ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 110th Edition – Updated Videos/Interesting & Exciting Photos, Miami Boat Show Wrap-Up & New Wave Pool


Updated Videos on ROFFS™.com – Be Sure to Check Out the “Hot News” Button on the ROFFS™ Homepage

This Week: ROFFS™ Pre-Season Discounts Available NOW! Ending March 1st, 2016

We are offering five special discounted plans this fishing season, which extends from March 01 to Nov. 30, 2016.  These plans apply to our offshore recreational fishing analyses along the U.S. East Coast, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, and Cabo San Lucas.

With seasonal discount plans all analyses must be requested by Nov. 30, 2016. There is no carry-over of unused analyses unless we cannot provide the analysis. All analyses ordered between Dec. 01, 2016 and Feb. 28, 2017 will be charged the full individual analysis price. All analyses are available in color via email (as PDF), or in black and white via fax.  When considering what plan you want, remember that every fishing trip Is important.

Please click HERE to read more about ROFFS™ pre-season discount plans on our website now! Big Marlin Action!    While golfers dream of someday playing St. Andrews, F1 race fans want to be in Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix, and hunters dream of an African Safari…Offshore & Inshore fishermen have Tropic Star Lodge at the top of their bucket list. Video Courtesy:  Tropic Star Lodge | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Realistic Lure Action!   Check out the action on this realistic looking lure!!! Video Courtesy: mir.voblerov | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Drone Racing!   

Drone racing is getting more epic by the day…Video Courtesy: Break | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Bad Takeoff!
Watch this Russian Mi-8 amphibious chopper destroy itself while trying to take off from the water.
Video Courtesy: Powerboat Nation | Facebook
Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Crazy Kitesurfer!
Jesse going big! Video Courtesy: Fridsland | Facebook
Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

UPDATED: INTERESTING & EXCITING PHOTOS Above: Oh my!  Hot boat… Please click here for more interesting & exciting photos on our website now!!! NEWS

Letter to the editor: 2016 Miami International Boat Show

This was the first of many years at the new venue on Virginia Key (between downtown Miami and Key Biscayne) and we are happy to report a successful show. It was great to have a more complete in-the-water show with beautiful and stable docks along with the large, air conditioned tents with huge ceiling fans. The weather cooperated perfectly until Monday afternoon when there were some sprinkles. But those acted to being the crowds inside the tents that were outside on the docks.

The show organizers, a team that included Kathy Rick-Joule and Joanne Zitto and many others are to be commended on having a successful show. Sure there are some areas to be smoothed out for the 2017 show, but for the most part the system was excellent. The automobile traffic flow, facilitated by the City of Miami and Miami Metro-Dade Police Departments was very good once people realized that the best way to the show was via public parking and water taxis and big comfortable buses. Those who chose to pre-pay for parking found little traffic to their parking areas and either walked to the show or took the shuttle bus a short distance. During the weekend the Mast Academy had pay to park as well.

Above: Mitchell Roffer from ROFFS along with Seakeeper at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show.

Please click here to read more on the 2016 Miami International Boat Show on our website now! New High Tech Wave Pool Can Test Hurricane Force Winds

SUSTAIN includes a unique capability to generate both directional waves and surges combined with direct wind forcing.  The  facility is equipped with a single 1460 HP fan that can generate winds in the test section of up to hurricane force (~50 m/s).  When the winds are scaled by the boundary layer profile this is equivalent to a ~190 mph or strong category 5 hurricane. To generate directional waves (with ~11° resolution) and surge, a computer-controlled series of 12 piston-type hydraulic wave paddles manufactured by HR Wallingford is positioned immediately underneath the air-intake duct.

SUSTAIN has a total dimensions of 23-m long x 6-m wide x 2-m high. The 18-m long test section is constructed of acrylic material to allow innovative optical measurements and flow visualization. The acrylic is mounted within a stainless steel frame that will be used to rigidly mount instrumentation. SUSTAIN is entirely composed of materials to allow saltwater use. An aluminum parabolic segmented sloping beach with a 1-m horizontal section at the end of the test section is located at the opposite end of the facility from the wave maker, this provides an additional mounting surface and dissipation of incident wave energy to reduce reflections. The test section is elevated to the first floor above grade and has a high-bay ceiling to allow optimal flexibility for test equipment. Above: (left) Overhead view from inlet end of SUSTAIN showing high overhead space and acrylic construction. (right) Mechanically generated breaking wave in SUSTAIN. Please click HERE to read more on SUSTAIN on our website now! GOM Drifter Alert courtesy Arthur Mariano CARTHE scientists are conducting an experiment in the northern Gulf of Mexico using surface drifters/floats/buoys. Please leave the drifters/floats/buoys in the water. They are designed to drift with the ocean currents for several months so the researchers can learn more about the ocean currents in the Gulf of Mexico. To learn more about this experiment, please visit – The different drifters look like this:

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