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    1st off we had an absolute blast and can't wait until next year. It was great seeing many again this year and meeting new people especially meeting the Michigan Boys (what will we call once moved to Ohio?) and Ob1jeeper. With that said there are a lot of guys not far from Destin I will be planning to meet next year...jcthornhill, Stroken, spk217, Seaplane1978, emaier, divinrob, 1980mako, etc...

    Now for our 2008 Funament...

    We Celebrated our 10yr Wedding Anniversary at this years 4th annual Funament - means lots of time with the Missus and grandma helps with babies. Last year we went 30+ miles offshore and won bottom slam, but this years plans were a bit different. Friday was only definite planned fishing day and crew consisted of me and the missus with grandma at condo with 2 rowdy youngens. We were gonna check the near shore action. We get ~1 mile out of Destin Pass and I give up the helm and attempt to get lines out. 1st line to go out had speck rig with plans for bait and before I could even grab 2nd rod to go out hooked up with double hard tails - go in livewell in case plans change. I didn't want to play with little trash all day so we head out a few more miles and I put out a full spread for only time - artificial eel, Mann's stretch 25, and 2 king dusters with dead cigar minnows. That lasted a couple minutes before 2 lines screaming at the same time [8D]. I eventually give up on trolling 4 b/c never get opportunity to get 4 in the water. We had a blast and caught a ton of fish in just a few hours - kings, spanish, and bonito. We only kept 2 kings, the largest 2, b/c we wanted to weigh in fish and every year I make king balls for family youngens. Before we head in I get on the bow and get missus to put me in school of bonito for a little fun with lighter tackle [8D] - had a BLAST! We ended up with 2 trophies...1st "1st Fish Weighed" had to get back to babies and 2nd (on anniversary [] ) the missus got "Largest Fish" Ladies Division with a Whooping 13+lb'er.

    Heading out the Pass



    Only time 4 lines out



    My wife claims to not like beer[:wink:]



    Light action bonito fun



    It does happen...bloody decks on Accountability



    Taking a breather on the E-SeaRider...with all the fish we caught and and 1st mate that liked to reel and watch only...this break was needed and deserved



    The keepers



    The winner



    Resting/swimming at point before going back to babies (only boat there early afternoon Friday [])



    We did get to hang with RudeAttitude and Adam, passed Ring bad timing, Saturday afternoon at the point but forgot to take any pics. Hang time at the point and nap time with for the boys was very conflicting [}].

    Connor checking out the catch



    Check out my slip mate for the trip...



    She is absolutely unbelievable in person.






    Wind was blowing Saturday and wife celebrated a little too hard Friday [:0][B)] , so we left the boat in slip until afternoon play time and me and the missus enjoyed an 800 feet excursion...





    She has always wanted to do and I usually put off because takes too much boat time and $$$, but it was too rough for boat (we were in the bay) and it was anniversary...I gave in.

    It was really comforting when after ~70hrs in the water and a few small rains showers when I pulled the plug...not a drop in the bilge[)][)].

    Thanks Sailor we had a great time and really can't wait until next time. Hopefully next year we will have bigger turn out and as the boys get older we'll have more playing and boat time for the whole family [8D][].
    \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
    \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank


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    SWEET pics Chuck... Great family you have... Enjoyed getting the opportunity to meet your family, and ALL the CM gang who could make it... Also hope to be able to get back next year ... [][8D][]

    (what I am most hoping, is that like this years timing, next years gathering won't fall on fathers day weekend, as that's the timing for my annual June Lake Powell trip ...[}])
    Working for a livin\' is HIGHLY Over-Rated...[][br]

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    • #3
      Great to meet ya'll Chuck--we had a blast!

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      • #4
        Boy you gotta love Destin. Instant hookups! Congrats on the anniversary. Looks like yall had a great time.
        Terry Fonseca[br]Bossier City, La[br]77\' Mako 20[br]99\'Johnson 225 Ocean Pro[br]

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        • #5
          Awesome Pics ChuckB.. Looks like very one had a blast down there. Does anyone know the dates for next year??
          Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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          • #6
            Can't believe I forgot...SPECIAL THANKS TO ARTIE!!!![][8D]

            He is the man! If it weren't for his 2 trips to my house and his extra starter and starter off his 21' in the console my 224 would have stayed in Mobile. He was also very instrumental in me (thanks for patience) finally getting boat in the water Thursday. Seems his hand is always out and I really appreciate.

            Ryan is was nice to finally meet and you have a beautiful family. At the banquet I wanted to tell your wife to get that precious little girl away from my wife..."I wanna little girl" scares me [][][]. Thanks for the escort to the ramp.

            I forgot 1 pic that about sums up the trip. This is 10 minutes after walking back in the condo after the banquet...


            \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
            \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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            • #7
              Chuck B

              Where did you get that Classic Mako emblem on your windscreen? Does it come in different sizes?

              Randy
              Gulf Shores, Alabama

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Waitn On You



                Where did you get that Classic Mako emblem on your windscreen? Does it come in different sizes?


                Randy


                Randy - those are decals made by signman (site member) and I believe I got 3 different sizes. About how big are you looking for? I have a few left over and could send you one - even have a sister in Gulf Shores coming to Mobile this weekend. She did call and tell me about a Mako that recently moved into her neighborhood...you don't live off Ft Morgan Rd do you?
                \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
                \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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                • #9
                  Great pictures Chuck!!! Glad you guys had a great time.
                  1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
                  1985 Mako 20c - sold
                  Fort Walton Beach, FL
                  http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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                  • #10
                    Chuck: No I don't live on Ft. Morgan Road. My boat stays under a canopy about a block from the Gulf Shores boat launch thats under the big bridge. Anyone that launches from that launch can see it from the road but most folks don't recognize it as a classic boat. I have a small boat so I would be interested in a small decal, maybe 3 to 5 inches wide. If you have something that small I would be happy to relieve you of it. Randy
                    Gulf Shores, Alabama

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                    • #11
                      Randy - sorry I had forgot about decals. I looked through my stuff and unfortunately can only find one. It is small ~2"x4" but if it will work I will send to you - you can email your address and I will mail. Someone else had inquired and then reached out to signman and it seems he is out and w/o large order would be expensive. I originally ordered from inventory and got 3 different sizes at fair price.
                      \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
                      \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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                      • #12
                        Chuck, it was sure fun to meet you and your family. By the looks of things you all had time to remember. We too had a blast. It sure was hard to leave and come back north.

                        dave
                        [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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