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Old 31-08-2015, 20:13   #31
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Re: Texas live aboard 23 foot long

You might try renting a private slip. Quite a few in the clear lake area. I've known a few folks who did that (tho not in CL). Might be deed restrictions also. Texas Mariners Cruising Association(TMCA) is a big club with a diverse membership. A member might be between boats and have dock space.
Me, after I retired I got out of CL. There are Much better places to be Than Clear Lake.
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You might try renting a private slip. Quite a few in the clear lake area. I've known a few folks who did that (tho not in CL). Might be deed restrictions also. Texas Mariners Cruising Association(TMCA) is a big club with a diverse membership. A member might be between boats and have dock space.
Me, after I retired I got out of CL. There are Much better places to be Than Clear Lake.
The Warf Marina and Portifino are the only two dockominiums even though there are a number of private slips on Marina Bay and Nasa 1, they do not have bathrooms or showers. Nasa 1 is out because the OP does not have a car. The Warf you must have ground transportation and Portifino your boat must be approved and inspected. There are a lot of TMCA members who own slips at Portifino.

Legends Point is not a bad choice for a smaller boat about a mile to Target and Home Depot and as someone else said, inexpensive.
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Old 11-09-2017, 18:18   #33
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Corpus Christi Municipal has a minimum length of 30ft for living aboard.
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Old 11-09-2017, 21:15   #34
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Corpus Christi Municipal has a minimum length of 30ft for living aboard.
Is the marina still there after Harvey?
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Old 11-09-2017, 21:24   #35
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Re: Texas live aboard 23 foot long

Add a nice bowsprit?
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:32   #36
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Re: Texas live aboard 23 foot long

I lived aboard in Rockport for 6 months on 26' HT with no problems..not much as far as big city around there...and public transportation slim. LIke Bean said....put a temporary bowsprit on it if need be; it's part of LOA.

Probably lots of damage in that area now because of HC Harvey; might be lots of slips available.

Best bet is still around Houston/Galveston area if you want big city and transportation. I never had a problem finding a slip there.

Of course this was back in the 80's when I was there ; seems like yesterday.
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Re: Texas live aboard 23 foot long

It is not at all uncommon for marinas to have a minimum length charge, especially if they are renting actual slips, not side ties. Nobody wants to rent a 40' slip to a 23' boat and miss out on the difference. Also, you will be using the same marina services (heads, showers, mail, etc. as someone on a 40' boat.

Active Captain would be your best resource for finding a suitable marina. You may not find all the information you need to know in the listing or reviews but you will find their website and telephone number so you can call and ask any unanswered questions.
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Re: Texas live aboard 23 foot long

Rwidman makes a good point about the minimum length charge for a slip. I can certainly accept the minimum charge; however, the minimum length, despite the charge, is something that has begun to creep east from California. I think that the rejection of a liveaboard by vessel length alone is an unfair discrimination.
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Rwidman makes a good point about the minimum length charge for a slip. I can certainly accept the minimum charge; however, the minimum length, despite the charge, is something that has begun to creep east from California. I think that the rejection of a liveaboard by vessel length alone is an unfair discrimination.
Here they require a holding tank that holds 15 gallons per person living on the boat. Either that or a composting head ( hence my diy composter on my islander 24.)
Most boats under about 30 ft are hard pressed to find a convenient place to install that big a tank ( big for size.of boat. )
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Here they require a holding tank that holds 15 gallons per person living on the boat. Either that or a composting head ( hence my diy composter on my islander 24.)
Most boats under about 30 ft are hard pressed to find a convenient place to install that big a tank ( big for size.of boat. )
This seems like a valid restriction to me, especially with the composting head option.
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Is the marina still there after Harvey?
I think Corpus marina had little damage.

Island Moorings marina in Port Aransas is a total loss. Many of the floating finger piers came apart in the storm. And no immediate plans to repair docks or restore utilities, but new owner plans to rebuild in future. But no liveaboards. Many of the liveaboard boats moved to Corpus after the storm.
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This seems like a valid restriction to me, especially with the composting head option.
I agree 100% . Also they don't make the composter option public knowledge I actually had to ask about it .
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I think Corpus marina had little damage.

Island Moorings marina in Port Aransas is a total loss. Many of the floating finger piers came apart in the storm. And no immediate plans to repair docks or restore utilities, but new owner plans to rebuild in future. But no liveaboards. Many of the liveaboard boats moved to Corpus after the storm.
Dang well thanks for the info.
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