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Is it worth towing my boat 1200 miles to S. Florida for a week in Nov?


Is it worth towing my boat 1200 miles to S. Florida for a week in Nov?

Old 10-02-2013, 12:47 PM
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:54 PM
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Good weather that time of year most of the time. FMO is a Blast. We have lots of friends that bring there boat down for the winter now and fly back and forth for FMO runs!
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Originally Posted by 314joey View Post
Here's a challenge and I agree, once you do a winter run down here, you'll either be looking to come every year or to permanently relocate, it's hard to beat the Gulf Coast, let us know if you're coming.
Funny comments and probably all too true. One of the reasons I'm coming down is to look at some houses and possibly buy something as a second home. I have the rental from the 23rd to the 30th and I'll be driving Friday, so it might be tough to make the Saturday run, but it's possible. I'm staying on Coral Drive in Cape Coral, so if anyone has any ramp recommendations, let me know. Thanks for all encouragement! Unless there is an early blizzard up here, I'll probably go for it.
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True story for us, we rented a house for the (whole) month of February 2012, went home and fixed a few things at our LOTO house, put it up for sale in July 2012, closed September 2012 on LOTO house, closed on the the Cape house Oct 2nd 2012 and enjoyed out first winter in beautiful sunny Florida last winter and joined FMO, great group of people.

With today being October 2nd it's our one year anniversary for moving to Florida and wouldn't change a thing, when you get down let us know and if you don't have your boat someone will surely get you out on the water.
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Originally Posted by Bobthebuilder View Post
Weather is usually very nice in November. Join us for an FMO fun run on Saturday 23rd out of Cape Coral / Ft Myers. See our event schedule for the coming season - http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/f...-schedule.html $ 60 for a boaters membership and the run is free to club members. Must provide proof of insurance and that is all there is to it. Consider leaving the boat there for the winter and do a few more runs if you like. Lots of helpful people in the club and will provide assistance in finding storage etc.
Good luck with whatever you decide.

If I can get my truck situation fixed by then I would really enjoy to come down for this run. We have ZERO plans for thanksgiving and no family either so this would be perfect for us.

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Originally Posted by 30ftpanther View Post
Repack wheel bearings check tires,brakes and bring it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be safe and have a great adventure!
Make sure you have at least two spares if your tires are 2years old or more. I had 2 lose their tread on the way down one year.
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bring it down and find storage for it and then you can fly down every few weekend's and enjoy winter boating
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I found a great place in Ft. Lauderdale that stores the boat and picks me up at the airport.( Store the boat .com ) Its worth the money. Ask for Pat 203-980-8807
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Thats all sounds awesome except for that SALT in the water and the Florida heat and humidity
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