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Old 08-05-2005, 02:57 PM
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I am thinking about taking my Formula 400ss south for the winter. I have never boated down there and a friend told me to go to Ft. Lauderdale. What I am looking for is a convenient airport and a slip / marina facilities that I could fly down and spend the weekend on the boat.

Does anyone have any suggestions or know of a good marina that would do a several month lease or a 1/2 year lease?
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Old 08-05-2005, 08:48 PM
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I did the same thing last year but over on the west coast in Fort Myers. It was a lot of fun. Just be careful becasue you will want to move down here. Or at least that is what happened to me! I made about three trips down and decided to sell the house in MN and move to warmer weather!

Now just to give a little info to help you out. If a marina will not do it you might want to look in the local papers for a private slip to rent. I know a lot of people over here rent out their slips (behind their house) to people from out of town.

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Old 08-05-2005, 11:24 PM
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I got a lift, but it is only a 10k lift, other wise I would let you use it, maybe I will see you down there this winter.....
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Mindi Dollar has advertised her place on here. I know they are in FT Lauderdale.
Sounds like a great plan
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Old 08-06-2005, 02:54 PM
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Any thoughts on Atlantic side of Florida over the Gulf coast side? How is the Tampa area compared to the Ft. Lauderdale area?
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Gulf side is better and boater friendlier.....got a rack and launch in Cape Coral, but only up to a 38 footer
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Old 08-06-2005, 11:39 PM
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Harbor town in Dania, 5 mins from Ft Lauderdale airport. Full service marina with in/out service. Also have large slips for cruisers. We kept our apache there this past winter and were VERY happy with them. They do month to month leases. Give me a call and I can give you details......LT 262-206-7068
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Old 08-08-2005, 10:19 PM
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How does Sarasota or Naples compare to Ft. Lauderdale?

Or Tampa / Clearwater?
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hello how much do you get to rent the slips out behind your houses thanks
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kickin32 Who are addressing this statement too?
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