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In Orange Beach Area

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tsolive
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In Orange Beach Area

Unread postby tsolive » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:06 pm

Greetings. My wife and I are retired and have just sold our house and are living under the radar on our Hunter 380 in the Orange Beach area. Our marina "used" to accept liveaboards, but officially don't stopped within the last year or so even though there are a few here that were grandfathered in. We were keeping our boat here when we still had a "real" house so the marina isn't wise to us...yet. So, we're keeping our eyes open for any in the AL/FL gulf area when we're "caught"! :D

Anyway, just wanted to introduce us.

Cheers!
Tom and Cathy

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CaptForce
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Re: In Orange Beach Area

Unread postby CaptForce » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:25 am

I don't have a direct answer for your question, but I should mention that during the years that my wife and I lived aboard, we most often lived at marinas that did not allow liveaboards. The policy of not accepting liveaboards gave the marina management the leverage to avoid the risk of accepting derelict vessels with owners using their boats for low income housing. It's much easier for marina management to have this no liveaboard policy than to try to screen the clients. I think it's wise of you to have an destination planned if you are required to leave, but don't be surprised by a "don't ask-don't tell" policy. Even when we remained a a marina for a long period of time while employed in the community, we identified ourselves as "full time cruisers" and not "liveaboards". This seems silly, but it often suited the marina management. In addition, we never used the marina as our mailing address or our legal residence.
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Re: In Orange Beach Area

Unread postby tex » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:12 am

Hey Tom & Kathy: We’re over here on the Gulf Coast just off Sarasota. We’re on a tiny Island but have two Live-Aboard marinas. What kind of monthly expenditure are you limiting yourself to? How about features? Pool, sauna, pump-out, on sight repairs, restaurant, laundry, clubhouse? Welcome aboard.
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