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Old 05-07-2010, 09:19 AM
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Tomorrow morning, Saturday May 8th Team PREDATOR will once again head across to the Bahamas and turn south into the Islands. The goal will be to at least travel as far as the Turks and Caicos Islands. If we are really lucky with weather, later in the month we will go even further with a faint hope of getting down into the Caribbean Islands but one step at a time. On the first leg between Saturday and Monday night I will be accompanied by friends Hans ( OSO rockstrmkr ) and Marc Scola. On Monday or Tuesday we will secure the boat wherever we end up and fly home. I will then return on or about the 20th of the month with a new crew and see if we can go further. Those that followed a similar trip this time last year will remember that the stiff SE trade winds would not let up for us and we did not get all the way to T & C. We are a couple of weeks later this year and hopefully the weather will co operate.

I will post updates from time to time along the way and pictures as well. I have a new SPOT2 tracker so follow us along by clicking on one of the attached links. http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...RNodGZySZ7jmai or http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...sE2u07mrnqoRxF
Lets have a bit of fun here. Whoever can guess closest to our arrival time at Nassau’s Hurricane Hole Marina on Saturday afternoon will win my now retired SPOT 1 tracker along with an FMO tee shirt. ( you will be responsible for activation and usage charges ) It will be hard to part with, it as it has tracked us to Cancun, Cuba and around the waters of Florida, Bahamas and the Great Lakes. You may post or edit your arrival time guess up until noon Saturday at which time entries will be closed. Good luck and enjoy following our latest adventure.
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The initial tracks you see on the Spot page is just some testing I was doing around Marco / Naples yesterday. Tracking feature works much better than my previous Spot 1. I will next activate on Saturday morning around 10:30 AM departure from Ft Lauderdale.
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My guess is 12:30

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I would have a hard time making the return trip from Turks! Good luck and plenty of pics!
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Good luck Bob, hope the weather works out for ya. I will guess Noon straight up, but not sure if I want the tracker, if I use it my wife can find me on sundays, but then I guess I could just turn it off
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Seas have been lake flat this week on the east coast of FL so you should have an easy ride over tommorow!
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Have a great trip Bob, but above all be safe. You have the perfect boat for the trip but it is an imperfect ocean. Can't wait to follow your latest adventure!

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The initial tracks you see on the Spot page is just some testing I was doing around Marco / Naples yesterday. Tracking feature works much better than my previous Spot 1. I will next activate on Saturday morning around 10:30 AM departure from Ft Lauderdale.
Best of luck on your trip. Curious how the tracking is different on the new Spot. I have the original one as well and really didn't think anything was drastically different other than the form factor. How is it better?
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Bob, will you launch out of 15th ST or from a marina?
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