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Old 11-06-2005, 07:33 PM
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Sorry to hear that Cap!! Hope you have a good time in Orlando!! And a better time in the spring!!
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:26 PM
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I will try some shorter posts and see if that works:
There is 93 octane fuel available at City Marina @ KW Bight @ $3.60/ gal. No diesel or regular avail there but there is elsewhere.
Stay clear of harbourside of Wisteria Island [ known locally as Christmas tree Island ] - lots of sunken vessels of all types. The rest are washed up on the island.
Almost all of the channel markers in the Hawk Channel between Bahia Honda and KW are gone. Follow soneone who knows the water.
Lots of grass and algae blooms especially bayside along 7 Mile Bridge Channel markers in this area are mostly intact. Watch your sea strainers.
Good luck. See you all in Key West.
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I will try some shorter posts and see if that works:
There is 93 octane fuel available at City Marina @ KW Bight @ $3.60/ gal. No diesel or regular avail there but there is elsewhere.
Stay clear of harbourside of Wisteria Island [ known locally as Christmas tree Island ] - lots of sunken vessels of all types. The rest are washed up on the island.
Almost all of the channel markers in the Hawk Channel between Bahia Honda and KW are gone. Follow soneone who knows the water.
Lots of grass and algae blooms especially bayside along 7 Mile Bridge Channel markers in this area are mostly intact. Watch your sea strainers.
Good luck. See you all in Key West.
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Note to JCPERF / Masher - Hard to say. Now that you mention it they were not all that visible this trip. They lost their pier down at Atlantic Shores I know that. I think all those Parrotheads in town with those funny shirts and hats could have had something to do with it as well !! LOL
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Note to JCPERF / Masher - Hard to say. Now that you mention it they were not all that visible this trip. They lost their pier down at Atlantic Shores I know that. I think all those Parrotheads in town with those funny shirts and hats could have had something to do with it as well !! LOL
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Just a note on a couple people I spoke with in KW that some may know:
Warren [ retired dockmaster from the Galleon Marina] He lost his boat while he and the wife tried to ride out Katrina on it's way by. Has quite a story to tell.
Gerry [ bouncer at Sloppy Joe's ] Lost his car and motor cycle. Has given a lot of his clothing away to fellow Conch's that have lost everything. When a visitor from NO asked about looting his response was : Key Westers do not steal from each other - they help each other out. His family is hurting emotionally from all the storms they have had to deal with in past two years.
Just thought some might like to know.
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Bobthebuilder,

Thanks very much for your updates on the KW situation, we really appreciate it! See you next week.
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In tough times a little humor can help.
Article in Sunday's KW Citizen : Man Enforcing No Wake on Streets Loses Temper - upset that some guy would not slow down coming down the street throwing up a large wake he proceeded to throw a book and porcelain doll at his car scratching it. No charges were laid.
Only in Key West !!


And remember - WHAT HAPPENS IN KEY WEST ..... NEVER HAPPENED !!!
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Hi Bob. I see you finally found OSO. Happy to see you. 3 to 5's in your boat must have felt like little speed bumps. They sure did out on Georgian Bay. I still can't get over running 80 plus across 3 to 5 foot rollers and not needing to hold on for dear life Hope to see you at Raymonds Xmas bash.


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Hey, Sean. Nice to hear from you. And yes, I will be at Raymond's party at month end. Have to get past KW first !! I've never had time for this OSO thing in the past but after 25 years of building I want to spend the next 25 years enjoying what I love most. Winding my business' down to have more time for myself. I never did let that get in the way tho of my boating.
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