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Old 13-10-2013, 07:01   #46
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Yea, it is just like if you go into a high-end mall in Cleveland, or San Diego or Panama City, they all look alike. Sayings these islands are all alike is about the same as saying that Lake Okeechobee is the same as Miami Beach - both in FLA.

not enough of a difference to justify $300 for a week.
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Old 13-10-2013, 07:20   #47
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yes, i would be ok with it, if i wanted to spend 3 months there. Bahamas, USVI, Aruba, i doubt there is much difference in geography.
If you believe that -- why cruise?
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Old 13-10-2013, 07:23   #48
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If you believe that -- why cruise?

people, and exotic locations.
many goals. i hope by the time i get to the middle east things have calmed down again. i love foreign peoples.
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Old 13-10-2013, 07:25   #49
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[QUOTE=scoobert;1363678..... i love foreign peoples.[/QUOTE]
Yea, they are so cute and cuddly
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Old 13-10-2013, 07:38   #50
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Yea, they are so cute and cuddly
the showered ones are.
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Old 13-10-2013, 21:24   #51
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The summer storms in the area of that lake can be bodacious but it should be pretty good right now.
Fer real. Waterspouts all around, lightning, heavy downpours, dropped anchor, and rode it out. No storms on the radar or alerts when we left the west side of the lake, but by the time we got 1/3 the way across, there were some really scary cells popping up.

Definitely a short cut. Made it from Punta Gorda to Oriental in 7 days. Scoobert your boat is too big for Okeechobee, but not too big for the ICW or Atlantic.
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Old 13-10-2013, 22:32   #52
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Re: okeechobee lake?

In the remarks the owner explains how he gets the mast low enough without using complicated calculations. It is actually quite simple.
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Old 13-10-2013, 22:53   #53
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Scoobert, yall might try some bottom paint before ya leave! Most of us try to have at least semi- new bottom paint before we leave ! saves money haveing it done in the middle of nowhere! Just a thought! Not a whole heck of a lot of fresh water out there!
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anyone dare to do the math on what degree of list i would need to be less then 49' high?
28* to get to 49' and 20* to get to 52'.
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A 49 ft clearance with a 55 ft mast works out as 27* - at least thats what I got with a handy online trig calculator. To get some space and safety you'd probably need go to 30*. Seems like a lot. Not sure why you'd want to go to LK Okeechobee
Several hundred miles shorter than sailing around the south tip to swap coasts.
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OK, I get that the mast would have extra compression with this type of loading, but the uphill (normally windward) shrouds should have no more tension than if sailing at the same angle of heel, right? Or am I missing something...?
For the same angle of heel as sailing the compression in the mast would be lower because the load would be concentrated at the tip rather than distributed, but the load in the upper shroud would be higher SDPD the same reason.
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Old 14-10-2013, 02:55   #57
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Scoobert, yall might try some bottom paint before ya leave! Most of us try to have at least semi- new bottom paint before we leave ! saves money haveing it done in the middle of nowhere! Just a thought! Not a whole heck of a lot of fresh water out there!
after September 30, all boat lifts here are occupied. everyone is getting out of the water, and shrink wrapped.
i may just have it done down south, its $21 a foot.
$980 is not too bad. $480 for a second coat.

thou honestly i am planning to take the gelcoat off next year, awlgrip it, then build my layers. thats why i am not messing about this winter.
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Not sure I would go to Okeechobee. They are having a severe algae bloom problem. It is recommended that you have no contact with the water in the St. Lucie River. The black plume goes all the way out the St. Lucie inlet and up along the beach. There has been 111 Manatee deaths this year, mostly attributed to the algae bloom. It is caused by water released from the lake. That water is tainted with run off from the cane fields and out flow from the canals that have a very high bacterial level. Big sugar has big money and are able to do almost anything they want, along with a governor who doesn't seem to think that restoring the Everglades is necessary, and there should be no limits on business. Therefore, there is no fishing, swimming, boating going on. I winter in Stuart, and for the first time, I am thinking about not going, it may not be worth it if you can't use it's greatest resource.
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Old 14-10-2013, 06:29   #60
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Not sure I would go to Okeechobee. They are having a severe algae bloom problem. It is recommended that you have no contact with the water in the St. Lucie River. The black plume goes all the way out the St. Lucie inlet and up along the beach. There has been 111 Manatee deaths this year, mostly attributed to the algae bloom. It is caused by water released from the lake. That water is tainted with run off from the cane fields and out flow from the canals that have a very high bacterial level. Big sugar has big money and are able to do almost anything they want, along with a governor who doesn't seem to think that restoring the Everglades is necessary, and there should be no limits on business. Therefore, there is no fishing, swimming, boating going on. I winter in Stuart, and for the first time, I am thinking about not going, it may not be worth it if you can't use it's greatest resource.

that is a whole lot of opinions, and even more speculation.
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