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boat delivery Fl to Md, my thread

okay, my first real delivery.

the boat is a tomcat 9.7, its a cat that measures 32 by 16. we are leaving the gulf side ( ft myers ) of Fl on weds and going down around the keys. the destination is annapolis Md.

the boat is a coastal boat but we are going outside as long as the weather allows. there are 3 people on board including myself, the owner and a retired delivery captain.

we are well equipped, extra fuel, parts and food. i have my spot messenger, which i added ssneade for checkin reports, hopefully he will update this thread daily with the google link for our location. on the boat is 3 gps's, 3 vhfs, my spot, and a sat phone so commo is covered, including the weather router reports

we could if the winds grace us we could be back in 5 days at the min, but probably closer to 7 or 8 barring bad weather. of course bad weather could make it take weeks

wish us luck
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Good luck. Fair winds ScottyT... I'll ask the weather goddess to be kind to you.

PM me your Spot Page, I'd love to see your progress. If you get lucky, you can grab a push from the Gulf Stream if you have southerly winds, which would give you a really good speed boost.
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SD i dont have tracking on the spot, i just added him as a recepiant of check in messages. i plan on hitting the button twice a day to help keep the wifey happy. thats why i added ssneade so he can post how we are doing here

yes we are hoping to get a ride on the stream, and it looks like the winds will be in our favor for at least the first 3 days
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Looking forward to hearing about your trip.... you're taking a digital camera along, right???
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of course, with a 4 gig card and a netbook to save them to if i need more space, as plan on a lot of vids too.

the 4 gig card on the normal setting i use is only about 4k pics
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Good Luck, Scotty!

It was fun meeting you and your wife and father-in-law in Tampa; thanks for the Beer.

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