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    For those coming from out of town, please be aware that the Destin pass can be a VERY dangerous pass. The pass is not very wide and when there is an outgoing tide and incoming sea (opposing forces) the waves stack up.

    The Coast Guard actually CLOSED the pass late last week as four boats become distressed in the pass with two sinking.

    I have never recalled the pass being closed, but it was the perfect combination of wind and wave direction to make the waves break all the way across the pass and in quite far. The above boat taht capsized, did so when the owner tried to turn around in the pass and was caught by a breaking wave - do NOT do this! Once committed, stay committed until you know it is safe to change course.

    I am sure David will go over safety at the Captains meeting, but for those that can't make it, be careful.

    Also the pass is NO place to swim. Two people have drowned in the pass this year already.

    Come down, enjoy the area, and be safe.....
    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
    1985 Mako 20c - sold
    Fort Walton Beach, FL

  • #2
    Amen Steve....

    also can you post up directions for our trailer storage..... Thanks 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.


    • #3

      Originally posted by michigan dave

      Amen Steve....

      also can you post up directions for our trailer storage..... Thanks dave

      Yep,scary stuff for sure.

      Dave,it's easy to find.It's right on the strip before the bridge.Marine Max.
      1985 Mako 21B w/ 2013 Yamaha F300[br] [br]1967 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]1971 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]Richmond Hill,GA[br]


      • #4
        Yes we will talk safety. Things can happen over near crab island too. []
        David, New Kent, Va

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