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Old 10-06-2004, 12:01 PM
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Don,
I have made this run a few times from Tarpon Springs. I go to Marco to top off with fuel, then I run from Big Marco Pass marker "2" direct to the Northwest Chanel N24-38.88 W081-53.99. Depending on how much range you have you may be able to go San Carlos (south of Ft Meyers) to KW direct. In either case you will have deep water all the way. Another chanel is the Calda Chanel but it can be tricky if you have not been through before. I recomend the NW Chanel. Be sure to get a good set of charts before you go. Have fun. Chuck
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Old 10-06-2004, 03:04 PM
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I have made the trip several times from Ft. Myers to Key West but I've always done it with a programmed GPS already on the boat. My last trip to Key West I rode on the "Fast Cat Ferry" (no it's not a gay guy, it's a boat) (http://www.keywestshuttle.com) and I carried my hand held Garmin GPS and tracked their route. I live in Cape Coral, you can borrow my GPS if that helps. It has the entire tracked saved from Ft. Myers Beach to the ferry terminal in Key West. And this is a big 130' Cat, so dept of the water shouldn't be a problem. The route is almost due south out of Ft. Myers Beach. My email is: [email protected] or web: www.BenHedrick.com
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Old 10-06-2004, 04:01 PM
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Thanks for your help! I also have a garmin GPS I wonder if there is a way to down load it on to my GPS. Has anyone tried this before? Otherwise if I get a few key cordinates maybe fort myers, marco island, and keywest it may be close enough to get me there?
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Old 10-06-2004, 04:11 PM
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With everyone in Minnesota winterizing their boats for the year I have decided to bring my boat down to my parents house in Fort myers for the winter. I am leaving with a few friends next thursday and will be down by friday night. We are planning a trip to Key West on Saturday. I have done a little boating in the Gulf but have never been to Key west. I was wondering if their is anything I have to worry about when coming into the Key's. Also what is the best marina to pull up for the night. If you have the GPS cordinates that would help. Anything else that you have learned while doing this run would be great. Thanks in advance.

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Not all of us in MN are winterizing our boats already...it'll be at least two more weeks before I winterize mine...

Sounds like a cool trip. The Mrs. and I where in Ft. Myers a few years ago on vacation and loved it.
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Old 10-06-2004, 04:49 PM
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Brian-

I know not everyone in Minnesota is winterizing there boat yet, I know I will be on the St. Croix is weekend but most of my gutless neighbors are in the process of getting theirs ready for winter. One already has his in storage!


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Old 10-06-2004, 04:56 PM
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I "don't think" that it is downloadable from my GPS to yours. Mine is a GPS Emap unit, that I use in my truck a lot. It does have a memory chip but I'm not sure if it is compatible. If it is great, if not your more than welcome to take it with you on your trip to use and then you'll have the track on yours. When are you planing to go to Key West? My cell is: 352-516-1026 if I can help.

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