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    Re: Surf riding near Cocoa Beach or New Smyrna

    Hardly any...

    Sharks generally "bite" people swimming in shallow water near beaches because they cannot see it is a person rather than a large fish due to the churn of water and sand. Assuming...
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    Re: anyone in daytona?

    Usually a day or two...
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    Sticky: Re: Orlando Watercraft Riders

    The ride group is still going strong, go to the link in the first post: http://www.watercraftriders.com/forum/
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    Re: Advice for moving to Florida from NH

    Yes, there are no seasons in Florida other than "bikini weather" and "not bikini weather". Call it anything else, but that is what it boils down to here.
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    Re: Advice for moving to Florida from NH

    Central and North Florida are "country" in some areas... Deltona doesn't have a mall for instance, you would drive to Daytona or Sanford for that... It has been developing recently though and the...
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    Re: Advice for moving to Florida from NH

    Deltona is located in Volusia county (if you want to research it), the same county as Daytona Beach. Deltona has new homes, and old homes... some neighborhoods are manicured with cookie cutter...
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    Re: Looking to ride tomorow

    That's our new website... that's why the calendar is empty since the season is basically just starting... Last weekend some people rode from Daytona to St Augustine and back, that is one of the...
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    Re: Looking to ride tomorow

    Do you live in Orlando, or just visiting? If you live here, check out OWR (Orlando Watercraft Riders) at www.watercraftriders.com

    If you want to go wave jumping, Ponce Inlet is your place. ...
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    Re: Surf riding near Cocoa Beach or New Smyrna

    It is 1,000 feet from a beach (with swimming access)

    At NSB, Ponce Inlet, you can ride and park on the "beach" within the inlet... outside the inlet is where it becomes the 1,000 foot zone. The...
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    Re: Best riding spots around New Smyrna Beach

    Depns on if you are a standup or sit down rider..

    Ponce Inlet is famous for big waves and ocean riding. Boat ramp is by the lighthouse, but get there before 9am since fisherman use the ramp and...
  11. Re: Live In Tampa: Loking For AWESOME Areas Of St. Johns River

    Technically, yes north. Marker 96 is 15 minutes in at cruising speed, give or take. It is on the left and is right inside where the St John's turns to the right.

    When entering the Wekiva, it is...
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    Re: Anyone riding in Orlando on Aug/02 or aug/03

    Might be one of the few times you can do the souther ride, the water has been so low for so long...

    If you do go, be sure to watch out for barbed wire fences. If the water is high, you will be...
  13. Re: Live In Tampa: Loking For AWESOME Areas Of St. Johns River

    Wekiva river is about an hour north of Disney. Just get off at Sanford, put in on the St John's river (or Lake Monroe) and go west until Marker 96. Make a souther turn and you are on the Wekiva... ...
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    Re: New Shop from TeamMoto.

    Rob works with many OWR members and takes care of us quite well. There have been nothing but positive reviews for Rob among OWR members, so you can trust him.
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    Re: Hey!!! One Question!!!!

    Correct, boater license is not required at your age.

    No idea about lanyards on standups, although they ARE required in Florida for sit downs.
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    Re: Ponce Inlet/Anchor Question

    The best anchor, bar none, is a standard dog screw available from any petshop for $5. :)

    Get one for a large dog and it will hold one ski. If you find one with big metal flages on the side, that...
  17. Re: Is there a speed limit on the butler chain???

    Most of the very large lakes do not have a speed limit, but there is undoubtedly one in channels between the lakes in the chain, most likely a no wake limit. And of course within a 100 feet of the...
  18. Thread: new here

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    Re: new here

    Hey Mob...

    Your account is active on the other message board, feel free to post there now. :)
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    Re: Moving to orlando where to ride?

    He probably got run over by one of the 10 year olds!
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    Re: Moving to orlando where to ride?

    I assume you are a stand up rider based on your name. Some of the more popular places (lakes) to ride would be Lake Ivanhoe and Moss Park.

    Lake Ivanhoe is a lake which stradles I-4 on the north...
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    Re: Starting the Year

    Neuba, you mean lakes for Stand Ups?

    Lake Ivanhoe (the lake which stradles I4 on the north side of Orlando) is a very good lake. The main portion where the boat ramp is is generally where sit...
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    Re: Starting the Year

    Hah, we just let anyone ride with us, old or young, as long as they are responsible riders.

    We do the long distance rides and such, but also hit the waves at Ponce Inlet or Matanza Inlet. I...
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    Re: Starting the Year

    I assume you mean stand up riders. There already is a big solid group for sit downs.

    I bet stand ups are great fun, I doubt my knees could handle them though!
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    Re: jet ski mechanic that was in Winter Springs

    No problem.
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    Re: jet ski mechanic that was in Winter Springs

    Our website has his old info, but he never left any forwarding info so I will take him off the website soon. We have info on another mechanic place, they are one of our ride group's sponsors for...
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    Re: jet ski mechanic that was in Winter Springs

    The Jet Ski Doc? (Bob Colon?)

    He moved to Deland.
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    Re: Hey!!! One Question!!!!

    You are required to have a signaling device for daytime and nightime in the event your ski becomes inoperable and is adrift. The mirror of course is used to signal a search plane or helicopter by...
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    Re: Hey!!! One Question!!!!

    Nope...
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    Re: Hey!!! One Question!!!!

    And just so it doesn't sound so dire, the water cops here in Orlando are generally a bunch of great guys. If you ride respectful of boats and canoe/kayaks, they are real nice to you. Our group got...
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    Re: Hey!!! One Question!!!!

    Yup, get your boating license, make sure your tralier/car have all working lights and such.

    In your PWC, make sure you have a mirror and a small flashlight (if you are pulled over on the water,...
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    Re: Hey!!! One Question!!!!

    Here is one, but there are plenty of you google it.

    http://www.boaterexam.com/usa/florida/
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    Re: Hey!!! One Question!!!!

    As noted, if you are under age you need a license and boater safety card. You can take an online course for free I believe, or pay ~$25 for the class. Insurance is not required by the state, but...
  33. Thread: 2008 honda

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    Re: 2008 honda

    I think the key is just to be happy Honda is at least updating the craft finally...
  34. Thread: 2008 honda

    by Gator88
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    Re: 2008 honda

    I would imagine that Honda will release a two seat version of this after a year in the market. Similar to SeaDoo releasing the RXP and then the RXT a year later with some refinements. You don't...
  35. Re: 2008 is moment of truth for Honda. Or I'll bail out.

    Is there any factual info on a new Honda for 2008 or is it just wishful thinking something will be announced next week?
  36. Re: 2008 is moment of truth for Honda. Or I'll bail out.

    All I know is I will ride my Honda's until they are no longer serviceable, which I expect to be a very long time. I don't care about the top end, I like the feeling the Honda's give while riding. ...
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    Re: R 12x vs F 12x??

    I have both the R12X and F12X... either one you will be ecstatic to own and ride... everyone that tries either of mine end up commenting on how much they like the handling over their SeaDoo, Yamaha,...
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    Re: Good place for Cylinder Boring in Orlando?

    You can call Bob Colon (Jet Ski Doctor) and ask him. I do not think he does the boring, but I would imagine he knows where to get it done. He is a very well respected jetski mechanic and many...
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    Re: oil warning light on..

    It may not even be an oil problem... Check your battery connection. On my F12X my battery cable came lose while jumping waves and put me into limp mode. Each time the cable came loose, the Oil...
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    Re: honda turbo vs yamaha 1300r

    I bought my R12X brand new for $6,800... Under MSRP...
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    Re: honda turbo vs yamaha 1300r

    I think Dav's comment is dead on... The Yamaha will win, hands down,in a straight line WOT race. However, that is one item of consideration and as noted, how long does anyone run at WOT? If all...
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    Poll: Re: DOUBLE TRAILER.... question ???

    I did it for awhile, up to 65mph, with my F12X 3 seater for a month or so while I waited to buy my 2 seater. As long as the roads are relatively smooth you'll be fine. Adjust your speed accordingly...
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    Re: Front storage bucket

    The best anchor to use is a big dog screw from a pet store. The little silver corkscrew one sucks, but the one with metal plates on it is great and digs into the sand/mud great. We have used one to...
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    Re: Central Florida, need to winterize?

    We ride all year... never winterize it.. :)
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    Re: Looking for a used Macsboost Module

    $300
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