Update from Key Largo

By Captain Larry Jarboe

Florida Fishing Kayaks

Internet service is still negatory in Key Largo. I am at the Mickey D’s in Homestead with a hot signal but it is hot in the car, too. Plus, there is a curfew to get home before the gate closes on U.S. 1.

Still, we now have water and power at the bunker in the sky in Garden Cove (my house). And, all the boats survived. The two work boats will need refurbishing but the amazing Wavewalks weathered the storm without a scratch.

Looking forward to resuming our Wavewalk Adventures guide service at the beginning of October. In the meantime, my white S4 (the White Knight) is performing ferry service and supply delivery for boat people stranded in the local hurricane hole.

These Wavewalk vessels are the best hurricane preparedness and recovery portable shuttle craft that I have ever seen or used. Two W500’s, four W700’s, and three S4’s rode through Hurricane Irma like the powerful steeds they are and are ready to continue rescue duty.

Have to go. Seeking a little T.V. with rabbit ears. Two or three stations that work is better than a thousand that won’t come in thru a busted cable service.

Time to prep for the next one…

Larry J.

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. fish

    Thanks Larry,

    Quite a few people have asked me about you. They were worried.

    I’m happy to hear that you’ve found the S4 useful in this hurricane Irma ordeal. The fact that you’re using it to provide transportation and supplies to other Key Largo residents who happen to be stranded is heartwarming.

    Please keep informing us as much as local communication systems allow you to,

    Yoav

  2. PackerYaker

    Hey Larry…..so glad to hear you’re OK and that you’ll be able to resume operations in the near future. Sure hope Maria heads north and that the rest of this crazy hurricane season is kind to us. I flew to Green Bay for opening day just before Irma hit, and came back to a home with power and no damage. We dodged a bullet up here.

    Fingers crossed for the rest of the hurricane season.

  3. RoxCT

    Hi Larry,

    Glad to hear that you and your family are okay.

    And all the W500’s, W700’s and the S4’s also survived, and
    are helping in the rescue and supply help to all that need it.

    Stay Safe
    Rox

  4. Bassman

    Thanks Guys!

    Many of the Zodiac style inflatable craft people counted on for transport and rescue were punctured during the storm or blown away to parts unknown.

    All of my working Wavewalks in Florida came thru the storm exposed and unscathed on top of the Line Dancer [commercial fishing boat], my truck, two cars, and the kayak rack. That means 9 Wavewalk vessels (three S4’s, four W700’s, and two W500’s) have been hurricane tested.

    And, the new inventory is safe and dry!

    Will be ready to resume business, soon…

    Enjoy this life. 🙂

    Larry J.

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