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racer-x6 05-03-2010 10:02 AM

Oil spill in the gulf of Mexico
 
How is the oil spill going to effect your boating? :party-smiley-004:

apache727 05-03-2010 10:07 AM

They say it'll hit FL.... hopefully they're wrong

JustMercMe 05-03-2010 11:56 AM

Still waiting....Got some Destin, FL trips planned....Some of them late in the summer. :(

bigboat28 05-03-2010 12:13 PM

Yea it stinks, we are suppose to be in Destin for a week starting June 20, we can't decide what to do. We have until the 20th of this month to cancel and get our money back.

racer-x6 05-03-2010 12:26 PM

They have already put a boom across the Bay entering the Gulf of Mexico so for now we are confined to the small river. I also have made vacation plans for two trips to Florida. :hothead:

dookie 05-03-2010 12:45 PM

I live on the gulf. Well let me clarify I live 30 mins from there ,and this is where we hang out alot during the summer. It is all doom and gloom business wise for the fishing/seafood industry here.
There really is not much for boating here other than the back bays and intercoastal.

SHAWN DAVIS 05-03-2010 12:56 PM

My cousin, lives in Mississippi, bought a boat but cant get it home, the waterways are closed

88Fount33 05-03-2010 01:13 PM

Funnel
 
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I mentioned to the SWMBO about a big upside down funnel the catch the escaping oil and divert it to a barge with separation capabilities! Then, on the news, they mention just that kind of trap supposed to get 85% of the leak and fill tankers in the meantime while they drill the shutoff well. Perhaps they can capture more than 85% with a couple of these. Said to be ready in 6 to 8 days, fingers crossed!

Catmando 05-03-2010 01:50 PM

If it gets to the Gulf Stream the whole Atlantic Seaboard will be at risk. Let's hope those funnels work...

Boomer35 05-03-2010 02:03 PM

i was wondering about the Destin PR in august today myself


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