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Old 05-22-2010, 07:14 PM
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Earlier today, I put lowered the Skater into the water, went out the Myakka River, down Charlotte Harbor, through Boca Grande pass, into the Gulf, and a few more miles South, and anchored up in 3 feet of water off Cayo Costa island.

The harbor was blowing pretty good, but since the wind was from out of the East, the Gulf was flat.

It was a 63.2 mile trip, and I burned 27.5 gallons of 93 octane, that's 2.3mpg.

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Nice, Frank and thanks for sharing. Next season I need to get together with you at Cayo Costa. I just never seem to get up there but looks very nice. The water was just about that flat for our run down to Turks and Caicos today except in exposed areas we would get these really neat soft rollers. Chat soon and nice to see you enjoying the Skater.
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Nice pic's!

Looking at them, makes you dream of being there relaxing and just enjoying the day/life.
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yay well its going to 80 here and no humidity so there take that but im working on the house for the daughters graduation open house putting the dock in and the jet skis the jet boat is all set skater is next loooks like fun frank but i see the sweat on you from here thats florida wet heat enjoy
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Nice, Frank and thanks for sharing. Next season I need to get together with you at Cayo Costa. I just never seem to get up there but looks very nice. The water was just about that flat for our run down to Turks and Caicos today except in exposed areas we would get these really neat soft rollers. Chat soon and nice to see you enjoying the Skater.
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Bob,

I have been following you and Jay via spot, and the pictures.

It is nice to see things coming together to make you trip a reality, and such an enjoyable experience.

Have Jay take plenty of pictures, be safe, and have fun!
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Nice pic's!

Looking at them, makes you dream of being there relaxing and just enjoying the day/life.
Funny story about the pictures:

I was walking back to the boat, through the 2-3 foot deep Gulf water, and I tripped on the anchor line, almost lost the Nikon. Just managed to hold her up and above the water as I went over.

That would have been quite the photo-op for one of my passengers on the beach.
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yay well its going to 80 here and no humidity so there take that but im working on the house for the daughters graduation open house putting the dock in and the jet skis the jet boat is all set skater is next loooks like fun frank but i see the sweat on you from here thats florida wet heat enjoy
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Getting HOT here, but not much humidity yet.
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27 gal = 63 miles YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That same trip for me was 50 gal and thats being nice to it.
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27 gal = 63 miles YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That same trip for me was 50 gal and thats being nice to it.
2.3mpg, and you have seen how I run my boat.

Taking the Howard/TCM1000 to Denny Mon, I will keep you informed.
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Funny story about the pictures:

I was walking back to the boat, through the 2-3 foot deep Gulf water, and I tripped on the anchor line, almost lost the Nikon. Just managed to hold her up and above the water as I went over.

That would have been quite the photo-op for one of my passengers on the beach.

Great save!
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