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Hurricane Dorian

Discussion in 'Florida' started by luscioman, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Plugs dont fail...they either burn rich or lean....I'd look into your owners manual about that...I have the same single spark plug in my 25 year old lawn mower....remove it...wire brush it..gap it and go.
     
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  2. dewdropsonrosa

    dewdropsonrosa Solo Diver

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    I gave up and kiboshed the Key Largo leg of my trip that would have put me on the road 9/3-9/7.

    Still crossing fins that cave country will be unaffected so I can come down for the second leg of my trip starting 9/9.
     
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  3. ReefGuy

    ReefGuy Instructor, Scuba

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    I dove Venice beach 2 days after hurricane Charley. Had AMAZING vis, at least 30', and found $20 floating in the current.
     
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  4. tekkydiver

    tekkydiver Regular of the Pub

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    It means there will be a great Snook bite at the spillways
     
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  5. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've never seen vis that good in the Venice area..ever! Maybe the hurricane pushed some clean water up that way?
     
  6. ReefGuy

    ReefGuy Instructor, Scuba

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    Yup, couldn't begin to tell you why, but the best vis there ever. It was a nice break from cleaning up. My wife and kids stayed in Tampa while I cleaned up, and I would stop by and sneak a dive in every morning.
     
  7. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    For those interested in helping out the affected in the Bahamas, a GoFundMe has been started for Brian Kakuk in Abaco, who is OK (and so is Otis The Blue Hole Dog) but lost a lot and needs help. If you don't know Brian, he explores, conserves, instructs, and leads dives in some of the most amazing caves in the world...see for example this video of the The Crystal Caves of Abaco.
     
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  8. Reku

    Reku Solo Diver

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    Please prepare for the worst even if the model says it won't hit you. I just saw the hurricane destroy my entire world. So far my friends are safe but I don't know what happened on Grand Bahamas and Dorian was over top of them much longer than it was Abaco. Dorian is moving now - I hope you are ready.
     
  9. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Done. Hopefully some of the money will actually reach the island unlike that Red Cross scam. Did you see that light monkey ponied up $3,500.00 for this? Pretty sure it's not even tax deductible. Incredible!

    Sorry to hear that, but at least so far your friends are safe. I imagine there's going to be a horrible body count in the Bahamas when everything is said and done.
     
  10. BrackaFish

    BrackaFish Nassau Grouper

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    I am glad to see the storm moving away from Grand Bahama. They seem to have taken quite a beating. Now if it would just hurry up out into the North Atlantic. Sitting around waiting is maddening. This storm was moving so slowly that someone said that it was like being stalked by a turtle. Everyone be safe out there.
     

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