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jimh posted 02-28-2001 04:00 AM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
I wanted to say "HELLO" to the guys at the gas dock on the intra-coastal just north of Ft. Lauderdale. You guys were the highlight of our trip to SE Florida last week and I am sorry we didn't get a chance to stop in and say "Hi".

Let me explain....

We were cruising north on the ICW from Ft. Lauderdale last Thursday when we passed a gas dock. We were in a "No-Wake" zone, and the fellas gave us a holler and a whistle.

At first we thought they were yelling for us to slow down, but then we figured out they were saying, "We saw that boat on the WEBSITE!"

It was a kick to find that CETACEA has fans along the ICW. It really brought a smile to my face.

As it turned out, we in a bit of rush trying to get back north, and we didn't make a U-turn and go back to say hello.

So, I thought I'd better say "Hi" here on the website. I don't know if you guys are FORUM readers, too, but it was a great treat hearing from you on the ICW.

Next time we'll stop, buy some gas, and take some pictures of YOU!

Best regards,


lhg posted 03-01-2001 04:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
That dock would have to be the Citgo pumps at the Sands Marina, immediately north of the Atlantic Avenue bridge in Pompano Beach FL.
bclassicdad posted 03-01-2001 06:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for bclassicdad  Send Email to bclassicdad     

It's too bad you weren't further south by the 17th street causeway, Pier 66, and our favorite Boston Whaler dealer, Lauderdale Marina. The parts manager, Doug Banker, and his ace asistant, Debbie, have been invaluable to me in restoring my son's 1979 15' Sport which we purchased on L.B.I. in NJ 3 years ago and trailed to Ft Lauderdale.
Debbie dug through a dusty loft in one of their sheds to find me all of the N.O.S. wood
I needed plus diagrams to make CAREYON a Super Sport. I've chuckled at past posts I've read that indicated other Whaler dealers were less than anxious to order parts. Doug and Debbie have supplied from stock or ordered all form of parts for me that range from the terminal block covers to handrail brackets to specification plates and decals none of which are major profit builders for their department.

Since I introduced them to this website, they keep it up on the pc they have on the counter. The next time you're in sunny S. Florida you should make it a point to visit there.

jimh posted 03-04-2001 10:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Actually we did stop for a visit at Lauderdale Marina. It looks like a real mecca for Whalers. They had a huge number of new models on display and a yard full of older ones getting serviced.

I noticed on their wall a number of placques honoring them for being "No. 1 Whaler Dealer" in the recent past.

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