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Old 06-17-2008, 08:43 AM
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Lots to do today but should have some time tonight to post some pics.
I need to get the boat up to Ft Myers, return Sat telephone, and backup handheld to Garmin, unload the boat, take care of some business that got put on hold............. you get the picture..... oh, ya forgot about the arm too but I will be back here as I have time. Lots of good stories like losing our electronics 90 miles short of Key West yesterday etc.
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Lots to do today but should have some time tonight to post some pics.
I need to get the boat up to Ft Myers, return Sat telephone, and backup handheld to Garmin, unload the boat, take care of some business that got put on hold............. you get the picture..... oh, ya forgot about the arm too but I will be back here as I have time. Lots of good stories like losing our electronics 90 miles short of Key West yesterday etc.
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Glad U R back safe Buddy, BIG CONGRATZ 2 U & all that participated! C Ya get'n Thunderstruck at Boyne Thunder in a few short weeks!!! Wrink
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Bob pulling into Caxambas Pass on the South end of Marco Island last night
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Congrats Guys! Awesome accomplishment!
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:24 AM
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Back at the ol desk.
Just wanted to thank Bob for "The adventure".
Lot's of stories but the most impressive part to me was Bob deciding to go for it. Being in obvious pain and with his right arm bandaged across his chest, he hung in there during 200 miles of 4-6' head seas with an occasional "big" one thrown in for fun. From Cuba to KW it just would not lay down.
Intially, once we cleared the bank off of Cancun 20 miles out it layed down nicely.
We were on track to beat our time by another hour.
To quote Gilligan "From here on it's going to be smoooooth sailing!" Of course anytime he ever said that you knew something was going to happen.
The rollers started and it got worse and worse.
We had to back down wishfully thinking it would get better.
With the pounding and throttling our main concern was running out of fuel but once again managed to arrive with a small margin to spare.
More to come and I'll try and get some of the video up but it probably won't be until next week.
BTW if you didn't know it kittykat is my wife.
Thanks to all for your support.
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So what are the last two official times? Cancun to KW and Overall????
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8 hours 25 min Cancun to KW
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8 hours 25 min Cancun to KW
and 10 seconds !! LOL 8:25:10

Terry, see you at the Cape Coral boat ramp at 2:30 PM. Leaving Marco at 1 PM.

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I don't have any time now but later I will tell you about one more totally awesome person on board. His name is "autopilot". What an incredible piece of equipment that you do not normally see on a hi performance boat. You could count on one hand the number of times we actually had to take the wheel over and back !!
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Wow! Congrats to you and your crew Bob! Hope you heal up and feel better!

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