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Panhandle area winter marinas
« on: May 14, 2017, 09:35:17 AM »
Hi

I am looking to locate my c27 at a southern marina from about November to April next year  I live south of Chicago and am trying to keep the asphalt commute to under 14 hours   This appears to create a target area from close to New Orleans over to the length of the Florida panhandle.

I am looking for recommendations,etc. I would like a slip with access to the open water whether directly, down a bay or even a river with the mast up. My 27 does have a trailer.

Mobile bay over to Pensacola seems like ideal area but definitely open to other options

Any suggestions

Thanks

Tom

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Re: Panhandle area winter marinas
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 10:35:15 PM »
https://pensacolashipyard.com/ - several of the BEER cruise participants leave there boats here for the summer season.  That is the season on the Gulf pan handle, however the weather is good year round.
http://psjmarina.com/ - Protected by and accessible to St Josephs Bay and open Gulf, very nice.
City of Mexico Beach Florida boat dockage - Just finishing up a major renovation of docks.  A hidden Gem. two minutes to open Gulf, short sail to either St. Joe Bay or Panama City Florida.  May not be able to get in but worth a shot to try
City of Gulfport, MS small craft harbor.  Brand new post Katrina harbor very nice.  Short sail to the barrier islands and open gulf. And if you like to gamble, well.......

These in no particular order of preference, I've used them all.  I particularly like PSJ and Mexico Beach, because I like the area.

BTW, Pensacola Shipyard Marina will let you store mast up on the trailer out of the water, but ready to launch at their ramp for less $.  A good option if you are only going to be down there intermittently.
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Re: Panhandle area winter marinas
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 11:03:54 AM »
I second the pensacola Shipyard Marina.  Stayed there during several BEER Cruises.  Friendly people and close to some nice restaurants.

Ron

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Re: Panhandle area winter marinas
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 02:21:59 PM »
I second the pensacola Shipyard Marina.  Stayed there during several BEER Cruises.  Friendly people and close to some nice restaurants.

Ron

What years did you do BEER?

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Re: Panhandle area winter marinas
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 05:10:05 PM »
Also, you might PM Mike Greene.  Mike and Brenda, former 23 owners, are currently living aboard and have traveled the Gulf extensively.  They may have some insight about preferred marinas.

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Re: Panhandle area winter marinas
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 05:27:41 PM »
I did the BEER cruise with my SeaPearl 21 Whisper.  The first time in 2007 and the second time in 2011. (I think).

After that I started going to the FL120.

Ron

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Re: Panhandle area winter marinas
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 06:55:29 PM »
I did the BEER cruise with my SeaPearl 21 Whisper.  The first time in 2007 and the second time in 2011. (I think).

After that I started going to the FL120.

Ron

I did it in 2010 and 2011, we probably passed in the night.

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Re: Panhandle area winter marinas
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 04:52:24 PM »
The only one I have photos for is 2007:  http://wctss.ij.net/photo15.htm

Enjoy.

Ron

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Re: Panhandle area winter marinas
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 05:50:13 PM »
The only one I have photos for is 2007:  http://wctss.ij.net/photo15.htm

Enjoy.

Ron


Great Pics.  some pics from 2011 on this post, most of the links don't work any more

http://cpyoa.geekworkshosting.com/forum/index.php?topic=4311.msg30087#msg30087

I think this one still works.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiobiz/5815487684/in/set-72157626797489447
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