April 8, 2014

TONIC IS SOLD

April 2, 2014

Rosborough for sale

After some great adventures, we have decided to sell our Rosborough.

Because we owned this boat, we have been able to travel to lots of interesting locations that we would not otherwise have been able to visit. From the Florida Keys to the North Channel and everywhere in between, you can view the locations and adventures we've enjoyed in the blue box to the right of this post.  And we have met some wonderful people along the way that will continue to remain friends.



Tonic is a 2000 RF 246 with an extended hardtop
Twin 50 hp Yamaha four stroke high thrust outboards on Armstrong brackets
2008 galvanized tandem axle trailer with spare tire
Marine head with macerator
Hot and cold pressure water with cockpit shower
Coleman SeaMach 13500BTU roof-top airconditioner
Shorepower with cord
Two battery banks with built in charger
Alcohol stove and microwave
AC / DC Refrigerator
Tinted windows with privacy curtains
GPS, Speed, Depth, VHF w/DSC, Compass
AM/FM CD with aux input
Cockpit storage boxes with cushions
Swim platform with ladder
Anchor, docklines, fenders


We are asking $44,900.00







 








The boat is located near our home, just north of Indianapolis, Indiana.  If necessary, we can arrange delivery, or if you want a complete package, we will be selling our 2012 Silverado 2500HD pickup. 
We can be reached at sailmore1@hotmail.com, or by phone (317) 727-1952.






 

February 7, 2014

Spotless

We saw a spotted eagle ray at our dock a few days ago.  It looked like it was trying to climb the piling.


Later, we noticed it had a lamprey eel on its back.  We thought it was trying to rub off the eel.


The Ranger tugs are having a rendezvous here again this year.  They have 21 tugs in the marina, and some other folks joining by car.


It may not look like it in this photo, but we really stand out from the tugs.  Outboard motors.


I went out looking for redfish again today.  My efforts were finally rewarded.  I caught two really nice reds.  If I had caught them in reverse order, I could have said that I caught my biggest redfish ever--twice!! However, I caught the biggest one first.  It was 35"  (I don't have a scale.)  The second was 31".

The bigger one did not have a spot on its right side.  (One spot on the left side.) 






February 6, 2014

Everything but reds

Went out fishing this afternoon hoping to catch redfish.
I caught everything but redfish.  In addition to ladyfish and jacks, I caught.........................

Trout


Snook


 Bluefish



 Gopher tortise


But no redfish


February 3, 2014

Too Hot

Fishing today was a little less exciting than yesterday

Had to come in early.  Too hot.

February 2, 2014

February



January was cold and rainy.  Glad it's over.

Finally a nice day today.
Mid eighties and sunny. 
Even the redfish wanted to come out and play.



January 23, 2014

Sea Slugs


There's only two locations when you're talking to someone in Florida.  There's "here."  And there's "up NOrth."  Doesn't matter which state.  If it's not "here," then it's "up NOrth."


It's still cold here.  I realize that no one up NOrth cares, but when you go to the trouble and expense to come to Florida, you expect it to be warm.  My pal Shelly flew off to Arizona yesterday.  Today, the people on the boat next to us rented a car, drove to Miami, and got on a plane to the Caribbean, and chartered a sailboat.


The water taxi driver, Dave, is from somewhere up NOrth where they talk with an accent.  (Maine)
This morning, he told Pam there were some "ink fish" stranded on the shallow area next to where the water taxi docks.  She took a photo of one.


There were five or six of the unusual animals there, and he thought he should net them and move them to deeper water.  I had my underwater camera for the last two.  While he was moving them, they did squirt out ink.  However, a search on the internet proved them to be Brown Sea Slugs.  They are in the same family as squids, cuttlefish, and octopi.

Here's a short video


video