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Moving to Jacksonville FL area

Discussion in 'Destinations' started by 40Tudor, Oct 24, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. 40Tudor

    40Tudor

    Joined Oct 24, 2017
    1 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina MKII
    US Chesapeake Bay Chesapeake City MD
    We are moving our 30 Catalina MKII from the upper Chesapeake Bay aria to the Jacksonville Fl aria next spring.
    Any recommendations on routs and marinas close to Jacksonville?
    I've ran powerboats on Lake Erie since about 9 years old but this is my first sailboat purchased last spring.
    I plan on getting a citified captain to run it and I'll crew with maybe one more hand. I have a couple of volunteers from our marina on the Chesapeake Bay.
    Looking for a nice marina that doesn't cost an arm an a leg within an hour or two of Jacksonville, I'll be retiring.
    Any recommendations?
     


  2. jmce1587

    jmce1587

    Joined Mar 20, 2011
    190 posts, 10 likes
    Hunter 31_83-87
    US Kemah
    Google green cove springs marina outside Jacksonville. Headed that way in a few weeks to check out a salvaged boat. Let me know if u need any pics of the area.
     


  3. seadaddler

    seadaddler

    Joined Dec 19, 2006
    5,094 posts, 83 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Punta Gorda
    Why Jacksonville and just asking.
    Nick
     


  4. jmce1587

    jmce1587

    Joined Mar 20, 2011
    190 posts, 10 likes
    Hunter 31_83-87
    US Kemah
    Just got back from Jacksonville. After visiting Green Cove Springs I can't say that I would endorse it. Looks like a place sailboats go to die. Did notice a few other areas with boats but didn't get a chance to check them out. Suggest reaching out to a local with area knowledge if still interested in JAX.
     


  5. Dan_Y

    Dan_Y

    Joined Oct 13, 2008
    376 posts, 26 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Hampton
    Nick, how did your boat do in the storm that came through Punta Gorda?
     


  6. seadaddler

    seadaddler

    Joined Dec 19, 2006
    5,094 posts, 83 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Punta Gorda
    We did great not much storm damage to most boats.
    Nick
     


  7. dwedeking

    dwedeking

    Joined Aug 30, 2016
    11 posts, 1 likes
    Cabot 36
    US Jacksonville Beach, FL Jacksonville Beach, FL
    Green Cove Springs is where people go to work on boats. It's one of the few yards around that you can liveaboard while on the hard and work on your boat. A lot of which marina in Jacksonville will be based on location and if you want to liveaboard. Jacksonville is spread out. If you're going to want to sail in the ocean then you'll want something on the east side of town. I liveaboard at Beach Marine (Beach Blvd in Jacksonville Beach). It's a 30 minute walk to the beach but still a little over an hour for me to get to the ocean. If you want to sail on the St Johns then downtown or closer to Green Cove Springs would work (but much further to the ocean).
     


  8. seadaddler

    seadaddler

    Joined Dec 19, 2006
    5,094 posts, 83 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Punta Gorda
    Are you sure you want to move to east coast maybe check out west coast like Tampa or Punta Gorda.
    Nick
     


  9. Dan_Y

    Dan_Y

    Joined Oct 13, 2008
    376 posts, 26 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Hampton
    Glad to hear that!
     



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