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Old 03-08-2019, 07:01 AM
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Snake creek $14/foot dry storage for 6 month contract. Iím in south miami and considering that. Better area to boat in and drive isnít really that bad. $900 a month for storage is insane.
thatís about the same as I have at key largo harbor currently and itís a bit closer to Miami
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:55 AM
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Snake creek $14/foot dry storage for 6 month contract. Iím in south miami and considering that. Better area to boat in and drive isnít really that bad. $900 a month for storage is insane.
I have kept my boat there for the last 10 years.... Love the location and the guys there are great ... Highly recommended....
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:59 PM
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I feel your pain. I was trying to find something cheap and close for almost 3 months and then decided on just close. North Beach Marina is 850 a month (tax included) for indoor storage for a 25 foot bowrider. Its around 150-200 less for outdoor storage but they didn't have anything available. And then another 100 bucks a month for the trailer; I think they use Happy Trailer storage. They were very pleasant to work with btw. There is a marina on the river, River Cove that has lifts that would have been perfect except they have nothing available, (also pretty expensive, I think starting was 900 and the manager tells me they are raising prices this year.) Wet slips can be found for almost half what I'm paying but then you have to deal with the saltwater and bottom paint etc. We kept our boat in a freshwater slip the last 3 years and it was awesome having access 24/7...
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:27 PM
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Since the prices for storage are so high..... Here is what you might want to consider.

If you look at warehouses for rent, you will find many small local warehouses all around town.

6 months ago, I found a 1500sf warehouse in South Broward County for $1200 per month. It would have fit 4 boats, inside, with a 15í high by 14í wide door. I ended up buying a home with boat slip and did not end up needing the warehouse.

But, had I rented the warehouse, I would of put an ad on this website looking 3 very trust worthy partners. Each partner would also have to have some forklift training, since that would be the only way to maneuver 4 boats around. We would also need to know each otherís proposed schedule, since it would be nice to have the partner who is on vacation without his boat to be in the deepest position in the warehouse.

The warehouse also had a small air conditioned office with a bathroom. I was going to make this a waiting lounge for my wife and friends.

This scenario solves a myriad of problems, especially during hurricane season. I will let your imagination count all the reasons why this set up is worth the trouble.....
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:21 PM
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Did you try Grove Harbour Marina?
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:50 PM
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so far rickenbacker has no space and is $32 per ft, blackpoint has space but is $29 ft on 12 month contract, Grove key has a waitlist of 190 boats even after the completion of their new stacks. I was trying to stay around $700 mph but looks like it will be impossible unless itís a wet slip.
what size is your boat? $29/ foot at blackpoint for dry storage seems low...

have you checked with Grove Harbour?
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:02 AM
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I just went through this in Palm Beach County. I put my name on the list of the place I wanted to keep it at, and the wait was nowhere near the quoted wait time. Also, I would go to the marina and do it in person. People skills matter... Good luck!
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I just went through this in Palm Beach County. I put my name on the list of the place I wanted to keep it at, and the wait was nowhere near the quoted wait time. Also, I would go to the marina and do it in person. People skills matter... Good luck!

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Originally Posted by Jbello27 View Post


what size is your boat? $29/ foot at blackpoint for dry storage seems low...

have you checked with Grove Harbour?
Good lord, this must be primo location. This would run me only 1131/mo just to store the boat. This is more than my boat payment on a new 36YF

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Old 03-15-2019, 10:37 AM
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Grove Harbour is a primo location. I stored my Robalo 246 Cayman there for nearly two years. It's certainly expensive, but it's right in the heart of Coconut Grove, next to Dinner Key Marina and Monty's and there's a Fresh Market in the front. There's free parking. Management isn't great, but the crew was always extremely helpful and responsive to my son who used the boat daily. If you want to use the boat early, they will drop in the night before. If you come in after hours, you just tie up at the dock or raft up. It's a bit more expensive than Rickenbacker, but you don't have to pay the toll, and there's a lot more shopping/restaurants in the immediate area.
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Went through this drill myself and start getting your mind ready for bottom painting. Rickenbacker on a 32 foot boat out the door is almost $1200, marine stadium a quarter of the year plus pain in ass to wait to get dropped in etc.
if you live in Miami pain in ass to drive way north to boat after drinking .
Bottom painted my boat and found wet slip behind mansion 5 min away in old cutler bay .
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by wangotango321 View Post
Went through this drill myself and start getting your mind ready for bottom painting. Rickenbacker on a 32 foot boat out the door is almost $1200, marine stadium a quarter of the year plus pain in ass to wait to get dropped in etc.
if you live in Miami pain in ass to drive way north to boat after drinking .
Bottom painted my boat and found wet slip behind mansion 5 min away in old cutler bay .
this is exactly what I did.....

paying for expensive marina, yet had tons of boats rafting up due to not having enought space. People hitting your boat, taking my cleaning stuff, stealing bumpers.
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I live in Miami too. When I bought my boat I initially was looking into dry storage,but the prices were ridiculous at the few places that had availability in the southern part of Dade (key and south) .

I got a wet slip and I'm glad I did. My buddies who have dry stored boats have a bunch of boats tied to them when we fish early and they have to leave their boat out unprotected overnight if we don't get back in time. Not to mention people walking all over your boat and dirtying the deck.

Luckily the boat I bought had bottom paint. I clean the bottom myself in the summer and use a diver in the winter. Doesn't get much easier, just drive to the marina ,hop in, and go.

I've had a good experience at homestead Bayfront. Straight shot to eliiott key, the fishing grounds, and ocean reef /key largo. The staff of cool too
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our brand new Boat was at marine stadium in the water during the show and she came back with zerks all eaten up and props completely tarnished and dull. It appears there’s some serious stray current issues there.


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Old 03-17-2019, 03:51 PM
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The prices for dry storage is crazy. Last year put my boat at Grove Harbour for $930/ month for a 3 month contract. Yeah itís expensive but it beats not being able to go out because the ramps are closed and if I want to have a happy hour cruise it was easy.

Now im waiting to put the boat in a wet slip at Matheson. That in my opinion is the best. They all have their pros and cons but being able to have your spot in the water and get in and go is priceless.
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Wango, Jose and Oli - I have my boat at Marine Stadium but I'm looking to move my boat outta there. I've been on the wait list at Matheson's since '16. My boat has bottom paint and I'm wondering how do you like keeping your boats on the water. Also, how expensive is the bottom cleaning (frequency and cost)?

Thanks for your input.
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Wango, Jose and Oli - I have my boat at Marine Stadium but I'm looking to move my boat outta there. I've been on the wait list at Matheson's since '16. My boat has bottom paint and I'm wondering how do you like keeping your boats on the water. Also, how expensive is the bottom cleaning (frequency and cost)?

Thanks for your input.
I much prefer having the boat in the water. It's nice to hop in and go. I pay $60/mo for bottom cleaning with a diver nov-apr, do it myself in the summer.

I have had a great experience with homestead Bayfront. It's a great location with close proximity to the places that we go on the water.

In comparison to other county marinas (imo):

Rickenbacker- too much commotion and traffic to get to, I have to contend with Us1 and i-95 which can be disastrous, dealing with key biscayne events, etc

Matheson - as you mentioned a crazy waitlist but closer in proximity to many of the population dense areas. We used to have a boat there and had some things stolen from our boat. I have heard of that being an issue there recently as well

Blackpoint - too chaotic and too many idiots there for my taste

Homestead - only 10min further than blackpoint but much more calm of a place, nicer staff, other people I've met that have boats there have been really cool. Easy run in and out with a shorter channel, easy to run to Elliott, Caesar's creek, ocean reef, etc.

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Originally Posted by fmach13 View Post
Wango, Jose and Oli - I have my boat at Marine Stadium but I'm looking to move my boat outta there. I've been on the wait list at Matheson's since '16. My boat has bottom paint and I'm wondering how do you like keeping your boats on the water. Also, how expensive is the bottom cleaning (frequency and cost)?

Thanks for your input.
Can't provide input about cleaning as I just moved the boat to the water a month ago for the first time, and only 2 weeks into bottom paint for the first time. My boat is on the far end of Gables Waterway so water is not so bad, and there is actually fresh water running through from a lake at UM.

BUT, I can tell you how nice it is not dealing with the marinas in general and the morons that don't know how to operate a boat, not to mention the entitled F$%ckers that believe they have a right to take my brushes, cleaning supplies, dock lines and bumpers. I'm OCD and keep things organized and clean

The one thing I did is to install Boat Command (highly recommended) and mount a wifi Camera on the boat. I can monitor and watch everything that goes on....
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My boat is on the far end of Gables Waterway ...
Iím considering a move to the Gables Waterway. Which end are you near, US1? How do you get Wi-Fi if youíre at a rental dock?
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Iím considering a move to the Gables Waterway. Which end are you near, US1? How do you get Wi-Fi if youíre at a rental dock?
US1 and Caballero. Verizon hot spot.
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