from a friend in Chetumal, Peter, who makes killer coconut oil, which can be seen at:
http://TurneffeCoconut.com

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>1. What is the bottom like around Corozal. Is a barge with pile driver
>needed to install pier pilings or can they be jetted in and set by hand
>or...?

Jetted in and set by hand.

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>2. Are the waters around Corozal deep enough to moor a sailboat with about a
>5 ft draft?

Corozal itself -- yes -- but shallows all about -- and one has to learn the
channels.

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>3. How much would a typical 200 ft pier cost to build? Assuming about 5 ft
>wide with a modest T-head on the end.

No Idea -- nobody builds piers like this here -- check with the people in
San Pedro -- Ambergris Cay.

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>4. Are permits required for building a pier in this area? If yes, are they
>difficult to obtain?

Permit is required -- not difficult or expensive to acquire.