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Old 17-04-2021, 18:35   #1
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Moving to Tampa

I will be moving to Tampa and plan on sailing daily. What are some of the best marinas in that area. Also waters around there seem incredibly shallow. Also why are so many boats stored in racks after each use?
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Old 18-04-2021, 02:43   #2
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I must be looking at the wrong part of the Bay? (Looks pretty deep to me)

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Why are so many boats stored in racks? Maybe this could help? (Doesn't Florida get a fair few cyclones?). I'll be interested to see what others have to say.
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Parts are shallow, parts are deep, depends on where you look.

Dry stacks are common for power boats that would otherwise live on a trailer, not so much for sailboats.
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Parts are definitely shallow. You need to keep an eye on your charts, and where you are. This is just a part of life on the west coast of Florida.

There are so many different marinas around here that it would really help to narrow down the area a little. Are you actually going to be in the city of Tampa? Or maybe one of the suburbs nearby? St Petersburg? Tarpon Springs? Clearwater? Bradenton?

You get the picture.
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Tampa Bay has some shallow spots. Generally a draft of under 6’ can sail safely. Davis Island has a strong sailing group with regular races.

The Bay is well protected and even when the rain is blowing sideways, the waves are 2’.
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