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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:26 pm 
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Hi Brian,

I had some conflicts and could not make it. The winds should have been great, although the weather (rain) looked a bit iffy. Good for you on getting out.

Keith

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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:15 am 
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Cedar Key Small Boat Meet! - May 6th - 9th!
Cedar Key is about 60 miles due west of Gainesville on the Gulf coast. This "event" is hosted by the WCTSS group (West Coast--of Florida--Trailer Sailing Squadron). It is a very informal group. Anyone is invited to join in the informal activities, even wanabees who hope to have a sail boat sometime. The only scheduled "event" is a barbeque on Saturday, May 7. The organizers (Ron Hoddinutt) ask a fee of $10 for the BBQ.

The home page of WCTSS is http://members.ij.net/wctss/wctss/index.htm

If you like to see small sail boats, this is a great opportunity. There are AIs (TIs?), beautiful sailing canoes, microcruisers, Sea Pearls, Mellonseeds, as well as larger sailing boats. Of course, you can get in some fishing if you like.

Nancy & I will be staying at the Old Fenimore Mill Condos--units 1-4 have best direct access to the Gulf. You can find lodging at http://www.cedarkey.org/lodging.php

Keith

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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:27 am 
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I'm staying at the Faraway Inn, Keith, and will be there the 6th and 7th.

I would also like mention a get together at Bay Cove Motel on Sunset Cove on July the 13th, 14th and 15th. Rates there are 70 bucks for standard rooms. The place in unadorned but has a place to launch, small beach and a dock. We plan to sail on the Gulf side and on the Atlantic side. I will be sharing a room with another AI owner, making the deal quite affordable and much better than camping in down here in the summer.

Ted


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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:46 pm 
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Ted, I plan on towing my Al to FL when I come down to visit my daughter in July. I will be in Sarasota, but would love to join you folks at Sunset Cove if you don't mind having another Al tag along. I have the number for the Bay Cove Motel to make a reservation. Sounds like a good time.

Ken, Indpls


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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:38 am 
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Please do Ken. You'll enjoy it.

I'd guess you've been down here before, but, if you haven't, when you're not on a bridge, next to or on the water, there's nothing much to look at. But once off of the road (US1), it's a beautiful place and being on an AI/TI is just about the best way to enjoy it. Maybe someone else will want to split a room with you. You're meals will taste a lot better knowing your roommate's paying for them.

Ted


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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:45 pm 
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I am looking to buy a Hobie 14-16 somewhere near Orlando/Kissimmee that I plan to sail in East Lake Toho.

Any suggestions on where to buy a boat?

If I get one off craigslist what should I look for?

This is my first sail boat.

Thanks,
James


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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:01 am 
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wow, crickets here!

I have a Hobie AI I'm in the Tampa Bay area, always lookin for folks to go sail with

send me a PM

doug

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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:22 pm 
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Fairly new AI owner.

Name: Tom
Handle: TRRAI
Boat: 2010 Yellow AI
Where I Sail: Biscayne Bay, FL Keys, Stuart.

Bought my Ai early 2011. Live in south Palm Beach County and travel to Miami, the keys, or Stuart to put in. My background is sailing but I like to fish also. Just got back from 3 days in Islamorada and stayed at the Kon Tiki. Unfortunately not much wind this trip. Lot's of pedalling.


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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:16 pm 
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Larry, Pete,

Great sailing with each of ya'll this weekend! had a lot of fun!

I probably got an easy 25+ miles in this weekend! Schweet!

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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:18 pm 
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Hey Thrashie,

Excellent sailing! Gulf was perfect Sunday. Glad to go sailing with you anytime. When my bones are not that lazy, I will post some of the pictures up. Good times!

Pete


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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:21 am 
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TRRAI wrote:
Fairly new AI owner.

Name: Tom
Handle: TRRAI
Boat: 2010 Yellow AI
Where I Sail: Biscayne Bay, FL Keys, Stuart.

Bought my Ai early 2011. Live in south Palm Beach County and travel to Miami, the keys, or Stuart to put in.


Hi Tom.

Welcome back from your sailing trip to Islamorada. Sorry to hear about the lack of wind during your stay. I suggest you don't give up. The winds are usually excellent for sailing the ocean and bay sides of the Keys.

Several South Florida AI/TI sailors are communicating via a mailing list for organizing weekly sailing trips in our area. To subscribe, visit http://www.trailsail.org/.

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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:08 pm 
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Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida
Brand new owner of a tandem AI in Saint Petersburg Florida area.
Just did first launch today from redneck beach at Gandy. Wasn't able to sail much since the wind died, but used both mirage drives for a 2 hour round trip to Tampa.
Was lots of fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:36 pm 
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Camping trip to Pavilion Key, Nov 29-Dec 1-2

We are planning a 3-4 day outting to Pavilion Key in the Everglades National Park, Nov 29-Dec 1 or 2. Participants need to be on the water in Chokoloskee at 9:00-9:15 am, Nov 29, next Tuesday. I would pick up the permit.

This could be considered a "beginner level" camping trip. Pavilion is a beautiful place to camp with a mile-long, west-facing beach. It is a 10-mile sail from Chokoloskee to Pavilion. We would return late Th or Fri afternoon. Temps are predicted to be in mid-70s daytime to high 50s at night--perfect camping weather.

Only negative might be a mild headwind of 10 mph on our return.

If interested post here or drop me a line at kwellma at bellsouth dot net.

Keith

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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:24 am 
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Re-scheduled trip to Pavilion Key--new date: Dec 14 to Dec 16 or 17

It was necessary to reschedule the trip in the preceeding post. The new date is Dec 14. Again, we must be on the water in Chokoloskee at 9 am. I will pick up the permit. We will return about 4:30 pm on Dec 16 or 17. This is a beginner trip. Pavilion Key has a mile-long, beautiful, northwest-facing beach. The northern tip (the spit) of Pavilion can be found on Google Earth at 25 deg, 42 min, 30 sec N and 81 deg, 21 min, 00 sec W. We usually camp somewhere on the spit, which gets a breeze and is relatively bug-free.

For more info, post here or drop me a note at kwellma at bellsouth dot net.

Keith

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 Post subject: Re: Florida AI/TI owners
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:17 pm 
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I made the trip to Pavilion today. The weather was perfect. About a five and a half hour round trip. Light winds but I had the tide on my side both ways.


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