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Old 12-09-2021, 07:34 PM   #81
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Oh I hear you and I’m all in on that. Need to convince the DW.
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Old 12-10-2021, 12:03 PM   #82
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#1 Dude! Go to Marina Beau Chenes web site. This marina is in a very high end development. You need a pass just to get into the development....very exclusive area! You park right behind your boat 10ft away. Yes there are some run down marinas along the way, but agian there are a few there that are 1st class. You don't want to be on the south shore of the lake; was there for a couple of years.
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Old 12-11-2021, 12:43 AM   #83
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Will check it out. Thanks.
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Old 12-11-2021, 07:32 AM   #84
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Beau Chêne also has a very convenient layout. You can park right in front of your boat for almost all of the slips. And, as mentioned in another post, security is really good there.

They have a guard gate, but every time I go there (I have friends who live there), they just record your info and let you in
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Old 12-11-2021, 09:38 PM   #85
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Beau Chêne also has a very convenient layout. You can park right in front of your boat for almost all of the slips. And, as mentioned in another post, security is really good there.

They have a guard gate, but every time I go there (I have friends who live there), they just record your info and let you in

How long does it take to get out to the lake on that windy river?
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How long does it take to get out to the lake on that windy river?
It can take a little while to make it to the Lake, and then it's even longer to get to the Mississippi Sound, through the Rigolets.

But, that's the tradeoff in every marina down here. The ones that are hurricane safe, are never right on the gulf or any large body of water.

You can have quick deep water access, or protection from hurricanes, but you really can't have both. At least not any marina I know of down here.

We keep our boat at Bay St. Louis City Marina. We are right on the Sound. But, I would never recommend it to anyone who is not local and/or ready to move their boat with a day's notice.
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It can take a little while to make it to the Lake, and then it's even longer to get to the Mississippi Sound, through the Rigolets.

But, that's the tradeoff in every marina down here. The ones that are hurricane safe, are never right on the gulf or any large body of water.

You can have quick deep water access, or protection from hurricanes, but you really can't have both. At least not any marina I know of down here.

We keep our boat at Bay St. Louis City Marina. We are right on the Sound. But, I would never recommend it to anyone who is not local and/or ready to move their boat with a day's notice.

But I want to have my cake and eat it too! Whaaa!

Just kidding. Thanks for the logical info. Makes complete sense.

How is it going through the Rigolets? Easy or scary? Impacted by tides?
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The Rigolets is easy; well marked, wide and deep. The tide will run hard but only slowing your progress if in opposition. Timing your transit to be in the direction of the flow will be a great advantage at displacement speed however. I have been through there in both sailboats under power and sportfishers and never worried about timing the tides since it is not critical.
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The worst part for us in the Rigolets always seems to be the railroad bridge. We never seem to time it right. But, it’s a pretty run through there.
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