Sounds like Florida is a neat place. What size boat would you feel comfotable running up and down both coats and along the nothern Gulf coast as far as the Mississippi. Fore those that moved there do you find your boat deteriorates any faster than it did in the north and are moorage cost similar? We go to Baja Mexico for the winter and miss having a real boat to go out on. We have brought down our 21 footer but it is not the same as a cruiser. May try Florida next year. No offence to those in AZ but there is not much open water there.