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Old 05-29-2014, 06:32 PM   #21
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We found a marina that suits us. Banana Bay, bay side across the street from Home Depot.
Secure, safe, clean. Big pool and hot tub, nice showers, old but kept fairly clean. Dock master Larry and Paul could not be more helpful. Florida Keys Marina at Banana Bay Resort & Marina :: Marathon, Florida Keys, Florida
Rates are $23 all inclusive. POUT at slip. Docks are fixed new teak decks. Well off the road.
WiFi is good to real good. We are going back to Jekyll next week.

We will be back asap
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:48 PM   #22
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Sorry to hear that you won't be there when we will be...i was looking forward to swapping lies and drinking your beer.
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:06 AM   #23
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The keys have tremendous variety. I know many who have moved their boats south and just love Marathon as a relaxing winter home. Islamorada is popular for longer stays but not very convenient to things on land. The weekend crowd goes to A & B, Key West Bight, and Conch.

Is there a reason you specified the Keys? The reason I ask is that the southwest coast offers some great quality areas at more modest prices. There is a reason the Naples and Fort Myers areas are so popular with retirees. We live in Fort Lauderdale so might be a bit shocking for an East Coaster to talk glowingly about the West Coast, but it's much different. What you're looking for is very different from Fort Lauderdale or Miami. On the east coast however you can stop short and from St. Augustine all the way down to Stuart find some relaxing areas. I'd definitely look at the west coast a bit.

City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin is one of our favorites as it's protected. Great access if you want to cut through the Okeechobee to the East coast. $13 per ft per month plus $70 liveaboard or mooring for $8 plus $50. Annual rates for slips only $9 per ft per month. It's convenient to so much.
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:07 AM   #24
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We found a marina that suits us. Banana Bay, bay side across the street from Home Depot.
Secure, safe, clean. Big pool and hot tub, nice showers, old but kept fairly clean. Dock master Larry and Paul could not be more helpful. Florida Keys Marina at Banana Bay Resort & Marina :: Marathon, Florida Keys, Florida
Rates are $23 all inclusive. POUT at slip. Docks are fixed new teak decks. Well off the road.
WiFi is good to real good. We are going back to Jekyll next week.

We will be back asap
Glad you found a place you like Banana Bay is nice.
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