Originally Posted by ErBrown
If you don't mind me asking, how do you like the harborwalk marina and how do there prices compare to places like Waterford and Seabrook in the Kemah/Clearlake area? I like that it's so close to the gulf, do y'all get out in the Gulf much?
This is one of the nicest marinas
we've ever stayed in. Very clean. Floating docks in excellent condition. Convenient showers/restrooms/laundry, on floating docks at the end of the walkway near shore.
We are paying $342.00/month, so probably close to the price of other nicer marinas
in the Kemah/Clearlake area. There is no liveaboard
fee, so the price is good.
If you want to be closer to the "action", it's not here. Very quiet, which is what we like the best. If you want to go to Kemah
, it's a short drive. Maybe 20-30 minutes.
I suppose that you will commute from Austin to the boat every chance you get? We did that from San Antonio for nearly 4 years. The drive is a drag, especially since you must deal with Houston
traffic. You should consider this, when looking for a home for your new boat
. Maybe Port Aransas/Corpus would be an easier, shorter drive? I'd have to look at mileage. I've been to Island Moorings a couple of times (South Padre Island). It's a nice marina, and I think priced about the same, unless you are a liveaboard
($70-80.00 fee added to the slip fee).
We did plenty of sailing on the Gulf from Pensacola
to the Keys. We haven't gone out here yet. There is plenty of barge traffic getting to the Galveston Inlet. Not to mention the ship traffic once you get there. Also, going south, plenty of rigs. Some unlit, so night travel is out for us with no radar
. We'll do the ditch when we head
south. Also, the inlets south of here can be a challenge.
So, just some thoughts for you to ponder.
Again....I hope things work
out for you on this boat. Any IP would be on my wish list.
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