Originally Posted by twinboat
Marathon city Marina charges $310.00 a month for moorings.
Parking, showers, dinghy
dockage and pump
pricy at $3.00 a load and water
$.05 per gallon, honor system.
Often see help wanted signs. Seem like a big turnover in the marina staff.
...what a crappy place to try to make a home, total vulture marina of childish immature people (locals & staff) sociopaths, liars, desperate people without means/pensions jealious of those with means trying to exploit/make miserable those with...way too many people who have been there too long as well hahaha, they literally don't boat they just live aboard boats LOL.
I lived there two seasons aboard my liveaboard with a racing
17ft ocean going race
boat for a toy. First season (2014-2015) I got tired of seeing monroe county sheriffs deputies at city marina I lived off season in key west
at the N.A.S. To get a break from the lawlessness!!!
And wow did that seem to bother people when I'd spend a night aboard my vessel n boot key harbor LMAO!!! When I started living in key west
in May 2015 some ex nasa broke loser who got swindled by berrie maidoff totally made war on me gossiping ugly cuz he is jealious of my retired disabled veteran status with base privs...I guess he feels since he is better than me, it u fair in his sicko mind and hurts his ego that I do better in retirement
and that is what he focused on when he saw me, always trying to ridicule and invalidate me to everyone including marina staff/dock master. The dock
master is a big part of the problem at city marina of marathon, he is a coward afraid of confrontation especially when it comes to the overstayed local bratty crowd who think they own/run the cit marina.
City marina of marathon is a great place to stop off for cruisers, pass thru, fill water tanks
, refill the cupboards but stay away from the two faced corrupt locals and marina staff, they tend to disregard the rules and make them up to self serv and favor those they like/discriminate even target those they wanna bully. Way too many people living on boats who don't boat/haven't boated in years lle ten years plus LOL! Look at most of the single women
liveaboards, most bought their vessel in boot key harbor as a floating condo hahaha.
Only nice thing about boot key harbor IMO is it's the best protected harbor in the keys period!
The city marina of marathon mooring
field/boot key harbor is essentially a lake with two inlets so when winds kick up fetch is small, you can kayak
ashore in the chop prett easily. City Marina Marathon is worst option for long term, especially in summer as seasonal people who flood the mooring field are gone so it gets empty and the locals are so bored they fight like HS children
to no end, tryng to pick fights and get eachother kicked out, total drama queens!
Off season you'll need to be at a dock
for power/AC as it's prett muggy even at night, look into sombrero resort, marathon marina, slips at dockside marina etc. (not city marina of marathon)
Lots menial jobs yes, remember this term "keys disease" as it's relative here, people get onto "paradise" mode and become drunks, if they have enough to pay bills no need to work, thus they quit jobs after getting a paycheck to move on.
Again, beware of the vultures and lack of honor/integrity at city marina of marahon in boot key harbor. Lots of jealious immature behaviors, broke people bored and picking fights trying to establish power and control LOL, back stabbing and gossiping to boost their lowlife egos.
Great marina/harbor to pass thru but I anchor
n sisters creek if wind
is blowing, outside sombrero beach swimmng area in the ocean if flat.
then go ashore/avoid city marina using sombrero beach (pull ur dink ashore at kayak
launch by pier at the beach) beach showers as well as you can fill water cans.
the taxi anywhere in marathon is $5 carload per trip (carpooling with other couples is frowned but legit) so call the bob narley taxi for the 2 mile trip up sombrero beach rd to town center, get a cab back.