Ft Lauderdale Air Show 2023

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  1. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
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  2. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Electronics (2x12" MFDs) with Vesper AIS
    Cummins 450Cs, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Grant,
    Are you planning to watch it from water or land? If from water, where are you anchoring?
     
  3. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Defiantly from the water. If it is flat we will go out to the flight line one mile out at Sunrise blvd and drop the hook. Unless they open the south line up again for anchoring which I doubt. If it is rough then we will probably go to Sunrise lake. Problem with the lake is need to get there super early to state your spot.
     
  4. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Electronics (2x12" MFDs) with Vesper AIS
    Cummins 450Cs, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    I was thinking that Sunrise lake is the place. I know it very well and can only imagine how packed it'll get. This place is tiny for the amount of boats for such event. If you say it's not terrible and I don't have to run around fendering yahoos off bumping into my boat, I'll be interested. It would be a good opportunity for CSR locals to get together.

    Have you ever watched the show from Lake Sylvia? I wonder if there's a decent view or do the hotels create big obstruction?

    P.S. my preference would be to stay inland, as my crew would not be comfortable getting too close to the "stage".
     
  5. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Lake Sylvia is too south, while you will see some stuff "fly over" the bulk will be missed as remember it is in the flight path of FLL and they have to keep the commercial traffic going during the show.

    Sunrise lake is the best if too rough but still can't see as good as being on the front line. I have been in the ocean when it is flat as a board and that is the best as well as 3 footers, still is the best place to watch it. Last year the Angels sucked as they had a mechanical nd lost a plane so their performance was not that great. I keep saying I am not going anymore but then it comes around and I look forward to it. Being in the ocean is definately the best as you get the "fly bys" and if the pilots are having fun in the jets they share the love with the boats. When the south line was just south of Sunrise it was the best as you got to the line early and dropped the hook in 20 feet and the whole show was litterally right over you. Last couple years they moved the south line all the way back to the jetty entrance so you have to go a mile out .

    What we might do depending on weather is raft up in Sunrise to stake our claim and spend the night, set stern anchor and have a great spot to watch the show. I will keep this updated as we get closer.
     
  6. Boca_Vincent

    Boca_Vincent Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    I'll be out. This is my wife's favorite boat day of the year. If calm enough, definitely go ocean... so much better. I am North so the only downside is coming back in the inlet if you want to use LHP. Low clearance there so you get up in a major traffic jam. Now I go straight to Boca. The ICW as well is a major cluster fk when the show ends, so be prepared and make sure you are 100% for the run back. Its a stressful day for captains but worth it.
    Last year, ocean was too rough (for us) and we were late to the party so Sunrise lake was jam packed. I went over closer to the bridge and tossed and stern anchor about as as close as I could to one of the big yachts docked at CRYC. Tucked in enough as not be in the channel so law enforcement left us alone. Within an hour, a bunch more did the same. We sat up on the bow and had a good view.
    Lets all touch base beforehand when the weather/sea forecast is up and game plan. We are definitely over due for that CSR raft up!
     
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  7. Dani-Lu

    Dani-Lu Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2007
    Delray Beach, Fl
    2001 410DA
    3126 Cats
    Where is Sunrise Lake?
    Is this it?:

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  8. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Electronics (2x12" MFDs) with Vesper AIS
    Cummins 450Cs, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
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