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Old 19 October 2004, 06:25   #1
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First time on the water with my boat

On return trip to Southern California I decided to stop in Seattle for a first time run on my boat. Asking around the the store at Alki Beach I found someone to give me my first powerboating lesson.
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Old 19 October 2004, 06:34   #2
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Hi Manny. Nice piccies. I guess you're a George Clinton fan???
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Old 19 October 2004, 06:38   #3
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How dose the boat handle with the extension fitted?
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Old 19 October 2004, 13:51   #4
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Hi neighbour

Manny,
you must live about 6 miles away from me!
Did you collect the boat from Mathew at Ribcraft or purchase used?
Will keep an eye out for you in the Bay or kelp beds;do you dive La Jolla area?
Look for the bright orange XS-RIB and that will be us;(Not many of us out here yet)
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Old 19 October 2004, 14:35   #5
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Just look at that weather - looks like my Rib will be ready in December - anyone know of any ice breaking attachements????
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Old 19 October 2004, 14:55   #6
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Dont feel so bad.
I had a week of to go boating and it's throwing it down here !!!
Broke the record for the longest spell without rain and it would be on my vacation!!


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Old 19 October 2004, 19:13   #7
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Thanks Louise. You guessed right. In this case though it's the Awsome Power Of A Fully Operational Motorboat, not mothership.

Nick, though I don't have much boating experience and am still taking it easy on the outboard for the break-in period, my opinion is it handles great with the hull extension. No porpoising, the sponsons barely touch the water standing still and tubes out of the water when planning. With the Suzuki DF140 it takes off like a rocket.

I'll keep a look out for you too Dal. I bought a very basic boat from Ribcraft USA through Matthew. The extras I got include 40 gallon under deck fuel tank, 1670 dtx hypalon, and reinforced transom. They have a picture of my boat on their website as an example of the base boat features: http://www.ribcraftusa.com/cg58c.html. The boat was shipped to me in early July for $1000 U.S. dollars. The outboard I bought from the Port of San Luis, California. I was in Seattle as I was bringing my boat back from Canada where the hull extension, light mast, etc. were added. I do dive La Jolla a lot. Mainly the shores but also Scripps Canyon. With my boat a lot more dive sites will be available.
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