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Old 10-27-2017, 08:33 PM   #41
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:46 PM   #42
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Well, you never know when you'll come across something crazy, like this.
That is a rubber tired manlift on a small work float! On a very busy section of the GICW between New Orleans and Houma, La.
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:09 PM   #43
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I bought a house on the Miami River, this is a working river with tugs and island freighters, sport fishers, cruising boats, outboards, ect. The water is filthy and where I am we have sea cows, tarpon, snook ect. We sometimes spray the cows with freshwater, they open their mouths to drink.

When I was a kid we would eat them, very tasty on the barbecue. Many of you have cruised the Keys and possibly you noticed areas called “cow pens”, these are small areas a few hundred feet in diameter rimmed by Cyprus logs and thick branches driven into the bottom a few feet apart. They were used to house sea cows until they were needed to feed people.

That you history lesson for today. LOL
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:41 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by BandB View Post
Wifey B: So, we have a no wake zone, weekends only. We have a Manatee zone, weekends for 5 months and a 25 mph buffer other times and we have a watersports zone with no wake over 21' but 35 mph speed limit if pulling skiers and under 21' and we have a no Manatee protection zone.

Our zones overlap and change every few hundred feet with of course a bridge in each direction and a few marinas.
Very smart manatees to know when to come out for a swim. They must also have great vision to read the signs.
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