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Island Packet L24e Electric Solar Launch Series

I would like to share the news that Island Packet Yachts has introduced a new lifestyle launch - the Island Packet L24 Family Launch Series. They're available in three propulsion choices; Electric Steerable Pod Drive, Yanmar Diesel or Outboard models.

My most favorite, since I've owned electric boats since 1998 is obvious. However, let me assure you that electric propulsion has technically advanced with brushless motors that are more powerful, better batteries for longer run times,…

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Added by Nancy Frainetti on August 4, 2015 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Boater's Paradise - Home for sale - $600,000

This house in New Port Richey, FL is ideal for a boater.  If you have any interest in the property, please contact Cheryl Peck - Realtor - Coldwell Banker at 203-996-5065. (Agent is located in Florida)

 

THE SALT LIFE!! This beautiful water front home, which boasts over 4000 SF of living space & 75' of water frontage is around the corner from the open Gulf of Mexico! This home offers 5 bedrooms, 3-1/2 Baths & a 2-Car Garage. There is a brick paver driveway & entry…

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Added by Cheryl Peck on May 21, 2014 at 9:55am — No Comments

My New Toy!!!

 

I just purchase this beautiful speed boat and I am enjoying every minute on the water, my only problem is the Craig Cat is made only for 2 Adult with Maximum capacity of 750 Lbs. including motor & fishing gear, so this is how I turned my Catamaran to a fishing machine !!!!



-Fishing Rod Holders.…
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Added by Willy Asab on January 28, 2013 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

ANOTHER OLD MAN NEEDS HELP!

I GOT TIRED OF LIVING IN THE OLD PEOPLES HOME, SO I BOUGHT ANOTHER BOAT.  NOW, THIS IS NOT A NEW BOAT, BUT A BOAT THAT WAS RID HARD AND PUT AWAY WET.  THE BOAT IS IN HUSTON FLORIDA; I NEED A MARINA, LIKE IN THE, CENTRAL WEST ARIA, TO PULL IT AND LET ME WORK ON IT.  IF POSSIBLE, LET ME STAY ON IT LONG ENOUGH TO CLEAN AND PAINT THE BOTTOM.  I ALSO NEED TO GO OVER THE BOAT JUST TO BE SURE IT WILL MAKE IT TO THE KEYS.  REMEMBER I SAID I WAS OLD.  IT WOULD TAKE ME FOREVER,…

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Added by JOHN HARRINGTON on September 13, 2012 at 2:11pm — 1 Comment

Finally, "Free" site for marina fuel pricing.

I have finally found a site offering "free" information on marina fuel pricing which I've shown below.

 

https://www.waterwayguide.com/fuel-pricing?area=fwcklo

Added by Bob Reid on July 31, 2012 at 8:15am — No Comments

4th of July Events by Boat 2012

We have released the 2012 list of places where you can view fireworks from your boat. Thus far, more than 52 locations have been submitted by local Chambers of Commerce as well as Tourism and Visitor bureaus from across the Sunshine State.

Florida is one of the few states that can offer this many elaborate displays over water, allowing spectators to view the celebration from the comfort of their boat and making for the perfect holiday outing.

There are things that should be…

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Added by Rusty Gardner on June 8, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Sailing to Key West from ST Petersburg

Hey I want to sail to Key West this summer.. anyone have a good route and great places to anchor or stop on the way.. Id appreciate any suggestions of places to go and places to stay away from... Also time required to get there

thanks

Rochel

Added by Roche on May 10, 2012 at 8:13am — 2 Comments

troouble on the water

You are right, sooner or later you will need assistance on the water.  I have TowBoatUS.com and have used them 3 times in 4 years thus more than paying for the memberships dues. 
Without the membership the assistance could have cost me hundreds of dollars for each time I needed help.  Good Fishing, Mike

Added by Michael Wilkes on April 22, 2012 at 8:35am — No Comments

Trouble on the water

I hate to ask a stupid question, but since it could happen to anyone, here goes:

I am new to boating in Florida (previously owned a boat in NC).  Sooner or later I will probably experience engine/battery problems on the water.  What is the general advice for this here in Sarasota/Bradenton?  Emergency numbers?  Sea-tow service? panic?

Thanks

Added by Steve Harvel on April 13, 2012 at 7:38pm — 1 Comment

Things to do

I am new to New Port Richey and am looking for ideas for pleasure boating with my wife on some Islands and looking for someone to go fishing with. I have a 27' light cruiser

Added by Bradley Kiser on March 12, 2012 at 5:49pm — 1 Comment

Boating Tampa a Must for Tarpon Hunters | Boat Tampa Bay

Surrounded by the Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County is a gem among fishing aficionados. When you boat Tampa, the county seat and largest city in Hillsborough, it’s a given that you’ll find some of the best fishing in the U.S. Snook, pompano, bass bluegill, crappie and bream are all found in the waters around Hillsborough, which is also home to 147 freshwater lakes and several rivers.

Freshwater fishing isn’t all Hillsborough has to offer visitors. Fishing…

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Added by Rusty Gardner on February 28, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments

New Port Richey Boating has a lot to Offer | Pasco by Boat

If you own a boat in Pasco County area, chances are good that you know the value of being able to trailer your boat, making use of the many great boating locations avaiable to you in and around places like Zephyrhills and New Port Richey.

If you trailer your boat, New Port Richey has some great state parks and Gulf water locations that you should be sure to check out. One great location is just to the south of New Port Richey, and just west of Holiday. Anclote River…

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Added by Rusty Gardner on February 28, 2012 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Boat Bradenton To Take a Historical Boating Journey

Located to the southeast of the Tampa Bay, Manatee County is known as the spot where Hernando DeSoto landed in Florida in 1539. Home to Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice, Manatee is also reputed for its tarpon tournaments.

Bisected by the Manatee River, Bradenton is the perfect spot for the avid fisherman. Fishing Bradenton, the tarpon capital of the world, can be a dream come true. But, before you boat Bradenton, consider a charter if you’re unfamiliar…

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Added by Rusty Gardner on February 28, 2012 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Boating the Sarasota Area is the Perfect Place to Go Nautical by Boat

Whether you’re a new boater in the area, or just passing through, you’ll be thrilled to discover that the Sarasota County, FL area has a lot to offer those who enjoy nautical adventures. Located south, though relatively close, to the Tampa Bay, the Sarasota is as much known for its Ringling Brothers legacy as it is its proximity to the much admired “Sister Keys.”

If you want to bring the boat, Sarasota downtown area is host to Marina Jacks. Marina Jacks offers a fuel dock, fantastic…

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Added by Rusty Gardner on February 28, 2012 at 9:58pm — No Comments

How to Sail a Catamaran Sailboat

Catamaran sailboats are multi-hulled ships that have two primary hulls, which are joined together by a structure that acts as the framework for the boat. These boats are popular selections for leisure and sport sailing.

Basic Facts About the Catamaran Sailboat

Catamaran sailboats, like other multiple-hulled boats, were once looked at with skepticism. Most boaters were more familiar with single-hull boats. The catamaran does offer excellent speed and stability,… Continue

Added by Captain Jonas on September 22, 2010 at 10:02am — No Comments

Hey what do you listen to when your sailing ? Lets make a music list

Hey I'd love to know what kind of music you listen to when your sailing the Gulf and beyond... Lets make a list..

Here is some that I enjoy.. Hope you can add to the list.

Summer Breeze Seals and Croft…

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Added by Roche on August 28, 2010 at 10:33am — No Comments

Boat St. Petersburg for a Full Day of Boating Fun!

Boat St. Pete Beach, Clearwater, and Boating St. Petersburg



Whether you live in the area and own a boat, or are visiting the area with a boat, St. Petersburg area in Florida offers a wide variety of boating adventures. Located along the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, and nearby Clearwater are all popular areas to getaway for both tourists and locals alike.

What should be your first stop by boat? St. Petersburg Pier offers fun for the whole family. Located…

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Added by BoatPinellas.com on August 19, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Marine Electronic GPS Systems for Safer Boating

We don't use paper maps very much when we drive on the highway anymore, and it is fast becoming that way on the waters as well, since many boats now have Marine GPS units - portable or mounted. Boaters in larger inland waterways or on the ocean may depend on their GPS for their lives, but for many boaters, it's just an accessory that is very handy to have along. It's becoming more important to have a GPS unit on your boat, just in case you might need it. And you'll probably use it for… Continue

Added by Captain Jonas on August 10, 2010 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Dunedin Reef Fishing Group

I will be at 3 mile reef at 9am this Sunday. I am trying to catch that Cobia again that got away last weekend.

Hope to see you there.

Added by Patrick Hamilton on June 8, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Water Fun 101

Water Fun 101

How to Stay Safe and Get the Most Fun Out of Tubing

Do you love getting out on the lake or ocean, and having some fun? Well, it is easy to turn a fun trip into an outstanding one. All you have to do is add the right towable tube and boat to… Continue

Added by Captain Jonas on June 7, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

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