Like Tree0Likes

The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!

Reply
Old 01-28-2007, 03:01 PM
  #1
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
Bobthebuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Marco Island, FL; Waterloo, ON, CAN
My Boats: 2009 Nor Tech 5000 Diesel; 2015 Statement 380 CC; 2014 32' Renegade
Posts: 5,658
Default The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!

This morning I awoke to pounding surf. Yesterday I had spoken to Jeff Halett & Ken Trelfa [ a couple of our Ft Myers Offshore group] and their wives who were on Stu's FPC run to Hawk's Cay Resort. They told me they were planning on running up the west coast from the Keys in Jeff's 42' Fountain and would stop and have lunch with me at Marco. When I saw how rough it was, I called to suggest that they not travel in the Gulf today, but to late. They left early this morning and were on their way. Just want to let everyone know they are home safe but took a beating. Ken said in almost 20yrs he had only been in bigger Gulf waters once. Glad they are all home safe. A couple of true offshore professionals.

Both couples will be participating in the Ft Myers Offshore Benefit Run to Naples this coming Saturday. They all have big hearts as well as big ........ !

Bob
Attached Thumbnails
The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!-p1010546.jpg   The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!-p1010541.jpg  
Bobthebuilder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 03:07 PM
  #2
Member #9
Charter Member
 
hp500efi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pewaukee, WI
Posts: 4,269
Default Re: The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!

looks inviting considering it is 10 degrees with a stiff North wind around here. . .
__________________
Member of the Liquid Jungle
hp500efi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 03:11 PM
  #3
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
Bobthebuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Marco Island, FL; Waterloo, ON, CAN
My Boats: 2009 Nor Tech 5000 Diesel; 2015 Statement 380 CC; 2014 32' Renegade
Posts: 5,658
Default Re: The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!

There is actually a lot more to the story and I hope Ken [OSO Trelfa ] will jump in and tell us about it. Briefly, they had circumnavigated around the southern half of Florida.
Left Ft Myers going east thru the Okeechobee Waterway to Stuart, down the east coast to Miami, joining Stu and FPC for the run down to the Keys then back up the west coast today.
Ken thought roughly about 425 miles or more.
Lets hear all about it Ken, when you get showered and dried off !! LOL


Below is a pic of Jeff's 42' Fountain at our New Years Day Fun Run.
Attached Thumbnails
The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!-jeff-haylett-%40-nyears-day-run-07.jpg  

Last edited by Bobthebuilder; 01-28-2007 at 03:19 PM.
Bobthebuilder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 03:12 PM
  #4
Easily Distracted
Platinum Member
 
Racegirl3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bucyrus, Ohio
My Boats: Former Boat Btch, now I just dream
Posts: 22,944
Default Re: The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobthebuilder View Post
They all have big hearts as well as big ........ !

Bob


Boats? You meant big boats right?

Looks a bit like Lake Erie today

http://www.lakevision.com/navigate.php
__________________
Bad Girls Make Good Company

Last edited by Racegirl3; 01-28-2007 at 04:20 PM.
Racegirl3 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 03:18 PM
  #5
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
Bobthebuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Marco Island, FL; Waterloo, ON, CAN
My Boats: 2009 Nor Tech 5000 Diesel; 2015 Statement 380 CC; 2014 32' Renegade
Posts: 5,658
Default Re: The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Racegirl3 View Post
Boats? You meant big boats right?

Looks a bit like Lake Erie today

http://www.lakevision.com/lakecam.ph...070128XjoehICx

Of coarse I was talking about boats, Dawn !!

I was going to give you a clue by saying a five letter word that starts with "b" and ends in "s" but you got it with out any help ! Just like the skill testing last year !!

Bob

Last edited by Bobthebuilder; 01-28-2007 at 05:12 PM.
Bobthebuilder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 04:01 PM
  #6
Registered
 
thisistank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Channel Islands, So. Cal.
My Boats: Making the best in the industry BETTER for over 25 years...... Lip-Ship Performance 305-933-9988
Posts: 10,672
Default Re: The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!

It seriously sucks to get caught in BIG water. I don't care what boat you have (some handle it better than others)...It just takes the fun out of boating and turns it into work!
thisistank is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 04:05 PM
  #7
AKA NoMoBoatin
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Can't remember.
Posts: 3,684
Default Re: The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!

Just left Sheppards and had lunch and the water was really nasty.
docmanrich37 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 04:07 PM
  #8
Registered
 
florida gator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Clearwater, Florida
My Boats: 1996 Wellcraft Scarab Sport & 1990 Donzi GT210
Posts: 2,219
Default Re: The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!

Quote:
Originally Posted by docmanrich37 View Post
Just left Sheppards and had lunch and the water was really nasty.
Clearwater Pass can get rough on a nice day
florida gator is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 04:30 PM
  #9
naplesimage.com
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
jayboat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: SWFloridaH2O
My Boats: Every One In Sight
Posts: 18,213
Default Re: The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobthebuilder View Post
There is actually a lot more to the story and I hope Ken [OSO Trelfa ] will jump in and tell us about it. Briefly, they had circumnavigated around the southern half of Florida.
Left Ft Myers going east thru the Okeechobee Waterway to Stuart, down the east coast to Miami, joining Stu and FPC for the run down to the Keys then back up the west coast today.
Ken thought roughly about 425 miles or more.
Lets hear all about it Ken, when you get showered and dried off !! LOL


Below is a pic of Jeff's 42' Fountain at our New Years Day Fun Run.
Snotty weather aside, that sounds like a great way to spend a few days... always wanted to do that Okeechobee run.

just so everyone knows what you were tryin to say-- here's the original of that pic...

See you soon!

ps- those must be Canadians in the wawa in your first photo!
Attached Thumbnails
The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!-dsc_2721m.jpg  

Last edited by jayboat; 01-28-2007 at 08:07 PM.
jayboat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 05:10 PM
  #10
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
Bobthebuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Marco Island, FL; Waterloo, ON, CAN
My Boats: 2009 Nor Tech 5000 Diesel; 2015 Statement 380 CC; 2014 32' Renegade
Posts: 5,658
Default Re: The Gulf is Naaaaaasty today !!

[QUOTE=jayboat;2007967]Snotty weather aside, that sounds like a great way to spend a few days... always wanted to do that Okeechobee run.

Jay,

Once when I was much younger and not so much free time, I flew in on a Friday, jumped in my Top Gun and got as far as Clewiston on L. Okeechobee by dark, Saturday thru to Stuart and down to Lauderdale, Sunday down to the Keys and back up the west coast in time to catch a 7PM flight back to Toronto.
In conversation with the guy sitting next to me on the plane he said to me , "and what do you do to relax ??" - but that's another story ! LOL
Bob
Bobthebuilder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
techman
Southeast US
1
04-07-2008 11:36 AM
Full Throttle 525
Pantera
12
03-07-2005 01:07 PM
TalkOffshore
General Racing Discussion
0
05-02-2004 09:29 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.