Dohcdelsol93

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  1. Dohcdelsol93

    Recommend snorkeling spots near marathon

    I was being sarcastic about kayak fishing the 7 mile bridge. We've snrorkeled at the parking areas near the bridges, the current moves more quickly than id appreciate in a kayak. In Venice/Indian rocks i didnt notice more than a few feet between high and low tide I was a little shocked to see the boats raise/drop several feet between tides on our first trip. Glad i didn't bring the boat and tie her up tight to the wall our first trip. Currents, tides, shipping lanes, all stuff we don't have to deal with at the lake.
  2. Dohcdelsol93

    Recommend snorkeling spots near marathon

    So I should kayak fish the 7 mile bridge?
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    Recommend snorkeling spots near marathon

    Sweet...we'll plan on Monday. Weather pending. Any known issues with the current charts from marathon to the reef since the hurricane? On the 14 hr drive down the admiral will be working up our planned destinations for the gps chart plotter
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    Recommend snorkeling spots near marathon

    Never understood why people would want to feed a 6ft plus eel that's known to be temperamental.
  5. Dohcdelsol93

    Recommend snorkeling spots near marathon

    Ill be there Satuday morning....boat is delivered Sunday
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    Recommend snorkeling spots near marathon

    Ill be leaving out of key colony beach. I found some gps coordinates for sombrero reef. Do they have mooring balls there? I have 200 rode and anchor but with so much grass around the areas i went and my comfortable free dive 20 ft or less setting anchor by hand seems almost mandatory.. If I can get that deep. Thats what she said I dont want to be the jerk that tears up the sea grass
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    Recommend snorkeling spots near marathon

    Lol...i plan on fishing around the 7 mile bridge but no swimming around it!
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    Recommend snorkeling spots near marathon

    Not really into the party charters snorkeling trips or fishing. For the price of a 4 hr trip i have rented a boat for 3 days. Will get me some fishing, sight seeing and some snorkeling in for an area i plan on sailing around in the next few years. Im renting the boat locally, shopping there locally, eating locally...how much more do you want me to support their economy? Buy them all matching hats? I wont have a trailer for the boat. Its delivered and picked up at the sea wall. I wouldn't trust random people who rarley use a boat more than once a year to launch/retrieve my boat either.
  9. Only been to the keys once before and other than kayaking have not been out on the water. Want to take my sailboat down but having never sailed outside the lake i grew up on i figured renting a power boat with navigation and charts, much smaller and much less draft would be a good idea for the first time. Only have a boat for the first 3 days of the trip. Fingers crossed weather stays good. We will be on the Atlantic side. I know there are a few reefs right off marathon. Which one would you recomend? If we have time we will visit more than one but which one would you consider cant miss? Will be going next Sunday or Monday. Thanks guys/gal
  10. Dohcdelsol93

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Rimas doesn't actually exist, Rimas is a state of mind. Rimas is inside all of us. Anytime you see someone asking for change, ignoring sound advice, running aground or fingering a chicken ...its just the little Rimas inside of them coming out.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Rimas on land is completely useless. Rimas on the sea is better entertainment than television. Every seen the Truman show? A film crew could make a nice living off of this. He is a role model for the homeless and unemployed
  12. Dohcdelsol93

    Sailing is cheap

    Does anyone actually trailer down a 25 ft or so sailboat just to set up for the weekend and head back home? And do they do it on a regular basis? Im on a lake where i have free mooring by my parents place but the lake sucks compared to the big water on the other side of the lake. I feel like I'd never go sailing if i had to raise and lower a mast weekly. My san juan is a shoal keel but even launching is a pain, pray for no cross winds! I have a little y flyer 18 i bought for my son and i to use when we vacation in the keys but found i cant solo raise the mast because of the pivot mast step. Had I noticed that When i first looked at the boat i would have kept looking. It was my first dingy, all my boats have been cabin boats. Sailing doesn't have to be expensive but keeping maintenance up on cheap(usually old) sailboats is either expensive or time consuming. Or both.
  13. I picked up two y flyers this winter, between the two of them i can build two. Want to teach my 9 yr old to sail. One is a helms built model and is missing the traveler and associate hardware/track that would cross the transom. The other has a line running across the transom with two pulleys connected and hardware seems complete. Any one got any pics of how the rear main sheet attaches, how jib sheets are run and how running rigging is run? There is a weird metal line running from under the transom in the cockpit towards the keel trunk.
  14. Dohcdelsol93

    Donating Old Sails

    In Florida you would go to jail for such ideas. But your local news channel reminds you to bring in your pets, we're expecting cold weather tonight.
  15. Dohcdelsol93

    Donating Old Sails

    If you are looking to donate them I'll take an old sail or two and pay shipping and cash for your trouble. I just got an industrial sewing machine and want to play with making sails. I just rescued a 1976 chrystler multineer15. Its my 9 year olds first boat. It needs sails (main may be ok but roller head sail is shot) Funding wont allow me to dump a grand into new sails. Im pretty much building the boat back with parts from a magregor 21 i purchased for a keel years ago. Think of it as a donation to putting a youth of tomorrow in a sailboat. As soon as it warms up ill start a thread of the budget restoration.