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Old 06-30-2015, 06:12 AM   #21
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"with some where it would take you an hour and a half to get to the river(also have to deal with a lock)."

Depends on your concept of boating , weather this is a blessing or a problem.
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:08 AM   #22
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"What does CC mean?"


My WAG is Cape Coral.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:28 AM   #23
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I was thinking something nautical as Cape Coral was too simple for me...Ha
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:32 AM   #24
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Hi FF,
Yes, you are right. The only reason this is a problem to us is seeing the same "View" for a total of 3 hours in & out, over and over again. A sure sign of insanity. Who knows, we may have to live with it if we ever get down there.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:08 AM   #25
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....... but ended up on Longboat Key.
Moores (north end of Longboat) is our favorite anchorage.
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Thanks but a little too far North for us as we now live 26 miles West of Orlando and keep our boat on the St. John's River in Astor,Fl.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:20 AM   #27
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Cape Coral. =. CC
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CC (Cape Coral).
We're in a building that is two story. Four up, four down. End unit with vaulted ceilings. We are on a short tributary (1000') off the River. No locks and such but it is a bit to the ICW area.
Your probably looking to live full time. We're here six months and then back to the Great Lakes for the summer. That's why a condo works for us. Maintaining a house for six months of absence doesn't work.
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I envy you that you have that kind of freedom. We have 9 parrots that 6 we raised from eggs. We had a great time raising them but really painted ourselves in a corner!
We can't do a condo like you guys as we would be thrown out in a week as the birds (Moluccan Cockatoos) make noise in the morning and at sunset. They are pretty much quiet during the day and totally quiet at night after the sun goes down. We live on a chain of lakes where our "Bird Room" faces the lake and no neighbors for 3/4 of a mile behind us. After looking down there, there is nothing like that unless you have several million dollars to buy on the river. The only place would be up North of the Cape (Old Burnt Store Road) where lots face the mangroves and 200 foot wide canals to get out. They are priced around $200,000 for a 125x80x 125x80. Some already have seawalls. Oh well, maybe someday before I croak!
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"Thanks but a little too far North for us"

For those looking for a winter retreat the FLORIDA you want is South of a line at Stewart and runs thru lake O across to the west coast.

North of that is simply South GA or AL,,,,,it freezes , snows etc.

South of Lake O the freezes are a day long event ,every few years.

The Keys would be best for all winter , but prices are very high , traffic sucks , and the place has to be evacuated for too many summer breezes ,,,Hurricanes.

And shopping is on line or 100 miles away in Miami.
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CC (Cape Coral).
We're in a building that is two story. Four up, four down. End unit with vaulted ceilings. We are on a short tributary (1000') off the River. No locks and such but it is a bit to the ICW area.
Your probably looking to live full time. We're here six months and then back to the Great Lakes for the summer. That's why a condo works for us. Maintaining a house for six months of absence doesn't work.
We are doing the same thing, only we are planning 8 months in Florida, 4 months in Buffalo on our boat. Florida residency gets you some nice tax breaks. Our condo is not on the water, but very close. We are at the southern end of CC right across from Rotary Park and a short distance to Tarpon Point.
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FF you are absolutely right. We used to live in South Miami when (70's) you had to carry a gun and wear a bullet proof vest. We had a time share in Marathon and loved it except for the reasons you mentioned. Moved to Central Florida and loved the hills and lakes (Clermont where the Citrus Tower stands). Bought a 2010 38 foot trawler and keep it on the St.John's River in Astor. Trouble is that it is 60 miles one way to the boat. When we want to use it there is a 3 hour ride to and from the boat. The only place to go and be in paradise is Silver Glen Springs Run. Crystal clear water where you can beach a boat and have 72 degree water (gives me a very high pitched voice) and really enjoy. We sometimes stay 4 days there. If there was more boating aqreas and the travel was much less we won't be looking at CC.
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Ronlord, Must be nice to travel each year! Congrats on your new Winter home!
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FF you are absolutely right. We used to live in South Miami when (70's) you had to carry a gun and wear a bullet proof vest. We had a time share in Marathon and loved it except for the reasons you mentioned. Moved to Central Florida and loved the hills and lakes (Clermont where the Citrus Tower stands). Bought a 2010 38 foot trawler and keep it on the St.John's River in Astor. Trouble is that it is 60 miles one way to the boat. When we want to use it there is a 3 hour ride to and from the boat. The only place to go and be in paradise is Silver Glen Springs Run. Crystal clear water where you can beach a boat and have 72 degree water (gives me a very high pitched voice) and really enjoy. We sometimes stay 4 days there. If there was more boating aqreas and the travel was much less we won't be looking at CC.
So why don't you move to or closer to Astor? There is a lot to be said for keeping a boat in fresh water and you won't have to become familiar with Barnacle Buster. We had considered moving to SW Florida and looked long and hard in the Fort Meyers/Cape Coral/Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte area looking for canal front properties and just didn't find what we would be happy with. So much of the land in that area is very close to sea level which I consider a red flag. Ended up in a gated golf course community in Vero Beach. One of those places that FF calls a Utopian prison. We are now looking to move to north Florida along the St. Johns....if we can get the Vero Beach house sold. Vero Beach is a big time snowbird town. Right now only about 20% of the houses in our community are occupied. For the whole town, about 50% of the population in the winter are snowbirds. Unlike most places, real estate doesn't too fast this time of year but the SW Florida areas are probably similar. If you really want property in CC, look during the summer. Clermont used to be a real nice little citrus town. I lived in the Mount Dora area in the early 60's and loved it.
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CC (Cape Coral).
We're in a building that is two story. Four up, four down. End unit with vaulted ceilings. We are on a short tributary (1000') off the River. No locks and such but it is a bit to the ICW area.
Your probably looking to live full time. We're here six months and then back to the Great Lakes for the summer. That's why a condo works for us. Maintaining a house for six months of absence doesn't work.
If you don't mind my asking, is your boat on the Great Lakes or in Florida? If in Florida, I'm wondering why you would not use it as your winter condo versus the hassles of actually owning one? We are in the planning stages of a similar strategy. The thought was to use the boat as our winter condo to explore Florida and the Islands, sell the house then buy a condo / cottage in Canada on the Great Lakes to spend the summers. We would also hope every once in awhile to take the boat back & forth between the Great Lakes & Florida.
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Capt Kangeroo, what do you do with it durring the summer (hurricane season)? This always keeps us from leaving FL durring the summer for any length of time. To many times have I needed to fly back in a hurry for hurricane prep.
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Might work better reversed.

Leave the boat up North where the cruising is grand .
A few days to the finger lakes , or down into NY CT LI Sound or Chessy.

Florida is a sand bar and most of the joy is the weather , hardly the scenery.

Green IS better than 4 ft of snow tho.

Many anchorages so marinas can be skipped to enjoy the breezes.

It only takes 6 months and a day in FL to not be taken by the always watching northern tax hounds.

Unless you were born in the south , 6 months is plenty, IT GETS HOT!!!

1 Nov to 1 May is our choice and we still get stuck in many Aprils hiding inside surviving the hot ,breathing refrigerated air.
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Might work better reversed.

Leave the boat up North where the cruising is grand .
A few days to the finger lakes , or down into NY CT LI Sound or Chessy.

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Our plan exactly! Not to mention that the boating up here is much cheaper. Very reasonable seasonal dockage and winter storage. Cruising dockage is usually free or less than $1 a ft for us. No salt water in the Great Lakes is also a plus. Keeping the boat up North and stored under cover all winter tends to keep them in much better shape then stored in the summer under a hot humid Florida environment.
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Donson,
Clermont used to be a small town. Moved there from Longwood North of Orlando in 1991 after lightning burned my house. Back then the BIG DEAL was we got a Dairy Queen now gone. There aren't many citrus trees left after the freeze in the 80's. You can go up in the Citrus Tower and see nothing but rooftops! I am going to think about your comments. Do understand that on the St. John's River there is really only one place to go and swim, relax, and cool off with the 72 degree spring water. Look up Silver Glen Springs off the 2nd largest lake in Florida, Lake George. The river is down right now so with my 3 to 4 foot draft I can't get in there as it is a "run". There is only one way in or out of the Glen so you need local knowledge and a draft of 3 3/4 feet max. I really "slide in' as the sea grass is slimey but the bottom is like beach sand. Once you get to the mouth of the run it ranges 5 to 7 feet.
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