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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 6 days ago #18756

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Russ are you back from Key West? Give us an update.
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 5 days ago #18757

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OH FOR THE LACK OF 50 K

www.boattrader.com/listing/1988-hansen-houseboat-103140976/

phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/boa/d/new-mercruiser-42-cummins/6313029348.html

I WOULD LOVE DO THIS COMBO !!!

It would be an ideal home on the water !
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 4 days ago #18761

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Scubasmitty 50K is quite a lot for a project not ready to go. You can find something good ready to go for around 35K.
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 4 days ago #18762

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John, pete, russ, tommy get prepared for another cane, might not hit us but the way things are going.....???
From www.spaghettimodels.com/mikes weather page.
......"Invest 90 likely to develop and head towards the Gulf over the weekend. Latest spaghetti models here. Until we get a true center and formation it will be hard to believe them quite yet. Front coming down should lift NE so I would be watching on the west coast of Florida also. Timing is this weekend. And timing how fast it makes it to the Gulf and our front are key players on the turn.www.spaghettimodels.com/ Mikes Weather Page APP"
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 3 days ago #18763

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Yes, we are watching this. But like you said, it looks like it's going to miss us.
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 3 days ago #18764

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wrong button, Here are a few more photos if this system will let me post them. I am having a lot of trouble loading the photos, Please bear with me a bit and I will get some on here today. I will post a whole lot more when I get home. I must have over 1,000 photos of damage all over the area. Some of it is just unbelievable.


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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 3 days ago #18765

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AHOY everyone, I just found a restaurant that reopened yesterday about two blocks from the marina that has Wi-Fi. I am having a left-handed breakfast while trying to type this. Keith and I have really been roughing it for the past 12 days without even electricity at the boat. We can not afford to keep the generator running but we did run an extension cord to the cab company behind us to keep a couple of fans going and run a power tool when we need it.

I hope that all went well in my absence and want to thank Aquanut for posting those photos for me. Even my phone has been on and off at times. The photos can not do justice to the damage in the back areas. Key West it's self is looking pretty good and most of the recovery and cleanup is concentrated in that area to get the tourists to start coming back. Without them the town will not survive. Local workers are being hit the hardest. Housing has been decimated and that still standing is going way beyond the ability of the average worker to afford. Without workers this place will not be worth coming to see. Keith's dock rent is way over $1,000 a month and apartments that are still habitable are even higher and Keith lives on Stock Island a couple of miles outside of Key West.

I am heading home tomorrow if all goes well. I am in bad shape and have overdone it with all of the work here. I missed a very important cancer Clinic appointment today and called them. They want me in Friday without fail. I think they are a bit upset with me calling and telling them that I can't get there until Friday. But, at least I can get there in two days.

This is what we saw when we went out to get I.R. Baboon.



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We went back out with my dive gear and brought her back up and towed her to the marina. Damage was limited to mud and diesel oil throughout the cabin and the engine had been underwater for some time. We don't know exactly how long. I worked on it when we were not trying to get the big boat livable and managed to get the engine running in a couple of days. Right now it seems to be doing pretty good.






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I don't really know how much help I was to Keith but I did my best when the pain would let me work. I had a few days that were very trying and I really felt like heading home but helping Keith as much as I could was why I was here so I kept pushing myself. Anyhow, it all worked out pretty well and I am still standing, although it may be a bit shaky this morning. Now I have to load the truck and head back home. Today is going to be a bit rough

Here are a few more photos. I will post more when I get home and can recover a bit. Right now I am hurting quite a bit and need to rest. I just got another cup of this great Cuban coffee. I could live on this stuff.


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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 3 days ago #18766

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I am having a lot of trouble loading photos and will have to wait for a better connection to show much more. Meantime, here are a few more if I can get the system to work.

I. R. Baboon's engine was saved and is running great. I would love to be able to drive her home instead of trailering her. It would be a great trip.


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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 3 days ago #18767

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I have to get back to the boat and start loading my truck for the trip back home. I want to stay longer but missing an important cancer treatment is not an option. I'll post more when I get home.


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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 3 days ago #18770

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Russ, Tried to call. No Go. Do you want to stop over for a rest on your way back?
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 3 days ago #18771

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Salvor6 wrote:
Scubasmitty 50K is quite a lot for a project not ready to go. You can find something good ready to go for around 35K.

MAYBE BUT !

I would KNOW what I got,,,I wouldn't have to worry about the engines for quite a while, AND I could modifie it the way I want it, not some designer's idea, it would be a fun project for sure.


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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 3 days ago #18774

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I am going to get on the road sometime early morning 2 or 3 A.M. maybe a little later. I would like to het home around mid-day tomorrow. I took a bad fall while loading the truck and am pretty sore and aching or else I would leave now. I think I need to get some sleep and rest before heading up. I took a good knock on the head and right arm. Like I say, no day is a work day until you draw blood..

I'll give you a call when I get near your exit off of I-75, John but I should be able to get all the way home without any problem. If I need a break I'll let you know. Thanks, John.


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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 3 days ago #18775

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YOU OLD SCHOOL DUDE ! TEACH THESE YOUNGUNS !

YOU THE MAN ! blood sweat and tears go into everything made with HEART !

be good, be careful, and for god's sake (and the rest of us) be rested before you travel !!!

BE SAFE GROOVEY DUDE !
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 3 days ago #18776

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Russ those pictures of the Keys are incredible.
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 2 days ago #18777

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I hope and pray you have a safe trip home Russ.
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 2 days ago #18778

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Floridas own rooster cogburn/captain ron B)
...lookin forward to your stories and pics, Have a safe trip home!!
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 2 days ago #18780

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Take care my friend..
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 2 days ago #18783

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Let us know when you get home.
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 1 day ago #18784

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Ok russ,...wondering if you made it home ok?
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 weeks 1 day ago #18785

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Me too Russ! Let us know you made it. I will get with you when I get back to Bradenton next month.
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