Originally Posted by johnpaul7005
3) I plan to work remotely from the boat while anchored or docked at a marina (will be needing onboard WiFi).
1) On average, how much does it cost to dock at a marina for 1 day in Florida?
2) On average, how much does it cost to dock at a marina for 30 days in Florida? (including WiFi, shower facilities, etc.)
4) Is there a website for basic equipment that you recommened? (dinghy's, lifejackets, navigation equipment, etc.)
Marina WiFi can be hit or miss... for various technical and non-technical reasons. If you need boatloads of throughput, you'll want to research which marinas offer useable service (as opposed to a simple "Free WiFi" statement on their advertising blurbs. You'll also want to compare that to cellular access, acceptable data plans, etc.
Note also that anchoring out, or perhaps using a ball in a marina's mooring field... brings a boatload of issues related to water, waste, electricity, heat and/or AC, and personal hygiene... as well as transportation from mooring to almost anywhere (groceries, etc.).
Transient (daily) rates are often most expensive and figured by "per-foot plus electricity" and not at all representative for what you're after. Monthly rates are calculated by the same "per foot + E" thing but it may be dependent on length of boat, or length of slip, either way. Semi-annual or annual rates are generally least expensive in the long run.
This should get you started on equipment:
Just be aware this is the minimum
requirement. What it takes to make you safe and comfortable will likely exceed the minimum.
Nav equipment is a whole category by itself, and you'd do well to read several of the existing related forum threads to get a feel for that. The current "Furuno vs Garmin" thread, while focused on only two of the several viable brands, touches on many of the options. Some folks like a whole bunch of equipment/capability, whereas others prefer a more minimalist approach. Only you can eventually decide your minimum baseline.