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    Lightbulb Caloosahatchee Up river

    Hi guys
    new to the forums

    I've been wanting to make a trip up the river towards Okeechobee but have never found the time to.

    Anyone know of where I can find a guide as far as speeds, depths, whats along the way, etc. Or has someone made the trip before?

    I live in Cape Coral, so getting past Ft. Myers downtown is the problem with the recently added speed limits...No fun cruising at 15-25 on the skis...

    Thanks!


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    Welcome to the forum.. Never been up that river but look up Speedskixp(Jim) he lives over in that area and know's the water... and speed
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    I'm wanting to do the same trip. I've been up the river to downtown FM. Not too bad. 25 mph limit but most boaters are at 30-35. You can gas up in DT FM then it's about 60 miles before the next gas stop, just before Okeechobee. I'll be down in Ft Myers this coming week (May 13-1. I plan on riding almost everyday. Send me a PM or post here if you want to ride together. I'm just accross the river from the Cape Coral Yacht Club.

    Jeff
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    Look up Trigger, he lives in Cape Coral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAZE View Post
    Look up Trigger, he lives in Cape Coral.
    Hey Welcome to the forums i usually Launch at cape coral yacht club when i ride in that area.

    I have never been that far up river but i would be up for a ride let me know if you guys plan on going.

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    Pick a day. Meet up around noon at the Cape Coral Yacht Club?
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    ttt

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    Quote Originally Posted by driveumhard View Post
    Pick a day. Meet up around noon at the Cape Coral Yacht Club?
    Yeah that would be cool but i did launch yesterday at Alva at the launch there down from Frankland lock and i never found anyplace to fuel up except Port Isabelle and 1 they where out of fuel,what the guy at the lock told me and 2 when i went up to check it out they have a sign posted they do not fuel up jet skies or waverunners?

    I was not able to go up river near as far as i would have liked to because of the fule situtation is there another fule dock you know about?

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    I will ride Thursday - Sunday. One day I plan on heading up to North Captivia via the ICW. Maybe stop at Cabbage Key, Barnical Phils, Mucky Duck for a bite to eat and a beer.

    Another day probably head down to Lovers Key. Gotta stop at Flippers for a rum drink and probably hit the Fish House for some shrimp.

    I was thinking about riding up the river another day. A guy at the gas station in Downtown FM told me it would be about 60 miles past the lock before the next gas station (not sure of that)

    My wife might go with me some days while other days I will be solo.

    Anyone is welcome to join me/us on any of our rides. Just post here or send a PM. Here is a pic of the ski I will be on.

    Jeff
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    Trigger......I got your PM. I will be in Ft Myers tonight. I'll call/text you.

    Jeff 319-240-2596

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