07-03-2008, 12:25 PM #1
Southwest Florida Summer Ski Fest 2008Originally Posted by TJ from PWCtoday!
See you guy's out there!
07-03-2008, 04:24 PM #2
Nice post t metz!
07-05-2008, 07:37 AM #3
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07-12-2008, 12:36 AM #5
Ive already got a room booked!
07-12-2008, 09:41 PM #6
07-13-2008, 08:48 AM #7
07-13-2008, 08:29 PM #8
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
- Lexington, KY
I will be there sometime Friday morning. This will be my first time thru the mangroves.
07-14-2008, 09:34 PM #9
07-15-2008, 06:48 AM #10
We try to get an early start on Saturday so we don't waste to much time. Depending on how many riders there are 8- 9 am is a good time. BUT as usual there are always those who come late and need to get gas or whatever. We really don't like to leave anyone behind. What we might do is at 9 am take anyone who is ready on a mini ride to give those whose alarm clock did not work, a chance to join in without rushing. We'll get back to the resort between 9:30 and 10 am.
Most likely we will be doing rides (guided tours) all day. I'm not quite sure of the time length of each, we'll play it by ear. Last year we went out in the morning for a few hours and headed back to the resort for lunch one day and the other we ate at a quaint little waterfront restaurant. Went back out again for another ride after lunch for an hour or so returned again and then out one more time. Sunday was about the same. The resort is right on an inlet, "Big Carlos Pass" to the Gulf of Mexico, so there is plenty of water to play in within eyesight of the resort. It is quite hard to get lost on the water unless you travel into the mangroves without a guide.
We do keep our skis on the beach at the resort so you can come and go as one pleases. Bring your anchors if you don't want to beach your ski. We also tie them to the trees at night and lock them together with cables. There has never been any problems with theft. The resort is not right on the main road so there is only the people who stay there on the property, usually.
The free boat ramp is only a mile or two down the road if you desire to take your skis out for the evening. Some people do that and take their skis for gas to the local gas station. There is a marina with gas about a 10-15 minute slow ride away, not sure of the price or octane though. What we usually do is bring a couple of gas cans to fill up the skis each night. Then that evening run out with the car and fill up the cans again. The closest gas station is about 5 minutes by car north of the resort. Just make sure that your skis are topped off before putting them in the water.
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