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Old 10-14-2007, 09:30 AM
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Default Had to cut a sea turtle from a trap.

We ran the inercoatsal up to Venice and ran back south in the gulf , Whan some people on a pontoon boat flaged us over. There was the bigest turtle you have ever seen, He was all tangled up and fixing to drownd. When me and Bill pulled him up by the rope he took a big breth of air and just floated there till we got him loose. You dont realize how masive them thing are till you have to pull one up. I cant think of what would happen if you hit one with a drive, It take the hole thing off the boat.
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tangled in string, rope, fishing line, crab trap?
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thats cool tom glad to see us loud ubnoxse speed boats helping nature i have a place in punta gorda and have not run up to venice yet on the inside what is it like some no wake i hear how long does it take from boca
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It was in a crab trap. The way it was tangled The waight of the trap was pulling it under.
Running up the inside is real nice if you have time. there are a few no wake areas but nothing bad. we took are time and it maby took 90 min. Let me know when and we will plan a ride.
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Way to go Tom. Good example of stepping up and helping.
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Good work Tom! Those big boys can weigh up to three or four hundred pounds.

Are you planning on joining the FMO run this weekend?
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Good story, good job.
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Who says us go fast guys don't slow down to help nature? We may be loud and sometimes obnoxious but we do care about the places we live and ride....good job Tom. I hereby reccommend Velocity Tom for the most prestigious "OSO Member of the month" award for his heroic efforts. All in favor.....?

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Who says us go fast guys don't slow down to help nature? We may be loud and sometimes obnoxious but we do care about the places we live and ride....good job Tom. I hereby reccommend Velocity Tom for the most prestigious "OSO Member of the month" award for his heroic efforts. All in favor.....?

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I second that!
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