Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-04-2015, 09:54 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
David Hughes's Avatar
 
City: Marietta
Country: US
Vessel Name: True Love
Vessel Model: Leopard 37 PC
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 128
My boat is available for captained day charter. It's at Cape Harbour Marina in Cape Coral. Beautiful cruising country, close to many marinas. For liveaboard, Florida laws limit them so not too many allow that. As mentioned above MarinaTown in N. Fort Myers is live aboard, as is the very nice Burnt Store Marina north of Cape Coral. There are others too. You can see my boat at www.capecoralyacht.com
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
David Hughes
2009 Leopard 37PC- Cape Coral, FL
David Hughes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2015, 03:03 PM   #22
Veteran Member
 
milt's Avatar
 
City: St. james city FL.
Country: lee
Vessel Name: White Pelican
Vessel Model: Marine Trader 34' sedan 1973
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 42
If you get to Pine Island give our neighbor Gary Rogers a call, he has a 34' marine trader that he charters out. Tell him that Curt from across the street gave you his number. He will set you up with a nice cruise to acquaint you with the area. (239) 633-5714
__________________

milt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2015, 04:30 PM   #23
Guru
 
Capt.Bill11's Avatar
 
City: Sarasota/Ft. Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 5,422
Quote:
Originally Posted by menzies View Post
I find that a strange comment, and certainly not my experience.
+1 to that. The vast majority of people I know who have cruised the islands go back again and again.
Capt.Bill11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2015, 06:25 PM   #24
Guru
 
caltexflanc's Avatar
 
City: North Carolina for now
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Small Incentive
Vessel Model: Boston Whaler 130 Sport
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,802
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt.Bill11 View Post
+1 to that. The vast majority of people I know who have cruised the islands go back again and again.
I don't think he knows many cruisers.
__________________
George

"There's the Right Way, the Wrong Way, and what some guy says he's gotten away with"
caltexflanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2015, 06:39 PM   #25
Guru
 
Capt.Bill11's Avatar
 
City: Sarasota/Ft. Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 5,422
Quote:
Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
I don't think he knows many cruisers.
Capt.Bill11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 12:26 PM   #26
Newbie
 
City: Crestwood,KY
Country: US
Vessel Name: Rush Hour
Vessel Model: Sumerset
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 4
Thanks for all the info guys. Looks like we will be quite busy on the gulf side for now.
Another quick question , as far as canal homes, can you find these reasonably priced and able to accommodate a 40 to 50' boat?
Or would it better to find a small inland house and dock at a marina? Just looking for opinions, thanks
Rushrush1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 12:38 PM   #27
Guru
 
menzies's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Vessel Name: SONAS
Vessel Model: Grand Alaskan 53
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2,204
Don't know about the Florida left coast, there are plenty in Palm Coast if you are looking for comparables.

However one thing I will tell you regarding a canal home versus marina: from an long-term investment standpoint they ain't building more land on the water, and that $500 a month marina charge can go towards a mortgage.
menzies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 12:57 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
City: Punta Gorda, Florida
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Salty
Vessel Model: Fu Hwa 34 Europa
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 112
If you are in the Charlotte Harbor area, Fisherman's Village & Laishley Park both have liveaboard and transient rates now. Fishermans Village will have a pool and tennis courts where Laishley Park does not. Both are centrally located to Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. Burnt Store Marina is also nice and has both liveaboard and transient rates also. It is closer to Fort Myers than Punta Gorda.


As to homes with docks, yes there are many available. The biggest deciding factor is bridges between the home and open water. Also watch the depth in the canals and entries. Punta Gorda will have better access than Port Charlotte for depth. I would be happy to talk with you further - just send a PM and we can talk.


John
Capt Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 01:15 PM   #29
Veteran Member
 
milt's Avatar
 
City: St. james city FL.
Country: lee
Vessel Name: White Pelican
Vessel Model: Marine Trader 34' sedan 1973
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 42
We live in St. James city and have 50' on the water, I think a 34-36' would be a good size. The price's start around $150. I don't think you will find an area with good water much cheaper then that. We are planning to move there full time when our house sells up north. I am keeping tabs on trawlers up to 40' and will pull the trigger when that happens.
milt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 01:17 PM   #30
Guru
 
O C Diver's Avatar
 
City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,820
Lots of homes on canals that can accommodate 50' boats in the Fort Myers area. Above the Franklin Lock on the Caloosahatchee river there are also homes with docks plus your boat then sits in freshwater.

Ted
__________________
Blog: mvslowhand.com
I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
"Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
O C Diver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 01:36 PM   #31
Veteran Member
 
City: Fl
Country: US
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 59
how about DIY boat yards in that same general area?
Jimbo2015 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 01:41 PM   #32
Guru
 
City: gulf coast
Country: pinellas
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 2,199
Canal houses are common as Is 50'.


Just don't believer real estate agents about depth of water.
bayview is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 01:57 PM   #33
Veteran Member
 
milt's Avatar
 
City: St. james city FL.
Country: lee
Vessel Name: White Pelican
Vessel Model: Marine Trader 34' sedan 1973
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 42
I was referring to houses starting at $150 thousand.
milt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 03:02 PM   #34
Guru
 
menzies's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Vessel Name: SONAS
Vessel Model: Grand Alaskan 53
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2,204
Make sure you don't have HOA rules that say your boat must fit inside the size of the dock. I.e. a 40 foot boat is the limit for a 40 foot dock.
menzies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 05:11 PM   #35
Newbie
 
City: Punta Gorda
Country: U.S.
Vessel Name: Barefoot
Vessel Model: Cape Dory flybridge 28
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 4
You have many marinas to choose in the charlotte harbor area, Lashleys marina, fishermans village ( you can also rent a small boat from here to check the area).
Burnt Store marina is nice ,Pine island has a few marinas, as does the Englewood area. Very nice anchorages all along this coast also for the keys to the panhandle.
Barefoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 12:03 AM   #36
Guru
 
Hawgwash's Avatar
 
City: Sidney
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by menzies View Post
And West End is only 56 miles from West Palm, then onto Spanish, Green Turtle, and all points south to Pete's Pub and back again!
Pete's Pub, holy cow, it's still standing?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	91-094.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	118.8 KB
ID:	45475   Click image for larger version

Name:	91-095.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	157.6 KB
ID:	45476   Click image for larger version

Name:	91-096.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	126.6 KB
ID:	45477  
Hawgwash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 04:19 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
City: Leesburg, VA
Country: United States
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by HopCar View Post
... Of course Miami has the best marine supply store. ...
Which one might that be?
ssobol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 08:40 PM   #38
Guru
 
HopCar's Avatar


 
City: Miami Florida
Vessel Name: Possum
Vessel Model: Ellis 28
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,506
Ssobol click on the link below my signature.
__________________
Parks Masterson
www.hopkins-carter.com
HopCar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 08:55 PM   #39
Guru
 
High Wire's Avatar
 
City: Cape May, NJ and Englewood, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Irish Lady
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,602
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rushrush1 View Post
Thanks for all the info guys. Looks like we will be quite busy on the gulf side for now.
Another quick question , as far as canal homes, can you find these reasonably priced and able to accommodate a 40 to 50' boat?
Or would it better to find a small inland house and dock at a marina? Just looking for opinions, thanks
Go to Real Estate, Apartments, Mortgages & Home Values | Zillow and select the map display. Filter out what you don't want to look at by unchecking the boxes like rentals, building lots, etc.
__________________

__________________
Archie
1984 Monk 36 Hull #46
Englewood, FL and Cape May, NJ
High Wire is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012