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Old 03-10-2006, 08:40 PM
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Andy, you bringing the new boat down to CR anytime soon?
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Last year when I got my 27pc I had problems with the anchor hanging on the bow stop, I pull the trailer up about a foot and the trailer bunks lift the bow enough to clear the bow stop..Overall its a good ramp and I'm a big fan of the floating docks they have at the park ramp..
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Old 03-13-2006, 04:18 PM
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Andy, you bringing the new boat down to CR anytime soon?
One of these days... I've been busy as hell & haven't done anything with it since I picked it up.

I'd like to get it over there & do a run to Hudson & check it out down there.. never been. I was eyeballing what looked like a nice house on the water there (Hudson) but never drove down to check it out. I want to get something on the water before it's too damn expensive, CR is getting rediculous for all the shallow water canal homes.
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Old 03-13-2006, 04:31 PM
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Hudson is where the fun begins. I trailer down there quite often. From Hudson your about 1/2 hour from Hooters in Pt Richey, The Crab Shack, Anclote Key & Sand Bar. It is under an hour from the ramp (including the small idle zone) to Sheppards on Clearwater Beach. I wish I would have bought something down that way a few years ago.
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How is the ramp at Hudson? Also, how deep is the running water offshore? I know you have to go quite aways out of CR to be in more than 10-15 ft of water, which never makes me really happy.
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Ramp is a good one but, only a single ramp. Not much parking and probably not enough room for your size trailer. I'm trying to think of some other spots I know that would work for your size boat. I was once told about a private ramp owned by a homeowners association that you cold join for a small annual fee. The water gets deep quicker but, you don't need as much depth to run comfortably. Not many rocks down there. You're also not far from the icw.
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Since we're hijacking...

How far of a run from CR to Hudson? It isn't too far south of Homosassa is it? Spring Hill area, right?

Of course the CR ramps leave quite a bit to be desired as well.
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Maybe 35 miles from the end of the channel. I've never run from CR. I normally put in at Homosassa if I'm running south. If I think about it tommorow, I will check the gps for the distance.

Have you been further down around Pinellas County yet?

We'll have to hook up sometime. I'm in Ocala quite a bit. Usually either Tin Cup or Posh.
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Haven't done much down near Pinellas, short of fishing a few years back. I joined the OPBA in '04, but the hurricanes kinda ruined that year.

If you're in Ocala, give me a call. I'm not a big fan of Posh... one of the owners is quite the turd. Nice concept, but Ocala isn't quite ready yet, I don't think they'll last through the year.

Tin cup is pretty good, I know the owner, she was a big help to me when I tried to open a club a few years back. Downtown Billiards isn't bad either for drinking & I know the owner & manager real well there too.


I'm in Citrus county somewhat often, although not nearly as much as I used to be. I need to get over to Citrus Springs & get some For Sale signs up.. time to sell more property.
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I have a buddy that just sold 30 lot's there to a developer. Made good money on them all. That area's been pretty hot.

Did you actually get your club open? I helped a friend buy a 4 cop license for Citrus. We have been trying to figure out exactly what he needs to do.
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