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Old 02-09-12, 09:55 AM   #1
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Please provide me with a stocked Tiki 26 and I'll be on my way.
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Old 02-09-12, 11:05 AM   #2
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... Roosevelt Island?
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Old 02-09-12, 11:12 AM   #3
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... Roosevelt Island?
Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas about 70 miles west of Key West.
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Wrong president, but I have read of the place.
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Wrong president, but I have read of the place.
If you enjoy sailing it's an easy overnight trip and well worth it.
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If you enjoy sailing it's an easy overnight trip and well worth it.
Do they allow flying boat landings?
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Do they allow flying boat landings?
Yes but you have to get a special permit through the everglades national park office. There's no available fuel there so you have to be able to make the round trip on your own tank.
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Are they still holding Confederate rebels in the prison?
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Are they still holding Confederate rebels in the prison?
Not the last time I was there. I wonder if they got to enjoy the snorkeling.
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Not the last time I was there. I wonder if they got to enjoy the snorkeling.
Permanent snorkeling only.

From the airiel view it looks a bit tricky to come in by sail boat for a tourist.
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Permanent snorkeling only.

From the ariel view it looks a bit tricky to come in by sail boat for a tourist.
It's actually pretty easy. The channels and anchorage are well marked and the water is so clear you can easily see the hazards. If you have a head on your boat you have to have a holding tank because the area is a no discharge zone.
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Yes but you have to get a special permit through the everglades national park office. There's no available fuel there so you have to be able to make the round trip on your own tank.
I think if I borrow a Martin Mars from the Canadians, I will have plenty of fuel.
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Old 02-09-12, 03:50 PM   #13
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Old 02-09-12, 04:08 PM   #14
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Or perhaps my 747 floatplane...
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You're in Atlanta?

Hm.

Can't blame you there.
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Fixed it for ya: You can die of old age before a Wharram design gets there.

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Fixed it for ya: You can die of old age before a Wharram design gets there.

Nowadays, I sail like I bike, slow and steady. But once upon a time I was one of those young guys flying a hull on a Hobie16 so I know what you're talking about. A fast cat is like a fast descent, incredibly thrilling and a bit scary.
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At least it's not L'Hydroptere.

I really want to build a Tennant cat, probably the Great Barrier Express, probably 5-layer cold-molded. I also want to use a big traction kite like a Flysurf for a rig instead of a conventional mastsail. The whole idea of putting a compression load that big on an unsupported transverse beam just reeks of poor engineering.
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At least it's not L'Hydroptere.

I really want to build a Tennant cat, probably the Great Barrier Express, probably 5-layer cold-molded. I also want to use a big traction kite like a Flysurf for a rig instead of a conventional mastsail. The whole idea of putting a compression load that big on an unsupported transverse beam just reeks of poor engineering.
Come on over to the woodenboat forums, the guys there have lots of great construction tips and they're expertise isn't limited to wood.
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