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Old 24-04-2018, 05:08   #1
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Indiantown Marina, FL?

I'm contemplating putting a sloop in Indiantown Marina for the hurricane season, perhaps in a slip rather than hauled out so that I can more easily work on her.

Can anyone share your thoughts and/or experiences there?

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Old 26-04-2018, 04:01   #2
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Re: Indiantown Marina, FL?

Indian Town is a well known storage yard with good hurricane procedures and diy policies. It is far from food and supplies, a car is necessary.

Dry storage is much safer for a hurricane.
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Re: Indiantown Marina, FL?

I cant imagine how it would be easier to work on a vessel in the water rather than on the hard unless you like to dive for things that fall overboard
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I cant imagine how it would be easier to work on a vessel in the water rather than on the hard unless you like to dive for things that fall overboard
Well, by the time I get to Indiantown all the dry storage areas that have access to electricity will have been taken. So a slip allows me to plug in for power and to even use a portable A/C unit. And remember that the part of Florida where Indiantown is located is the mold capital of the state, so electricity for A/C and/or humidifiers & fans is very desirable. A slip also offers the benefit of getting on and off the boat with ease. Now I know that some folks do enjoy spending weekends on a boat on the hard climbing up a ladder and being without any power or water, but I'm not one of them. But if in a slip, I'll be sure to be extra careful about dropping tools.
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Re: Indiantown Marina, FL?

There must be some confusion. The dry Storage area of Indiantown Marina does not permit you to work on the boat. It is secure storage. If you want to work on the boat they pick it up and move it to the work area part of the yard. That part of the yard has ample electric power.

When you were in the dry storage, your boat must be strapped down with long screws into the ground so the hurricane doesn’t blow them over. First time I went there they explain to me the rest of jackstands without straps in a tight area.

In the work part of the yard your boat is not typically strapped out.

There are a number of Marinas in the Indiantown area. If your choice is to survive a hurricane in the water unattended, There’s got to be a better place to fill out your insurance claim and Indian town.
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Re: Indiantown Marina, FL?

I want to do some work on the boat (almost all interior electrical things), and I've been told that as I won't be arriving until very late June or early July, that no electricity will be available to me except in a slip. I'm working with the specific information given to me by the Indiantown staff. I am willing to take the requisite risk of a stripped boat with lots of fenders and double lines in a slip in the middle of the state (no surge) during the hurricane season, as is my insurance company. Its location, about 2 hours from my home, allows me to get some things done in the boat while dramatically reducing the risk of storm damage during months when my sailing tends to be infrequent.
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At indiantown you can be put in the work yard for $900 per month. They can strap you down and you’ll have electric. The last hurricane they had 1 to 2 feet of water over the fixed docks.
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Isn't this just on the hard with some electricity? Why so expensive?
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