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    gasparilla Jan. 26th

    Just wondering if anyone has done the Gasparilla thing on the 26th of January?? From their website it looks like you can boat beside the pirate ship as it comes in which my kids would love but wondering if it's worth doing??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor7000 View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has done the Gasparilla thing on the 26th of January?? From their website it looks like you can boat beside the pirate ship as it comes in which my kids would love but wondering if it's worth doing??
    Its an absolute zoo! tons of drunken idiots who don't know how to handle a boat. I'd stay away... especially if you have kids.

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    No PWC's are allowed at the event either

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    I'll be there, just not on a boat.

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    Thanks for the replies guys...much appreciated!! Will make other plans then.

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    I'll be taking the boat out for it this year, but it's definitely not a stress free event for the boat driver. Just watch the videos online, there's some definite bumping and jams ups that occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEngineer View Post
    I'll be taking the boat out for it this year, but it's definitely not a stress free event for the boat driver. Just watch the videos online, there's some definite bumping and jams ups that occur.
    So I take it you got yourself a boat..?? Did you end up with a centre console?? You still have your skiis??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor7000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TheEngineer View Post
    I'll be taking the boat out for it this year, but it's definitely not a stress free event for the boat driver. Just watch the videos online, there's some definite bumping and jams ups that occur.
    So I take it you got yourself a boat..?? Did you end up with a centre console?? You still have your skiis??
    Went with a 26ft CC. Definitely still have the skis.

    Just for future reference, the flotilla was awesome. There were plenty of boats out there that had children on them. I was actually very impressed by all the boat captains. The drivers were very much at attention and on their game. Passengers all had a blast while the guys at the wheels were pretty stressed. In all though, it's definitely worth it to go by boat. There were also some skis out there and I was surprised by how long the various law enforcement boats allowed them to linger. But once the flotilla was underway, the skis were directed away. Here's a video I shot:


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    really cool.....guess I'll venture out next year!!

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