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Old 09-07-2011, 08:28   #31
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This is a tough deal alright. I would encourage all to reread Tellie's post (#10). This is the way it is now in Miami. No longer friendly at all, theft-prone, occasionally dangerous.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:36   #32
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That's right. I was not there, it was not possible for me to BE there

That's OK! Don't really understand why it is/was important to people that you be there, unless they just wanted to meet you. After all you weren't in charge of providing the entertainment or something for them.

Meanwhile it doesn't appear that people doing the trash talk were there either as THEY haven't posted any info on how it went.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:07   #33
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If anyone has an issue with canucksailor, the only issue I could possibly see having is the tone that he used with the media.

There are 2 lessons that should be learned here.

1) If you don't stand up for your right to something, odds are that it will eventually be taken away by the person who doesn't want you to have it and DOES stand up.

2) When you are dealing with the media, it is best to be courteous and keep any personal feelings under wrap.

It's #2 that I could see people having an issue with - it certainly didn't put cruisers in the spotlight they should be in and doesn't convey the type of people they are - I understand that comment as I too would be pissed if I was treated that way, but sometimes you just have to bite your tongue.

Also remember that when dealing with the press (TV or print), they can take what you say and make it come across completely differently. They can leave out text in print or edit with video.

As an example, I did an interview after there was a bomb scare next door. TV reported came to my door, asked a few questions and I answered. In the interview, he finished by asking "Is there anything you would have liked to have seen done differently?" And when edited, he twisted things a bit making it seem like I was concerned and then used my response to back that up. I came across completely different than reality.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:32   #34
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That's right. I was not there, it was not possible for me to BE there

That's OK! Don't really understand why it is/was important to people that you be there, unless they just wanted to meet you. After all you weren't in charge of providing the entertainment or something for them.

Meanwhile it doesn't appear that people doing the trash talk were there either as THEY haven't posted any info on how it went.
No trash talk here. Just curious as to what actually occurred on the 4th.

And yes, I have a boat, and no, I'm not going to Florida.
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No trash talk here. Just curious as to what actually occurred on the 4th.

And yes, I have a boat, and no, I'm not going to Florida.

Miami is cosmopolitan yet rough. We know dope goes thru. I'm thinking all the cars that are stolen are shipped to SA from the Port of Miami. Every species of all, what was it called, Phylums? of animals are imported and exported daily. Hookers, gays, Cubans and Haitians are pouring in because they can fit in. Miami has it all. Stay away.

That said, Florida is the most wonderful place I've been, and I'm from a beachtown in LA County. Coolest of the cool.

Florida is the easiest and best cruising grounds in the continental U.S. in my view, and mostly because of the warm clear water. Maybe the most beautiful as well if you like a tropical motif.

And now that the word is already out: the gals in Ft Myers are gaga for guys with sailboats.
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Re: Sunset Lake Article in Miami Herald

Was it Gregory MacDonald who had a series of crime novels where the principal was a live aboard in Fort Myers? The novels were written in the 70' I think.
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Was it Gregory MacDonald who had a series of crime novels where the principal was a live aboard in Fort Myers? The novels were written in the 70' I think.
John D McDonald, and the unforgettable Travis Magee
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Miami is cosmopolitan yet rough. We know dope goes thru. I'm thinking all the cars that are stolen are shipped to SA from the Port of Miami. Every species of all, what was it called, Phylums? of animals are imported and exported daily. Hookers, gays, Cubans and Haitians are pouring in because they can fit in. Miami has it all. Stay away.

That said, Florida is the most wonderful place I've been, and I'm from a beachtown in LA County. Coolest of the cool.

Florida is the easiest and best cruising grounds in the continental U.S. in my view, and mostly because of the warm clear water. Maybe the most beautiful as well if you like a tropical motif.

And now that the word is already out: the gals in Ft Myers are gaga for guys with sailboats.
Chesapeake Bay from the C&D Canal down to Norfolk ain't bad.
And, I hear the Naval Academy guys are gaga for girls with sailboats.
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John D McDonald, and the unforgettable Travis Magee
That's it. Thanks Jim.
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Travis McGee lived in Ft. Lauderdale on his house boat The Busted Flush. I can't remember if it was Bahia Mar or Pier 66 where he kept the boat.
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Travis McGee lived in Ft. Lauderdale on his house boat The Busted Flush. I can't remember if it was Bahia Mar or Pier 66 where he kept the boat.
He had a sidekick too. Mr. Meyer or Dr. Meyer. And he drove, like, a Duesenburg. Me too.
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Travis McGee lived in Ft. Lauderdale on his house boat The Busted Flush. I can't remember if it was Bahia Mar or Pier 66 where he kept the boat.
It was Bahia Mar, and I wish that he was still there!

Mr. McDonald was a prolific and entertaining author, sadly missed my many, including me!

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Re: Sunset Lake Article in Miami Herald

I really enjoyed the Travis McGee novels but you don't even see them on the used shelves anymore. That's the way of old detective novels I guess.
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Heres the way to find out what happened.?What type of anchor do you use at An anchor I ln if your solo sailing on a quadrhull
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Travis McGee lived in Ft. Lauderdale on his house boat The Busted Flush. I can't remember if it was Bahia Mar or Pier 66 where he kept the boat.
Travis McGee docked his houseboat, the “Busted Flush”, at Slip F-18 at Bahia Mar Marina

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