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Old 12-20-2006, 08:38 PM
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Here's a first.
Today I launch at the SR 951 ramp and am idling down the canal that parallels the highway when a Collier County Sheriff comes screaming past with lights flashing. Runs down the canal bank and flags me down. Takes down my name, reg. no. & wants to know where I keep the boat etc. etc. Thanks me for my co-operation and says I'm free to go.
Puzzled , I ask if there is a problem ? He explains with the rash of Cubans now finding there way to Florida's west coast they are trying to keep track of go fasts capable of going to Cuba and back. Told him, ya, I can do that ! He laughed.
Month ago Homeland Security stopped me offshore of Naples. They were polite too and said, were sure glad you stopped cause we couldn't catch you ! LOL
Guess we can expect more of the same in the future.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:42 PM
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so how much do you make smugglin cubans?
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:47 PM
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now when you say cubans..would that be cigars or people?? if its stoogies..make sure you send me a couple..if its people, and they do good glass work (could use a little stringer work) send them my way too!!!
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count me in for a box of stoogies as well
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so how much do you make smugglin cubans?
RG3 - I will tell you personally when you collect the balance of your " winnings "!! LOL
And here you thought I didn't have a " dark side " LOL
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I swear I have my green-card !!!!!!
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I swear I have my green-card !!!!!!
Hans, no green card required. Remember, I don't work !!
Will call you tomorrow. Time for another lunch.
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My 38TE center console Fountain has a 425 gallon fuel tank (over 500 miles at cruise) and a ton of storage room, 2 chartplotters and radar. The triple 275 Verado's are stealth quiet too. These are the boats they really should look out for.
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My 38TE center console Fountain has a 425 gallon fuel tank (over 500 miles at cruise) and a ton of storage room, 2 chartplotters and radar. The triple 275 Verado's are stealth quiet too. These are the boats they really should look out for.
Your right Mike. Next time I will put them onto you !! LOL I was surprised that there have been landings as far north as Sarasota.
I was always intrigued by the thought of going to Cuba. Have talked to different ones including Customs in Key West about doing the trip. Bought all the charts and guide. Started for Key West once with the thought of making the crossing from there and it just got too rough and decided against it. Also had concerns that Castro just might like my boat for a coastal patrol vessel.

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Your right Mike. Next time I will put them onto you !! LOL I was surprised that there have been landings as far north as Sarasota.
I was always intrigued by the thought of going to Cuba. Have talked to different ones including Customs in Key West about doing the trip. Bought all the charts and guide. Started for Key West once with the thought of making the crossing from there and it just got too rough and decided against it. Also had concerns that Castro just might like my boat for a coastal patrol vessel.

I've got a real life story about someone that made the trip to cuba on a 21' Bayliner. Unreal circumstances. This story was shared to me by someone who was part of the investigation after the fact......
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