Our Houseboat Marina - Taylor Creek, Lake Okeechobee, Florida USA

by Daniel W Moore
(Okeechobee, Florida)

My Houseboat Marina - Taylor Creek, Lake Okeechobee, Florida

My Houseboat Marina - Taylor Creek, Lake Okeechobee, Florida

Our favorite houseboat marina is Taylor Creek, 1/2 mile from Lock S-193, Lake Okeechobee, Florida USA. In reality my favourite marina is my own dock at my home.

I have 250 ft of waterfront, a 22 ft pontoon, a 34 ft Nautaline houseboat with tail board and twin 115 hp Yamaha 4 strokes. Somehow the tape measure shows 40 ft from bow to back side of engine cowl. All I need to make it complete is pump out station which I am working on.

We have taken our houseboat all the way down to the fibreglass, and we renewed everything. We will be heading for a shake-down voyage the end of September for a 3 night trip to the Atlantic ICW. Upon return we will correct the flaws and finish off the interior.

Photos to come later as laptop does not contain them. We have redesigned the interior to function for us, Joyce and I. The mid deck is inside helm and u-shaped kitchen with only under counter cabinets to keep all the windows clear. We like to cruise and eat, and we like being together on our vessel.

Yes it is a vessel, as it will soon be listed as a Coast Guard Aux facility on call to the Coast Guard. My wife and I are both in the Coast Guard.

Daniel and Joyce, Okeechobee, Florida.



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Well Daniel and Joyce, it sounds like you are both very well setup there, and I see that your favorite marina has all your "toys".

I hope your trip down the ICW goes well, and that you have nothing but a safe voyage.



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Where can houseboats anchor in Florida?
by: DAN

BoatUS has announced new regulations about anchoring in the ICW in Florida. It appears that you can now anchor anywhere in the ICW and the local athorities cannot touch you. The exception is in Designated Mooring Fields, but they are rare.

What they do not define is the ICW itself. For instance, is North Lake Worth part of the ICW? Last year there were charges to anchor in parts of NLW. Vero Beach is not listed as a Designated Mooring Field

But as you will see, everyone wants a piece of the pie to prevent anyone anchoring. See the following:

http://anchorsawayinflorida.blogspot.com/

http://cruisersnet.net/page/2/?s=anchor+laws&cat=-6&x=0&y=0

Houseboat Anchoring - boaters beware
by: Russell

Well Daniel and Joyce, don't anchor more than over night. The corp of engineers will give you a $125 ticket. They are saying that the Okeechobee Waterway is federal water and you can't anchor on it.They have park rangers giving tickets.

Myself and two other people I know have gotten them. I got mine anchored in La belle the other side of the lake from you. Had a friend get one in Indian town by the marina.
Everything I've been able to find says that all water in Florida is state water.

Maybe you being in the coast guard can see if I'm right.
On the west coast Fort Meyers 6 days and out. I just found this site, I'll be watching for any comments. Russell

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