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Info / Roll Call for FMO fun run to Marco Island - Saturday Dec 29/18

Old 12-18-2018, 12:22 PM
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Default Info / Roll Call for FMO fun run to Marco Island - Saturday Dec 29/18

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

This is our 13th annual Holiday Season fun run. The fun run will once again be going to Marco Island, and held on Saturday Dec. 29th, 2018. 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, e mail Eric at [email protected] or our Facebook group page by 3 PM on Wednesday Dec. 26th. 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 “Quantity “ button and “Buy Now” for that particular event. You must also have a current membership, if you renew now your membership fee is good for all of 2019. Please make the minimum payment in advance of the run.

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 [email protected]

Starting procedure: Captain’s please read carefully.From the Sanibel Bridge, the first of two groups will start behind Eric’s48 MTI which will act as the pace boat. Boats with a cruise speed of 90mph will be led by Eric and 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 boats with a cruise speed of under 90 mph including centre consoles will start at 11:00 AM. The pace boat for the second group will be Tim Hill. Tim will be in a 32 Sunsation CC. 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.

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. Please make sure you show your appreciation to the dock master and slip him a few dollars as I’m sure we will have him scrambling. Even if they do not help you tie up they are working hard for us. Without them we would not be able to make these events possible.

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 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. 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.

Communication: Eric’s cell is 239-849-6533. If you have any issues, concerns or questions feel free to call

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


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

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] https://renegadepboats.com

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

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

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 www.facebook.com/gulfcoastslingshotrentals

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]

Nautical Customs Dain Wiederholdwww.facebook.com/NauticalCustomsSWFL/ www.instagram.com/nauticalcustomsswfl/ 239-878-1288 Custom professional rigging/service shop of after market accessories including stereo, electronics and much more. In addition we offer boat storage in Cape Coral with a 18,000 sq/ft facility fully enclosed and secure, as well as boat transport services locally or long distance

Suncoast Powerboat and Yacht Brokerage Lee and Collier counties for all your brokerage needs. Terry Sobo 239-203-6407 [email protected] www.suncoastpowerboats.com

Accurate Pavers Decorative Brick Paving, Natural Stone and Sealing www.AccuratePavers.net Phone 239-405-8255 Club member Gil Anuez

Audio Connection Florida Car Audio, Boat Audio, Home Theater www.audioconnectionfla.com Phone 239-561-8662 Club member Craig Rehard

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
Chris Mastronardi, Fort Myers and ON
Steve Roesler, Nashotah, WI
Lance Stahlman, Naples
Thomas Dunigan, Birmingham MI
Cal, Julia, Clint and Olivia Walls, Cape Coral
Dan Davies IL
Sam and Joy Maye, Cape Coral and ON
Adrian Costa, Cape Coral
David and Cheri Kudla, Naples and MI
Dave and Deb Kinney, Cape Coral
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Bob is in. Should have 5 or 6 on board.
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Gar and Phyllis are in with 2 - 4 on board.
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We are in with 6. See everyone at the bridge
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Paul and Sue and Terri are in , in the 33 Renegade. We will have 7 onboard.
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T.J., with the 35' Statement will be there. 8 people on board. Just joined last month. Looking forward to a great day!!!!
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32 Registered boats- Holiday Run to CJ’s Marco Island

48 MTI Cat / Comrie Belisle Jones / Ft Myers
45 Black Thunder / Dennis Sinacola / MI
44 Outerlimits / Rob D’Angelo / MI and Ft Myers Beach

44 Concept / Noel Speranza / Sarasota
43 Black Thunder / Dennis Sinacola / New Hudson MI
43 Nor Tech SV / Jason Huff / Fort Myers

42 Mystic CC / Bob Barnhart / Marco Island
42 Fountain / Sam & Joy Maye
42 Outerlimits / Richard Gerth

41 Cigarette CC / Michael Smith
40 Nor Tech Cat / Nick Amelio / Fort Myers

40 Nor Tech Cat / Pierre Brousseau / Cape Coral
39 Nor Tech CC / The Stooges / Cape Coral

39 Nor Tech CC / Johan Anderson / Cape Coral
39 Nor Tech CC / David Gordon
39 Nor Tech CC / Bill & Lori Lemanske / MI & Ft Myers Beach
38 Donzi CC / Vince D’ Angelo / MI and Ft Myers Beach
38 Mystic / Gar & Phylis Menefee/ Punta Gorta

37 Active Thunder / Tom Derhammer / Indiana
37 Active Thunder / Mike Case / Cape Coral
35 Baja / Troy Schirk / Naples
35 Sonic / Jack Hussey
35 Statement T.J. Grunwald
34 Nor Tech CC / David & Cheri Kudla / Naples
34 Pilini Cat / Jim Agles / Cape Coral

34 Pilini Cat / Brian Farley / New York
34 Nor Tech CC / Mark Overway
34 Dough Wright / Neal Kirby / Cape Coral
34 MTI / Paul Redish / Naples
33 Renegade CC / Paul Perzyk / Cape Coral
32 Sunsation CC / Tim & Cyndee Hill / Fort Myers
30 Superboat / Ron Gramazio / Fort Myers / NY

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I will have 6 I have two friends in Sanibel that I would pick up if I could get them a ride back with someone
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Weather is looking great. Mostly sunny skies with a high near 82. Light and variable winds out of the southeast around 6 mph. Should be a great day for a boat ride and great pics from the helicopter. If you know of anyone that is planning on joining and has not registered please tell them to notify us. I will need to call the restaurant and dockmaster in the morning. Tim will have an updated list out shortly.

Remember to get the bridge early as the first group will be leaving with the helicopter at 10:45. If you have not read the details on the event please do so.

See everyone on Saturday
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