Summer Haul out
WOW! That sounds weird. Living on Long Island my whole life, I couldn't wait until the summer boating season. I retired and moved to PGI, Fl in January 2018. This is my first boat in Fl. and my first season with this boat. I need to haul it and paint the bottom and such things. Down here summer is the time to do that.
I'm new to the area. There seems to be a limited number of marina's that look competent and have newer equipment. I went to a marina very close to me and it looked like a refugee camp. Derelict boats, people living on the hard, rusted out jack stands, a travel lift that looked like it would collapse under the 20,000 lbs my boat would load onto it.
I did find a marina that has all the right stuff, but it's a 45 minute drive from my home. The Punta Gorda Marina is right up the street and has great equipment and staff, but you can't even go on your boat, never mind changing your own oil.
Anyone have a reputable marina in the Fisherman's Village area? I want the option of doing my own work. At least the oil changes. Maybe, that's a BIG maybe, paint the bottom. I have done some outdoor work here recently and OMG it's HOT! So, I may just open the wallet?
La Bella Vita