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Old 17-08-2019, 13:00   #1
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Where to go

I know this has been discussed many times but looking for some advice to narrow down my next location.
I am currently in Guatemala and plan to head to Florida via isla mujeres
I am on a 33 has Christian with a 510 draft (maybe 6 loaded)
I will be leaving her in attended for most of hurricane season so I am thinking gulf coast is my best option, I have never sailed in us waters so some questions
1) can I store on the hard and strap down?
2) how long can the vessel stay? Canadian registered
3) good locations/marinas? With enough water? Haul out yard
4) rates, insurance needed etc
Thanks in advance!
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Old 17-08-2019, 21:55   #2
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Re: Where to go

We're in a marina with floating docks in Lake Pontchartrain in south east Louisiana. It has enough floating for 14' storm surge or so. Quite marina. Has water and electric and I think wifi but we don't used it. No other amenities, but if your just storing it then you don't really need showers and pump out, etc. We are 7'6" draft and can make it there. The depth in the marina is 25' but the surrounding lakes are 8-12' I believe the rates are $6/ft per month. It's called Lakeshore Marina in Slidell, LA.
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Old 18-08-2019, 04:37   #3
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Re: Where to go

The issue is going to be the Canadian registry.

Are you a dualie per chance, both USA and Canadian citizenship? That can make things much easier.

I hope others with more relevant experience will assist but in lieu of that....I think the answer somewhat depends upon the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) region where you intend to leave the boat. It seems each region enforces the regulations differently. The Baltimore region was fairly lax, NY a stickler.

To bring a Canadian boat into USA waters you need a Cruising Permit issuer by CBP. As a USA citizen Baltimore allowed me to surrender the permit when I dry docked the boat and would then issue a new permit, for a full year, when I relaunched. But I believe that was only available because I am also a USA citizen. And each region has different interpretations.

I do know many Canadians leave their boats in Florida year in and out. Indiantown Marina on Lake Obechobie is one such spot. Maybe if you give them a call you can get some good answers.....for that region.


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Old 18-08-2019, 09:54   #4
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Re: Where to go

Thank you, I am a Canadian resident only, I have reached out to both suggested marinas for more information
Appreciate the advice and any further input
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Old 19-08-2019, 07:26   #5
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Thank you, I am a Canadian resident only, I have reached out to both suggested marinas for more information

Appreciate the advice and any further input
Just wanted to note, we are American citizens. I was giving marina information that I thought fit your criteria. There is a Customs office in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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