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Old 12-01-2014, 08:07 AM   #21
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Why would anyone want to go west?
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:04 AM   #22
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And another birthday around the corner, but it beats the alternative, going to b e a boat bum from now on.
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No yankee's?
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:19 AM   #24
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My boat was trucked from Annapolis to Slidell in 2008, brought to a yard on Bayou Liberty right next to the swing bridge. I had some work done on the boat (bow thruster, holding tank, etc.) and then sailed it to my marina on the Blood River, Vacajun Marina, just south of Springfield. That was about a 7-8 hour trip in a slow boat.
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:53 AM   #25
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That is on my list of places to visit, I use active captain, gives a pretty good idea what to expect. Didn't realize it was that far inland. Are they any less expensive than here? ($4.00 ')
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:22 PM   #26
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$240/month, covered slip w/ parking right behind the boat, also covered. Includes water, not electricity, which runs about $10/month. It's about as good a hurricane hole as I could find.
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Old 12-01-2014, 01:01 PM   #27
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Old 12-01-2014, 03:27 PM   #28
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Look like a very nice spot, of course 7 hrs to the gulf doesn't make it a weekly commute.
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Old 12-01-2014, 06:38 PM   #29
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5 hours to Mandeville (fine & free city dock w/ power & water), 5 hours to NOLA.
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:31 PM   #30
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5 hours to Mandeville (fine & free city dock w/ power & water), 5 hours to NOLA.
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3 more hrs to Slidell I think of gph not mph, keeps me real happy. Dutchmen make Scotts look like spendthrifts.
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:28 AM   #31
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Dutchman, heading west gets you into some beautiful areas in South La, but I'm shootin' for more east now once we get up to speed cruising again. Cat and Ship Islands are great destinations and from there a night or two at Biloxi Small Craft or Point Cadet will get you in the middle of the action on the coast. The boat is in Gulfport- (live in Watson, LA) it's pretty quiet in our area.
In the spring I hope to make it over to Niceville for a visit. It sounds like a great place. Ditto on ActiveCaptain.


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Why would anyone want to go west?
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Tha is something young men used to do
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:58 AM   #33
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$240/month, covered slip w/ parking right behind the boat, also covered. Includes water, not electricity, which runs about $10/month. It's about as good a hurricane hole as I could find.
that is a great price was looking for it on the map can not find it
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Dutchman, heading west gets you into some beautiful areas in South La, but I'm shootin' for more east now once we get up to speed cruising again. Cat and Ship Islands are great destinations and from there a night or two at Biloxi Small Craft or Point Cadet will get you in the middle of the action on the coast. The boat is in Gulfport- (live in Watson, LA) it's pretty quiet in our area.
In the spring I hope to make it over to Niceville for a visit. It sounds like a great place. Ditto on ActiveCaptain.


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Old 12-02-2014, 07:12 AM   #35
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Watson is a long way from Gulfport, no quick trips after work and just sit on deck, I'm so glad I'm only 8 miles from the boat, specially with the beautiful weather we are currently having. Planning on going east end of this month, slowly looking for warmer weather/water.
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Watson is a long way from Gulfport, no quick trips after work and just sit on deck, I'm so glad I'm only 8 miles from the boat, specially with the beautiful weather we are currently having. Planning on going east end of this month, slowly looking for warmer weather/water.
Come on down to Sarasota
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:21 AM   #37
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Find Lake Maurepas (due west of Lake Ponchartrain), then look for the Tickfaw River on the north side of Lake Maurepas. Go upriver about 7-8 miles till you get to the Hwy 22 bridge; Tickfaw turns west and the Blood River splits from Tickfaw and starts there. My marina (Vacajun) is about a half mile up the Blood. If you zoom in on google earth or the chart that covers the area I think it shows the name Warsaw Marina which is adjacent to Vacajun.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:39 AM   #38
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You mean here :
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:43 AM   #39
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You found it.
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Great thanks guys in 2016 we are having a large family reunion on our farm just north of baton rouge and my wife and I were going to tie that with our cruise west along the northern Gulf

how are hard is it to navigate up the river?
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