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InHerNet posted 09-14-2004 10:16 AM ET (US)   Profile for InHerNet   Send Email to InHerNet  
As some of you have read the notorious Bigshot aka Nick has retired from posting on the Wave and is off using his time on other things. So to show him our appreciation for his advice, friendship and overall great times at numerous gatherings I propose a get together at Beer Can Island right after the hurricane has passed and good weather returns. If you are interested in joining us post the dates that you would be available.
Don
Draftmanswife posted 09-14-2004 11:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Hey Don, what an excuse for a party. I'm in...
Janis
stefan posted 09-14-2004 02:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
I'm in
but what you mean? He has no time for us anymore?-LOL
jflots posted 09-14-2004 03:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for jflots  Send Email to jflots     
Where's beer can island?
Smitty posted 09-14-2004 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Smitty  Send Email to Smitty     
I'll bring the tequila
cmarques posted 09-14-2004 07:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
We're in, depends on the date!

Chris

InHerNet posted 09-14-2004 08:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for InHerNet  Send Email to InHerNet     
Beer Can Island is located between Longboat Key and Lido Key on the west coast of Florida. Sarasota - Bradenton

From the response it looks like we have a party!

Lets get together in the next couple of weeks, if everyone is game to shake off the hurricane blues and give Nick a formal bash and trash.

myakka posted 09-16-2004 06:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for myakka  Send Email to myakka     
InHerNet
If its between the 24th and 27th, I'll be in the area. Plus I have to see beer can Island.
Mike
myakka posted 09-17-2004 05:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for myakka  Send Email to myakka     
I found a link with directions, a map and pictures.
http://bestbeaches.org/beercanislandbeach/
fno posted 09-17-2004 08:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
I'm in, but I really don't think he can stay away for very long.
InHerNet posted 09-18-2004 09:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for InHerNet  Send Email to InHerNet     
How does the first weekend in Oct sound?
Swellmonster posted 09-18-2004 11:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Im still around and will be there.....
stefan posted 09-18-2004 12:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
sounds fine to me
janis bring enough rum this time, I ain't going to the store 2x-LOL
DaddysCaddy posted 09-18-2004 06:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for DaddysCaddy  Send Email to DaddysCaddy     
Swell...are you going to bring your inflatable girlfriend with you?
Swellmonster posted 09-19-2004 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Caddy,
Like oh so funny! I see that was your first post. Its a shame you coundnt be more productive or original.
InHerNet posted 09-20-2004 07:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for InHerNet  Send Email to InHerNet     
What is the best day for everyone?
Saturday Oct 2nd or Sunday Oct 3rd
stefan posted 09-20-2004 10:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
Saturday, unfortuately I have tickets to see the Bucs that Sunday. Actually I'm not going to see the Bucs, I'm going to see John Lynch and the Broncos !
Bigshot posted 09-20-2004 11:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Personally I thought it was very funny!
Draftmanswife posted 09-21-2004 01:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Saturday is better for me.
Swellmonster posted 09-21-2004 02:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
You dogs! ;)
DaddysCaddy posted 09-21-2004 02:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for DaddysCaddy  Send Email to DaddysCaddy     
Saturday is better for me also...see ya bout 11am.
fno posted 09-22-2004 08:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Pat.... pump it up!!!!! The jam I mean.....
Swellmonster posted 09-22-2004 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
I better bring an air compressor for my crew...... ;-)
Swellmonster posted 09-22-2004 11:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Since Caddy Daddy is the new kid on the block, he has to bring the keg. I guess this is also a hurricane party. And it is also a TGIS party for swell! Trust me, I wont let y'all down......... ;)
Swellmonster posted 09-22-2004 11:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Big,

If your gunna be there, maybe you can help us out. Is it worth checking out the rental place next to the waterfront bar for accomodations?

Draftmanswife posted 09-23-2004 10:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Pat what is TGIS? I think I missed something.
And I do think we should do the waterfront hotel thing, as I'm not driving all the way over there for a DUI.
Stephan, ditch those Bucks...you'll have more fun with us!
And I promise to bring plenty of rum!
And CaddyDaddy, you should definatly bring the keg.
See you there,
Janis
stefan posted 09-23-2004 11:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
so we're definitely on? where's the boat ramp? On LBkey?

I'm looking forward to this, my boat and trailer's still staked down for crying out loud!

InHerNet posted 09-23-2004 03:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for InHerNet  Send Email to InHerNet     
There is a ramp between Longboat and Lido on the key right by the bridge.

I will be at the ramp Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Don

cmarques posted 09-23-2004 08:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
We may be there depending on Jeanne this weekend ( hurricanes follow me everywhere!)and if all is running o.k. with my motor. Will check in later if we can make it.

Chris

DaddysCaddy posted 09-24-2004 11:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for DaddysCaddy  Send Email to DaddysCaddy     
Boatoberfest 2004!
Swellmonster posted 09-24-2004 10:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Stephan,

We will put in at Maximo or Oneils South of the Skyway. We will coordinate and RUN!!

Swellmonster posted 09-24-2004 10:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Draftsmanswife,

Soon you will learn what "TGIS" is......:)

Draftmanswife posted 09-25-2004 09:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Kimberly, Julie a new mate and I will be down there sometime on friday, and stay thru the weekend.
The T's Me Fishin' Team will soon arrive...
that is 'Good LORD willin and the creek don't rise'
We're in DeLand, just west 30 miles from Boston Whaler.
We are at the present time experiencing wind gusts, but not much rain. This tells me that this storm may spare us, again lord willing, but look out for it crossing the southwestern coast. Take care, and if you don't hear from me for a few days, it's because we are with power, AGAIN!!!
Janis
Swellmonster posted 09-25-2004 10:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Is that ms julie f/naples?
Is that a yepper! :)
Draftmanswife posted 09-27-2004 05:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Yep, Julie is a new member of the T's Me Fishin' Team.
We making final arrangements this evening, and will advise.
Looking forward to a break from the hurricane's.
Janis
cmarques posted 09-29-2004 08:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
Will everyone be at the same ramp/park by Longboat Pass like the last time for Nick's B-Day??

Chris

InHerNet posted 09-30-2004 07:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for InHerNet  Send Email to InHerNet     
Chris,
I should be at that same ramp around 11:00 a.m.
Don
fno posted 09-30-2004 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
We'll be there unless the weather sucks.
DaddysCaddy posted 10-01-2004 10:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for DaddysCaddy  Send Email to DaddysCaddy     
Saturday 10/2 Forecast in Detail for ELLENTON, FL


Day
Sunny to partly cloudy and warm; a shower "possible" in the afternoon
High 90° F
Maximum RealFeel® 102° F
RealFeel Shade® 96° F
Winds E at 7 mph
Wind Gusts 16 mph
Maximum UV 8
Thunderstorm Probability 26%
Amount of Precipitation 0.00 in
Amount of Rain 0.00 in
Amount of Snow 0 in
Hours of Precipitation 0
Hours of Rain 0

DaddysCaddy posted 10-01-2004 10:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for DaddysCaddy  Send Email to DaddysCaddy     
I think that is the same forcast they use from June till November. There is ALWAYS a chance for a shower in FL.
cmarques posted 10-01-2004 06:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
We should be there about 10-11 o'clock depending on traffic and sleeping in.
See everyone in the a.m.

Chris

Bigshot posted 10-01-2004 11:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
We'll see you at 11am tomorrow.
WhalerAce posted 10-04-2004 08:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     
You guys don't forget to post some pictures. I noticed that Chris Marques is going, so I expect to see pics posted soon!

Hope y'all had a great time -- wish I could have been there.

Ace

fno posted 10-04-2004 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Ace, it was a classic Florida get together. Only nobody got hurt, arrested, or pregnant. At least for now. The weather was beautiful. The water was brown on account of our recent weather woes, but warm. Don (Inhernet) cooked up some fine sausages, brats, and hot dogs. Janice (Draftsmanswife) started watergun fights with the fastboat crews next to us. Pat(Swellmonster) found a mermaid. Chris and Michelle (cmarques) stayed out of trouble for the most part. Stefan brought his girlfriend and pissed her off almost imediately I think. Of course I was perfectly well behaved as I brought a drunk airline pilot along to entertain us. We did try to confiscate Nick's (Bigshot) continuous wave T shirt but he wasn't letting go...... Oh, we also got to see three pairs of well developed Florida ladies take their tops off as they were passing by our gathering. Of course, none of us really noticed them.
stefan posted 10-04-2004 10:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
good fun, woke up with scrapes and bruises, not sure if they're from the tumble off the boat (thank god for sand) or rug burns-LOL

great seeing ya'all-did anyone catch any fish? besides the mermaids.

next time we should do anclote/cotee up my way-tarpon springs/new port richey. anclote island has a awesome sandbar over a mile long-lots of party time.

i got a few pics on my camera,if i can figure out how to link it, I'll put it on site

Stef

DaddysCaddy posted 10-04-2004 11:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for DaddysCaddy  Send Email to DaddysCaddy     
Had a great time. Had some trouble getting home without hitting ground but that is why God invented Skeggards. We kicked over 2 cases between 4 people....not bad. Glad everyone showed up and enjoyed the wonderfull day. Like Frank said...ya could NOT beat the weather, nor Don's cooking. Stefan's frozen shrimp were good as well until some chef decided to cook them...and I ate one!
Draftmanswife posted 10-04-2004 01:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
I think we should have just call this event "Drunken Stuper Day". Had a great time, and I call for Don to be our official cook for all future events. We were going to burn Big's Wave shirt in a cermoney, but he wouldn't let us
We had 4 cases of beer and alot if rum. Pat, Julie and I had a great dinner close to the hotel afterwards.
It was good to see everyone...So, now for the Jacksonville run that Don talked about. I'll keep an eye on the river, and let you know when the idle zone is lifted and we can start planning.
Take care,
Janis
Swellmonster posted 10-05-2004 08:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Obviously it was a bad weekend to stop drinking :)
Good to see the crowd again! Thank you Janice and Julie for the extremely wonderful weekend! Im still smiling:)

Nicks wife was fun too. Tell Laurie hi and thanks too.

Brian, thanks for thinking about me, and next time, let me know sooner ..... ;)

stefan posted 10-06-2004 09:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
did I miss something here?
dang, I always leave the party too soon....
Draftmanswife posted 10-06-2004 11:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
told ya:)
Swellmonster posted 10-07-2004 12:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Oh!
I/we forgot to say say that we also consumed 2-3 cases of soft drinks, gatorade, chips, crackers and water too!
We aint total lushes, fwiw....

Applepie Pattie has a reputation to maintain, but dont let Frank prove me wrong! ;)
Go Frankie! Go Frankie!! !!!!! :)
May the good lord provide cold drinks and dark waters and strong virtues! :)

cmarques posted 10-09-2004 06:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
Sorry it's taken so long to reply here- we had a great time even if I kept my shirt on and stayed dry the whole time- may loosen up more next time. Boat broke again running across Sarasota bay on a late cruise, cleared and ran o.k. back to dock, ran aground across a shallow (sun in my eyes at sunset) and motor kept stalling trying to load on the trailer then got stuck in sand on ramp- And I was the SOBER one!!Couldn't complain though and will have a few pictures from the Kodak Queen soon <<you know who =)
We'll see everyone again soon.

Chris

Swellmonster posted 10-13-2004 10:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Who has pics?
cmarques posted 10-14-2004 10:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/aboutmandm/album?.dir=bb3e&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/aboutmandm/my_photos

Chris

Draftmanswife posted 10-15-2004 02:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Chris, somethings not working, I can't get into it.
Swellmonster posted 10-15-2004 11:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Chris,

Great job! You da man!

stefan posted 10-17-2004 11:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
kudos !- when we doing this again?
DaddysCaddy posted 10-18-2004 01:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for DaddysCaddy  Send Email to DaddysCaddy     
Thought you were setting one up in Tampon Springs Stefan?
stefan posted 10-20-2004 09:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
actually bigshot and I were talking about it, so let me get ahold of him , he must be AWOL-LOL
maybe mid november, or too close to turkey time?
jflots posted 10-20-2004 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for jflots  Send Email to jflots     
DaddysCaddy,

Do we really want to go to a place called "Tampon Springs"?

Swellmonster posted 10-20-2004 10:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Heck ya!

I always enjoyed going to a place that is full, saturated and soaked with excitment. Mates! We will have a bloody good time, eh? ;0

Stephan, set up a time bro!

stefan posted 10-21-2004 10:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
looks like best time would be dec /jan-not too cold then eh?
DaddysCaddy posted 10-21-2004 11:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for DaddysCaddy  Send Email to DaddysCaddy     
Tarpon....Tampon....they both probably ***** the same!


It was even too rude for me to post.

Draftmanswife posted 10-26-2004 12:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Geez...I go away for a few days and you all are out of control!
Tarpon Springs sounds great, but the river is so long to get to the outside. I vote we hit Hommasassa again, or
the St. Johns' it's starting to drop. Don said something about a Jax trip around the intercoastal up to
St. Augustine.
I say we get together sometime soon, as I don't do water and cold at the same time, (unless I'm shrimping!) Also, how about a Christmas Party, Carribean style?
Janis
The Judge posted 10-26-2004 02:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Sold the Caddy, had to change names....AGAIN!

You know I am game. Talked to FNO and he game at either Alocote?, Homo, or St Jonny as well.

Bought a new bitchen purple GTO....anyone know where to get a trailer hitch?

cmarques posted 10-26-2004 08:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
We're ready again soon. Half the roof is done and got my boat out of the shop today- up and running again!!Homassassa or the St. John's would be a great idea.

Chris

Draftmanswife posted 10-27-2004 09:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Hey Nick, Got a place here in town called "Hitch'n Post" and he was able to find me one for my Grand Am back in the late 90's, also did the one on the truck. In the phone book.
Janis
jflots posted 10-27-2004 09:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for jflots  Send Email to jflots     
My vote would be the St. Johns. Alot closer to the east coast.
fno posted 10-27-2004 10:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Should we call it a "Glad to be rid of Bigshot" party? or should it be "Here come da Judge"
smirkless posted 10-27-2004 12:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for smirkless  Send Email to smirkless     
Nick, your going to have more aliases than Richard Kimball and about as easy to track.
Hope you never get a vinivan :-}

How bout Nov. 13th on the St. John's? Smirk
The Judge posted 10-27-2004 01:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Gonna be in Chicago until the 13th....20th?
jflots posted 10-27-2004 04:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for jflots  Send Email to jflots     
Are you talking about a short-ish day trip?...an afternoon of sitting on the bank or rafting up?
Swellmonster posted 10-28-2004 12:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
This should be called the Florida site..........
Draftmanswife posted 10-31-2004 02:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Joe, Didn't know you were on this site! It's almost speck time in the river, so I think St. Johns' would be great. + Tommy likes the river much more than the intercoastal, and will come out and play too. You'll love this bunch, we always have a blast.
Take care,
Janis
jflots posted 11-01-2004 12:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for jflots  Send Email to jflots     
Sweetniss...I mean...Janiss,

Gianna's been talking about specks and our boat needs to see some fresh water. Looking forward to it.

Joe

stefan posted 11-01-2004 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
anclote/cotte is my back yard-a total blast, my neighbors all have docks w/out boats and we can use for overnight gig...
St johns would be fun too- maybe 2nd weekend in Dec, after turkey/before xmass craziness?
Swellmonster posted 11-02-2004 09:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Hmmmmm.....
Draftmanswife posted 11-04-2004 12:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
New Port Richie sounds great to me! Farmer Dave's ourlaws have a house and a boat there. 2nd week in Dec. sounds like a plan...
jflots posted 11-05-2004 11:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for jflots  Send Email to jflots     
Too much of a haul for us, but maybe an overnighter.
WhalerAce posted 11-06-2004 07:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     
Hi guys, been monitoring the converstation, but finally got lost. Did you guys finally decide on New Port Richie? The 20th of December? We would like to try to come, if you don't mind. Will the weather still be warmish then?

Joyce got herself a 15' GLS the other day and is dying to go on a trip with it now. Would the 15 be big enough for us, or should we bring the Temptation?

Please put it in simple terms for me.

Thanks,

Ace

PS Glad to see BigShot / DaddysCaddy / 'Da Judge / Nick back. All is right with the world now ;-)

The Judge posted 11-07-2004 11:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Forget the Temptation unless you want to leave it at my house for the winter. This freakin new GTO does not have a trailer hitch....NOR do they make one for it outside of the down under so looks like I might be putting a hitch on the Jetta Diesel which means....not sure what that means but not sure it can tow the Newtauk that far. I am game and I will borrow a truck being so close if I have to.

Saturday the ?

jflots posted 11-08-2004 10:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for jflots  Send Email to jflots     
Judge,
I used to trailer with a '69 Galaxie convertable that I had a custom hitch made for. All it took was a local welding shop and me telling them how I wanted it. Not a big deal. Better if i's bolted to the frame than welding. The heat from welding may compromise the frame's strength.
The Judge posted 11-08-2004 10:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
That is when cars HAD frames and my biggest obstacle is the ground effects.

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