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Clearwater, FL

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  1. BobbyFunn

    BobbyFunn

    Joined Apr 16, 2017
    260 posts, 122 likes
    Hunter 170
    US Tampa
    When i first moved to the area a few years back i thought it would be cool on some February late morning to be spontaneous to drive over the bay to clearwater beach and jog along the shore.

    If you are local...you just unleased a maniacal lol.

    I sat 20 minutes on the causeway after a 40 minute drive, drove another 20 minutes looking for a parking spot that wasnt $20 gave up and parked at marina on east of causeway by library. Jogged the bridge and back.
     


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  2. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,601 posts, 1,084 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Even in my day when there was a population of 65,000, that was kind of a bad idea. Now there's what, 165,000 people? Oh, Google says 114,000, not so bad after all. Well, 6500 in Littleton and we are the metropolice that has a Walmart. Monroe, our next door neighbor, has less than 800 people.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  3. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    866 posts, 240 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    Probably similar to the look on my face when a Marstrom-32 passed the twin engine photo boat I was running.
     


  4. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    866 posts, 240 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    We usually have a few of them around my area too. I'd say that 90% of the boats on docks, lifts & mornings in my area get used less than 1 time per month on average. Some of them don't even get checked that often. As a result, some of them go down & don't get noticed by the owner for a while.

    I find that after a sailboat has been on the bottom for about a month, it becomes a great source of bait fish. I consider the local derelict sunken boats to be a handy fishing resource. Every 6 or 8 months, the county seems to scrape up the money to get them all removed. They try to then bill back the boat owners if they can find them.
     


  5. Benny17441

    Benny17441

    Joined May 24, 2004
    5,393 posts, 310 likes
    CC 30
    US South Florida
    And those are guaranteed minimum figures.
     


  6. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,669 posts, 99 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida
    But it is only from April to October. Except for that and the two weeks of winter the weather is great.
     


  7. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,579 posts, 685 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    We got closure on the sunken sailboat. The bartender at the hotel said it sank in the September hurricane. The owner assumed it would be safe on the bayside. The bartender said all of the water was sucked out f the bay and came back in. Plus lots of rain!
    We got to watch 3 guys refloat her and tow her off yesterday. See if you can identify it. I have no idea what it is. I have a good zoom and I can get in pretty close.


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  8. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,601 posts, 1,084 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    "Capital/Gulf smaller version was a 29 - could be a redecked version of the Newport 28 hull."
    [​IMG]

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  9. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,579 posts, 685 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    That sure looks like it Will. Nice cabin top design.
     


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  10. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,601 posts, 1,084 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Yeah, a very comfortable looking cruiser. I'm a fan of pilot houses and clear deck space.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  11. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,579 posts, 685 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    I can't imagine that this boat is restorable after 8-9 months in salt water. I understand that the locals have been screaming to get it removed. Imagine coming in after dark and not beeing able to see it.
     



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