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The Cuba Run 2010 mid point depth info

Started by JAWS aka John A Webster. Last reply by Veranda Apr 4, 2010. 4 Replies

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Comment by Bill Derr on January 13, 2012 at 2:02pm

Any local knowledge for sailing in and around KW, the keys in general for that matter?  Barb and I just bought a West Wight Potter 15 that opens up cruising areas that we can't get to with our bigger boat.  Mostly I'm looking for ramps so we launch, sail all day, and return.  The Potter is a great little boat but not so much for over night.

Comment by John on January 7, 2012 at 10:20am

Does anyone know of any good bareboat charter companies in Key West?

Comment by John on January 7, 2012 at 10:20am

We may be headed to Key West in March...hope its warm!!!

Comment by Ray on January 6, 2012 at 12:54pm

Just spent two weeks in Key West and will be returning again on Jan 15 for another two weeks.  Love the weather and the friendly people.  Mallory Square is a kick in the evening with all the street performers.  Key lime martinis are the best at 10 o'clock in the morning at the Island Dog Bar on Front street.  Fort Zachory has a great beach and picnic tables in the palm trees.     My girl friend caught a huge jewfish in a canal.  Took 20 minutes to land the was released since they are a protected spieces.

Comment by John on April 16, 2011 at 7:33am
Hi Everyone, Haven't been to this group in a while..or for that matter Key West. Hope everyone is doing fine.  Can't wait to get down to the keys once again.
Comment by Jerry Allgire on April 14, 2011 at 9:11pm

Hi all,

New to the group. Been to Key West at Christmas 2007. Love to go back... for a long time. Next time with my P23.

 

JerryA

Comment by Dave on September 2, 2010 at 12:21pm
I think we will be berthing in the Sigbee Island (Navy) RV park this year for the Fantasy Fest and for a bit (maybe a few weeks) after that. I know I'm going to wish I had my little (21') sloop but no such luck this year. Going to have to pull the RV trailer down.
Comment by Dave on September 2, 2010 at 12:18pm
Great, Hope she is still there during the Fantasy Fest this year. I'd like to get a look at her.
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For those planning on hitting the FF this year, or any year, here is a Yahoo group dedicated just to the 'Fest.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/keywest_fantasyfest

This turns out to be the biggest semi-organised goup of ppl attending the 'Fest and can these guys and gals PARTYYYYYYYYYYYY.

Dave
Comment by Dave on September 2, 2010 at 1:01am
Capt John, When the wx is fair those are really easy waters in which to sail as long as you have a swing keel or pay good attention to the charted depth and your location. Wonderfull sailing.
Comment by Capt. John on September 1, 2010 at 12:33pm
I be eyeing the charts to making the round to Key West mates. We be need'n some sea spray experience fur me land lubb'n Admiral with the tiller in her hands before we try that one. A_R_R_R_R-GH!
 

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