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Old 08-13-2007, 04:31 PM
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And just what makes you think you were ever "right" Jay
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by WARPARTY36 View Post
Three years ago today, I turned 29. That was the last year of my 20's I feel your pain
I turned 30 yesterday, mourning the loss of my 20's.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:05 PM
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:52 PM
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Hey Jay,
Tears came to my eyes reading your very vivid accounting of the storm. In the time I have known you I never realized how dramatically your life was affected by that storm. I am happy that you survived and I was able to meet you and become friends. The FMO would not be the same without your great passion for the sport. I am also glad to see that some of those memories lost in Alphabet Soup have been replaced with some great new ones with the club and aboard Predator.

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Old 08-13-2007, 08:25 PM
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Man how time changes things. I read every word of your thread back then and even let my wife read it( she is not much of a internet nut like me ) we felt a lot of pain for your lose. Sence then i have always enjoyed all of your pics and and i have never put it together that that was you. We and glade things have worked out for you. Did you ever get the boat back together?
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:08 AM
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Thanks John- FMO has definitely filled the void!

Mike, the boat was underwater for over a month before I could get a crane in there to lift it out. The engine cover and all the deck hatches were gone as well. It didn't make sense to me to try and repair it since everything would have to be replaced or fabricated new. I salvaged the outdrive and donated the rest to a guy that had a little boatyard down there- I'm sure the trailer and mechanical parts were worth something but I just didn't have the energy to deal with it at the time. Hard to believe it's been three years.
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:45 PM
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read this thread a day or two ago,well written,there were four that year that brushed key west,and four the next year,the last one wilma got me for about 5 grand in power tools,which is how i make my living,and about 60 percent of the vehicles on the island,oh by the way here comes DEAN i hope he goes way south,because i am flying to chicago for two cubs games and if i cannot get back onto the island i wil be screwed,(i also put up h-cane shutters) GO CUBS
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