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Old 21-09-2021, 16:49   #1
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Know any Deep Water Marinas or Docks in Palm Beach or Jupiter

Dear Monohull Cruising Family-

We’re about to go back in the water after a 3 month retrofit at Cracker Boy Marina in Riviera Beach Florida.

We have another week or 10 days to get rid of all the sawdust, store tools etc, get to know knew systems and provision. We would like to do this at a dock where we can also have WiFi as we have to do our day-jobs during the day.

The challenge- We draw 8’9” and have a 90ft mast. Does anyone know or have experience with Deep Water marinas in or near Palm Beach (or slightly north)?

We’ll take any and all suggestions other than to get a shoal draft next time.

Lisa
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Old 21-09-2021, 18:13   #2
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Re: Know any Deep Water Marinas or Docks in Palm Beach or Jupiter

Well I'm sure Rybovich in West Palm can accommodate your draft as I've seen sailing superyachts there. Could be pricey though....
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Old 21-09-2021, 18:20   #3
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Re: Know any Deep Water Marinas or Docks in Palm Beach or Jupiter

Maybe Safe Harbor NPB, although I am not sure about the draft. Palm Harbor in West Palm Beach would probably work, but may be booked. There are marinas in Ft Pierce which would be cheaper, but it is not my favorite area.
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Old 21-09-2021, 18:24   #4
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Re: Know any Deep Water Marinas or Docks in Palm Beach or Jupiter

Thanks for the info. Yes Rybovich will only tell me availability after I agreed to a price of $4.50/ foot for our sized boat + Electricity- wow! They are also a Safe Harbour Marina.
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Old 22-09-2021, 07:51   #5
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Thanks for the info. Yes Rybovich will only tell me availability after I agreed to a price of $4.50/ foot for our sized boat + Electricity- wow! They are also a Safe Harbour Marina.
Actually, for a daily rate I'd consider $4.50 pretty fair considering the area and amenities. However, if you want to be there a while and can't get a better deal on a monthly rate then that runs into quite a bit of money.
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Old 22-09-2021, 08:04   #6
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Re: Know any Deep Water Marinas or Docks in Palm Beach or Jupiter

All marinas in that area are similarily priced. We decided to anchor off the Sail Fish Club on Palm Beach. Its well protected and has plenty of depth. We had a fast dinghy so getting to shore mostly wasn't an issue.

If you need wifi, get a Visible phone or two. They offer unlimited, unthrottled data, for $40 per month, but you you only teather one device at a time. Its still less expensive than a marina in that area. Further it may take more time than you think to get the boat squared away. It took us more time.
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Old 22-09-2021, 08:53   #7
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There are marinas in Ft Pierce which would be cheaper, but it is not my favorite area.
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I can only talk about Safe Harbor Marina in Fort Pierce, and my experience with a 7 foot draft. We couldn't move off the lift when splashed at low harbor. I had to wait around 45 minutes before we could move our berth. Coming back one time we grounded going back to our berth. We had to tie up at the fueling dock for a few hours until the tide came back up a little.

Good luck with your search.
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Old 22-09-2021, 12:40   #8
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Re: Know any Deep Water Marinas or Docks in Palm Beach or Jupiter

Can't be north of the Blue Heron Bridge with that tall a rig, so NPB is out. Would not try Jupiter Inlet with that draft, so anything up in that area is out. Sailfish on Singer Island, but price is probably high and the current smokes through there.
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Old 22-09-2021, 14:06   #9
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Re: Know any Deep Water Marinas or Docks in Palm Beach or Jupiter

Off topic but I am curious what your plans are. Seems that boat is made for the med and oceans but no the east coast.
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Old 22-09-2021, 14:13   #10
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All marinas in that area are similarily priced. We decided to anchor off the Sail Fish Club on Palm Beach. Its well protected and has plenty of depth. We had a fast dinghy so getting to shore mostly wasn't an issue.

If you need wifi, get a Visible phone or two. They offer unlimited, unthrottled data, for $40 per month, but you you only teather one device at a time. Its still less expensive than a marina in that area. Further it may take more time than you think to get the boat squared away. It took us more time.
Do you liveaboard or wet storage?
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Old 22-09-2021, 14:16   #11
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Re: Know any Deep Water Marinas or Docks in Palm Beach or Jupiter

We draw 7' and it's hard enough finding storage for that. As someone else said, you can't get under Blue Heron bridge so unless you want to go way N and back south everything else isn't an option.

Is 4.50 the transient rate? How much for something monthly?
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Old 22-09-2021, 14:38   #12
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Do you liveaboard or wet storage?
Liveaboard. OK for a few weeks.
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Old 22-09-2021, 14:46   #13
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I can only talk about Safe Harbor Marina in Fort Pierce, and my experience with a 7 foot draft. We couldn't move off the lift when splashed at low harbor. I had to wait around 45 minutes before we could move our berth. Coming back one time we grounded going back to our berth. We had to tie up at the fueling dock for a few hours until the tide came back up a little.

Good luck with your search.
Second that on depths at Safe Harbor in Ft Pierce. The channel to the marina is barely 10' deep, and only the face of I dock may have enough depth, but not completely sure about that. Due to your air draft, the City Marina is out. There are no other options, other than anchor off the Coast Guard Station.
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Old 22-09-2021, 15:24   #14
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Anyone ever wire an electric fuel pump in line with a mechanical pump for filling the racor filter assembly after changing the filters? The mechanical pump is the primary pump. Or are valves required to bypass mechanical pump while filling racor filter asseyblies?
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Old 22-09-2021, 16:28   #15
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Re: Know any Deep Water Marinas or Docks in Palm Beach or Jupiter

If your at CrackerBoy's, go in and ask them. Palm Beach has a couple, you can get under the first bridge. You can't do anything at Jupiter, you can't get in there inlet. Can't go anywhere on the ICW unless you pull your spar. Regardless, of reported ICW depth, you will have problems in many locations. You are in the location for deep water slips short of Ft.Lauderdale, or around Government Cut. Capt. Vince Rakstis, Ret.MS
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