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Info / Roll Call for FMO fun run to Marco Island - Saturday Dec 30/17

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Default Info / Roll Call for FMO fun run to Marco Island - Saturday Dec 30/17

Attending Captains should read this information carefully to avoid any confusion.

This is our 12th annual Holiday Season fun run. The fun run will once again be going to Marco Island, and held on Saturday Dec. 30th, 2017. There will be 2 groups with the cats starting at 10:45 AM and the V bottoms starting at 11:00 AM. As usual we will start the run from the south side of the Sanibel Bridge. (It is very important that Captains read the starting procedure below) Lunch will be at C.J’s on the Bay in the Esplanade complex, Marco Island. We will monitor the weather closely and if any changes are necessary we will get the information out ASAP. Just one more important reason to register with us by the deadline if you are planning on coming.

If you are able to join us, Captains should post on our OSO event thread or preferably e mail Eric at [email protected] by 3 PM on Wednesday Dec. 27th. Both the dockmaster and the restaurant must know in advance how many are coming to prepare for our arrival. Far too many sign up at the last minute which impacts the slips we have available and food/staff preparation for CJ’s. Lets avoid that this year by confirming your attendance by the deadline, please.

Since this run has been designated as a fund raising event to help fund our FMO student scholarship program, we are asking that each participating boat donate a minimum flat rate of $100.00 towards this cause. The preferred method of payment is to go to our website at www.ftmyersoffshore.com and click on “ Events “ then scroll to Event # 4. You will see the “Add to Cart “ button for that particular event. You must also have a current membership, if you renew now your membership fee is good for all of 2018.

Membership renewal: If you have not yet renewed your membership, now would be a good time to do so as the end of the year is approaching fast. Please go to our website at www.ftmyersoffshore.com and complete the online form ( preferred method ). Please note that to participate in FMO events you must be a club member and your boat must be insured. If your insurance has recently renewed or if you have changed boats or insurance company, please provide your current info to FMO board member Bill Lemanske at [email protected] Bill keeps track of members insurance information on behalf of the club.

Starting procedure: Captain’s please read carefully.From the Sanibel Bridge, the first of two groups will start behind Eric and Doug's 48 MTI(see attached pic) which will act as the pace boat. The cats only, led by Eric will start at 10:45 AM with all other boats holding their position at the Sanibel Bridge. PLEASE DO NOT PASS Eric’s PACE BOAT UNTIL THE GROUP REACHES THE BONITA BEACH WATER TOWER AND THE FLAG IS LOWERED. At that point the helicopter will return to the Sanibel Bridge for the start of the second group. The second group consisting of all the V hulls including centre consoles will start at 11:00 AM. The pace boat for the second group will be Meghan Brousseau. Meghan will be in a 39 NorTech CC with Quad outboards (see attached pic). DO NOT PASS PACE BOAT UNTIL WE REACH THE BONITA BEACH WATER TOWER AND THE FLAG IS LOWERED.The reason for this is to keep the boats together so Pete can get as many boats photographed and filmed from the helicopter as possible. If everyone takes off on their own after the start, too many boats are not going to get their picture taken. Once the flag drops at Bonita everyone can then set their own comfortable speed. There will still be 30 miles of open water for the run to Marco from there.

Route: We will run a coastal course that will take us past Bonita Beach, past Naples and on down to Big Marco Pass and into the Marco River. A half mile into the Marco River, turn right into the first canal (before Snook Inn) making our way in the marked channel to C.J.s on the Bay at the Esplanade Marina. Due to Hurricane Irma the water depths have changed. The channel where you make the first right turn before Snook Inn is shallow, make sure you are at idle with drives trimmed up. High tide is at 11:04am

Dockage: The public dockage at The Esplanade is located along the seawall(see attached pic). The dock master will do his best to keep as much dockage open for us as possible but he cannot turn the public away. Some rafting will be required so please have lines and fenders ready on arrival. The slips are privately owned, so unless directed into a slip by the dock master, they should be avoided. It’s always a good idea to show your appreciation to the dock master and slip him a few dollars as I’m sure we will have him scrambling.

Fuel / Distance: The distance from the Sanibel Bridge to the Esplanade Marina at Marco Island is about 45 miles each way. All boats are urged to leave with full fuel, particularly if you use high octane fuel that is hard to get. 90 octane ethanol free fuel is available at club sponsor Pelican Pier Marina in the Marco River, just beyond the Snook Inn on the right side.

Pictures / Video: Pete Boden will be aboard the R-44 helicopter capturing running pictures of your boats. In order to shoot as many boats as possible, ALL boats must remain behind the pace boat until we get to the Bonita Beach water tower and the pace boat for your group lowers the flag even if your picture has been taken and even if you do not want a picture. The reason is, if boats start taking off from the group others start to follow and the photo shoot is spoiled. Once boats get spread out all over the Gulf too much time is lost chasing them down. This will ensure most boats get pictured but with a big fleet some will inevitably get missed. Your best chance for a great picture and to be included in the video is to stay with the pack.

In the days following the event, Pete will post pictures on social media such as Facebook and OSO. You will have the opportunity to purchase pictures in the days following the run.

Food: C.J’s will be serving us with a buffet style lunch and each participant will be responsible to C.J’s for their meal / drinks. The all inclusive cost is $ 25.00 which includes the lunch buffet, water / soft drink, tax & gratuity. Kids are half price. Wrist bands will be given out as you pay for lunch prior to going though the food line.

50 / 50 draw: At lunch we will be selling 50 / 50 raffle tickets. Draw proceeds will go into the FMO student scholarship fund. You must be present when the draw takes place at around 2:30 PM. Please support your Club, and the good work we are doing.FMO has now raised and distributed over $ 280,000.00 to dozens of area students worthy of our assistance.

Communication: Inter boat communication to be on VHF channel 72. Eric’s cell is 239-849-6533. Anyone dropping out after the start should let one of us know so we do not spend time waiting or looking for you. Leave a voice mail if no answer.

Safety: 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 please no alcohol for the captains. Our event is concluded upon reaching our lunch destination. Everyone can leave when they are ready

Tide Info:

Cape Coral Bridge : LT – 8:09 AM; HT – 2:23 PM

Marco River: LT – 4:13 AM; HT – 11:04 AM


Sanibel Bridge: N 26 29 00; W 82 00 88.

Naples: ( Gordon Pass ) N 26 05 50; W 81 48 67.

Marco Island: N 25 58 38; W 81 46 25

Weather / Sea Conditions: to be posted on our OSO’s Ft. Myers Offshore forum 5 days in advance and updated if there are changes in the forecast referencing The Weather Channel as well as NOAA Marine Weather.

Contact Info: Eric Belisle cell: 239-849-6533 e mail: [email protected]
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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:Contact Us | Hurricane Shutters, Windows, & Screens Quotes 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 9470 Nor-Tech Hi Performance Boats

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:Sunmaster of NaplesContact: 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

Wozencraft Insurance Agency Club Member: Devin Wozencraft www.wozencraftinsurance.com 888-477-6517

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 Concierge, transport, storage, electronics, lighting, detailing and maintenance. Contact Person: Bill Buchanan 239-222-5321 [email protected] Facebook:nauticoncepts Tropical Landscape Concepts, Inc. | Fort Myers, FL 33916

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.COM4421 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 http://www.facebook.com/gulfcoastslingshotrentals
Law office of Areces and Rodriguez PA 1 SE 3rd ave, Suite 2920 Miami FL 33131, Club member Frank Areces 305-530-0090 [email protected]

Arrigoni Marine Movers 41 Commerce St, Clinton, CT 06413, Club member Jon Arrigoni, 860-227-3627 haulmyboat.com

Inflatable Boats of Florida, 3237 Van Buren Avenue, Naples, FL 34112 www.inflatableboatsofflorida.com Club Member Nathan Phipps [email protected]

Pro Med Waste Solutions 750 5th Avenue S, St Petersburg, FL 33701 Club Member Paul Reddish, 727-527-0300, [email protected]

Marc Anthony Appraisal & Consulting 1217 Cape Coral Pkwy #120, Cape Coral FL 33904 Club member Marc Gizzi [email protected]

Wildcat Renovation LLC 3710 Canal Street, Ft Myers, FL 33916 Club member Al and Jillian Miller 239-226-1461

Craig Eastwood, Financial Advisor Ameriprise Financial, 412-316-7223

VeradoPartsSource.com Where you never pay retail. Club Member: Mike Wood

American Custom Marine 38 Airport Dr, Kimball MI 48074, Club Member: Mike Knoblock 810-388-9495

Blown Glass Collective www.blownglasscollective.com Club member Bill Azmann 561-613-1464

Todd Turner, Sunlit Realty 1342 Colonial Blvd D-30, Fort Myers 239-940-2997 [email protected]

R&R Racing Engines 6601 Taylor Road Unit A, Punta Gorda, FL 941-621-8143 [email protected]

Individual & family sponsor / donors:

Templeman Family, Indiana / Punta Gorda

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

Ken Jensen, Cape Coral and Toronto

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

Chris Mastronardi, Fort Myers and ON

Steve Roesler, Nashotah, WI

Lance Stahlman, Naples

Thomas Dunigan, Birmingham MI

Cal Walls, Cape Coral

Dan Davies IL
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Hi Eric, Paul and Sue are "IN" with 6 on board !!!!
Yours and Doug's new boat looks awesome !!!!
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We are in with 10 people with the Nor-Tech! Looking forward to it.

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Cyndee and I are in 35 Fountain 4 on board.

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Bob is in with the 38' Statement. 4 - 6 people on board.
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Happy Holidays!!!

42 Registered boats

48 MTI Cat / Comrie, Belisle, Jones / Fort Myers
47 Outerlimits / Steve and Laura Behnke / FL and MI
43 Nor Tech / Jason and Sherri Huff / Fort Myers
42 MTI CC / Dan Davies / IL
42 Mystic CC / Comrie #2 / Fort Myers
42 Skater Cat / Don and Carolann Kent / Cape Coral and MI
42 Fountain / Keith Workman / NY
42 Fountain / Tom Wilhelm / Cape Coral and MI
42 Mystic CC / Jim Haskell / Cape Coral
42 Mystic CC / Al Doherty / Cape Coral
42 Outerlimits / Richard Gerth / Punta Gorda and ON
42 Fountain / Sam and Joy Maye / Cape Coral and ON
41 Apache / Lance Stahlman / Naples
40 Skater Cat / Don and Carolann #2 / Cape Coral and MI
40 Nor Tech Cat / Nick Amelio / Fort Myers
40 Outerlimits / Ben and Carrie Payne / Fort Myers
39 Nor Tech CC / Templeman Family / Punta Gorda
39 Nor Tech CC / Meghan Pierre Brousseau / Cape Coral and ON
39 Sutphen / Vic Priestly / Cape Coral and ON
39 Cigarette / Bill Forenski / Milsboro, Delaware
38 Statement CC / Bob Barnhart / Marco Island and ON
38 Hustler / Bill Azmann / Cape Coral
37 Active Thunder / Mike Case / Cape Coral
37 Boston Whaler CC / Stacy Anderson / Cape Coral
36 Nor Tech Cat / Carly Schwartzel / Fort Myers
36 Sunsation / John Makosky / PA
36 Doug Wright Cat / Brian Lundy / ON
35 Formula / Eric Ellsworth / KY
35 Baja / Troy Schirk / Naples
35 Fountain / Tim Hill / Cape Coral
34 MTI Cat / Jon Walker / MO
34 Colbalt / Aaron Wolf / Naples
33 Formula / Nathan Phipps / Naples
32 Skater Cat / Rob Lockyer / Punta Gorda
32 Renegade CC / Gar Menefee / Punta Gorda
32 Renegade CC / Paul Perzyk / Cape Coral
30 Superboat / Ron Gramazio / New York
30 Fountain / Walls family / Cape Coral
30 Sutphen / Todd Turner / Fort Myers

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