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Thanksgiving Lunch Run to Miller's at Boca Grande Saturday 11/26


Old 11-16-2016, 05:26 PM
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Default Thanksgiving Lunch Run to Miller's at Boca Grande Saturday 11/26

Attending captains please read entire document in order to minimize any confusion.

Our Thanksgiving weekend fun run has a change in the destination. We will be going to Miller’s Dockside Restaurant at Boca Grande Marina. This is one of two fundraising events for our student scholarship program. If you are attending please notify me by 3PM on Wednesday the 23rd. We will need to provide an estimate to the restaurant.

We are asking each captain to pay a minimum of $100 (more at your discretion). Please visit our website at www.ftmyersoffshore.com, select events, then go to event #3 and add to cart. You will also see the Lunch Event fee that you can pay for each person on your boat. Our website allows you to pay with your credit card or through PayPal. Paying through the website makes it much easier for the board so we do not have to track down each captain.

Membership information/renewal:

All vessels participating in FMO events are required to carry insurance and have a current boater’s membership. Memberships are on a calendar year basis and if you have not yet renewed your membership for 2017 or are new and wanting to join the club please visit our website. If you renew at anytime between now and year end your membership will be good for all of 2017.


Our starting point will once again be the south side of the Sanibel Bridge. Boats should assemble around 10:45am and we will leave by 11:00 sharp. We will run up the ICW in the marked channel all the way to Boca Grande. Depending on weather conditions some may want to run offshore and enter Boca Grande Pass.


The marina has slips set aside for us. In addition club member Doug Comrie has a 100’ dock around the corner which will be available. Depending on the number of boats we might have to anchor and raft off in the cove. Please make sure you are prepared to anchor your boat and have plenty of fenders available. Depending on the size of our group I might follow up with an additional e mail to the attending captains regarding dockage. The dock master has saved slips for us and is doing his best to provide us with as much room as possible. Please make sure you tip the dock hands, without their cooperation we would not be able to do this.


From the Sanibel bridge to Boca Grande and back should be about 80 miles. Fuel is available at Boca Grande Marina. 93 octane is very difficult to find so please leave with a full tank if you require high octane fuel.


We will be eating upstairs at Miller’s Dockside. The restaurant will have a buffet set up with Caesar Salad, Harbor Salad, Grilled Chicken Breast, Pulled Pork Sliders, Griddled Caprese Flatbread Sandwiches, Fries, Cole Slaw and Dessert. The cost is $30 per person which includes tax and tip which is paid to Ft Myers Offshore. The club will then pay the restaurant, this is a requirement of the restaurant.


My cell number is 239-849-6533. Anyone dropping out after the start should let me know so we do not spend time either waiting or looking for you. Please leave a message if I do not answer.

Weather/Sea Conditions:

To be posted on OSO prior to the run and updated as needed.


Low tide in Fort Myers on Saturday is at 8:45a.m. If water height is an issue you might want to drop your boat in the water the night before.


Each boat captain is required to operate his vessel in a safe manner and is responsible for his/her crew and their safety. When running in the ICW please be aware that this can be a high traffic area and we ask that other boats be given a wide berth and that the rules of the road be adhered to. As always our club has zero tolerance for the captain drinking alcohol.

The conclusion of our event is at the restaurant. We will not have an organized departure, each captain is free to leave when they want.

Club Sponsors: Ft. Myers Offshore would like to recognize it's corporate sponsors and individual / family donors for helping make these events possible and their contribution to our club and the student scholarship fund:

Corporate sponsors:

B & C Shutters and Awnings, Ft. Myers - Hurricane protection Phone:239 738 6200 Website:http://www.bcshuttersplus.com/Contact: Bob Martin

DoubleR Performance, ON, Canada - Nor Tech dealer and various used boat sales and Certified Mercury parts and service - Phone: 705 487 7575 Website: http://www.doublerperformance.com/ Contact: Peter Roberts

Hall’s Home Watch/House Sitting Service, Craig Hall – Cell 239-224-0363

IBR Realty, Marco Island - Real Estate Sales Phone:239 389 1711 Website: http://www.ibrbrokerage.com/Contact:Hans Haedelt

Nor Tech Hi Performance Boats, North Ft. Myers - Custom boat builder / sales and service Phone: 239 994 9470Website:http://www.nor-techboats.com/Contact: Terry Sobo

NaplesImage, – Hi Performance Photography Phone: 941 276 5650 e mail [email protected] Contact: Jay Nichols

Sunmaster of Naples, Inc. - Storm / security shutters; ornamental metal; custom canvas Phone: 239 261 3581Website:http://www.sunmasterinc.com/Contact: JohnWilkinson

Pelican Pier Marina, Marco Island Fuel conveniently located in the Marco River a quarter mile past the Snook Inn. Contact: Chris Hadraba Phone: 239 389 2628

Shogren Performance Marine - McHenry, IL Phone: 847 336 9037 New & Used Boat Sales, Mercury Certified Service Department. Phone:847 336 9037 Dealer for MYSTIC Powerboats. Website: www.TeamShogren.com Contact: Scott Sjogren or Greg Weber

John Ellwood, Realtor - Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group, 4707 SE 9th Place, Cape Coral, FL 33904 Cell 239-229-9904 Office 239-542-1075
Fax - 239-542-7166 E mail - [email protected]

Renegade Powerboats, 1101 East 52nd St; Hialeah, FL 33013 Phone - 305-687-3700 E mail - [email protected] Contact person - Nery Website - http://www.renegadepowerboats.com/contact.cfm

Island Yacht Sales - Joe Cassel, 16310 San Carlos Blvd #3, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Ph - 239-980-0728 E mail: [email protected] Website: www.islandyachtsales.net

Statement Marine, 6101 45th Street North, Unit 4, St. Petersburg, FL 33714
Sales, Craig Barrie - 954-614-2591 E mail: [email protected] Factory-727-525-5235 Website: www.statementmarine.com

Total Dollar Yacht Insurance, 27 Genova Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091 Phone 856-767-8134 Contact Person: Sy Goldberg E mail: [email protected]

Forrester, Hart, Belisle, & Whitaker PL, 1429 Colonial Blvd Ste 201, Fort Myers, FL 33907 Contact Person: Eric Belisle, CPA [email protected] 239-939-1188

Jones Haber & Rollings-Attorney at Law 1633 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904 Contact Person: Charles Jones, Attorney [email protected] 239-542-0700

City Tavern-Pub Fare/Cocktails/Live Music Located in downtown Fort Myers- 2206 Bay Street. Contact Person: Kevin Offerman. 239-226-1133 www.mycitytavern.com

Xtra Mechanical Limited 6793 Steeles Ave W Toronto, ON, Contact Person: David Irwin

BOOSTane Octane Engineering, 10981 Harmony Park Dr, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Contact Person: Mark Herrmann 239-825-4591 [email protected] www.boostane.com

Carpenter Creations Inc Excavation, concrete construction, steel, etc. 500 Race St, Coldwater, MI 4036. Contact Person: Adam Carpenter 517-227-5222 www.carpentercreationsinc.com

Hameetman Racing Engines, 2524 NE 9th Ave, Cape Coral, FL 33909, Contact person: Daryl Hameetman 239-738-8627

CJ’s on the Bay, 740 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island FL www.cjsonthebay.com 239-389-4511

Nauti Concepts Boat hauling/launching, stereo instillation, detailing and storage. Contact Person: Bill Buchanan 239-222-5321

GP Plumbing & Air Conditioning Corp, 866 SE 47th St, Cape Coral www.gpplumbingandairconditioning.com Contact: Charlie Costa or Guy Poirier 239-945-0126

WWW.BOATERCHICKS.COM 4421 Cambridge Road, Jacksonville, FL 32210, [email protected] Facebook Page: BoaterChicks Apparel: Etsy.com BoaterChicks Shop Club Members: Keith and Allison Barco

Marine Technology Inc, 165 Enterprise Drive, Wentzville, MO 63385 www.marinetechnologyinc.com Contact: Tim Gallagher 314-803-8842 [email protected]

Aaron Wolf, Real Estate Agent John R Wood Properties, 239-821-6962 [email protected]

Gulf Coast Slingshot Rentals Club member Tim Hill, 239-217-6055, www.gulfcoastslingshotrentals.com and www.facebook.com/gulfcoastslingshotrentals

Individual & family sponsor / donors:

Templeman Family, Indiana / Punta Gorda

John O'Neill Family, Atlanta. GA and Fort Myers

Ken Jensen, Cape Coral and Toronto, ON

Jeff Devolin / Birchpoint Marina, Ontario, CAN

Bob Barnhart, Canada/Marco Island

Rob D’Angelo Family, Fort Myers Beach / MI

Ryan and Christine McClay, Cape Coral and ON

Nick Amelio, Fort Myers

Jim Currier, Ohio and Fort Myers

Keith and Allison Barco, Jacksonville and Cape Coral

Alan and Anne Doherty, Cape Coral and MA

Ray and Patti Seuffert, Fort Myers and Ohio

Doug and Carolyn Comrie, Fort Myers and Ohio
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Is this the official roll call thread? If so, we will be there for sure on our 390 Nor-Tech with 8 people
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Bob will be there. Not sure at this point if I will bring the Statement or Nor Tech but will eventually advise of boat and crew size.

Here are a few pics of Millers Marina. Nice new destination for the club.

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We are in.

Amanda and I are looking forward to seeing everyone.
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Bob, Betsy, Ryan and Jamie are going
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We'll be there, looking forward to our first Turkey Run!
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To All members planinng on running with us this season can you please email me [email protected] or take a picture and txt me at 313 670-9316 your current boat insurance if you have not done so already so I can update our records.

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16 Registered boats:

50 Nor Tech or 38 Statement CC / Bob Barnhart / Marco Island & ON
44 MTI Cat / Paul Reddish / Naples
40 MTI Cat / Eric and Keri Belisle / Fort Myers
40 Nor Tech Cat / Nick Amelio / Fort Myers
39 Nor Tech CC / Bill Lemanske / Fort Myers Beach and MI
39 Nor Tech CC / John O’Neill / Atlanta
39 Nor Tech CC / Templeman Family / Punta Gorda
38 Donzi CC / Rob D’Angelo / Ft Myers Beach and MI
38 Cigarette / Bill Forenski / Millsboro, Delaware
38 Statement CC / Diogo Francisco / Laurel MD
36 Spectre Cat / Joe Celello
36 Spectre Cat / Bob Macdonald / New Port Richey
33 Active Thunder / Drew Phyfe / Cape Coral
33 Active Thunder / Steve Roesler / Brookfield WI
30 Doug Wright/Don and Amanda Gardner/Cape Coral
30 Superboat / Ron Gramazio / New York

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