Florida

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by wetpaint, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. hansen64

    hansen64 Member

    84
    Apr 4, 2009
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    48 Sedan Bridge
    Cat 3196s
    I agree with Don. I got tired of the Chicago cold and moved my family down to Lighthouse Point when my kids were in junior high. It would have been easier on them if we did it when they were younger, but after the adjustment, we're all down here and they settled in. One kid is in college in Florida and the other wants to stay in Florida when he goes. Had we waited until they went to college in Illinois, it would have been too tough for us to leave. If you're thinking about getting out of the cold and into Florida, there's no better time than now... since you can't go back in time.
     
  2. Bugsy24

    Bugsy24 Active Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Freehold, New Jersey
    2008 310 Sundancer
    T-350 Mag,Br3's W/Axius
    ...and Where were you Born? :lol:
     
  3. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT "Ponus Yacht Club"
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    Thanks Steve,

    I am looking 500k or less.
    Just cant get a feel of a place over the net.

    Maybe, I should rent first.

    Thanks again.
    Mark.
     
  4. Southpaw II

    Southpaw II Active Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    Madison, MS
    2001 380 DA
    T8.1 Horizons
    I had a few really good bosses...I remember this one guy from Tennessee....he had a boat, I think.
     
  5. swaldrop2213@yahoo.com

    swaldrop2213@yahoo.com New Member

    71
    Feb 10, 2011
    florida
    280 sundancer 2001
    4.3 efis
    I was born right here in Clearwater Florida!! Doesn't get any better until easter when a bunch of yankees leave to go north!! LOL
     
  6. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    The idea of moving to Florida was great until I realized it's just a huge retirement village for the NY/NJ area. Why would anyone want to live full time down there? (OK, just joking...sort of) but there's no denying the huge amount of "Yankees" that are there now. Sadly, when we retire, it will be far away from the jerks up here. Brian
     
  7. Mystic Dreamer

    Mystic Dreamer Member GOLD Sponsor

    385
    Oct 10, 2006
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2006 44DA
    Cummins QSC-500
    True, some areas of the east coast of FL are considered the 6th Borough of New York City, which is why I chose the West coast. Much more "laid back" feel and slower pace, in my opinion.

    I went to University of Tampa, and after graduating in 1994, I briefly went back to New York/ Long Island only to say "what the hell am in doing in New York"? I promptly moved back to Tampa Bay area and I can say it was the best decision of my life.

    You just feel better with all this sun! Plus, boating year round and access to some of the best cruising grounds anywhere, including the Bahamas.
     
  8. wetpaint

    wetpaint Active Member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
  9. Bucit

    Bucit New Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    St. Petersburg Florida
    2005 280 Sundancer
    2004 SPD-104 Achilles w/ 8hp Yamaha
    Twin 4.3 MPI's with Alpha drives.
    Mystic Dreamer hit it on the head. The east coast of Florida is where the HY'ers retire. Mainly WPB or Jupiter area. West coast is made up of mid-westerners. Definately much friendlier and laid back. Cost of living is no where near the east coast with good boating and great weather. I moved from Chicago to Clearwater when I was 16 (20+ years ago) and I'll never go back.
     
  10. Bugsy24

    Bugsy24 Active Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Freehold, New Jersey
    2008 310 Sundancer
    T-350 Mag,Br3's W/Axius
    Whoa!!!!! I resemble that Remark!!!:lol::lol::lol:
    Bucit... whats a HY'ers ? :wow:
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011
  11. floriduramax1

    floriduramax1 Active Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Florida
    280DA, Magic Tilt triple axle, 2006 GMC 2500 D/A
    T4.3/ Alpha
    The boating in the ICW is for sure better on the west coast! I call the west coast of Fl the "party coast" and the East coast is the "fishing coast"!
     
  12. wetpaint

    wetpaint Active Member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
    the west coast seems to be the shallow coast!!! great anchorages
     
  13. ChuckW

    ChuckW Active Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    MA & Southwest FL
    2007 RoadKing Tri-Axle Trailer towed by a 2013 Yukon XL K2500
    496 MAG Bravo III
    A cruiser's paradise...However unless you are out on your boat your missing the best part...Doing all those morning beach walks isn't quite the same thing ya know.
     
  14. wetpaint

    wetpaint Active Member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
    Your right Chuck...I am waiting for you to buy a yacht down here so I can come and visit you and go cruising
     
  15. waterlogged

    waterlogged New Member

    238
    Oct 3, 2006
    Boca Raton, FL
    2006 340 DA
    8.1s
     
  16. wetpaint

    wetpaint Active Member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
    but the canadians are sailors
     
  17. wetpaint

    wetpaint Active Member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
  18. capecodcruiser

    capecodcruiser Member

    450
    Aug 1, 2008
    Falmouth, MA
    2001 310, 350 HO's/Vdrives.
    Mercruiser MPI 350 HO's
  19. wetpaint

    wetpaint Active Member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
    Would you like to know where she bought them this winter
     
  20. capecodcruiser

    capecodcruiser Member

    450
    Aug 1, 2008
    Falmouth, MA
    2001 310, 350 HO's/Vdrives.
    Mercruiser MPI 350 HO's
    Thanks 'Paint, just admiring from afar.......we need to hook up this summer and tip a few on the Vineyard if this is your crew!
     

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