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Old 11-06-2002, 11:41 PM
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I may be spending a few months near Destin and PC Beach. I have considered taking the boat. What is the high perf boating scene and is the weather going to hold out in north Fla in Dec and Jan? Any help is appreciated. Thanks........look out FLA!!
 
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Old 11-07-2002, 12:32 AM
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Compared to cincinnati weather it will be great, but for florida weather there are some mild days, and some cold days as well.
Ive done some boating Jan 1st then nothing for 2 or 3 weeks.
I also go out when it 45 degrees out , I just wear a jacket, and there are less knuckleheads out then, just the pure diehards.
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Old 11-07-2002, 06:10 AM
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so you can better understand think about take'n your boat out in .. well let's say late Oct early Nov there.. it's the same way down here.. just too cold on the water..
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The panhandle is significantly cooler than central and south Florida. This is not to say that boating is out of the question, but you may experience some near frost temps occasionally.

That time of year is tough to predict, it could be upper 70's, low 80's one day and in the 40's the next.

With that being said I must say that in the last 4 years, there has not been a single month that I have NOT boated. I always find good days even in December, January and February. Of course, that's here quite a way south of Destin.

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Old 11-07-2002, 09:14 AM
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They have some nice dry storage in the Destin area now. The one at Mid Bay bridge is the cat's meow!
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Dude....I finally go back to work and you're off to FL to go play! Well maybe there are cheap tickets from cincy to Destin!!
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Old 11-07-2002, 09:56 AM
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itllfli,
you need to bring your 26 ao down south for the winter, i get back in feb from italy and would be happy to ensure it is runnig good thru the winter.
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Pete...how has it been?! I would love to bring it down, but I finally started my new job!! Unless of course you could talk to the Navy into a conferencing contract with my company!! Hell...then I could retire down there!! We will see how it goes. I want to come down but it will probably have to be without my boat. I really need to focus on selling instead of boats!!!
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Baja is right. There is a huge drop in temps in the panhandle verses central & south Fl. I also boat every month of the year.
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Yup, this was the response I was afraid of getting. Coolder in the handle than in Tampa, etc.....Well, I am flying down Sunday to scope things out for a few days, via frequnt flier miles. Then I will drive back down probably early the following week if all checks out, only 10 hours from Cincy. I am staying with a buddy near Destin. From what I remember (from the spring break days.... ) it is mostly fishing towns and tourists. Is there any high perf boating around?? What about an ICW trip to Tampa?? I know it is a far run, but how far. Or, am I better off trialering south for a few days?? Thanks for the help fellas, I hope all works out, I would love to spend a few months in FloriDUH....HAHAHAHA J/K

By the way Daze.....where do you come up with this stuff........charts and diagrams.......!!! AHAHAHAHAHA, your a beauty
 
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