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Old 15-02-2015, 17:15   #31
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Re: Florida Marina (Hurricane Season)

Jacksonville has had only 1 Hurricane, Dora 1964, make landfall. That ain't bad.

The last hurricane to make landfall in Florida, Port Charlotte, was "Wilma" 2005......that ain't bad either.

" Hopefully" the current trend will continue as the last 2 years have allowed Cruisers to continue to journey to the Keys and the Bahamas throughout the "Hurricane"season.... we keep our fingers crossed that "Poseidon does not get angry this year".


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Old 15-02-2015, 18:20   #32
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Re: Florida Marina (Hurricane Season)

We've all heard about Florida's "Hurricane Season", but truth be told, most of the Eastern hurricanes to date have either hit the tip of the State, or followed the Gulf Stream and only made landfall in the Carolinas and parts North. Floyd was the only hurricane we had to evacuate Saint Augustine for since I've been here, and even he left little more than a few palm fronds in the streets in his wake.

Granted, Saint Augustine's pinnacle is only 9 feet above sea level, so we're at the mercy of even the smallest storm surge, and the fact that the city hasn't had one in the past 450 years is no guarantee that we won't be flooded tomorrow, but as it stands, I've got more important things to worry about...

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Old 15-02-2015, 19:01   #33
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Re: Florida Marina (Hurricane Season)

Usually your insurance will be significantly cheaper if you are not in Florida during hurricane season. For that reason many folks chose St. Marys, GA which is on the Florida boarder. It is my understand that the prices in that area are quite reasonable.
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Old 15-02-2015, 19:47   #34
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Re: Florida Marina (Hurricane Season)

I will be in St Augustine tomorrow to look at St Augustine Marina....I also looked at Ortega in Jackson and Brunswick in GA (did not look at).....I sent request to my insurance agent so I should get some feedback tomorrow. If they are not open to it I will try Boat US....Any other carriers open to Florida?
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Re: Florida Marina (Hurricane Season)

Be sure to check out the bathrooms - actually look inside. Then decide if STA marina is the kind of place you want to stay for the long haul. Just sayin.
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Re: Florida Marina (Hurricane Season)

Take a look at Rickenbacker in Miami. Not the prettiest around but ok. Not sure they can take cats but there was a tri in there when we were there.

We rode out 7 hurricanes/tropical named storms there and not one boat was damaged. Can not say the same for other marinas in Miami.
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