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Old 10-04-2021, 08:35 AM   #1
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2022 TF Gathering - SE FL

Are there any 2022 plans??
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Old 10-04-2021, 09:00 AM   #2
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Of course, the year wouldn’t be the same without the party in February. I am told the lake passage will be closed for repairs so those on the west coast will have to take the Keys route (which I prefer) or come overland and get a hotel room
Don is feeling better and may travel down from Georgia. Ted may come the Keys route or by land and he has a bunk on my boat. Covid has been a problem but I imagine most have had the vax so we should be safe like last year.
I suggest we pick the weekend after the close of the Miami Boat Show as the last two years, members can attend the show and still make our gathering.
Any input is appreciated. Thanks
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I was just informed of a wedding I have to attend in February. I am hoping it does not fall on the same dates, I have been looking forward to taking my boat up..
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Old 10-04-2021, 11:31 AM   #4
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We all hope you do. Checking the calendar the weekend of Feb 25 appears best unless we have a lot of resistance. Hopefully that will work for all.
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I vote that whomever offers to bring the most food and liquor gets to pick the date...I will certainly contribute....but doubt I would win for hosting.

The only exception is anyone who buys my boat....
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Old 10-04-2021, 12:06 PM   #6
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Scott. First Don, then Larry and now you. My friends owning boats is shrinking. Not good.
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I am told the lake passage will be closed for repairs so those on the west coast will have to take the Keys route (which I prefer)...
Ok, so where is the navigable water on this "Keys Route ", or do I have to go out and around the Dry Tortugas? I just came out of the boatyard with fresh bottom paint and a wax job. I'd like to keep paint on the keel past February if I could.

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Old 10-04-2021, 12:59 PM   #8
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Wifey B: Call to order. Roberts Rules of Order say you can not discuss 2022 gathering in thread titled 2021 TF Gathering.

Parliamentarian objects and suggests that it is time for one of you to start the 2022 TF Gathering in SE FL thread and then add the dates to the title when determined.

It is really time and would be worthwhile.
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Old 10-04-2021, 02:39 PM   #9
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WifeyB. If I knew how I would try.

Ted. Easy leave your dock and when you hit the gulf turn south, past Flamingo you will come to the Yacht Channel near Marathon where you will find the ICW heading north all the way to Ft Pierce. Easy deal.
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Wifey B: Thank you, Mr. Cool.

It is time for a people to start thinking and make reservations as the location becomes very popular.
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Thanks. Much appreciated
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Ok, so where is the navigable water on this "Keys Route ", or do I have to go out and around the Dry Tortugas? I just came out of the boatyard with fresh bottom paint and a wax job. I'd like to keep paint on the keel past February if I could.

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Ted....I had no issues 3 years ago from Channel five at Lower Mata umber Key all the way north.

Unless you want to sightsee but it is a PIA generally to do the ICW from Lake Worth Inlet south to Biscane Bay.

I would recommend for you if weather cooperates to ride the G Stream or take Hawks channel to Biscane Bay and come in near Key Biscayne then go back out to Lake Worth at least.

The nice thing though about the inside is not as many weather worries and anchoring in zBiscayne Bay can be a treat as often the water is near crystal clear.
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Scott. First Don, then Larry and now you. My friends owning boats is shrinking. Not good.
I might get a 14 foot aluminum skiff that I can use with the motorhome. I am all excited after someone told me a story about going to Bimini in something similar.
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WifeyB. If I knew how I would try.

Ted. Easy leave your dock and when you hit the gulf turn south, past Flamingo you will come to the Yacht Channel near Marathon where you will find the ICW heading north all the way to Ft Pierce. Easy deal.
Looks like 300 miles each way. I don't know which is worse, driving the ditch from Miami to Stuart or going outside in the calm winds of February in SE FL.

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Have you done that stretch of ICW Ted?

If you havent......

Up to Ft Laud isn't too bad....try not on weekends from what others say...I never cared after the NJ ICW all summer towing.

So if you can hole up in Lauderdale for a decent day to Lake Worth....that trip doesn't choke ya too bad.
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Ted from Marathon you can go outside inside the reef or inside the keys mainland (ICW). I usually go outside from Miami to Palm Beach to avoid many bridges and then take the ICW to Ft Pierce. Itís faster to go ocean side the entire way, get in the Stream and run the autopilot all the way.
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Ted from Marathon you can go outside inside the reef or inside the keys mainland (ICW). I usually go outside from Miami to Palm Beach to avoid many bridges and then take the ICW to Ft Pierce. Itís faster to go ocean side the entire way, get in the Stream and run the autopilot all the way.
You've traveled behind me before, there is no fast, faster, or fastest. I believe the term is less slow.

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Certainly, staying behind you requires a sea anchor or taking the engines out or gear. lol
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Newbie curiosity

Hmmm.... so what is this TF gathering of which you speak? I am new to the forum. I have always been more of the sportfishing crowd but my wife and I have recently been adopted by Destiny a Mainship 40 and are exploring the world of trawlers...
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