Fort Lauderdale

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  1. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    Went on a vacation, spent a couple nights in Fort L, went on a 7 day cruise and finished with 3 more nights in Fort L

    gosh it was awesome, it rained quite a bit, but the boats everywhere were beautiful. We stayed at the Marina Hilton on 17th

    was able to do some running and check out some of the boats also

    the last pic is of a bunch of young women who took over our hotel pool, ended up being the USA women national soccer team.
    Had a great time, looking forward to going back
     

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  2. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    1998 370 Sundancer
    7.4 MPI
    Yeah. I like that hotel. Wife grew up there and we stayed there in the past. I like to sit under the 17th Causway and watch the boats go by.
     
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  3. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair - Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    2008 - Formula 400ss
    Volvo Penta D6-350
    Wife and I love that hotel. We’re heading back in April before we head to the Keys
     
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  4. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    Shrimp and Grits? Bacon? Andouille sausage works!
     
  5. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    I Always try to stay in the tower, waterside.

    you can watch the icw, inlet, and marina across the icw. Many of afternoons on a balcony with a cigar and scotch.
     
  6. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Welcome to my back yard…. Did you make iT to Las Olas?
     
  7. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    I ran on Los olas a couple times. It rained almost the whole time we were here
     
  8. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    The Hilton marina restaurant project is supposed to be done in January, that will be real nice
     
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  9. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    The 400DA I bought fifteen years ago was slipped there in the canal between 15th and 16th streets. We were having dinner at Southport Raw Rar at the end of the canal reminiscing about looking at and buying the boat a couple of weeks ago at FLIBS.
    Also there is a restaurant right at that loop over to 16th in your map called the Boatyard that is excellent.
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    Those are some of the places we ate at!

    Loved the raw bar, went there twice!

    had a great meal at the boat yard, had Sunday brunch there iirc

    alson enjoyed the 15th street fishery, great fried cheesecake dessert

    Another place we liked was Kelly’s landing

    here is a pic of the dessert (15st) and a burger I got from the boat yard

     

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  11. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    The bacon was thicker, kinda like candied pork belly, phenomenal
     
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  12. brewster16

    brewster16 Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2009
    Long Beach Island, N.J.
    '07 44 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins QSC 8.3
    Surprised the US women's soccer team wasn't "virtue signaling"....the latest term to describe LGBTQ++++ sensitivity.
     
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  13. El Capitan

    El Capitan Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    Listen, vacationing is nothing like living there. I grew up in Myami. Moved to Ft Lauderdale when I bought my first house. 20 years ago I moved to Chicago ( hold laughter) and lived in Barrington for those 20. Moved back to Treasure Coast 2 years ago.

    South Florida is overrun by Latin Americans. Miami, we’ll let’s just say English is the 3rd language.

    The traffic is as bad or worse than downtown Chicago.

    Most people in Florida are from somewhere else so there is no traditional American culture like you find in the Midwest.

    If you don’t like seafood, I’m sick of it having grown up fishing, diving for my own lobster, grouper and dolphin, you’re shit out of luck finding plenty of good restaurants. Cuban food…. I prefer home cooked because those restaurants have had to alter their menus to accommodate every Latin American country and Caribbean cuisine.

    Yes, the water is beautiful, downtown is exciting, the babes all wear thongs and have great asses.

    But it’s no longer Florida, nor America.
     
  14. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Rusty Pier 66.jpg Going back a long ways in time...

    Was sitting on the balcony at the Hilton we are discussing. Watching boats go by, thinking, that looks alot like a L650.

    Sent a text to @Capt. Rusty Higgins , yes it was him returning a boat from the Bahamas....
     

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