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Old 04-16-2009, 08:12 AM
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This is all so transparent it's pathetic. You can almost hear how the call to Nor-Tech will go in June:

"Remember that Miami to New York record? Have any slightly used 80 footers hanging around the shop? No, okay, let's build it with........."

Safe travels and thank you for sharing this adventure with the rest of us.
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This is all so transparent it's pathetic. You can almost hear how the call to Nor-Tech will go in June:

"Remember that Miami to New York record? Have any slightly used 80 footers hanging around the shop? No, okay, let's build it with........."

Safe travels and thank you for sharing this adventure with the rest of us.
That's funny but we actually have a guy that wants to do just that.
Sorry Bob but it's somebody else.

Good luck. I kind of wish I was going with you again. Maybe I'll catch up with you in the BVI.
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Bob,

Best wishes for a safe, and fun trip.

Jay - I expect lots of pictures.

On the trailer, heading East
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Last year it was Cancun and now it's time for something a bit different and hopefully more relaxing. For months now I have been planning a trip down into the Caribbean with Team PREDATOR and it is now time to get started. Part 1 will take us from Ft. Lauderdale to Paradise Island (Nassau) in the Bahamas for a few days, then down to Georgetown, in the Exumas and from there to the Turks and Caicos. That distance is about 600 miles. Once there we will put the boat away for 7 - 10 days, take a break and fly home.

If that goes well, the plan (Part 2) is to return and continue on to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Island and finally the British Virgin Islands. That is another approximate 600 miles and I expect will be much more difficult than the Bahamas with some ocean going.

Once in the BVI, we will leave Team PREDATOR there for most of the month of May and explore the Islands and possibly beyond. All being well, we hope to join our offshore friends in the BVI for their annual Memorial Day Poker Run. After that, I expect we will then head back to Florida as my insurance company wants us out of there by early June.

This whole trip and the idea of doing the BVI poker run was inspired by OSO EXPAT with his thread on their poker run last year. I've had several conversations with EXPAT ( David) , as well as Brad Schoenwald and others who have been a great help and inspiration. The waters are incredibly beautiful and perhaps I can share with you pictures and experiences of our adventure. I expect my postings may be somewhat sporadic, as I'm unsure just how good the internet connections will be along the way.

Again, I will take “SPOT” along with us and you can follow our travels by clicking on this link: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...914DBgj39xjKD2

DUX will also tag along for exploring etc.

Bob
Sounds like its going to be a blast I am going to be in the turks and caicos in may as well 9 through the 16 will you be there at that time Tim R
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Wow, so cool, how many hours are on those Diesels now?
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What is the tow vehicle?
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Making progress now.

Thats a big ocean!

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Is that stop #9 at Kat Cay? Beautiful spot...

Sounds like a great trip!
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Can't wait until Saturday!!!!!!!!
This is going to be awesome!
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