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Offline mkaplan

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Re: New to me CP 23 / Cruising SW Florida this November
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2017, 07:12:24 PM »
Ron,

I'm in Venice and will stay here another day, so I'll probably arrive at Pelican Bay Thursday evening. My phone broke. If I don't see your boat I'll try you on channel 16.

Mike

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Re: New to me CP 23 / Cruising SW Florida this November
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2017, 12:37:07 AM »
Mike,

We will be in Pelican Bay through Saturday morning. Usually anchor in the lagoon next to Punta Blanca island, up in the NE corner. Plenty of water and excellent protection.

What is your boat's name? I'll look for the green hull.  Hope to see you there.

Be safe.
Ron
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Punta Gorda Florida

A mouse around the house - but much hotter on the water

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Re: New to me CP 23 / Cruising SW Florida this November
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2017, 02:15:02 PM »
Ron,

Thursday 2 pm. I'm anchored in Pelican Bay 0.2 nm ENE of the dock at the state park. Are you here? I'll call occasionally on VHF. I got a new phone. 762-244-0690

Mike

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Re: New to me CP 23 / Cruising SW Florida this November
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2017, 09:26:55 AM »
To Mike - wanted to post this article about the Everglades Challenge - other people may enjoy it too. I have a neighbor who made a small trimaran for it - and the boaters end up all over the place coming through this area.   I dont know you too well but you seem just crazy enough to get interested.  Last year it blew so bad at the start they moved it to south of Tampa Bay and waited a day.

https://www.sailmagazine.com/racing/everglades-challenge-an-insane-small-boat-race-down-florida

I will go ahead and mention too we did not find green buoys 97 or 99 in Charlotte Harbor on the way back.   Larry had mentioned that 97 was gone. Unless you cut through just north of Patricio Island (I have made it through many times) you really need to get to or very  near where G97 was to avoid the reef which you will see if its clear.   The next marker to enter Jug Creek after 97 --G11 -- is also critical as you will see from the chart.   It is right red returning in Jug Creek coming in from there.