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Extreme hi-perf boats, running for a good cause

 
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Nov 27, 2011 17:54 |  #1

This weekend I participated in the Ft. Myers Offshore (FMO) annual turkey day
weekend, run. "FMO is a not-for-profit coporation, dedicated to raising funds for
academic scholarships in SW Florida to help worthy individual graduating from high
school, continue their education at institutions of higher learning including college and
university as approved by the board of Directors". Additional information regarding
FMO can be found at "http://ftmyersoffshor​e.com/".

Thank you Bob and the entire FMO team, for another great day of hi-perf boating, and a
great destination. The food was great and plentiful, and the service was excellent.

For us, the day started extra early, due to the low tides. The total trip was 153 miles by
water, and I burned 68 gallons of 93 octane, that's an average of 2.250 MPG.

Here are a few picture, be sure to check them all out at the link below:


click here for all 101 pictures (external link)


overview

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a few boats, at the start, as seen from my boat
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our leaders ride
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1075hp x 2 = 2150hp, yes in one boat
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a few freinds
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quite the destination
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click here for all 101 pictures (external link)

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Nov 27, 2011 21:22 |  #2

Looks like an awesome event, must have been a blast!

2.25mpg isn't too shabby either. ;)


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Nov 27, 2011 21:41 |  #3

Good gallery.


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Nov 28, 2011 09:37 |  #4

nmcqueen469 wrote in post #13460529 (external link)
Looks like an awesome event, must have been a blast!

2.25mpg isn't too shabby either. ;)

Always a fun group to run with.
Some of the folks, with over 2,000 hp are getting close to 0.5MPG.
Other that a 50 ft cat with a bizzilion HP, and a pair of Vs with over 2,000 each
my 308 Skater with a pair of 3.2Ls, runs at the front.

my ride, pic from last year, taken with my older 8mb Nikon

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PhotosGuy wrote in post #13460635 (external link)
Good gallery.

Thank you Frank
We had a great time.
I like fast boats
I like photography
Shooting boats, from my boat, a really good day!


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