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Old 03-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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Where is your "home" port and tell us a little about it..

I see a lot of new "faces" on here and I thought how cool it would be to share why we like our home port. Include pictures if you can.
I hail from Biloxi Mississippi and we have several barrier islands, lots of rivers and marsh lands, tons of red necks and great weather 11.5 months out of the year.

This picture is one of the 1000's of oil rigs in the northern gom, gulf of mexico.

This is the Biloxi river and surrounding marshes.

We are cleaning a couple of days catch after fishing a tournament.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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Gloucester, MA - Oldest fishing port in the country - 1632.

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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I love these threads.
We're in South Puget Sound, Washington State.
Here's a few picts:

Our boat tied up in her slip the first time:


My wife, daughter, and dog spotting porpoises:


View from the helm heading home:




Our old Bayliner anchored just a few yards offshore in south Puget Sound
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #4
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Houma, Louisiana,"Tropical Harbor" which is a "Dockominium" type development. about 20 condos each with a slip, about 18'X60'. Most of the condo owners don't have boats, some lease their slips. I live in Thibodaux, about 20 miles away. The harbor is up a canal about 1/4 mile from GICW mile 59, West of Harvey Lock, New Orleans.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:07 PM   #5
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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Krogen Manatee 36 "Bucky", & Larry & Eva in Key Biscayne, FL. Here is a sunrise at our last house and a sunset on the water.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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Lake Simcoe was formed by glacial meltwater and is southern Ontario's largest interior lake.
Itís length is 48 klm and width is 29 klm, it's maximum depth is 136 ft.It's east and west sides are eskers(coarse gravel ridges ) and shores are drumlin hills formed by a mix of granite, sand and gravel deposits left by the retreating glaciers.

For more than 200 years Lake Simcoe was the most important waterway in the history of Ontario.Prior to 1793 they're were no roads, travel in Canada was either on the Great lakes, the St. Lawrence or the Ottawa and French rivers, but when John Graves Simcoe became Upper Canada's 1st Lieutenant Governor he wanted a shorter and safer route through to the interior.
By 1797 he had Yonge St. built to connect York to Holland Landing to connect to Lake Simcoe.
The North West company and others set up several fur trading posts around the Lake.
When the Americans invaded in 1812 this new route played a pivotal role in transporting troops and supplies to keep the country from falling into American hands.
By 1820 land grants were given to war veterans to settle around Lake Simcoe's shores.
Farming, fishing, logging, quarrying and draining swamps became the livelihoods of many of the settlers.



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Old 03-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #8
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My home port is Pirates Cove in Port Salerno, FL. A nice little resort and marina just off the ICW. The people here are great, really friendly and helpful. Most here have Sport Fishers, but there are a few trawlers. I meet lots of folks that stop for a day or two, then continue on their journeys. It can get pretty busy, especially during the fishing tournaments, but the excitement on occasion keeps ya young! Between the Resort here and the Hinckley yard across the way, you get to see some pretty amazing boats come and go! ...and the gals that come back from photo shoots in the Bahamas...well ya just gotta love south Florida!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #9
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We're in Philadelphia, on the Delaware River. fresh water, close to home and within a couple hours cruise to the Cheaspeake for great cruising, the Delaware Bay for great fishing. A few minutes for Penns Landing and South Street for any kind of restaurant you can think of; Then 5 minutes to the Back Channel, drop the hook and it feels like you're a million miles away![ATTACH]Click image for larger version

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:05 PM   #10
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MYMT, A quick (maybe) off topic question. In your avatar you describe your MT as a "sedan". I used to think that meant no flybridge, but this is not the first time I`ve seen a boat with flybridge called a sedan. I`ve even seen boats with flybridges called "convertibles",and have no idea what that means. Any thoughts? Not critical,just curious.
I`m ok with this becoming a separate thread, though not sure it`s that important.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:15 PM   #11
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Our home port for our boat in Tsehum Harbour, Sidney BC Canada. On the edge of the Canadian Gulf Islands, just north of the American San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest (jokingly called "Gods Country" by those who boat here). For pictures please visit our website at www.rochepoint.ca. There are also photos north to Desolation Sound, our second favorite cruising ground when time from work allows.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:39 PM   #12
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We dock "Adagio" in Toms River NJ, at the heart of the Jersey Shore.

Toms River is really an arm of the Barnegat Bay, which is a highly used body of water, protected by a long barrier island.

Although the ICW starts at Bay Head New Jersey and travels down the whole lenght of Barnegat Bay, most cruising boats skip this run in favor of the outside route.

During the week quiet anchorages provide peaceful water views, but there are no dramatic vistas here.

Local Yacht Clubs provide sailing experiences that give the next generation a good feel for boating, in a safe and protected environment.

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:39 PM   #13
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My home port is Pirates Cove in Port Salerno, FL. A nice little resort and marina just off the ICW. The people here are great, really friendly and helpful. Most here have Sport Fishers, but there are a few trawlers. I meet lots of folks that stop for a day or two, then continue on their journeys. It can get pretty busy, especially during the fishing tournaments, but the excitement on occasion keeps ya young! Between the Resort here and the Hinckley yard across the way, you get to see some pretty amazing boats come and go! ...and the gals that come back from photo shoots in the Bahamas...well ya just gotta love south Florida!!
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The Manatee Pocket is a great place for boat "eye candy". We have stopped there many times waiting for a weather window. We usually stop at the Stuart Corinthian YC and fuel at Marina Cay. We are now just up the way at Ft. Pierce.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #14
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Fort Pierce City Marina for the time being. 3rd boat on the right. Now, how did we get in there among all the sports fishermen?

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #15
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My home port is Pensacola, Florida. We are on the Emerald Coast and have the most beautiful sandy white beaches.
The Blue Heron is at Bahia Mar but in two months she will dock at our condo on the ICW.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #16
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Bellingham, Washington. While we live 100 miles south we can drive to Bellingham in 90 minutes. By keeping the boat up north we can get to the places we like to go in the San Juan Islands in two to three hours. This means we can use the boat on a year round basis on weekends. As opposed to keeping the boat farther south which would restrict our cruising in the islands to vacations. Our favorite cruising season is September through May. In the summer we go primarily to our island property where the surrounding shorelines are all private so there is no public boat traffic in the small bay.

The only downside to using a boat out of Bellingham is Bellingham Bay which depending on one's route is five to seven miles wide. The bay is shallow (90 to 100 feet), is open to the southwest's prevailing winds, and has a long fetch outside it. As a result, even on nice days if there is a wind a run across the bay can be a windshield-wipers-all-the-way run, particularly in a wet boat like a GB. Coming back the steep, closely spaced wind waves are often quartering which can keep one very busy at the helm.

The current GoogleEarth image is actually quite old and shows the long, heavily damaged G-dock still in place, hence all the empty slips. It and F-dock have since been replaced. F-dock is totally full now and the new G-dock is filling up fast. There is a several-year long waiting list for all but the smallest slips in the marina.

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Brucek, the MT I have is advertised as a Sedan in the original brochure which I have. It's distinguished from the Double Cabin or Sundeck model configuration as it has no Aft stateroom. I suppose it could probably be a Sedan model with or without a flybridge.
And Moonstruck, I have read your posts many times and will be going to Jensen Beach later this spring. If you are there I'll stop in and say hi, as I hope you will if you come here. I'm easy to spot. Look for the trawler with lots of teak!
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:06 PM   #18
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Port of Everett. Not too sexy, but keeps her pretty clean and the bright work bright!
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:17 PM   #19
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And Moonstruck, I have read your posts many times and will be going to Jensen Beach later this spring. If you are there I'll stop in and say hi, as I hope you will if you come here. I'm easy to spot. Look for the trawler with lots of teak!
I would like that. If you do the Ft. Pierce Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, we are on the center dock next to the park. We plan to be down about the middle of next week for a few days. We hope to take a short cruise up to Vero Beach to hang out a few days. We had a 36 MT sedan style years ago. I think I can recognize your boat.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:39 PM   #20
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Port of Everett. Not too sexy, but keeps her pretty clean and the bright work bright!
Most visits to the Coot (two-thirds) we use as a second haunt/home without taking her out. Being in a metal shed isn't my idea of fun. Neither is plastic sheathing on a sofa.

Here in our Vallejo, CA marina berth:

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