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Old 06-17-2010, 09:20 AM
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When David and Chrissann picked me up at the airport in the "Rusty Zipper" they docked at The Last Resort. I commented on the metal art and David said that whenever there is a full moon the art work gets loaded up with firewood and it's quite a show. Worked great until they set the building on fire once. LOL



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how do you get it shipped? Someone is driving it? loading it on a trailer then on a bigger ship going back in FL?
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I could have used this week to run the boat back but thought since I am here and there is so much to see and do the time would be better spent in the Islands and then ship it. Some of my new St Thomas friends helped with the arrangements so will get to spend a say or two over there as well before flying home.
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Will do when I get over to Marco

How does the cost compare to running her back on her bottom Vs shipping to Fla
Need to make a shipping cradle?

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how do you get it shipped? Someone is driving it? loading it on a trailer then on a bigger ship going back in FL?
My trailer was put on a ship Monday at FLL and will arrive in St Thomas on the 22nd. I will run PREDATOR over to St Thomas on the 22nd or 23rd and load boat onto the trailer instead of having a cradle built. Cost to ship the trailer down was only $1,000.00 instead of $3,000.00 to have a cradle built. They will then place on a ship going to Ft Lauderdale for about $5,000.00. That is a bit less than the cost of fuel for the trip back. Saves some wear and tear on the boat as well as myself and frees up my time.
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My trailer was put on a ship Monday at FLL and will arrive in St Thomas on the 22nd. I will run PREDATOR over to St Thomas on the 22nd or 23rd and load boat onto the trailer instead of having a cradle built. Cost to ship the trailer down was only $1,000.00 instead of $3,000.00 to have a cradle built. They will then place on a ship going to Ft Lauderdale for about $5,000.00. That is a bit less than the cost of fuel for the trip back. Saves some wear and tear on the boat as well as myself and frees up my time.
BOB HOW MANY MILES IS IT FROM WHERE THE BOAT IS TO FT LAUDERDALE
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I think about 1,400 miles due to a bit of zig zag to get to some of the stops we wanted. I am curious as well so I am going to plot the route on my chart plotter to know for sure. Will let you know, Rob.
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My trailer was put on a ship Monday at FLL and will arrive in St Thomas on the 22nd. I will run PREDATOR over to St Thomas on the 22nd or 23rd and load boat onto the trailer instead of having a cradle built. Cost to ship the trailer down was only $1,000.00 instead of $3,000.00 to have a cradle built. They will then place on a ship going to Ft Lauderdale for about $5,000.00. That is a bit less than the cost of fuel for the trip back. Saves some wear and tear on the boat as well as myself and frees up my time.
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Not all that bad considering the possible issues that could arise on the way back to FLL on her bottom
Good thinking about the trailer. wasn't sure how much a cradle would cost?

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Google Earth shows 1108 miles, straight-line distance from St Thomas to Ft Lauderdale.

Of course, we all know ain't no such thing as a straight line on a trip like that.
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Small world. The white 28 Cigarette pictured earlier belonged to a friend of mine for years and was kept on Georgian Bay most of it's life. I used to drive it out 12 Mile Bay as a kid (35 years ago) on the way to his cottage. Thanks Jay for the photos, they bring back some good memories.

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A couple quick pics for now. The first is self explanatory. The second Bob took as he and I were admiring the beautiful scenery while having cocktails at a neighboring watering hole.

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