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  • Funament__UPDATE 5/19/10__Regarding Oil Spill

    The 6th Annual Destin Mako Owners Funament will take place as planned on June 24-26, 2010. The conditions for the Funament have been in our favor and anticipation for this this years event has remained high, despite the tragic event of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

    The beaches and fishing areas surrounding the Destin area have remained open for tourism and fishing, and we continue to believe that the fishing this year could prove to be one of the best years yet.

    As of today, the areas closed to recreational and commercial fishing remains at least 40 miles South of Destin Pass, providing plenty of area for fishing from inshore to the closed area, as well as a vast area of prime fishing grounds to the East. There is still plenty of offshore opportunity for those wishing to run out to troll for billfish, tuna, wahoo and dolphin, as well as a wide range of bottom fishing opportunities, and the inshore action is heating up very quickly as it seems the early Spring has resulted in a great spawn of baitfish.

    I look forward to everyone's participation in this year's event, and as always, please feel free to ask any questions.

    Steve Arrowsmith

    President

    Emerald Coast Mako Owners Club

    www.ECMako.com

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    I'm sure you're all aware of the situation in the Gulf, and are curious about our position so, first of all, I want to thank you for your patience.

    We're monitoring the situation in the Gulf of Mexico very closely to get the most accurate information about our local waterways.

    I understand there have been changes to the larger tournaments in areas nearby the impacted waterways, but the 6th Annual Destin Mako Funament will continue evaluating all factors and make a decision by Thursday, May 20, or sooner, about whether or not to hold our Funament this June 24-27.

    As always, please feel free to contact me if you have comments, input or questions.

    In the meantime, the Emerald Coast Mako Owners Club, Inc. fully supports the anticipated efforts of all conservation oriented groups to protect and restore our coastal environment and waterways, and extend our sympathies to the families of those lost at sea.

    If you want to keep track of current developments, for charts, graphs and other facts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) And Joint Response Groups visit Gulf of Mexico - Deepwater Horizon Incident.

    Thanks again for being a supporter of the Destin Funamnet.

    Sincerely,

    Steve Arrowsmith

    Founding President

    Emerald Coast Mako Owners Club, Inc.

    www.ECMako.com

    [email protected]

    850-699-1383
    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

  • #2
    Thanks Steve, Hope to see you soon.
    Nick Dodge[br]Maysville, GA[br]1990 Mako 261 Broken Arrow[br][br]Project Thread- http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56182&whichpage=1

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    • #3
      Thanks Steve.I know you have the Funament and everyone involved best interest at heart.
      1985 Mako 21B w/ 2013 Yamaha F300[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42046 [br]1967 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]1971 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]Richmond Hill,GA[br]

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      • #4
        I hope the below link reduces the concerns on the impact of the oil spill....at least for the moment!

        http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/05/07...ex.html?hpt=T1
        Justin- Malvern, PA[br]20 Mako fish from[br]22 Mako work on

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        • #5
          After working all day and coming home and inhaling resin until 11:00p.m. it was some what gratifying to get this in a email before calling a night.[8D]

          Now I gotta finish this damn project and figure out how to pay for this trip.
          \'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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          • #6
            I still am skeptical as the oil is just now starting to show. I hope its not going to get worse, but I am thinking its going to. Wondering about making reservations and how long I should wait.
            David, New Kent, Va[br]



            [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by triplecrownnc


              I still am skeptical as the oil is just now starting to show. I hope its not going to get worse, but I am thinking its going to. Wondering about making reservations and how long I should wait.



              We now know that it has been pumping way more then they have been saying as they are siphoning off the amount of what they said was coming out, so the net result is that less is coming out NOW. Yes it's bad of the coast of Louisiana but I am still hearing reports of incredible Tuna fishing out there right now as well. At this point I feel pretty optimistic that the oil will stay away and we will not be inundated with an oil slick. We will have tar balls on our beaches eventually, just as we did back in the late '70's and occasionally throughout the summer. If you want to wait that is fine, but I don't think we will see any major impact here from the oil spill.
              1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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