inoculated from hurricanes. Not that it "can't" happen, but we haven't had a direct hit in something like 80 years. Isaac was supposed to hit here and went west. Charley was supposed to come here and turned south. You have to be ready for them but for Florida, it's the lowest-hurricane risk part of the state.
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Old 29-08-2012, 18:29   #35
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Why not think outside of the neighbourhood.
Malaysia and Thailand offer some beautiful spots. Hard to find a marina that charges over $500 a month. There is even a free Marina in Malaysia at Danga Bay which offers free wifi and water and has three restaurants and a great bar at the top of the docks. Must book ahead though as often a bit of a waiting time to get in there..
What is more boat parts are tax free in Malaysia and safety is not an issue..
Dangga Bay was reportedly going to start charging now that they are up and running. Not sure if they implemented or not yet.

I agree on retiring in Asia but please don't tell anyone. We don't need any more farangs running the prices up...
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Re: Best Places to Retire

Underway is a good option. I can't see the value in establishing a "location". As Jaxfishgyd suggest the North Florida area serves us well as a "home base" for two months of the year, but we keep on the move!
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but for Florida, it's the lowest-hurricane risk part of the state.
except for Jaxonville.
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