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Old 04-05-2014, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, Fl
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Is anyone planning on taking their boat out to view the races next weekend ??? I would love to do this , but I'm not sure if they will let you get close enough to view the races (not sure how they plan to enforce this)

Where exactly is the race course ???
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:35 PM
 
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Is anyone planning on taking their boat out to view the races next weekend ??? I would love to do this , but I'm not sure if they will let you get close enough to view the races (not sure how they plan to enforce this)

Where exactly is the race course ???
It would be cool, but several months ago they did a promotional thing at Fishville with some of the boats. I was anchored out at Marker 2 (I think I got a nice cobia that day) when they ran south. Most were well inside, but a big, red 60 footer ran about 100 yards from the marker - it was like a freight train going by. I remember thinking, "if he hit me, there'd be nothing left but an oil slick, and he wouldn't even know".
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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Yes, all powerboat races have a boaters-viewing area and yes, you'll be able to see just fine. Just wouldn't be sitting out there bobbing around in a 16ft flats boat, that's for sure.
The races are in front of Englewood beach. We will be anchoring along the shore with several friends' boat and skis.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, Fl
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I emailed the organizers. here is the race map they sent me.

Dry Pitts | Map
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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Any recommendations on the best boat ramp in the area to use?

Thanks Gary
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, Fl
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I would like to launch at Eldred's marina in Placida, but I'm afraid it will be real zoo. So, I probably will go out at Charlotte Beach and take the long ride. Still undecided though. Hopefully the seas will be calm, but you never know. Calm harbor........short ride Rough harbor.....long ride
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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There are only two nearby launches: Rocky Creek ramp on Placida Road (one ramp, limited parking), and indian mound park on the sarasota cty side of englewood, which has more ramps and more parking, but the last three weekends have been a zoo here. Waiting and stalking for a parking spot, cringing at the freaking morons that take up two parking spots.
The launches in Placida might be less busy, and it's a short ride north to the races
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:23 AM
 
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Any recommendations for ramps on Pine Island.

It's a much quicker drive out there for me and possibly not quite as busy.

Gary
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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I just heard on the radio. That the racecorse has been relocated further north. Saying it was a depth issue near stump pass. Also all the proper permits have not yet been issued.
Lol really!
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:35 AM
 
Location: sittin happy in the sun :-)
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I bet Charlotte county haven't worked out how to send an inspector out (then fail it and charge a re-visit fee) !!!
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