Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > General Cruising Forum
Cruiser Wiki

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-23-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
Admiral
 
atavist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Vessel Name: Persevate
Posts: 548
Send a message via Yahoo to atavist
Default College near a good anchorage or cheap marina?

We are on the boat now.. unfortunately still up in RI... and it's getting cold fast

Hopefully if the weather stays clear offshore we'll punch out for Bermuda in about two weeks (keeping our fingers crossed)

After Bermuda we are headed for the south east coast of the US and plan to winter over somewhere so that the kiddo (only 8 months old) can get his legs under him and I can do some work on the boat that is needed prior to more long-range offshore work.

I've got some GI Bill to burn so we are thinking why not use it while we are sitting still for a season for the extra income ( so we aren't using cruising kitty while not moving).
Anybody know a school on the coast that has marine type classes (outboard repair, diesel repair, etc) that is within walking/biking range of a good anchorage or cheap marina?

the only one I've found so far is Key West Community College... but that's a busier area than I'd really like to be in, too much powerboat traffic and tourism...

All input appreciated.
__________________

__________________
“The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.” (Epictetus 55 - 135 AD)

"To see new things, and live day to day, is better than wine or poppy, and fitter for a man." (Theseus)
atavist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 03:48 PM   #2
Moderator
 
redbopeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Home Port: Washington DC
Vessel Name: SV Mahdee
Posts: 3,186
Default

That's a good idea if you can find one. Wrong coast for us to give you pointers

Hubby used GIB money when getting his MSEE while still in the Navy and then the same with his PhD while still in. Good program. Since he was active duty, he had in-state tuition with the MS, and then the PhD was at a private university so it didn't matter.

The community colleges will have the whole instate and outofstate tuition difference and you'll be burning GIB money (too much) unless there's a clause that lets you have instate tuition for GIB purposes. Are you aware of how it works? Will you get the cheap rate/instate rate?

Good luck!
__________________

__________________
"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

What we're doing - The sailing life aboard and the Schooner Chandlery.

redbopeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2013, 12:05 AM   #3
Ensign
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Home Port: Weeki Wachee, FL
Posts: 35
Default

WyoTech Daytona Campus

It would be a decent bike ride or a bus ride from the ICW (Halifax River). Other then launching and retrieving a trailered power boat in Daytona, I have never moored or lived aboard at a marina there. So I'm no help on that front.

Mike

PS Have a safe trip!
__________________
Cowboy Cruiser is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2013, 11:10 PM   #4
Admiral
 
atavist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Vessel Name: Persevate
Posts: 548
Send a message via Yahoo to atavist
Default

Thanks for the tip. Will check it out.
__________________
“The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.” (Epictetus 55 - 135 AD)

"To see new things, and live day to day, is better than wine or poppy, and fitter for a man." (Theseus)
atavist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anchor


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's A Typical Morning At Anchorage Like? cbtucker Living Aboard 7 07-06-2011 01:20 AM
Anchorage in the Med? Flying Anchor General Cruising Forum 8 01-04-2006 07:29 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0