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Fall cruising season

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Fall cruising season

Postby tex » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:19 pm

The Admiral and I are hoping to finally do some longer cruising this fall after Hurricane season. The weather has been hot and miserable (this is Florida, after all) and unlike the last two years, we're hoping the temps will allow some comfortable anchoring and cruising before Christmas. Of course, along with the cooler temperatures comes the snow birds and traffic but we'd prefer the water anyway. We're thinking principally Florida, maybe the big bend area, then around the keys and up the coast to the St. Johns. Anybody else have cruising intentions this fall? We've yet to have a Life-Aboard rendezvous. Maybe we should meet at Fernandina Beach and drink Capt. Charlie's beer!
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Re: Fall cruising season

Postby CaptForce » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:48 am

Cruising is no longer on our list, but if you are within range of us in NE Florida we would welcome the opportunity to drink some of Capt. Charlie's beer!
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Re: Fall cruising season

Postby Robin » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:38 am

CaptForce wrote:Source of the post Cruising is no longer on our list, but if you are within range of us in NE Florida we would welcome the opportunity to drink some of Capt. Charlie's beer!


Might be wiser not to give him advance warning? :lol:
Mark my words, it will be dark again by nightfall :)
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Re: Fall cruising season

Postby CaptForce » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:50 pm

Tex, There are some beautiful cool and clear springs up the Saint Johns River, Salt Springs, Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Springs.....
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Re: Fall cruising season

Postby tex » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:11 pm

Yeah, we'd do the springs for sure....exactly the kind of thing that would fascinate the Admiral. I understand that during chilly winter days, Manatees can crowd the springs. It's good to hear from you CF! You're about the only force around here that can keep Capn. Charlie in check. :lol:
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Re: Fall cruising season

Postby CaptForce » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:45 am

Having a history of sneaking beer past Capt Charlie's tariff is not exactly "keeping him in check"! There are a good number of those 500lb baked potatoes swimming in the St. Johns River. The greatest concentration of them in the winter is near the warm water effluent of the power plant south of Palatka.
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Re: Fall cruising season

Postby Jaxfishgyd » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:55 pm

Seems I am somehow being given a bad rap.... Not that it's without merit mind you....
But the St Mary's River IS well worth the trip.... Once you get past Jacksonville it's a super cruise....
Heck one time I even cruised close to Capt Force's marina at Doctor's Lake and waved at him......
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Re: Fall cruising season

Postby CaptForce » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:52 am

Jaxfishgyd wrote:Source of the post ......
.................. Heck one time I even cruised close to Capt Force's marina at Doctor's Lake and waved at him......


Sadly, that marina, formerly Whitney's Marina, was totally destroyed this hurricane season. All the docks are severely damaged or missing and numerous sunk boats. We never chose to stay there for a tropical storm,- even the nor'easters were challenging; however, it was a beautiful place most of the time as you could view fifteen miles of open water on the nice days!
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Re: Fall cruising season

Postby scallywag » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:58 pm

WOW! We loved to visit Whitney's Marina. Nice location!! A friend on the East side of the river said the waves were coming from the West with waves of around 15' high during Matthew. St. Augustine City Marina said their docks were destroyed by Irma because the winds came from the SE. Whitney's is open to the NE or SE winds. Hope they can recover.

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