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Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! #192416
09/30/09 07:53 PM
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Yahoo!!

I hope everyone is greasing their trailer bearings and getting things ready for a road trip to Fort Walton Beach. grin We had a fantastic weekend on the bay and have it all ready to go. The same PRO that ran the GYA event is also running the race course for the NAs. There are a few 20s and F17s already secured out back on the grass. Everything is in place except YOU! Looking forward to seeing everybody; safe journeys. cool

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Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: Bob_Curry] #192703
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Only ONE MORE WEEK to go!!!

BC wink


"The election is over, the talking is done, Your party lost, my party won. So let us be friends, let arguments pass, Iíll hug my elephant, you kiss youíre a $$.Ē
Liberalism = A brain eating amoeba & a failed political ideology of the 20th century!
Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: Bob_Curry] #192913
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Wahoo!!

Only 4 more days to the NA event! smile. I know some teams are saddling up today to make the drive. I wish everyone a safe journey and we will see you out back on the point at the FWYC over the weekend. Everything is in place for a great week of sailing! grin

Drive carefully,
Bob wink


"The election is over, the talking is done, Your party lost, my party won. So let us be friends, let arguments pass, Iíll hug my elephant, you kiss youíre a $$.Ē
Liberalism = A brain eating amoeba & a failed political ideology of the 20th century!
Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: Bob_Curry] #192925
10/08/09 09:03 AM
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Ditto on the "Drive Carefully" part. Florida is really hurting for tax money due to all the foreclosures. One revenue generating answer they have come up with is a massive state wide speeding ticket program. AND...to further enhance the value of each ticket, they are writing them as "...in a 55 zone." even if you were in a posted 65 zone.

I know this because I sat through 3 hours of traffic court on Monday and case after case was there to argue the tickets not being written correctly, all were claimed to be in 55 zones, as was mine. I was doing 75 in a posted 65, got the pictures to prove it, but $265 later I still lost my case. Not a single defendant won, a few like me who could prove the wrong 55 speed on the ticket, had their tickets reduced by...a whopping $30. On a $300 ticket. BFD.

So as you saddle up to hit the highway be aware, the Florida Highway Patrol is out there and they will be looking for you. They will write "in a 55 zone" no matter where you were, then you have to go spend a day in court to prove them wrong. But you will still pay.


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Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: Timbo] #192927
10/08/09 09:27 AM
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WOw... thanks Timbo.. i am driving to Miami this weekend and that is valuable data...

Hope all enjoy the Nacra NAs !

Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: ] #192930
10/08/09 09:36 AM
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I think the best strategy is to set your cruise control at 65 and only touch the brakes, not the gas! I was being tailgated by 2 large semi-trucks so I sped up to get by the cars to my right, so I could get over and out of the way of the large trucks, and sure enough, there was the cop up ahead.

No, she did not also stop the two trucks who were both going as fast as I was, and tailgating...


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Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: Timbo] #192932
10/08/09 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Timbo
No, she did not also stop the two trucks who were both going as fast as I was, and tailgating...


I was going to say, i have a secret weapon with me, a very attractive Blondie.. but your statement "No, she did not..." makes my secret weapon much less effective... (usually)

Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: ] #192935
10/08/09 10:22 AM
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Make sure you check for traps along your route. I just stroked a $485 check to the Highway Patrol for doing 65 in a 65 zone... because trailers have a 55 limit. I was fortunate that I keep my trailer up - he checked all lights and chains while he had me stopped.


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Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: John Williams] #192936
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$500 beans for a damn speeding ticket?

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Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: ThunderMuffin] #192937
10/08/09 10:42 AM
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Like Tim said, there's a drive underway to make up some lost revenue. There's plenty of people out there breaking the law. Fish in a barrel.


John Williams

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Gary Player, pro golfer

After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: John Williams] #192939
10/08/09 10:54 AM
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does that trailer law apply in FL as well as California?

I don't recall anything like that, although I do see different speeds for trucks at night (they post both signs together) for some roads.


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Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: waterbug_wpb] #192944
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I know that there are truck and trailer limits in Florida. Check your route. Anyone going the Chiefland, espesh. Best drive into the Panhandle, but crazy speed traps all over the place. I remember a 100-yard 35-mph zone in particular. Don't ask me how I know.


John Williams

- The harder you practice, the luckier you get -
Gary Player, pro golfer

After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: John Williams] #192945
10/08/09 11:22 AM
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Just two general observations from spending some time on the other side of the pond:

Your speeding fees are pretty low.
You have a lot of cops.

Neither thing is bad.

Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: Rolf_Nilsen] #192948
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What's the typical fine ($$$) for going 10-20 (kph?) over the limit over there Rolf?


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Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: Timbo] #192949
10/08/09 11:44 AM
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Depends on the limit, fees are differentiated. Going 80km/h in a 60km/h zone earns you a US$750 fee.

Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: Rolf_Nilsen] #192950
10/08/09 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolf_Nilsen
Depends on the limit, fees are differentiated. Going 80km/h in a 60km/h zone earns you a US$750 fee.


Not sure if still relevant or not but...
When i spent 40+ days in Norway (20 years ago) a slice of pizza was about $7 (us) and a pack of smokes was about $8.00

the costs (with exchange rates) were insane compared to US dollar

Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: ] #192951
10/08/09 11:53 AM
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Cup-o'-joe in Paris is 5 Euro.


John Williams

- The harder you practice, the luckier you get -
Gary Player, pro golfer

After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: Rolf_Nilsen] #192952
10/08/09 11:55 AM
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I watched a program about autobahn and if I remember right the ticket cost is based on your wealth. Tickets could be in the thousands.


Have Fun
Re: Nacra NAs - Less than 2 weeks away! [Re: catman] #192955
10/08/09 12:10 PM
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So the morale is not to speed, but do get your butt to the NAs.


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