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Old 11-06-2014, 06:22 AM
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Good morning everyone!

My handle is Littlebeer and I am fairly new to The Hull Truth message board however I have been a member of the 2Cool site for years.

I was hoping to get some advice from other members familiar with the South Florida area as I am moving there in a week or so. I was hoping to get some insight on several topics and I would appreciate helpful feedback.

1. I have a boat (25' Gulf Coast) and am interested in bringing it down however there are very few options for storage. I will be in the Pembroke Pines area looking for options that won't break the bank. I would even consider any ideas that would seem outside the box. I can store it here in Texas as long as I need to but I would prefer to bring it down later in the year. I have looked into dry stack and other storage possibilities but they are very expensive and I'm not sure I want to invest that much at this time. Any creative ideas would be greatly appreciated.

2. Is there a preferred cable provider in that area? Who's got the best service plan and coverage?

3. What questions should I be asking about the area?

I appreciate your help and advice and thank you all very much.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:05 AM
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Littlebeer,

The cheapest option for storage is probably the dry storage facilities. How close do you want to be to an inlet?

We just launched the Boatyard app in South Florida. We provide fuel delivery, boat washing, ice and drinks and just about anything else you need for your boat from your smartphone.

Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help you.
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where are you liveing ?-- house-condo-aprt--- under overpass bridge--?????
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Keep the boat on a trailer in Key Largo... Will take you around 1 hour to be on the water ... $10 foot
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Directv for, well the obvious and Comcast for internet ONLY! The truth ios Comcast sucks but they have the fastest internet. Steer clear of U-Verse because AT&T just cant get it right most of the time. Yeah, Your TV will lose signal sometimes but it's rare and usually over in a few minutes.If the boat is on a trailer you might try Public Storage. Most have video surveillance so its probably as secure as anyplace else
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Originally Posted by NateFTL View Post
Littlebeer,

The cheapest option for storage is probably the dry storage facilities. How close do you want to be to an inlet?

We just launched the Boatyard app in South Florida. We provide fuel delivery, boat washing, ice and drinks and just about anything else you need for your boat from your smartphone.

Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help you.
Thank you very much, I'm not too concerned about accessibility at this point,I'm looking to find storage that's reasonably priced.
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where are you liveing ?-- house-condo-aprt--- under overpass bridge--?????
I will be renting a house for the first year or two and then who knows.
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Keep the boat on a trailer in Key Largo... Will take you around 1 hour to be on the water ... $10 foot
Any places you would recommend?
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Directv for, well the obvious and Comcast for internet ONLY! The truth ios Comcast sucks but they have the fastest internet. Steer clear of U-Verse because AT&T just cant get it right most of the time. Yeah, Your TV will lose signal sometimes but it's rare and usually over in a few minutes.If the boat is on a trailer you might try Public Storage. Most have video surveillance so its probably as secure as anyplace else
Good to know and thank you for the advice, Comcast here is much the same unfortunately and I've not had any dealings with Direct TV. I am looking to get a home phone, high-speed internet and cable. Is there a company that provides a package that you would recommend or is it just not worth the hassle?

Thanks!
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I have AT&T, because it was part of a direct package and it's awful. Like Directv, but the AT&T internet sucks, even after upgrading and buying a wifi extender.
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Good to know and thank you for the advice, Comcast here is much the same unfortunately and I've not had any dealings with Direct TV. I am looking to get a home phone, high-speed internet and cable. Is there a company that provides a package that you would recommend or is it just not worth the hassle?

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A home phone? what is that? LOL both AT&T and Comcast have packages. you will regret it from the day you sign up till the day you get them to remove it. I've had Directv for 10 years or so. if you have a problem, you get a person on the phone and the issue is fixed. Got rid of the land line about the same time I got Directv. never looked back
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if you rent in pompano you can keep the boat in your driveway
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Originally Posted by lhpfish185 View Post
if you rent in pompano you can keep the boat in your driveway
Unfortunately I am locked into a lease and will be there for a year. I will certainly investigate the Pompino are for possible house purchase after my lease is up. Thanks for the info!
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A home phone? what is that? LOL both AT&T and Comcast have packages. you will regret it from the day you sign up till the day you get them to remove it. I've had Directv for 10 years or so. if you have a problem, you get a person on the phone and the issue is fixed. Got rid of the land line about the same time I got Directv. never looked back
A am leaning more towards Direct TV as Cable provider and Comcast for Internet.
Any recommendation for where I can cheaply and safely store my boat? I am not opposed to $100 per month but I'm not looking to get carried away.
Thanks again!
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there is a Sunshine Self Storage on Palm ave & Sheridan, where I used to keep my 20 ft boat. about $150 a month it was. pretty secure place also.
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and don't keep it at any of the county places.. those places see a lot of thieves!
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I keep my 20 ft Aquasport at Public Storage, 98.00 per month
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and don't keep it at any of the county places.. those places see a lot of thieves!
Roger that!
Thanks for the tip!
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I will be renting a house for the first year or two and then who knows.
Maybe you can keep the boat at the house ??
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Your best bet is to keep it at the house. The "old" Pemboke Pines is more likely because the houses out in west pines are in gated communities with restrictions. If not, there are many storage lots available. Drive around when you get there. Are you east or west of I 75?
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