Go Back  Offshoreonly.com > General Discussion > General Boating Discussion
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?

Notices

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

Old 10-02-2013, 09:45 PM
  #21  
SORE MEMBER
Platinum Member
 
Wobble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: 2950'49.74"N 95 5'17.55"W.......TEXAS
Posts: 7,006
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by JTeam View Post
I rented a place on the water in Cape Coral Thanksgiving week. I could rent an outboard while I'm there, but I'd rather have my Formula. What do you S. Florida guys think? Is the weather decent that time of year?
Do it at least one time, you may never be in the position to do it again. Life is like that.
Wobble is offline  
Old 10-02-2013, 09:53 PM
  #22  
Registered
VIP Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mount Laurel, NJ
Posts: 211
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by ICDEDPPL View Post
Thats all sounds awesome except for that SALT in the water and the Florida heat and humidity
I know, what a dilemma. Look at my boat in a building in 45 degree weather or use it in 80 degrees.
JTeam is offline  
Old 10-02-2013, 10:54 PM
  #23  
Registered
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Between A Womans Leggs in IL
Posts: 6,321
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by JTeam View Post
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.
Steel trailer or aluminum trailer?? if steel you will want to have the boat lifted off...salt water plays hell on steel trailers..
FIXX is offline  
Old 10-02-2013, 11:20 PM
  #24  
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
Posts: 23,618
Received 909 Likes on 395 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by JTeam View Post
I rented a place on the water in Cape Coral Thanksgiving week. I could rent an outboard while I'm there, but I'd rather have my Formula. What do you S. Florida guys think? Is the weather decent that time of year?
Toolbox? Check
Spare tire Check
Credit card? Check
ROLL OUT! Check!!

You will not regret it.
Sydwayz is offline  
Old 10-03-2013, 07:21 AM
  #25  
Registered
Platinum Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cape Coral, Fl/LOTO
Posts: 2,053
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I've found that "MOSTLY" people (not everybody) that object to salt water are people that for "whatever reason" can't get or take their boat down to Florida and use it for an excuse, winter boating is phenomenal.

Last edited by 314joey; 10-03-2013 at 07:25 AM.
314joey is offline  
Old 10-03-2013, 07:27 AM
  #26  
Registered
VIP Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mount Laurel, NJ
Posts: 211
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 314joey View Post
I've found that "MOSTLY" people (not everybody) that object to salt water are people that for "whatever reason" can't get or take their boat down to Florida and use it for an excuse, winter boating is phenomenal.
I usually take my boat to the Jersey shore, so salt isn't new to me. And I do have an aluminum trailer for that reason.
JTeam is offline  
Old 10-03-2013, 08:06 AM
  #27  
Registered
Platinum Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cape Coral, Fl/LOTO
Posts: 2,053
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by JTeam View Post
I usually take my boat to the Jersey shore, so salt isn't new to me. And I do have an aluminum trailer for that reason.
Sounds like you know what to expect, just one suggestion, it gets shallow in some places so pay attention to the channels and your GPS and you'll be fine.
314joey is offline  
Old 10-03-2013, 09:09 AM
  #28  
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
WildThing47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: CT, FL
Posts: 1,988
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

It is absolutely worth it! As long as you flush and properly clean the boat, you won't have any problem!
WildThing47 is offline  
Old 10-03-2013, 09:17 AM
  #29  
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
WildThing47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: CT, FL
Posts: 1,988
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 43sv View Post
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
954.298.1965 30k sqft facility
WildThing47 is offline  
Old 11-20-2013, 08:38 PM
  #30  
Registered
VIP Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mount Laurel, NJ
Posts: 211
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

So I picked up a job in Gaffney, S Carolina and headed south. I should be in Cape Coral Saturday. If anyone knows of a nice ramp in the area, let me know. Thanks for all the replies.
[ATTACH=CONFIG]512853[/ATTACH]
Attached Thumbnails Is it worth towing my boat 1200 miles to S. Florida for a week in Nov?-img_0596.jpg  
JTeam is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.