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Old 04-17-2014, 02:12 PM   #21
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Come on down to Vero Beach, The Loggerhead Marina in Grand Harbor is the best. Heated pool, first class lounge, 15 min walk to shopping. Best hurricane hole on the east coast of Fl.

FIT is a beautiful and relaxing 45 minute drive north up A1A along the river (I have been there many times both by land and air)


Liveaboards are no problem. There are several here and many year round transients that use their boat as a week long condo during the year and then winter here.

East Coast FL Florida Marina -- Loggerhead® Marina Vero Beach -- South Florida Boat Slips, Vero Beach FL Yacht Slips and Docks for rent
Sounds great, except for the 45 minute drive. Our liveaboarder is a college student at FIT with a full load of classes, so a 45 minute drive each way, 5 days a week, would be too much.

You've been to FIT by air? KVRB -> KMLB? You an aviator, as well as a pilot? (Us, too - Cessna 182 based at KMLB.)
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:13 PM   #22
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Try Waterline Marina and Yacht Sales in Melbourne. Nice little marina that does allow live aboards. Prices are not bad.
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Waterline is our Plan B. Agree that it's a great little marina, and seems very well protected in case of storms. It's longer than a bike ride to FIT, but a very short drive.

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Eau Gallie too far?????

Enjoyed our stay here...and they allow liveaboards and were reasonable for transient prices...

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Sounds great, except for the 45 minute drive. Our liveaboarder is a college student at FIT with a full load of classes, so a 45 minute drive each way, 5 days a week, would be too much.
Prepare him for the real new world of commuting in ever greater traffic loads
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:01 PM   #25
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Eau Gallie too far?????

Enjoyed our stay here...and they allow liveaboards and were reasonable for transient prices...

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They're Plan C. They don't have a slip available right now, but are expecting to open up one or two soon, so we're keeping in touch with them. It's just across the Eau Gallie River (a stone's throw) from the Waterline Marina, which is Plan B.
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Florida does have some screwy laws but on our way North From Key Largo we stopped in North Melbourne at a small marina with many liveaboards. The marina was in Eau Gallie. The actual name of the marina is on our blog. www.denandken.wordpress.com. We will continuing our trip next week.

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Old 04-17-2014, 06:26 PM   #27
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Florida does have some screwy laws but on our way North From Key Largo we stopped in North Melbourne at a small marina with many liveaboards. The marina was in Eau Gallie. The actual name of the marina is on our blog. www.denandken.wordpress.com. We will continuing our trip next week.

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Yep, that's the Eau Gallie Yacht Basin. Our Plan C - see above. BTW, nice boat! You may have missed it, but just across the creek from the Eau Gallie Yacht Basin, in the Waterline Marina, is another Gulfstar 36 that we looked very seriously at.
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Just across the causeway is Indian River Shores (I think) and the marina "Telemar" was a gas to stay at...the "live dolphin show" every day of them chasing mullet was better than any "sea world" type show I ever saw..just amazing.

The location is great as far as a bike ride to stores and the beach...definitely a favorite in my travels through Florida....but understand the commute now is 15 minutes longer.
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Just across the causeway is Indian River Shores (I think) and the marina "Telemar" was a gas to stay at...the "live dolphin show" every day of them chasing mullet was better than any "sea world" type show I ever saw..just amazing.

The location is great as far as a bike ride to stores and the beach...definitely a favorite in my travels through Florida....but understand the commute now is 15 minutes longer.
Yep, we've looked into Telemar, too. One of the more expensive marinas in the area, and even further from our liveaboard's daily college classes at FIT in Melbourne. But you're right about the dolphin show! We take our little boat to Dragon Point (the very southern tip of Merritt Island, just down from Telemar) whenever we have out of town guests, because we ALWAYS have dolphins around the boat!
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Cocoa Village Marina is very nice and very convenient to the town. Stayed there a couple of years ago. Ft. Pierce city Marina is nice also but the town seems to be dying off just like Titusville.
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Having gone through the kids in college thing, personnally I think you are adding to many logistics to the equation, let him/her get a nice off campus house apartment with friends and problem is solved without the need of adding in boat maint and other issues around it. In three years when you are reading then dive in with both feet! All the best!!
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