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Old 02 January 2006, 12:25   #21
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Old 02 January 2006, 15:30   #22
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Mr Walker, what shaft lengh is the Outboard in the pic, looks really long.
Ah, well, you see....that picture is the bottom corner of a wide angle photo and the wide angle distortion has lengthened the motors and the tube cones. They're a pair of standard length 30 mariners.


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Old 02 January 2006, 16:07   #23
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Ah, well, you see....that picture is the bottom corner of a wide angle photo and the wide angle distortion has lengthened the motors and the tube cones. They're a pair of standard length 30 mariners.


So how come it's not a Sausage Dog on the left then ?
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So how come it's not a Sausage Dog on the left then ?
Cos he's at the middle of the frame. That's big Biff. Er, that was big Biff.
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well, i did it. $2000 and i'm on the water.


this will be the first time i've ever been in an inflatable boat! i do have a hard boat so i have many hours on the water. i've been fixing up my rib for the last couple months (still fixing).

anything i should know about how they handle before i hit the water? easy to put in and get out of the water i imagine.

i feel like it's christmas!

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Congratulations!

Just drive it like your hardboat. You'll find you'll slow quicker into corners because the tubes will create more drag, but you'll learn to realy throw her around as your confidence grows. I find that low speed cruising very tiring in mine as I'm constantly correcting steering but at planing speed or above no problem.

Enjoy and Happy New Year.
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well, i did it. $2000 and i'm on the water.


this will be the first time i've ever been in an inflatable boat! i do have a hard boat so i have many hours on the water. i've been fixing up my rib for the last couple months (still fixing).

anything i should know about how they handle before i hit the water? easy to put in and get out of the water i imagine.

i feel like it's christmas!

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Lets see some pictures then please!!!

And good luck with your new toy!!!
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