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Crossing to Old Bahama Bay July 20

Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 2,974 Admin
Will be running the Ribcraft over to OBB West End on Friday morning then returning on Sunday.

Leaving Rockledge at 6:00 am and typically trailer 2 hours south down to Stuart to cross. 

May keep going to West Palm and try launching from Phil Foster for a change.  Anyone have any good or bad experiences launching from Phil Foster or leaving their vehicle there?

Thanks,
Mark



Mark P. Wilson
USCG 100t Master, Assist Tow
Marine Surveyor, SAMS-SA, ABYC, IAMI
Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc. 

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  • Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 2,974 Admin
    edited July 2018 #2
    Just returned for a great weekend at OBB. Unrelated to my my visit was the Jupiter owners weekend with 44 Jupiter boats that showed up.  Meet a bunch of great people in that group.  As a former Jupiter owner myself, it made me miss my old boat.

    We had a good crossing each way.  Cruised 40 mph on the crossing on Friday for the first 40 miles until we hit the sporty stuff then backed it down to around 20 mph.  Burned only 33 gallons on the crossing. 

    Stormy weather passed through all weekend and gave us time to run through the village to see old friends.  




    Mark P. Wilson
    USCG 100t Master, Assist Tow
    Marine Surveyor, SAMS-SA, ABYC, IAMI
    Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc. 
  • Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 2,974 Admin

    Mark P. Wilson
    USCG 100t Master, Assist Tow
    Marine Surveyor, SAMS-SA, ABYC, IAMI
    Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc. 
  • Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 2,974 Admin


    With all the new great looking Jupiters in the marina, 44 of them, I certainly had the smallest boat, in fact I didnt even get a slip,. They just slid me in between to other boats



    Friday fun day running the bayside from OBB to Sandy Cay
    Mark P. Wilson
    USCG 100t Master, Assist Tow
    Marine Surveyor, SAMS-SA, ABYC, IAMI
    Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc. 
  • Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 2,974 Admin
    Got back home today before the big stuff rolled in

    Mark P. Wilson
    USCG 100t Master, Assist Tow
    Marine Surveyor, SAMS-SA, ABYC, IAMI
    Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc. 
  • Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 2,974 Admin

    Both the truck and the boat were thirsty after this run.



    New boat motor cover for the Skiff that I keep at OBB, 


    Mark P. Wilson
    USCG 100t Master, Assist Tow
    Marine Surveyor, SAMS-SA, ABYC, IAMI
    Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc. 
  • Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 2,974 Admin
    Heading back Aug 2-5 with the whole family to celebrate the wifes birthday and opening of lobster season!

    Mark P. Wilson
    USCG 100t Master, Assist Tow
    Marine Surveyor, SAMS-SA, ABYC, IAMI
    Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc. 
  • StayinLazyStayinLazy Posts: 470 Deckhand
    Nice trip and glad you had some good weather.  
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