That is very true. Basically, after thinking about it for a bit, Im looking for winter refuge from DFW. I work offshore so the 28/28 scheudle applies. Not ruling out Padre's or Aransas Pass. Looking for a cheap marina with basic services. South florida is most attractive for the season.
Well, unless your definition of cheap differs from mine, you will not find cheap in south Florida, at least on the east coast. Pretty much once you get south of Jupiter you run out of cheap and right into expensive.
West side you will have a little better shot. Try Naples or the Ft Meyers area. To see a pretty comprehensive list of marinas go to activecaptain
The water is always bluer on the other side of the ocean.