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Question for STT peeps

stxsailor
September 16, 2015 03:19PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 506

Good day all,

Need help here, I'm in STX and I love it here been here 4 years, I love the life in the laid back lane, open spaces and just the lifestyle. Got a possibility on as job transfer to STT, double the money but don't know. I've done stints of work over there for a few week at a time. But I'm confused.

Re: Question for STT peeps

STXBob
September 16, 2015 03:31PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,131

What's the question?

Re: Question for STT peeps

stxsailor
September 16, 2015 04:20PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 506

True, Guess I didn't go there. For those of you that have lived in both. Pros vs cons. I know I'm painting with a broad brush here.

Re: Question for STT peeps

Alana33
September 16, 2015 04:23PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,970

Guess it depends where you're working and lifestyle you want.
If it's double the money you're being paid now, you might want to buckle up and suffer the "trails and tribulations" of living in STT as those from STX seems to believe.

Rentals are more expensive here than there but I'm sure you can find nice accommodations in your budget.

Northside is nice and quiet and laid back. Just depends where you work for the commute.

Be a bit more specific in your question.

If you enjoy sailing there's lots of nearby islands here and BVI for day sails or weekends away.
You can take your car on barge over to STJ for the day to explore.
Great beaches, lots of bars and restaurants, open Mic nights and live music at many places if that's what you like. There are various events thru out the year and Richold Center has great acts coming in during the year. Tillets and Pistarckle Theather often has events during the year. There are art shows at various galleries.

There's lots to do, if you wish or nothing, if that's what you wish.

AandA2 might be able to give you perspective as they just moved to STX a couple months ago. I believe A was having STT withdrawal symptoms.



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Re: Question for STT peeps

susan56
September 16, 2015 10:19PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 147

Lived on STX for a year 4 years ago.

In all honesty I think we may have liked STT better as there is more to do.

Re: Question for STT peeps

AandA2VI
September 19, 2015 11:55AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,268

Quote
stxsailor
True, Guess I didn't go there. For those of you that have lived in both. Pros vs cons. I know I'm painting with a broad brush here.

If you like the laid back lifestyle and the open lanes here - u will not like STT.

That said I want to go home!! Lmao. Miss STT so bad it's palpable.

Re: Question for STT peeps

stxsailor
September 21, 2015 09:27AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 506

i think my decision was made for me. Yearly dockage at the 3 marinas I called in STT was 22K for my boat. Ouch!

Re: Question for STT peeps

speee1dy
September 21, 2015 11:39AM

Registered: 10 years ago
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Re: Question for STT peeps

Alana33
September 21, 2015 11:58AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,970

Did you check all of them?
Sapphire, Compass Point, Independent Boat Yard, Saga Haven, American Yacht Harbor, Crown Bay Marina? There are also dock spaces in French town.
I'm sure prices at Yacht Haven Grande would be out of siight, $$$$.

Re: Question for STT peeps

Alana33
September 21, 2015 12:33PM

Registered: 6 years ago
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There are a couple smaller ones in and around Benner Bay Lagoon.

Re: Question for STT peeps

stxsailor
September 21, 2015 01:33PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 506

I checked Crown Bay, Compass Point and American Yacht Harbor. They all came ion the same roughly. I gave up after that.

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Exit Zero
September 21, 2015 02:00PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,252

$22K--- yr. = $1833 mo.
Even at $20 a ft. / mo that is over a 90' vessel - I am not surprised it costs that much to park a yacht that size in any marina.

Re: Question for STT peeps

stxsailor
September 21, 2015 04:51PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 506

1.74 a foot x 35 ft is $60.90 a day x 365=$22,285

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Alana33
September 21, 2015 05:28PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,970

You could always anchor out.
Many suitable locations.

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Exit Zero
September 21, 2015 06:51PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,252

On this recent thread:

[www.traveltalkonline.com]

both Compass Point and Independent Boatyard are quoted by dock residents at $16 a ft/mo.

Maybe your $1.74 ft quote is if you pay by the day?? Is it a trimaran or wide catamaran?

I do know the 35'Pearson that I often sail is in Independent Docks for about $600 mo. and has been docked there for years and that The vessel mentioned by Rick G in the thread on TTOL is about a 40' Beneteau.



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Re: Question for STT peeps

stxsailor
September 22, 2015 08:23AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 506

small 35 ft monohull.Need to check out independent boat yard.

Re: Question for STT peeps

Alana33
September 22, 2015 09:01AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,970

Depends on your draft.
There's another Marina that was rebuilding their docks on east end but they ran into some issues and don't know if they ever finished. I don't often get out to east end. Sorry, can't remember the name but after Independent Boat Yard and before Saga Haven. There are a couple places with docks in Benner Bay.

Can't remember the charter company's name in Frenchtown but they have a couple liveaboards on their docks.

Might be worth your while to fly over and check them out.

Re: Question for STT peeps

Islander1012
September 25, 2015 01:47PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 19

I'm at compass and its $16 per foot per month. I think you got quoted transient prices.

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