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Old 17 September 2016, 19:07   #21
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Old 17 September 2016, 19:27   #22
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Early mornings were the best
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Old 17 September 2016, 19:54   #23
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Glamour shot of the driving position. Notice the paddle under left side of wheel for jackplate.

And I bought this seriously awesome solid stainless wheel for my birthday. I can't do without a suicide knob. And this wheel has the best.
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Old 17 September 2016, 22:40   #24
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Thanks for looking and the nice comments

@sailrib
Ive seen that blue VSR in cascade locks for the sailing events. We ran safety for Double Damned this year and also the Outrigger Canoes racing.

Clloyd,

Sorry I missed you, was only up there for 5 weeks this summer. I definitely would have noticed your rib on the river if I saw it; the next time I'm up there I'll swing by and say Hi if I see you on the water.

While your rib might be considered to be only used in anger on the rough ocean I could not think of a more perfect rib for the Columbia River Gorge (your backyard). It's hard to explain to people how rough it gets on the Gorge or express how big the waves get. With winds gusting regularly 30+kts during the summer and current going the opposite direction the waves are awesome and it's a big deep river. The videos below will help explain it. I love it and that's why we go there, albeit we never really go past Collins Point from Cascade Locks. I love the Gorge, one of my favorite places.

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Old 17 September 2016, 23:35   #25
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Love It!

Looks like an Epic trip! Congrats on the new boat looks incredible!
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Old 18 September 2016, 10:56   #26
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The gorge

The gorge is a great training ground. Gives me confidence in my zodiac ! I have looked for your boat in the marina when I've been over there. And I'll keep my eye open for it on the river..I reside in white salmon and put in at bingen.
Looks like that was a excellent vacation ! Great pics !
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Old 18 September 2016, 15:52   #27
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Ah, very interesting that a mil spec commercial boat made for rough water needed a little modification like that.

I've always liked the idea of a jack plate for all of the reasons that you mentioned. I might have to add one to my next boat.
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Old 18 September 2016, 20:06   #28
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The boat itself didn't in fact need modification. To be fair this boat actually had twins originally and then was converted to the single to be a demo boat for Zodiac and Evinrude. They were trying to figure out the rigging for this new engine.

There are only 2 of these boats in the US as far as I know. I'll be letting them know that might want to drill the template holes a tad lower for the single.

Gotta say though that I'm so far a fan of the jackplate concept.

My jackplate is a Seastar HD 4.5" setback. It was the only plate that could handle drilling different mounting hole. So far it looks to be very well designed.
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The boat itself didn't in fact need modification. To be fair this boat actually had twins originally and then was converted to the single to be a demo boat for Zodiac and Evinrude. They were trying to figure out the rigging for this new engine.
That makes sense being that they switched it from twins to a single.
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We need a whole new thread about Ribs in the Gorge!

Spectacular place and perfect for a rib due to the challenging conditions.

I took this shot from our Rib this Aug when we were safety boat for the Double Damned sailboat race from Cascade Locks to The Dalles, 42 nm downwind.

And this is one of the best sailors in the world, Morgan Larson. Always a blast here.
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