Gasparilla 2018

Discussion in 'Pictures & Videos' started by Happy Dayz, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    388
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    anyone else go? was a blast! ...head on swivel with amateur hour boaters...lol

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  2. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Susan has been to it years ago with clients on a chartered boat...she said "I don't think we'd want to take our boat there". LOL!!
     
  3. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Too crazy for me, I also went on a chartered boat long ago, NO WAY would I ever go out there in my boat! Too many rookies and pirates of all kinds!
     
  4. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    We elected to stay in Texas last weekend, moved our trip down till this week.
     
  5. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    388
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    yes, it looks crazy and is but I had no problem and didnt see any either! i dont drink either so i was on the offensive/defensive...lol
     
  6. BubbaFrsh

    BubbaFrsh Member

    43
    Aug 22, 2009
    Tampa, Florida
    "SeaExec II"
    2005 420 Sundancer
    480 CE
    Apparently, on port side of the pirate ship, there was a guy who ran in to the Sherriff's boat. I stand mid ship on the starboard side of the Jose' and all I saw was a guy in a blue Intrepid leave a nice 1.5 foot anchor rash down the side of another boat. It was a very mellow cruise this year, not a lot of sights. The parade was spectacular. All in all a great day for the City of Tampa. We had the Stanley Cup on board the Pirate Ship with us. IMG_0756.jpg IMG_0764.jpg
     
  7. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    That looks like a great place to anchor a short distance away and take the dinghy to enjoy the fun. I'm not into the pirate thing, but I do enjoy people watching at an event like that. People having fun are always fun to watch.
     
  8. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    444
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    YouTube : (Jobbienooner) up here in Michigan. You talk about a sh!!t show. I went in 2014 with my 310 and said to myself ( I went twice this year, first and last). I walked out on my bow to look around and there was a guy hanging from my anchor line (8' to 10' of water). I asked are you ok? He says yeah just resting on my way back to the boat. Do you need a life vest I ask. No, I'll rest over there and took off swimming. I made sure he made it to the next boat and then told the sheriff patrol that was passing by that they may want to keep an eye on him (have know idea where the boat he was looking for was).
     
  9. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    I have never participated - but have heard it is similar to Mardi Gras type of feel. Complete with the - throw me the beads concept.

    Is that true? If so, there are so many pics we should see....
     
  10. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    It's true but not so much during the day parade. You'll find all that at the Knight Parade this Saturday evening. Plenty of "bead collectors" on the loose doing whatever they can for those street beads.
     

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