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Old 06-29-2019, 04:48 PM   #1
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Question Fl dockage near Daytona area

I'm buying a boat soon and figured I'll start looking for spot to keep it.


New to Florida so not familiar with better cruising areas so it can be a short 30-45 min drive north/south from Daytona, rather than sail that distance.


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another consideration what to do if a named storm is forecast to meet insurance provisions, where can I keep it?
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We've been at Halifax Harbor in Daytona for the past couple of months. Nice concrete floating docks on tall pilings fairly well protected from storms. Good electric and wifi. Average rates, nice staff. If a hurricane comes, our boat isn't leaving.
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Have you asked if boats have weathered hurricanes in fact stayed there?


From there where's your favorite cruising areas?
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Sorry, only been there for a few months and got called back to NYC before we could do any serious cruising. The marina is well built with concrete floating docks with high pilings should handle most any average or above average blow. In case of a hurricane we'll add extra fenders and lines and hope for the best - that is why we have insurance. My parents have a home basically across the river and in the last 10 years only suffered minimal hurricane damage, some to their tile roof but mostly to their fixed wooden dock due to rising water. If their dock floated on high pilings there probably wouldn't have been any dock damage at all.
If you are anywhere in Florida in hurricane season you are going to be taking your chances.
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