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VideoPhotoFun
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Hello everyone,
My friend has a boat in St. Croix on a mooring. We are discussing me renting the boat and finding a slip where I would not need to use the dingy for everyday living. Does anyone know of a reasonably priced marina with book hook-ups (i.e. elect, water, etc.)?
Any idea of the costs involved? I only found one website so far Tamarind Reef's marina. for a 35ft boat it looks like its at least $875 per month plus utilities. That seems a little steep. Is it?
Thanks for you time,
Bryon

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Topic starter Posted : August 11, 2010 8:41 pm
Edward
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Jones Marina on the Boardwalk is less expensive.

Tamarind Reef/Green Cay is considered a hurricane hole and has lots of amenities.

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Posted : August 11, 2010 9:41 pm
Exit Zero
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Just make sure the boat can be moved in case of a storm and consider your plan for that process. Marinas will force all the boats to leave. If the owner is moving it - where do you go. If you are responsible - can you handle a vessel in approaching bad weather - where are you headed - and do you know what to do to secure it.

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Posted : August 12, 2010 3:51 am
DUN
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I lived on a boat for 12 years, saved alot of $$.
It never made sense to me to pay dockage(which is as much as rent).
IMO either use the dingy, or get a apt.

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Posted : August 12, 2010 1:19 pm
Juanita
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I lived on a boat for 12 years, saved alot of $$.
It never made sense to me to pay dockage(which is as much as rent).
IMO either use the dingy, or get a apt.

I agree. I lived aboard for 10 years. Great way to save money. Why don't you want to use the dinghy? Is there a particular reason, or you just aren't used to the lifestyle? You get used to it pretty quickly, or NOT at all.

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Posted : August 12, 2010 1:35 pm
Bombi
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sometimes the water at Green Cay stinks. not much of a breeze there

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Posted : August 12, 2010 1:59 pm
Lucy
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VPF,

One other thing to consider. You will be noticeably cooler on the mooring as opposed to the slip. The boat (and hatches) move in line with the wind on a mooring. In a slip, the wind's over water cooling effect might be good at times but bad at other times. I would choose the mooring is one was available.

Lucy

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Posted : August 12, 2010 5:40 pm
Edward
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Green Cay Marina fees:

Daily $2.00/foot; monthly $20/foot. Liveaboard rate $25/foot/month. Pool and tennis courts included. Galleon Restaurant on site.

Electric: Daily $0.50/kwh (minimum $10.00). Monthly prevailing WAPA rate.

Potable water: $0.10/gallon.

Washdown water: Included in slip rate.

One month fee in advance.

If you come during hurricane season, there is a $2,000 damage deposit.

Last time I checked, Jones was lower. I'll get their current rates.

I don't have Salt River Marina rates. Anyone have them?

Green Cay and Salt River are somewhat protected, but strong hurricanes have done lots of damage at Green Cay.

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Posted : August 12, 2010 11:55 pm
VideoPhotoFun
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Edward,
Thanks for the details. After reading the above quotes about the cost savings, I may just go with the mooring plan. I'm very excited to get down there.
Thank you everyone.

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Topic starter Posted : August 13, 2010 1:23 pm
marlene
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Salt River live-aboard rates are 15 per foot. Same as St. Croix Marine

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Posted : August 14, 2010 11:20 am
VideoPhotoFun
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Thanks Marlene,
That's a little more in my price range. I'll probably end up there or using a dinghy.
Have a great day!
Bryon

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Topic starter Posted : August 14, 2010 1:25 pm
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