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#278415 - 04/16/15 07:46 AM Re: 2015 US F16 Championship [Re: dr5e14w]  
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Originally Posted by dr5e14w

Its a long ways out there if they suggest that the drawbridge wont open for you.


Not that it would help picking a fight with the poor bridge tender, but boats were here before automobiles, so if I read correctly boats are allowed priority through bridges (unless an emergency, etc.).

I do believe that particular bridge in question has scheduled openings if boats are around. But we got through last time with a quick hail on the handheld VHF. It didn't hurt that Tim offered to throw a beer up to him...


Jay

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#278418 - 04/16/15 09:45 AM Re: 2015 US F16 Championship [Re: dr5e14w]  
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Originally Posted by dr5e14w
Originally Posted by John Williams
Anyone know if we get to sail outside for F16s?


Its a long ways out there if they suggest that the drawbridge wont open for you.


I doubt that would be an issue. The road isn't all that heavily traveled and we were pretty efficent getting through the bridge. The fleet was through the bridge in 5 to 8 minutes tops.


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#278422 - 04/16/15 12:14 PM Re: 2015 US F16 Championship [Re: David Ingram]  
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Originally Posted by David Ingram
Originally Posted by dr5e14w
Originally Posted by John Williams
Anyone know if we get to sail outside for F16s?


Its a long ways out there if they suggest that the drawbridge wont open for you.


I doubt that would be an issue. The road isn't all that heavily traveled and we were pretty efficent getting through the bridge. The fleet was through the bridge in 5 to 8 minutes tops.


Have you met the F16 crowd? Two hours, minimum.


I'm boatless.
#278423 - 04/16/15 12:42 PM Re: 2015 US F16 Championship [Re: Karl_Brogger]  
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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger


Have you met the F16 crowd? Two hours, minimum.


I was banned from the compound years ago so not recently.



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#278428 - 04/16/15 01:14 PM Re: 2015 US F16 Championship [Re: John Williams]  
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Any sailor worth his nads should be able to heal his boat over 45 degrees and sail under that bridge, it's pretty high. Heck, I'll do it with my kite up, solo!


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#278483 - 04/20/15 10:55 AM Re: 2015 US F16 Championship [Re: Timbo]  
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pshaw... just flip and swim it under... Worked for us in an N20 once...


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#278674 - 04/29/15 08:18 PM Re: 2015 US F16 Championship [Re: John Williams]  
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#279775 - 07/06/15 07:49 PM Re: 2015 US F16 Championship [Re: John Williams]  
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My F16 Viper is for sale and is actually very close to the venue as this is my home club! It is an excellent boat and if anyone would like to take a look at it/test sail I can organize that at the venue.

Check out the ad here:



Feel free to call me at 941-465-9862 and leave a message. This will be a great event!

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#279805 - 07/07/15 02:47 PM Re: 2015 US F16 Championship [Re: John Williams]  
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F16 Available for charter.

PM me for info.


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#280367 - 08/31/15 07:35 AM Re: 2015 US F16 Championship [Re: tback]  
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And now available for sale. See ad on CatSailor Classifieds.



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