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mcrewsz71
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Fireworks

Post by mcrewsz71 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:24 pm

Has anyone here ever taken their kayak out and anchored to watch one of the many fireworks displays around town?
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Re: Fireworks

Post by texayak » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:47 pm

Was just wondering the same. Bet the drunks and wakes would make for some scarey situations by the Landing.

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Re: Fireworks

Post by Chris » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:10 pm

Not saying this to be a grump, but it sounds like a tragedy waiting to happen.

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Re: Fireworks

Post by hydrophilic » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:24 pm

I have to agree with Chris.

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Re: Fireworks

Post by islandspeed2001 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:33 pm

As long as you have proper lighting to keep the power boats away you should be good. Not sure where you plan to go? Downtown on the river might be a different story.
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Re: Fireworks

Post by keastman » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:13 pm

I could see doing it in St. Augustine safely and have always planed to but never get around to it. If you launched at Vilano and went to the west end of the islands, you could park shallow enough that other boats wouldn't be a factor or beach on the islands and get a great view.

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Re: Fireworks

Post by southboundchicken » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:00 am

keastman wrote:I could see doing it in St. Augustine safely and have always planed to but never get around to it. If you launched at Vilano and went to the west end of the islands, you could park shallow enough that other boats wouldn't be a factor or beach on the islands and get a great view.

This is very do-able just stay to the west end and you should be just fine and in Fact you will have a front row seat but downtown jax around the landing would be suicide

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Re: Fireworks

Post by mcrewsz71 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:20 am

Definitely not at the landing, I know better than that. I was thinking about St. Augustine or near Mayport. My lighting will be set up this week. I don't know if I'm going to do it or not yet.
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Re: Fireworks

Post by SeaDog » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:01 pm

I would be scared of the drunks in boats...
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in
a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming...
"Wow! What a ride!"

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Re: Fireworks

Post by mcrewsz71 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:20 pm

SeaDog wrote:I would be scared of the drunks in boats...
Boats are what I'm always scared of out on the water.
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Re: Fireworks

Post by WoodyHuband » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:49 pm

I don't know of any kind of lighting that will repel drunks on holidays ;)

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Re: Fireworks

Post by keastman » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:04 am

I think Marine Po Po lighting repels them, though I'm not sure it's legal on your vessel

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Re: Fireworks

Post by mcrewsz71 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:03 am

keastman wrote:I think Marine Po Po lighting repels them, though I'm not sure it's legal on your vessel
That's what I should do, get a beacon for the front of my yak!
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Re: Fireworks

Post by Lexicon » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:51 pm

keastman wrote:I could see doing it in St. Augustine safely and have always planed to but never get around to it. If you launched at Vilano and went to the west end of the islands, you could park shallow enough that other boats wouldn't be a factor or beach on the islands and get a great view.
I like this idea.

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Re: Fireworks

Post by keastman » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:56 pm

Then to. avoide the drunks,fish from shore after the show and paddle back when the coast is clear, you can
also gig around the shallows of the islands

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