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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:47 pm 
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We finally did the deed and picked up our new adventure Island tandem last night. It was cold and rainy this morning but we couldn't wait to take it out so we drove up to Dunedin and did some sailing around Honey Moon Island State Park. Even with the light winds this boat was a blast. I can't wait to use it more. Here are a few pics from today.

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First sail on our Adventure Island Tandem by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Stopping for lunch on Honeymoon Island State Park. by dsrphotography, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:21 pm 
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It's a pure fun machine.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:46 pm 
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That looks great... I had a revo for years fishing off it and heaps of fun. I have just purchased a TI for pick up this December I just can't wait to feel the first puff of wind hitting the sail... I'm like a kid awaiting new toy :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:39 am 
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Location: Lakeland and Anna Maria Island, FL
That area is such a great place to sail and fish. Beautiful beaches, too. Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:47 pm 
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Went and did some more sailing today. We checked out Clearwater harbor and some of the local spoil islands.

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Stopped for lunch after sailing in the Gulf and watching a Regatta out of our local sailing club. by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Sailing past downtown clearwater. I'd stop for a slice of pizza if I could figure out a safe way to lock the boat at the public marina. by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Checking out the first large spoil island just North or the Clearwater Memorial Causeway by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Stopping to look for shells on a spoil island. by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Getting it all packed away by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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This is what it all looks like broken down for travel. by dsrphotography, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Wow! I can't believe you can use a rig set up like that legally on the roads. You would need to be really careful on tight corners I guess.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:47 pm 
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I wouldn't say its all that legal. I'm going to get a roof rack for the truck this Sunday.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:22 pm 
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Location: Tampa Bay, FL
You guys sail around some of our haunts! We have the darker red TI, so one day we'll probably run into you one day (figuratively, of course). Have you guys done Ft. DeSoto yet? We're there a lot. Twice in the last month, in fact. We've done Lake Tarpon a few times too. It's got a restaurant you can pull up to on the north side :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:26 pm 
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We haven't been down to Ft Desoto yet with the boat. We may try it over christmas break.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:30 pm 
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Sailed the adventure Island for the first time on freshwater. Nice to have rinse like crazy after a use! Checked out the Manatees on the crystal river. Next time I gotta bring an underwater camera.

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Launching into the crystal river. Our first foray into freshwater sailing by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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A cold front came through and made for some windy conditions. by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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This Manatee was checking out my kayak. We probably saw 50 or more Manatees. by dsrphotography, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Looks great! We went there too several months ago when invited by the Hobie group in that area. We went without amas and sail though. It sure was tight getting back into one of the viewing areas with all the zillion snorkelers and pontoon boats and such. Was it crowded on your trip?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:31 pm 
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No the weather was terrible so we had it to ourselves most of the time.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Decided to try the TI as a kayak so we loaded it up and brought it to the Chaz river springs for a little exploration. On the way to the river we stopped off and met another forum member and picked up a set of trampolines.

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Chaz river springs-1 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Chaz river springs-2 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Chaz river springs-3 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Chaz river springs-6 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Chaz river springs-7 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Chaz river springs-4 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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Chaz river springs-5 by dsrphotography, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:29 am 
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Florida, river, snorkeling? I'm from Michigan so clearly I'm ill informed but, Alligators?

Snorkeling in a river seems like craziness, no?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:43 am 
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These are not your average river. These are rivers that are made from underground springs. The water is crystal clear and full of a mix of saltwater and freshwater fish. I've never had a problem with gators while swimming in the springs. They do most of thier hunting at night. I prefer swimming in the day.

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