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acklinsboy
06-27-2008, 12:44 AM
Stay tuned! Its about to get hot!!

Felton

juro
06-27-2008, 10:53 AM
OK Felton -

You got my attention... a shortcut to my favorite flat? A bridge from Miami to Spring Point? ;)

acklinsboy
06-27-2008, 08:45 PM
Difficult to describe!

acklinsboy
07-20-2008, 06:14 PM
Guess what? No.

Its not a cemetry!

n1gdo
07-20-2008, 06:27 PM
Is it the foundation for the

Jim Simms/Fred Abramson Acklins Bonefish Museum ?

With the Domino Boy Game Room Wing ?

acklinsboy
07-20-2008, 06:42 PM
Very close Frank!

Certainly, all of the above and more.


Will love to have some ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Felton

juro
07-20-2008, 06:45 PM
Acklins' first drive in movie theater?

In & Out Burger coming to Spring Pt?

;)

acklinsboy
07-20-2008, 06:58 PM
Very wrong, Juro.

Its further south.

You must, think however, wine cellars, fine dinning, fishing flats just outside the sleeping area, cocktail waitress/waiters, bunnies, chefs, an endless supply of good times and bonefish/permit and cudas!


Felton

josko
07-20-2008, 08:23 PM
Just another development trashing a part of the Bahamian landscape?

juro
07-20-2008, 09:16 PM
Josko,

Having been to this specific landscape, an angler's lodge on the south end is hardly trashing the area. In my opinion many such structures are complements to their surroundings. Acklins is remote and largely void of buildings of any kind and I know Felton would only grace his home island with something he builds.

Many of us fish and in some cases live on Cape Cod - which is completely 'trashed', if this is the criteria by which we define that term. So for me, until the miniature golf courses, T-shirt stands and inflatable toys flapping on ropes along the strip hit Acklins, I will not see it as 'trashed' by the addition of a new structure for the purposes of enjoying the pristine area just outside it's door.

.02

nmbrowncom
07-21-2008, 06:03 AM
to end this controversy i propose that a group of self sacrificing volunteers from the forum go to acklins for a week or so and make a proper inspection and present a report upon return. let me be the first to volunteer for this most dangerous and controversial mission.

jimS
07-21-2008, 07:09 PM
Felton, I have heard rumors of a new fishing heaven. If it is south, then could it be near the Rollex? Based on the foundation photo, it appears HUGE! Now that you have got our attention, more please.

As one of the last pristine out-island destinations, I know you will do the right thing to maintain its lore, beauty and bounty.

acklinsboy
07-22-2008, 10:37 PM
Much, much, further south, Jim!

Be informed however, Santa has come to town bearing 'forty foot' containers.

You better watch out!

The fun part has started,

Felton

n1gdo
07-23-2008, 06:44 AM
Hey Jim.... do I sense an Acklins conclave in the wind?

We should all head down for a house warming or would it be a lodge warming when Felton has his project completed....

Keep us in the loop Felton...its fun following the progress...

My best to the great folks on Acklins.

acklinsboy
08-29-2008, 01:31 AM
Having the time of my life!

Here we go again!

n1gdo
08-29-2008, 07:39 AM
Great... I can see my room... its the one to the left of FredA and JimS !

Don't forget the soundproofing... you know I snore like a B52 spooling up!

Do we have GPS locations of this site ?

Good luck with everything Felton and hope to see you in the coming months.

acklinsboy
08-29-2008, 08:45 AM
I believe it around, 22.13.256n -74.13.248w


Felton

juro
08-29-2008, 09:53 AM
For all you google-earthers, try:

22 13' 25.6" N, 74 13' 24.8" W


I can't wait to stay there Felton!

wrke
08-29-2008, 12:35 PM
WOW. Great place Felton. Can't wait to get back.
Bill

GMflyfish
09-06-2008, 10:11 PM
Hey Felton,
I certainly admire your fortitude in undertaking any construction project on Acklin's.
Given the difficulty in getting materials (and the condition of the main road), it takes a determined individual to even contemplate such an undertaking.
So congratulations, and you have my best wishes for a successful endeavor.
GMflyfish

acklinsboy
09-06-2008, 10:55 PM
Thanks, GM.

Acklins is such a lovely place, worth sharing! Certainly, I owe it to the isle of my birth to give a little back, especially, to the persons who stayed. In time the negatives will all be a distanced memory. Wish I could do more!!

Pray that Ike leaves us intact.


Felton

Vince
09-07-2008, 11:51 AM
Stay safe. looks like the worst of Ike will miss you guys on Acklins.

acklinsboy
09-24-2008, 03:02 PM
Must I say anything?

petevicar
09-26-2008, 11:51 AM
Hi Felton
When are you expecting it to be finished?

Pete

acklinsboy
09-26-2008, 01:17 PM
Pete, I expect a 'dry run' during early December '08, all things being equal.

Felton

acklinsboy
09-27-2008, 04:50 PM
Can you see the view, now?

Felton

josko
09-27-2008, 08:31 PM
'Blending in with the scenary' are not the words that come to mind when I watch pictures of this development.

acklinsboy
09-29-2008, 12:31 AM
At the onset, I wish to apologize to those who would think am angry or otherwise not intune to constructive criticisms. For the most part I find a very civil and socially acceptable group, attemtping to understand the differences we have in the world.

I just love opinions and ideas from others that uplift, motivate and generally make the world a better place!


The Flyfishing Forum is a wonderful place!!! Wonderful and generous people!

However, with the greatest of respect, I would give almost anything to have a peep of the last will and testament that left Josko in charge of the world!!!!!

Again my apologies.

Felton

petevicar
09-29-2008, 11:44 AM
Hey Felton
When do you start taking bookings?:smokin:

Pete

acklinsboy
09-29-2008, 12:40 PM
A pleasant morning Pete.

We would want to wait another 3/4 weeks before being certain. However, we feel with some certainty that by the middle of December '08, we will be able to accept/confirm reservation and take care of guests, if only on a limited basis.

The next three weeks is most critical re the time line!

Will do what I can to keep you all posted.

Felton

acklinsboy
11-22-2008, 03:51 PM
We are beginning to see the results of our labor.

30 DAYS TO GO!


Felton

cc charlie
11-24-2008, 12:14 PM
Looks good from here Felton, is that you on the roof?

CC Charlie

Dave17
11-24-2008, 04:04 PM
Felton,

Looks like its just north of the Salenas boat ramp?

Will you guys have skiffs?

acklinsboy
11-29-2008, 01:34 PM
Hi Dave.

Just back from a weeks stay on 'Heaven!'

Yes, yes, yes!!!

Felton

acklinsboy
11-29-2008, 01:39 PM
Sorry Charlie. Missed your post.

No! I am the guy with the camera. Went up a little later to look at the workmanship though. All top notch. Trying to finish the dry walls, then its on to the furnishings and the Christmas lights!!

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Felton

Adrian
11-29-2008, 05:05 PM
Pete, I expect a 'dry run' during early December '08, all things being equal.

Felton

Does this mean the Bar will not be ready? :razz:

I can't go bonefishing unless my day finishes with a large G&T :smokin:

acklinsboy
11-29-2008, 06:24 PM
Adrian, 'bars' are not built! They are like places of worship! Wherever, two or three assemble, the bottles come out!!

Its all there.


Dry run! Wet run!

Felton

acklinsboy
12-07-2008, 08:47 PM
Coming along nicely!!

acklinsboy
12-13-2008, 05:14 PM
The nick-nacks are slowing opening day, 'but it ain't long now.'

wrke
12-13-2008, 05:41 PM
Felton,
Looks outstanding!
Bill

juro
12-14-2008, 10:38 AM
Can't wait to see it in person Felton!

jimS
01-06-2009, 06:06 PM
Felton, I'm getting the itch, and wondering how its coming and what are the plans? Let's all hope that 2009 brings health and prosperity to all.

acklinsboy
01-06-2009, 07:16 PM
Best of the New Year Jim! Peace and prosperity to all in 2009!!

Having lost about two weeks due the holidays, we are all geared to return to Acklins! in the morning. Thereafter, its my hope that the remainder of the work is completed in 14-21 days, including the furnishing BEING in place.

THE SECOND WEEK OF FEB. 2009 IS NOW MY TARGET DATE FOR SOFT OPENING!

Please keep your fingers & toes crossed,

Felton

acklinsboy
01-24-2009, 06:33 PM
A pleasant evening to all our friends here on the forum.

Some time since I posted photos. Still going well! Tiding up loose ends, furnishing etc. should be in place in the coming week! Should post photos next weekend of the interior.

Fingers/toes still crossed.

Felton

acklinsboy
03-28-2009, 03:00 PM
Took us a very long time to get to this point. Things went smoothly though, just my timing was way off!! Acklins! is still the best place on earth.

Construction is finish, will post the other minor details shortly!

Felton

PS: The bar almost in place!

acklinsboy
03-28-2009, 03:07 PM
A Very HAPPY worker! Now off the island for a first time in three months!

Come on down, he says.


Felton

juro
03-30-2009, 09:07 AM
Felton!

Looking good... congratulations! I am very excited with the prospect of coming down to check it out.

Keep the pictures coming :)

acklinsboy
04-04-2009, 09:16 PM
Its all there! From the flats ghost to blue water monsters!

Sweet dreams,

Felton

sidelock
04-26-2009, 05:44 PM
A little Vegas in Acklins. A CASINO!

acklinsboy
05-20-2009, 06:48 PM
Might be time to post some other place!!

Time to Fish!!! Details handled!!

Felton