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2014-08-25 11:32:22 PM
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/08/22/342481106/are-food-boats- t he-next-food-trucks-dont-count-on-it 

This isn't new.
Hell, who hasn't been out fishing and thought of a beer boat that sells jerky and bait?
 
2014-08-25 11:36:56 PM
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2014-08-26 03:40:21 AM
When I first encountered the seasonal fixture of the Ice Cream Boat last summer, I thought: This is genius. It's like a food truck, afloat.

So it's an... ice cream float?
 
2014-08-26 04:10:15 AM
.....Captain Tim Titcomb

Seriously?

Anyway, I stopped reading here.
 
2014-08-26 04:11:51 AM
Would have thought that gettings a captain's ticket to run a commercial boat would be a bigger obstacle?  Assuming of couse selling icecreams counts as commercial? Surely that guy in the article, who is apparently a captain, would be in demand..
 
2014-08-26 04:17:13 AM
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Ha Lon Bay Vietnam,

they even sell cigaretes
 
2014-08-26 04:21:32 AM

Apos: .....Captain Tim Titcomb

Seriously?

Anyway, I stopped reading here.


Then you missed FINGERoth.

Titcomb and Fingeroth, at your service.
 
2014-08-26 04:22:59 AM
We have DOZENS of them in Destin, FL out near Crab Island during the summer

Guys with frozen daiquiri blenders fitted with weed-eater motors, floating pizza skiffs, Ice cream boats, hot dog houseboats, boiled peanuts, etc...

www.destinvacationboatrentals.com www.seedestinflorida.com www.nwfdailynews.com www.crabislandmambo.com media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com i.ytimg.com

This unregulated commerce drives our local Health Department, Tax Collectors, and City and County officials absolutely crazy... because so far they cannot regulate it or tax it. Can't make money off licenses or fees. A libertarian pirate's dream.

It's actually a very pretty spot, and the water can be several shades of blue and turquoise and is usually gin clear... We locals have it to ourselves most of the year, especially during weekdays in the spring and right now that school is back in session.
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It can get crazy & wild pretty fast during our busy summer season. Often packed full of frolicking, gyrating drunken young people dancing to multiple floating DJ's spinning country, rock and techno.... Definitely one of the Gulf Coast's premier 'Redneck Yacht Clubs'
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Don't come. It is no fun and you won't like it. Snarky a-holes feel free to EABOD. All others feel free to enjoy.

This FARK CSB brought to you courtesy of Dahnkster
 
2014-08-26 05:49:36 AM
Am I the only one not seeing the Fail here..?
 
2014-08-26 05:59:50 AM

dolphkhan: Am I the only one not seeing the Fail here..?


No, you are not. I've seen the trend of floating food spots growing here and in several spots throughout Florida. For a service driven economy, this is a win.
 
2014-08-26 07:03:42 AM

Apos: .....Captain Tim Titcomb

Seriously?

Anyway, I stopped reading here.


Can you imagine the ribbing he got during roll call at grade school?
 
2014-08-26 07:04:31 AM
We're gonna need a biggie fry.
 
2014-08-26 07:37:47 AM

Dahnkster: dolphkhan: Am I the only one not seeing the Fail here..?

No, you are not. I've seen the trend of floating food spots growing here and in several spots throughout Florida. For a service driven economy, this is a win.


THANK you!. (BTW, your second-to-last picture is effing awesome)
 
2014-08-26 08:07:05 AM

Dahnkster: Don't come. It is no fun and you won't like it.


You don't have to tell me to not head up to the Redneck Riviera.  I'm fine in Pinellas.
 
2014-08-26 08:19:02 AM
The Salt. No.
 
2014-08-26 08:26:47 AM
The picture in the article just led me to think Dexter just upped his game.  Now he can dump the bodies in broad daylight, and delight children at the same time.
 
2014-08-26 08:28:57 AM

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Something I just noticed there...if they have flying cars, why build a bridge?
 
2014-08-26 08:56:55 AM
Not seeing the fail. Even DHL uses boats in cities with canals.


mattegray.net
 
2014-08-26 10:44:36 AM
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BUOYANCILICIOUS!!!!!!
 
2014-08-26 11:09:04 AM

dolphkhan: Am I the only one not seeing the Fail here..?


Eh, I think the point of the article (which had like two data points, neither one in Florida...Dahnkster's pics look like fun) was that you shouldn't expect these to take off on Cape Cod like food trucks have in Los Angeles.

Reporter Romero left out relative population density and seasonal vs. year-round markets...

/grade school buddies used to make spare change rowing around the harbor and selling ice and newspapers to visiting yachts
 
2014-08-27 02:49:41 PM
How are people just now discovering food boats are a thing that exists?  Good Humor boats have been around longer than I've been alive, they've been trolling the Columbia and Willamette rivers wherever people congregate (beaches, popular fishing spots, etc) for decades.  Burger Barge wouldn't be the first floating convenience store and grill to try the concept in the same region, either.  Problem is having a product good enough people are going to want to keep coming back while having a price point low enough to try the novelty of getting a burger from a floating grill while not thining too hard it's rocking around in the wakes of other boats and your burger or hot dog just came from the same cooler as the bait...
 
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