The Vernal Equinox in Fort Lauderdale
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Posted: April 19, 2007





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Tom’s Tips About Spring
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Posted: April 19, 2007
1. So it’s spring and every magazine in the world is coming out with articles about getting your boat ready. Do you have time to read them all and also get your boat ready?
2. Sure, read some of them, some contain great advice.
3. But first spend a long time with your significant other—the boat.
4. Check her out. See what seems to need work. See what seems to be a problem.
5. Try to remember your concerns last year when you put her to bed. You should have made a list. If you didn’t, make one this fall.
6. Tackle the projects that seem important to you and your boat—...... Read More

Tom’s Tips About No See-ums
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Posted: April 17, 2007
1. Some call them “sand gnats,” some call them “sand flies,” many call them other things I can’t say here.
2. Whatever you call them, No See-ums will fly right through your screens and drive you nuts.
3. They fly out of marshes, but the worst experiences we’ve had with them is with mangroves. They thrive in mangrove swamps.
4. They come mostly just before sunset and just after sunrise, although if the day is calm enough you can get them anytime.
5. They seldom come out on really windy days, unless you’re actually walking in the swamp.
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Bug Latitudes
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Posted: April 17, 2007





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