We were going to run to Shell Island to meet a guy I had talked to on the "other" board. I wanted to check out his 302 Formula with Kamma Drives. Guess who was at the launch when we got there. I had never met him before.
He has a pristine boat, and I watched him jump up on a plane with them, supposedly they are hard to get up with, but it got up faster than I can with twin SBC's. Saw him run down the channel and the roostertail was way cool. They were too far away for a pic of the tail.
My buddy Johno left before us and was headed down by the skyway. He called me and told me there was a boat burning near the Skyway and they had closed the channel and making boats go along the other side of the Skyway. John didn't know about the very long sandbar that runs on that side. He found out the hard way. The fire was out and everyone gone when we passed the burned boat. The tide was lower then, and the only thing left on the boat was the engine and the bowrail. This pic was taken a couple hours later on the way back (higher tide).
The good news is that that the new shift cable it took me two weeks to install worked flawlessly, the bad news is that someone, ahem, didn't latch the cabin door when she was getting the camera for the porpoise shots. Here is the result of jumping cruiser wakes with the cabin door not latched.
Iggy, we would be glad to show you around. We are running down to Sarasota next weekend for a Donzi group meeting. I will be the red headed step child with a Formula. Oh well, first cousins anyway. I wish I had the 20 to take down, but it looks like it will be the 242.