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Old 20-06-2012, 08:56   #1
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St Augustine (FL) liveaboard

Hi all,
finally sold the business and about to close on a boat. Have a question for you all: thinking of mooving this fall with the family to St Augustine ( we have a 12 year old boy and a 6 year old girl ) to liveaboard.
Does anybody have any experience in S.A. ? From what I heard it sounds like a great town to liveaboard? We are planning to homeschool the kids for a while

Thanks in advance

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Old 20-06-2012, 09:33   #2
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Re: St Augustine (FL) liveaboard

It's a beautiful city but do some research on where you plan to live (marina, mooring, anchor). St. Augustine put in new mooring fields and placed restrictions on anchoring.

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Old 20-06-2012, 09:36   #3
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Re: St Augustine (FL) liveaboard

Thank you for the reply.We are thinking the Camachee Island marina, we already contacted them and liveaboard is not a problem there. A bit on the expensive side but it does sound like a nice safe place to be for a while.
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Old 20-06-2012, 12:15   #4
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Re: St Augustine (FL) liveaboard

Since you are from Maine, you'll consider this warm, but I was in St Augustine in February when it was 31 degrees, freezing rain. Just be aware they have winter there.
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Old 21-06-2012, 07:38   #5
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Re: St Augustine (FL) liveaboard

I looked at that area myself last year when I was thinking of buying/building a vessel or boat-cottage for part time home. I got interested in a place located over on the St Johns river a liitle west of St Augustine....quiet little town of Green Cove Springs.
Green Cove Springs, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

They have several mainas and different marine businesses located there on an old Navy storage facility
Green Cove Springs Marina in Green Cove Spgs, Florida, United States
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Old 22-06-2012, 05:09   #6
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Re: St Augustine (FL) liveaboard

St Aug is a wonderful town, lots of educational opportunities for the kids, especially if they/you are into history. Camachee Cove is reputed to be a good hurricane hole. City has good inexpensive public busses and Camachee (I think) offers a courtesy car. Actual weekend sailing/gunkholing opportunities in the St Aug area are somewhat limited - you either go 10 miles up the ICW to Pine Island (?); or 20 miles down the ICW toward Marineland; or out the inlet, circle around the Atlantic for a bit, then come back in. OTOH, you're not all that far from the Bahamas for a longer trip. Cost of living is quite reasonable, and the town is large enough to have all the basics, for WM to doctors to natural foods. We spent last winter there and the temp never got below about 60, but it was a warm winter all along the East Coast.
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Old 22-06-2012, 05:26   #7
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Re: St Augustine (FL) liveaboard

Hi and welcome to St. Auggie!

Camanche is probably the most comfortable marina, yet it is definitely more expensive.

Hidden Harbor Marina is a great liveaboard marina with good rates and a solid community.

I have my boat on the hard at Oasis Boatyard and Marina, plenty of liveaboards at the docks there. Friendly place with decent facilities.

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