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Old 01-21-2010, 08:54 AM
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That was a great story. Thanks for sharing it.
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Great Story. You sound like one helluva guy!
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Great story... Bob your a class act!
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Great story!!!! I want to be like you when I grow up.

You are a great ambassador for our little hobby/addiction.
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Nice story Bob. Do you still have the Key West-Cancun-KW record?
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Bob,

The first time I met you, you agreed to let me follow you back North out of Key West up to Marco and since then gave me advice on heading out of Key West whether it be sea conditions or weather forecast. It does not surprise me that you would do such an incredible act of kindness. You are a true gentleman!

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I'm glad to hear people are enjoying this mini adventure that took place over just a few hours.

There are basically two routes from the Dry Tortugas to Key West. I have travelled them both. The route north of the Marqueses is about 70 miles and south of the Marqueses is 75 miles. For some reason the Captain was several miles south of the southerly route. It may have simply been that he wanted to keep well clear of the reefs and chose to travel in the blue water. I have my doubts that he was headed for either Cuba or the Bahamas and that with the stress that Wally was under, he just hit the panic button.
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Nice story Bob. Do you still have the Key West-Cancun-KW record?
So far, yes. I'm surprised that no one has taken a run at it. I have said that under better conditions it is beatable if anyone wants to go for it !!
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