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Tohsgib posted 09-14-2012 02:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for Tohsgib   Send Email to Tohsgib  
I believe this is our 4th annual and although the groups are always small, we always have a blast. I don't understand why we don't get a bigger turnout with all this day has to offer. We have BIG tankers to drive by, Tampa Bay, Alafia river, natural fresh water springs, 3 or 4 bars, wonderful wings and food, Dave Neal & Dr. Bob, BEER & MOONSHINE....what else could you possibly need?

Saturday October 27th or November 3rd?

This is an easy daytrip for most as it is minutes south of rt4 in Tampa, minutes off exit 250 on rt275. Mapquest Riverview boat ramp on rt41.

Dave...look into each date and see if we can get a good tide this year. If not I am bringing a ladder to get out at the Beer Shed.

Tohsgib posted 09-14-2012 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Yeah I know I forgot the N in autumn....moonshine ;)
Draftmanswife posted 09-14-2012 03:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
I'm in for the 3rd. I have heard so much fun has been had at this event, I can't think about missing it again!
Janis
dneal33 posted 09-14-2012 03:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for dneal33  Send Email to dneal33     
Im always good for this. The day does not mater..)
dneal33 posted 09-14-2012 04:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for dneal33  Send Email to dneal33     

Forgot the tides.

Oct. 27

Hi. @11:15 am
Low @6:09 pm


Nov. 3

Low @12:33
Hi. @ 9:36

Strong tides both days. I think it's a wash .
Whatever day work's out for all.

ofmiceandmenemsha posted 09-14-2012 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for ofmiceandmenemsha  Send Email to ofmiceandmenemsha     
We are down for either day.

Last year was a great time. This year, no dog!

bkjones posted 09-15-2012 07:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for bkjones  Send Email to bkjones     
May check it out for the first time if it's on the 3rd.
zotcha posted 09-15-2012 09:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for zotcha  Send Email to zotcha     
I am off last two weeks of October to be in the river shrimping every day. Or deer hunting. Need to come down to Hernando Beach to find some property. Anything is possible. Low hours on Whaler this year! Third might be tough for me.

Thanks for the email Nick. You don't text and I don't fb!

zot.

Tohsgib posted 09-16-2012 09:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Looks like the 3rd is it. I don't FB much Mike nor will I ever text someone I like.
Tohsgib posted 09-19-2012 04:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Looks like 5 boats so far for the 3rd of November.
John W posted 09-19-2012 06:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for John W  Send Email to John W     
I may be able to join you, by water from Davis Island. How far up the river do you go? Is this a kid friendly event, or are they best left at home? Thanks

John

Tohsgib posted 09-20-2012 01:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Moonshine and bar hopping is not kid friendly unfortunately. This is the one event that we pretty much ban all rugrats :) We go up to the springs which is a few miles east of 75 then head back.
bkjones posted 09-20-2012 02:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for bkjones  Send Email to bkjones     
Down 1 boat. The kids are part of the crew. Perhaps there will be a second, mini Whaler rendezvous with kids at Beer Can that same day.
Tohsgib posted 09-20-2012 02:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Homosassa is kid friendly till around 9pm. This however is never kid friendly and we usually post that so there is no confusion. I thought the Moonshine & beer was enough....my bad.
Swellmonster posted 09-26-2012 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Back at the spring (aka redneck rivera) the water clears at outgoing tide.
I hope to make this one
I
Tohsgib posted 10-01-2012 10:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Did a shakedown run on the Harley yesterday on the Alafia beer circuit with Dave and my friend BT. Looks like we are ready...see you in a month.
stefan posted 10-03-2012 12:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
I actually land at TPA at 3:30 on 3rd, leaving Sunday for a cruise...wonder how much crap I'll get from Mel, and what payback I'll have to give to pull this off; only haven't seen her or my girls since August....
Tohsgib posted 10-03-2012 02:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
No chance as we are normally loaded up and gone about 5pm or so. You are off the hook.
Swellmonster posted 10-04-2012 10:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Steph,
Do another rondezvous and you wont have to worry coming back from Alaska!
Lets catch up for a cigar my friend!!
Swellmonster posted 10-04-2012 10:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Steph,
Just say you fly in at 7Pm.
If your caught having fun with us, you just say you are practicing for the cruise.
BTW, hope its not a cruise to Alaska! LOL!
Tohsgib posted 10-15-2012 04:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Bump!
ofmiceandmenemsha posted 10-17-2012 12:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for ofmiceandmenemsha  Send Email to ofmiceandmenemsha     
What time are we leaving the ramp?
Tohsgib posted 10-17-2012 03:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Usual...10:30ish
Swellmonster posted 10-23-2012 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
All good in the hood!
dneal33 posted 10-26-2012 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for dneal33  Send Email to dneal33     
Will have one Montauk for sure , and maybe toss in the Newport also.See you all in eight days.
Tohsgib posted 10-28-2012 10:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
6 DAYS til AARRFFF!!!!

I think we have another Montauk with Tom & Len Simpson.

fno posted 10-28-2012 05:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Looks like I may actually be able to attend this year. I will know more as the week progresses and I do not have to go anywhere for work.
Swellmonster posted 10-29-2012 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
I may have a boatload pf crew
Also there will be a Ruskin Seafood Festival at the Williams Park Boatramp
dneal33 posted 10-30-2012 12:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for dneal33  Send Email to dneal33     
The yearly seafood festival should be south about ten miles at Simmions Park boat ramp. I could be wrong, but with good weather and about 30 minutes I can lead the group down there. They have held the seafood festival for the last 30 year's at different locations so it may be at Williams Park this year. We are getting all of the wind out of here this week, Wensday is the last day of grouper season for a while so I may drop the Montauk in the water at daylight and poke my nose out in the bay and check it out.

Will be out Saturday around 10 am. Any calls for me go to 813-477-8511, see all then. Dave

Tohsgib posted 10-31-2012 11:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
That might be Ok for later in the day as this is an AARRFFF run and unless it is on the alafia, it does not count ;)
Swellmonster posted 10-31-2012 10:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Just posting the event at the ramp, figure it out...
I will Still be there..
Swellmonster posted 10-31-2012 10:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     

When
Saturday, November 3rd
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Where.
E.G. Simmons Park
2401 19th Avenue, N.W.
Ruskin, FL 33570
phone: (813) 671-7655


A variety of food vendors serving seafood & other specialty food items.
Arts & Crafts show

Boats on display
Children’s area with a full day of interactive entertainment line up including Jumbo the Clown.

Live entertainment on main stage, Featuring Steeldrum,

just posting traffic

Like I say its all good in in the hood!!

ofmiceandmenemsha posted 11-01-2012 07:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for ofmiceandmenemsha  Send Email to ofmiceandmenemsha     
Jumbo the Clown!
Tohsgib posted 11-02-2012 09:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
See ya'll tomorrow.
dneal33 posted 11-02-2012 01:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for dneal33  Send Email to dneal33     
Will be there,Doc. Bob also unless he has to play race car team leader Saturday night..Looks like he will be with us...)
Swellmonster posted 11-02-2012 08:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Im there with a crew...

813 300 5833

Tohsgib posted 11-02-2012 09:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Ok...due to a serious family situation I HAVE to bring my 11 year old nephew. So I apologize to those who I said no kids...please bring them. Again I am sorry.
Tohsgib posted 11-03-2012 07:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Scratch that....no kids on my ride today.
Tohsgib posted 11-05-2012 12:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Awesome day...see everyone at Homosassa. 1st..yes FIRST weekend in April like it is EVERY year. This is the 10th anniversary I believe.
Tohsgib posted 11-05-2012 12:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
9th official Homo rendezvous, 11th unofficial.
ofmiceandmenemsha posted 11-05-2012 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for ofmiceandmenemsha  Send Email to ofmiceandmenemsha     
Awesome day indeed. Video coming soon...
ofmiceandmenemsha posted 11-05-2012 09:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for ofmiceandmenemsha  Send Email to ofmiceandmenemsha     
http://youtu.be/omMwEkBxTls

A short video from the cruise.

Tohsgib posted 11-06-2012 10:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Cool vid and good choice of music.
dneal33 posted 11-06-2012 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for dneal33  Send Email to dneal33     
Sent it over to friends in Germany and they are laying out vacation plans to try to make the next one.Well made with great music....)
ofmiceandmenemsha posted 11-06-2012 11:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for ofmiceandmenemsha  Send Email to ofmiceandmenemsha     
Glad y'all approve. YouTube has some copyright police that crack down on all protected music. I have a few bands that produce music I can use, just so happens one did a nice cover of Black Water. Very fitting...

I have a bunch of other videos on my channel from boating this summer. Enjoy.

Swellmonster posted 11-09-2012 01:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Major wow on the video!
I wish we were able to show up earlier to be on the video
You guys rock!!
We will be in touch soon!!

Pat and Linda
20 Outrage
813.300.5833

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