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Old 31-12-2011, 23:49   #1
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Accommodation wanted in Daytona Fl Jan21 -Feb10 2012

This is our first post - so hi to all, and I hope someone might be able to help us out.
Dave and I are an Aussie couple in our 50s coming to Daytona in a few weeks.
We are attending a personal development course there, but also want to spend some time looking at cruising boats to buy for our retirement later this (! - yes, this!) year.

We are looking for a place to stay - on a boat, in a boatshed, if you have space somewhere, or if you know of somewhere handy to the Ocean Centre there. Jan 21 to Feb 10. We are happy to pay.

Our bigger plan is: we want to buy an offshore cruising boat 40-50' and we are hoping to get a feel for what is available while we are here on this trip, with a view to purchasing mid 2012, when we retire.

Ruth is an experienced offshore sailor and has owned a custom 30' steel schooner which she sailed from Aussie to USA, many years ago. She sailed a variety of yachts in Australia and in the Caribbean and USA. She currently teaches maritime skills at TAFE (college) (equivalent to USCG courses).

Dave is an Intensive Care Paramedic, diver and wanna be cruising sailor.

We hope you can help us out. Cheers
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:11   #2
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Re: Accommodation wanted in Daytona Fl Jan21 -Feb10 2012

I am too far away, at 60 miles, to help with lodging, but give me a ring if you would like an intro to St. Augustine. Welcome to CF, Scott
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Re: Accommodation wanted in Daytona Fl Jan21 -Feb10 2012

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Ruth & Dave.
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Old 01-01-2012, 19:10   #4
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Re: Accommodation wanted in Daytona Fl Jan21 -Feb10 2012

Thanks for the warm welcome Scott and Gord,
Scott, we may give you a call as we plan to do a bit of marina cruising (via rental car) in Florida - and we would like to get some feel for what is around.
We have seen a few boats on yachtworld which fit the bill for starters and are worth a serious look.
St Augustine is not too far. Cheers
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