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Old 06-27-2001
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Red...whats sad is the fact that you obviously didn''t really bother to read what I said....and its somewhat obvious that you have a narrow viewpoint and suffer from the same malady many displaced carpetbaggers have. Its know as "Opti-rectitus", that being having tunnel vision caused by have cranium in rectal defilade thereby having your eyesight sorely limited by the hole in your rectum.

Not everyone on the planet is an alarmist. I have boated and sailed in far worse weather than FL. Insurance....shucks I have lots of it...and yes a good bit on my boat. Shucks, I''m not stupid!

Reread what I said....it makes sense, at least to someone who knows more than just alittle about Florida.
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Lil''red........ I just wanted to clarify something...or a couple of things. I don''t think that my opinion is of greater value than anyone elses.....but you apparently did, and probably because my opinion is based on 50 years of actual experience, so maybe you''re right...my knowledge is of greater value than the bleating noises made by people like you...."carpetbaggers with limited knowledge of Florida and its environs".

Cheap shots....it seems like that is what people of low social standing and low self esteem tend to run for when they can''t do more than blather and bleat without a fact to stand on. You really need to reach down between your legs and pull your head out of rectal defilade.

Historical tracking is the basis for all of the models that are used to project the track of a hurricane.....just call NOAA, they''ll confirm it. And just so you know, most of the damage to real estate in south Florida was not strictly due to Andrew, but as they later found out......shoddy construction, even worse inspections, ad nauseum.

As to Maydays and such, I tend to take things like that most serious, so your comment about "finding me in distress and throwing me a carpetbag loaded with bricks", just really goes to show just how low class you are. I think that maybe you need to grow up and get a grip on reality.

Beyond that, with regards to the weather....
We''uns know when to come in out of the rain.
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Having been here most of my life, there is NO safe place.. One just accepts the fact and does the best one can.
Tornados, Wind Storms ect this tiem of year are to be expected along with tropical depressions.
Today while on the water We seen a nasty waterspout... All normal in This area.
Onlything one can do on a upcoming Hurricane is pull the boat out.
In 98 I was trying to gey my boat pulled quick as Hurricane Georges was on the West Coast.. Everybody was freaking out and one could not get into a hauler... I wound up Anchoring in the middle of Charlotte Harbor
on 500 ft of line.. Hurricane passed offshore by about 90miles.. We still had wind gusts 40-50 mph..
Hurricanes... dont worry of them, but evac if they come..
Its nomal Florida Cracker life to accept them
Dont ruin your fun in dread of them.
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Thank You, Iron Wind!

That is exactly the point that I have tried to make. The weather here is a fact of life.
You learn to live with it and accept it as it comes and do what you have to when the heavy weather comes.

Its no different than being up in the great white north in the winter...take Illinois for instance....blizzards, ice storms, hellacious cold in the winter, severe thunderstorms and tons of tornadoes in the spring and summer. They learn to live with it or move somewhere else.

I am in complete agreement with you. You cannot allow the weather here to determine what happens in your life. You have to take your fun where you can and get on with your life.

Also, based on the history and frequency of hurricanes actually hitting any one part of the state and impacting lives.....the average boater probably will have bought and sold several different boats before he ever experiences a hurricane...and chances are at least equal that when a hurricane does show up that he won''t be in possession of a boat at that particular time.
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Ahoy Iron Wind, and I guess Rob too. I think the curt nature of my first message may have led to a great misunderstanding of my opinion. Iron wind has more eloquent response of my opinion and I thank you. But to set the record straight I love Florida and Lee and Charlotte counties. I live and sail here too. I''ve invested my money in what I feel is the best place in Florida for me. I like the change of weather and I prefer the rough stuff as a welcomed chance to test my and my vessels abilities. The people and the lifestyle of southwest Florida is as close to perfection as I have found for me. I apologize if my original remarks, however well intended may have offended anyone. I do not accept responsibility for the nasty and stupid comments which followed the mis-interperated tone of my message. The war is over Rob, we all know who won. I will be ready for a match race on Charlotte harbor in January if you''d like to test yourself in the old custom of a duel. I''ll bet my carpet bag of bricks as a prize if you win and I''ll accept your bucket of sand if I win. Lets go sailing.
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No Problem Rob
As you know the rain around the harbor here has been bad at times. Noticed a higher tide today, more than normal.
A race in Charlotte Harbor??Can we come {grin}. Dying to try this chute out.
Iron Wind
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I''m game for a race in January!! But lets make the prize a "beer" or something more useful!!

No offense taken really, and hopefully none really given. Its what the forums are all about...the freedom to voice our opinions... even of we are wrong (the we is oft times me).

Yep....got some real high tides here lately!!
Just about need a parachute to jump off this Out Islander to get down to the dock!! Now know one drawback of this boat...the deck is so high.....even with dock steps. The water is almost up high enough to go over the dock.
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Ahoy, Rob,Iron Wind, any other interested sailors January''s race is open to all as far as I''am concerned. Gentleman''s rules we can handicap on simple factors of boatlength,sail area,max hull speed. I''ve got a chute of my own I''d like to see fly legally in a race. Heck I might even break out the mule if I have too. Never have to much sail I say. Plot out a course on the harbor and let me know. Big Red
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greetings fellow sailor. live neer orlando and hav sailed both coasts and know of many such places call me if younlike and i''ll give you a list. firemanbob55@hotmail.com
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greetings fellow sailor. live near orlando and hav sailed both coasts and know of many such places. call me if you like and i''ll give you a list. firemanbob55@hotmail.com
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