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Old 12-12-2012, 12:02 PM   #21
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Good Golly! Alabama Jacks!!!! Hahahaha.....I "think" I've been there but can't remember all that well.....Posted just after Mr. Moonstruck. Yup, that be the place alrighty.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:07 PM   #22
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Good Golly! Alabama Jacks!!!! Hahahaha.....I "think" I've been there but can't remember all that well.....Posted just after Mr. Moonstruck. Yup, that be the place alrighty.
Mr. Rt it is on Card Sound Road on the causeway section of the bridge. A real dump, but a lot of fun. I'm too old for that crap, but do it anyway.
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Don, if the weather makes you stop in Fort Lauderdale give me a call if you would like a tour of Bradford Marine where I work. Many boaters like to see the work being done to the megayachts that are here all the time.
My number is on my website, which is the same as my username.

Anyone else in Fort Lauderdale who would like to walk through the yard just give me a call or send a message.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #24
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Don, if the weather makes you stop in Fort Lauderdale give me a call if you would like a tour of Bradford Marine where I work. Many boaters like to see the work being done to the megayachts that are here all the time.
My number is on my website, which is the same as my username.

Anyone else in Fort Lauderdale who would like to walk through the yard just give me a call or send a message.
That would be great If the weather is snitty, we will be in the ICW. We like to stay at the Los Olas Docks or mooring field. We could always put the dinghy over and run up the New River.
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Great idea. Larry. Maybe Motion30 and Hopcar and any other forum members could meet us for lunch. It would be nice to put some faces to names. We will see what we can do to work it out.

Anyone else going to the show let us know, and please join in.
We haven't missed very many shows in the last few years. Plans are to go again this year. We stay on my bil's boat at the Miami Beach Marina. Usually have his tender in the water to get around in.
We'll watch the thread.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:34 PM   #26
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I may be down for the boat show as well, though I'm currently boatless, so I'd need some sort of waiver to attend. I would love to get together if it worked out.

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I may be down for the boat show as well, though I'm currently boatless, so I'd need some sort of waiver to attend. I would love to get together if it worked out.

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No waivers needed. All TFrs along with wives and SOs are welcome. Should be a great time.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:24 PM   #28
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:05 PM   #29
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Mark, you're my hero.

These are especially for Mark. I believe Marin said we have no elevation down here. Well, they don't call them elevators for nothing. Here is looking from Biscayne into the Miami River.



This is one of the Stiltsville houses in Biscayne Bay. Remember Miami Vice?

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Moonstruck, this is as close as I can come to that:




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Great idea. Larry. Maybe Motion30 and Hopcar and any other forum members could meet us for lunch. It would be nice to put some faces to names. We will see what we can do to work it out.

Anyone else going to the show let us know, and please join in.

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This is starting to sound like fun! Should we start another thread where we can coordinate this get together?
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This is starting to sound like fun! Should we start another thread where we can coordinate this get together?
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:03 AM   #34
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Geez, guys I didn't know how much I was missing by skipping the upper keys last year. Won't make that mistake next May when we do the keys again.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:32 AM   #35
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In smaller boats, the loop up the New River and over/down the Dania Cutoff was always in order, but Big Duck isn't maneuverable enough for that run.

Nor would I take The Duck up the Miami River - although it's still worth dropping the hook and watching them drag those freighters out backwards.


What we can still do is a night run past Miami.


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Hi Jeff, the run up the Miami River isn't nearly as bad as you think. I've done it many times and enjoy it each time. If you hit Miami at the right time, there is a local historian (Dr. Paul George) who gives tours of the river and teaches you it's history. It's one of the shortest rivers in the US but it has a rich history. Be sure to turn left when you reach the Tamiami Canal. My store is on the right just before you get to the Bertram yard.
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Hi Jeff, the run up the Miami River isn't nearly as bad as you think. I've done it many times and enjoy it each time. If you hit Miami at the right time, there is a local historian (Dr. Paul George) who gives tours of the river and teaches you it's history. It's one of the shortest rivers in the US but it has a rich history. Be sure to turn left when you reach the Tamiami Canal. My store is on the right just before you get to the Bertram yard.
Never took the boat up the Miami River. Sounds like an interesting trip. How does a 14' air draft work with the bridges?

I like to watch the tugs front and rear towing and steering the island freighters in and out of the river.
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Here is a shot from our slip at Coral Reef Yacht Club in Coconut Grove in daylight.



Same shot at night. Coconut Grove is a great place.

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Don, I think there is only one bridge on the river you would have to open. If you come up the Tamiami Canal you'd also have to open the little swing bridge on South River Drive.
The South River Drive bridge is the oldest bridge in Miami. I remember when to open the bridge the tender would lower the gates, then walk out onto the bridge and flip big levers on each side of the bridge. He would then go back into the house and open the bridge. When the bridge was closed he had to go out and flip the levers the other way before he opened the gates. He or she can now do it all from inside the house now.
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These pics are just perfect from my point of view today.

Please keep them going.

All I see is rain rain dark oh so dark rain and well high water.

These pics however make me Happy Happy Happy in a dream world kinda way.

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