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Old 08-16-2016, 04:42 PM
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I'm buying a beach house. I"ve got a twin engine Mako 23. Me and my son pushed off to the Gulf stream 6 miles out when we lived in Cancun. I moved to Atlanta. I want to get a place either like an 30 mins to an hour into Florida or some where up in SC or NC. I want a place where the Gulf Stream isn't to far away. Like 10-15 miles max. It can be either side of FL. I am willing to make a little longer drive to the gulf side or Alabama if it closer to the gulf then any where on the East side.
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I had a shore house. Amazing how many friends and relatives you have. Not even a xmas card since I sold it. Go figure.
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Might as well cross the west coast of florida off your list
Gulf Stream is way the hell out there
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Well for one, you're not going to find the gulf stream on the West side of Florida. It runs up the East coast. There is a loop current from the Gulf stream off the West but its kinda far out. Secondly, if you're looking to be within 10-15 miles of the Gulf Stream you'll need to go fairly far south. From Jacksonville, which is the first 30 minutes into FL on the East Coast you're looking at about 60 miles. And it does move.

So, see the picture of the gulf stream flow attached and the link to one of the NWS Marine Forecast showing some distances to the gulf stream.

BTW, I am a Florida Realtor.

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Well for one, you're not going to find the gulf stream on the West side of Florida. It runs up the East coast. There is a loop current from the Gulf stream off the West but its kinda far out. Secondly, if you're looking to be within 10-15 miles of the Gulf Stream you'll need to go fairly far south. From Jacksonville, which is the first 30 minutes into FL on the East Coast you're looking at about 60 miles. And it does move.

So, see the picture of the gulf stream flow attached and the link to one of the NWS Marine Forecast showing some distances to the gulf stream.

BTW, I am a Florida Realtor.

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http://forecast.weather.gov/shmrn.ph...651&syn=amz600
Where should i go then a little bit past jacksonville?
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by FishOnMen View Post
Hey,
I'm buying a beach house. I"ve got a twin engine Mako 23. Me and my son pushed off to the Gulf stream 6 miles out when we lived in Cancun. I moved to Atlanta. I want to get a place either like an 30 mins to an hour into Florida or some where up in SC or NC. I want a place where the Gulf Stream isn't to far away. Like 10-15 miles max. It can be either side of FL. I am willing to make a little longer drive to the gulf side or Alabama if it closer to the gulf then any where on the East side.
Is this a joke? Do you really have no idea about the proximity of the Gulf Stream to Florida?
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SC definitely won't work for you. We are a lot farther than 10-15 miles.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:05 PM
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Head as far south as you can get
Not much available on the beach though
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IMO, you'll have your best luck between Ft Pierce and Miami. But that is a couple hours past Jacksonville.

To research the info go to the NOAA page, put in the Zip code to the city you want to check out. Press Ctl+F and search for "Marine". Click the link for marine forecast(its at the bottom, the search should bring you to it). It'll give you the distance to the West wall of the stream to land.
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The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based
on the real time ocean forecast system from saturday august 13th.

46 nautical miles east of ponce inlet.
32 nautical miles east of port canaveral.
24 nautical miles east of sebastian inlet.
15 nautical miles east of fort pierce inlet.
9 nautical miles east of saint lucie inlet.
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I'll be happy to find you a great house in Malibu - we have 200# bluefin out the front right now!
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:22 PM
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Well then where can we great offshore fishing for cobia, grouper, and snapper that is in GA or in Florida.
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Jacksonville has many wrecks and artificial reefs 10-15 miles offshore. What you are looking for can be had here.
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Southern NC just above Wilmington is 50-60 miles to the stream.
4 hrs of your fishing day riding.

It sure is nice once you get out there though.
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Be aware of the Coastal Barrier regulations, building code requirements, însurability. It can really affect your ability to get a mortgage, etc. We recently did an appraisal of a home that was beach-front on a barrier island and all this came into play.
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You need to investigate the cost of flood insurance if you are to own your own home near the shore these days. Assuming that you will be able to obtain the coverage for the same cost as the prior owners is not always a safe assumption. It can be very, very pricey depending.
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Originally Posted by FishOnMen View Post
Well then where can we great offshore fishing for cobia, grouper, and snapper that is in GA or in Florida.
You can not catch Snapper off the coast of Ga. The fed also shut down cobia fishing this summer for the first time. Grouper is normally caught 20+ miles offshore.
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is this thread a joke ???
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I'm a realtor on Hilton Head Island SC, and Bluffton SC. Great offshore fishing here, PM me if you want some more info.
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You don't need to run to the gulf stream to catch grouper, cobia or snapper
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