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Old 11-14-2017, 03:21 PM   #201
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Hi David

I think the best time is May. Cool but you can still swim, most fronts die out before it hits the Bahamas, less crowded, no hurricanes.

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Thanks Baker. Much appreciated, an extra rum for you and Wendy.

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Alert - slightly off topic.

Maria and I are planning to head to the Abacos after the TF Gathering. Any other TF folks going that way in late February? I know of one other but I will let him speak for himself.

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That would be me, but waiting on words of wisdom from Bigsfish.

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Is there an informal roll call of who may be attending,either by boat or land?
Maybe sound off?
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Is there an informal roll call of who may be attending,either by boat or land?
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Steve, we will be there.....but not by boat or land..by air!!!!
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Steve, we will be there.....but not by boat or land..by air!!!!
Ha! Jack (Steve?) will be there by land..
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Great news! Now to locate some PBR!
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I agree with Irv about May being a good month for an Abaco trip. The fronts of spring have settled down, and the prevailing easterly winds have usually set in. Although, last trip over we did have a late front come through. We waited a few days for a decent crossing back to FL.
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Waiting a few days is not a bad thing if your in paradise.

See you in February.
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I'll be there by land with the co-captain.
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Wow, this is great and it grows every year.
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Will there be a party bus to Marine Liquidators?

I'm thinking of a side day trip to Cape Canaveral. It's a place I've always wanted to visit but have never had the opportunity. Anyone else interested? I'll have a rental car.
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Will there be a party bus to Marine Liquidators?

I'm thinking of a side day trip to Cape Canaveral. It's a place I've always wanted to visit but have never had the opportunity. Anyone else interested? I'll have a rental car.
Just a couple of hours away so a great time to work it in. I would go early and plan on a full day though. I'd try to be there as close to 9:00 AM as possible.
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:41 AM   #214
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Will there be a party bus to Marine Liquidators?

I'm thinking of a side day trip to Cape Canaveral. It's a place I've always wanted to visit but have never had the opportunity. Anyone else interested? I'll have a rental car.
Doesn't take much to talk me into going to the Cape. I go to worship the Saturn V and the men who flew them. If we get lucky there might be a launch scheduled during the TF gathering. Even the toys we're launching these days should be visible from Ft. Pierce. Better still to be at the Cape for a launch.
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...I'm thinking of a side day trip to Cape Canaveral. It's a place I've always wanted to visit but have never had the opportunity. Anyone else interested? I'll have a rental car.
We went last year. Definitely worth the price of admission. Seeing the retired Atlantis Space shuttle up close was one of the many highlights.
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I’ve been to the cape a few times, very worthwhile but seeing a rocket take off is awesome, nothing more impressive in my life. You may get lucky. I’ve seen two launches from across the river. Listening on the radio you hear the countdown, you see the exhaust and hear the rumble and feel the ground shake under your feet and finally see the lift off. Amazing. Something you will never forget.

Hey Parks. There is a rumor your having a new boat built. Someone said a Viking 72. (Kidding of course) Best of luck to you.
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Hi Big, nope won't be a sport fish boat. Dragging dead mullet up and down the Gulf Stream is not my idea of fun. My Dad used to refer to sport fish boats as mullet tugs.

Ditto on the rocket launch excitement. I saw Apollo 11 and 12 from the press site at the Cape and a night Shuttle launch from near by.

I even saw a shuttle smoke trail and a night launch from Miami. That surprised me. Not nearly as spectacular as being at the Cape.

I want to see a SpaceX booster return at night. That has to be exciting.

In case you didn't pick up on it, I'm a real space junky.
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Parks. Everyone is a junkie for something. So how big does Ellis make their boats?

I notice you not at HC very often, good for you. See you in Ft Pierce if not before.
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Parks. Everyone is a junkie for something. So how big does Ellis make their boats?

I notice you not at HC very often, good for you. See you in Ft Pierce if not before.
I think 36 is the biggest they make but I have my eye on a used 32 listed with their brokerage. I'm still trying to figure out this retirement thing and don't want to spend a lot of money yet. https://ellisboatbrokerage.com/ellis...cruiser-32003/
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That's great, Parks! We finally get to meet and then a road trip to Spaceland! I've signed up for launch alerts to keep up the launch schedules for the visit.

https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/

Sounds like an epic week. I'm very much looking forward to meeting so many fellow TFers.
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