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2013 The Blue Wild Expo - February 23-24, 2013 This is a world-class spearfishing, diving and water sports event with 1,000s of participants at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center.

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Old 10-16-2012, 09:08 PM   #31
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Re: Announcing "The Blue Wild" -- Feb 23 and 24, 2013!!!

Well said sir!!
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"And I do love and respect handy type guys! "

Red Green is right...."If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy" lol

Since going to the first Blue Wild I have been amazed at how you put it all together....booking the building, speakers, vendors, raffles, coordinating deals for hotels, posting directions, website, workshops, t-shirts, arranging lunches, readily available brown pops, on and on.

I still like the old site better, but I guess it's out grown that site & could get noisy for the speakers...was nice having Bass Proshops & Divers Direct next door.

At my first Blue Wild I remember running back and forth between speakers & vendors....tossing raffle tickets in the containers everytime I passed the tables... ..everyone was having fun & there was a ton of excitement ...
I remember stopping for a second ...looked around & thought.... how did she ever pull this off...the next thought was ....I hope it happens every year!!!

Thank you Sheri!
I hope keep the Blue Wild going for a long time.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:07 PM   #32
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Re: Announcing "The Blue Wild" -- Feb 23 and 24, 2013!!!

I went to two of these things a few years ago, and they were terrific. If you live anywhere near, there is no excuse for not attending. You'll have the time of your life.

I just wish that it wasn't so expensive for someone from California to pay for the airfare and three nights in a hotel.

But I may make it anyway.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:41 PM   #33
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Re: Announcing "The Blue Wild" -- Feb 23 and 24, 2013!!!

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I believe we took the same PFI course in Ft Lauderdale a couple years ago...you were telling the story about the boat running into the bridge...I saw the Hawaiin sling you made for Sheri....looked great! A work of art.

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Haha. Definitely. We had a great group in that class. Fun times.

I had to wrack my brain, but finally remembered which boat crash you were talking about. My wife and I were sitting on the patio at Blue Moon Seafood in Ft. Lauderdale the night before the course. This guy comes cruising down the canal sitting at the helm on the flybridge of a brand new open top cruiser. He goes straight for this drawbridge that was clearly too low. He smiled with glee as his head passed within inches of the bridge, but he had neglected to consider the tower of electronics at the rear of the bridge. Antennas, radar, TV bulb, flag pole, etc. all got knocked off into the canal and sunk out of sight. Tens of thousands of dollars. I was feeling real sorry for him until he started screaming at his wife and others onboard out of frustration. They obviously had no clue how to call the bridge operator, so he waited for another boat to come through and ducked in behind it and went back the way they had come.

There are definitely a few Rodney Dangerfields driving around out there.

That restaurant is so good. I love coming Ft. Lauderdale. Can't wait to get back down.

Thanks for the nice words on the sling. I'll be working on another donation for this year's raffle as soon as I can find the time.

Cheers,

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Old 10-17-2012, 03:11 PM   #34
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Re: Announcing "The Blue Wild" -- Feb 23 and 24, 2013!!!

I couldn't remember all the details...but that's it exactly.

Just like when Homer Simpson is laughing at the car driving off the road and bursting into a ball of flames...and says "it's funny when you don't know them!"

The class was great fun. We were slow finishing up our course...finished in the AM a day late. They let us take the high powered scooters out that afternoon & dive a wreck. We were buzzing back and forth the length of the wreck ...it was a blast...no kicking ...a lot more bottom time!
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #35
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Re: Announcing "The Blue Wild" -- Feb 23 and 24, 2013!!!

Can't wait for this year Sheri! Should be great! I'm still using some of the prizes from previous raffles
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #36
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Re: Announcing "The Blue Wild" -- Feb 23 and 24, 2013!!!

Cant wait for this.

If anyone is strapped on cash and wants to come to this from out of town give me a shout.. me and putmeincoach have plenty of crash room for a few fellow spearos provided you bring a 12 pack with you
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:37 AM   #37
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Cant wait for this.

If anyone is strapped on cash and wants to come to this from out of town give me a shout.. me and putmeincoach have plenty of crash room for a few fellow spearos provided you bring a 12 pack with you
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:23 PM   #38
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Cant wait for this.

If anyone is strapped on cash and wants to come to this from out of town give me a shout.. me and putmeincoach have plenty of crash room for a few fellow spearos provided you bring a 12 pack with you
I may have to take you up on the offer and the minor requirement
How is the spearin on that coast lately Andrew? The Gulf is full of fish and the visibility is 30ft+ and getting cooler/clearer.

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:31 PM   #39
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HELL YEAH!!!! on my birthday too!!

cant wait Sheri.

let us know as soon as you start gathering volunteers

My birthday is the day before!!!

I should be there!
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:06 PM   #40
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Sick Dylan. We can buy each other a few beers

Piceses are natural spearos. Hahaha
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:12 PM   #41
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Re: Announcing "The Blue Wild" -- Feb 23 and 24, 2013!!!

Bill McIntyre, I hope you can make it. Believe me...it's going to be a good one. The exhibitor count is already higher than ever before. February appears to be a good time for everyone, exhibitors and attendees alike, so I'm going to keep it there every year.

Dane, Andrew, Danyar, Dylan....I'm glad you guys like it. The fact that you guys are so psyched gives me the energy to keep going!
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:44 PM   #42
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Bill McIntyre, I hope you can make it. Believe me...it's going to be a good one. The exhibitor count is already higher than ever before. February appears to be a good time for everyone, exhibitors and attendees alike, so I'm going to keep it there every year.

Dane, Andrew, Danyar, Dylan....I'm glad you guys like it. The fact that you guys are so psyched gives me the energy to keep going!
If you ever need any help just give a shout Sheri.... I love this kind of stuff. I believe my most recent sponsor is going to be there with a table anyways
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:26 PM   #43
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Re: Announcing "The Blue Wild" -- Feb 23 and 24, 2013!!!

It's getting closer everyone!

We will be bringing many new products this year and yes, we WILL need a double booth. MAKO (and many other of the top gear manufacturers/dealers) will be attending and I'm sure we won't be the only ones who are offering some "Show Specials"

Please stop by and say "hello".

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:58 PM   #44
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Re: Announcing "The Blue Wild" -- Feb 23 and 24, 2013!!!

I'll be there at the FII booth..

Fired up!!

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Old 01-22-2013, 11:46 PM   #45
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Re: Announcing "The Blue Wild" -- Feb 23 and 24, 2013!!!

Hi:

I am coming to this Expo. I am wondering if anyone have a place for me to stay for the weekend or pitch in for hotel room.

If so, please contact me at wehttam@hotmail.com

Thank you,
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