Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 17 June 2006, 11:33   #1
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: cowichan valley
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 70
gulf of mexico

made it across the gulf from key west to playa del carmen in 17 hours. the seas for the most part were excellent. the first 14 hours we had 3' swell at the most. the last three hours we ended up going thru a depression which brought the weather to us.
the seas got confused, about a 5 to 6' swell with 3' of chop on top. was not that rough just exhausting. we had to carry 350 gallons of fuel on board 175 of which was in jerry cans on deck.
we did not see much life out there. a few flying fish and a pod of 50 to 60 dolphins that showed off.
the twin 250 suzukis were installed in key largo. what a nightmare that was. it took forever and the quality of install was poor. lot of fixing to do after they were done. never again!!!
We averaged out doing 30 knots although the start was slow till we lost some fuel weight. stopping every 2 hours to refuel us and the boats.
The aluminum hulls and components were made in sidney bc Canada and the tubes were supplied by Eurocraft. A good group of guys. We flew them out to do the outfitting of the rub strakes and flanging. First class thankyou
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mexico 026.jpg
Views:	163
Size:	181.6 KB
ID:	20218   Click image for larger version

Name:	mexico 043.jpg
Views:	246
Size:	186.8 KB
ID:	20219   Click image for larger version

Name:	mexico 038.jpg
Views:	161
Size:	166.2 KB
ID:	20220   Click image for larger version

Name:	mexico 032.jpg
Views:	359
Size:	184.1 KB
ID:	20221  
__________________

__________________
eksrae
eksrae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 June 2006, 12:13   #2
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: San Carlos, Mexico
Boat name: INDE
Make: LOMAC 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200 Merc.
MMSI: Please press 1
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,688
Send a message via Skype™ to Limey Linda
Now that is what I call SERIOUS RIBBING. Can you send more detail of you trip please.
__________________

__________________
Running around like a head with it's chicken cut off.
Limey Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 June 2006, 12:47   #3
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,688
Blimey 500 miles is a long way in a RIB! I doubt I'll use 350 gallons of fuel in a year

Awesome
__________________
BogMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 June 2006, 14:31   #4
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Cowichan Bay
Boat name: Neptune
Make: Zodiac Hurricane
Length: 6m +
Engine: twin140 suzi 4stroke
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 201
Good to see you had a good trip Dave. The boats look great.

Simon
__________________
OceanEco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 June 2006, 14:23   #5
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Hulls from Sidney? Polaris, by any chance?

Congrats on the run. Quite a trek.

jky
__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 June 2006, 15:02   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Brilliant trip - made my 90miles seem quite tame!!! Who did you get the engines from???
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 June 2006, 13:00   #7
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: cowichan valley
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 70
It was a great experience and i would do it again. The boats were made by Liquid Metal in Sidney. The engines came from Tracker Marine in Key Largo Fl.
The boats will top out at 50knots and like to cruise at 30kn.
One day I hope to convince Crazy Horse to do the Atlantic crossing!!!
We lucked out on weather for our trip, I was hoping for some rough seas at first but with the amount of fuel we had left i am glad we did not.
Enjoy the Sun
__________________
eksrae
eksrae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 June 2006, 04:15   #8
RIBnet supporter
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Isle of Man
Town: Peel, IOM
Length: no boat
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,277
RIBase
Ah. Crazy Horse.
Now there is a name to conjure with!
__________________
Brian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 June 2006, 05:50   #9
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Hayle, Kernow
Boat name: Spare RIB
Make: Narwhal
Length: 5m +
Engine: 130 Yam Outboard
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 642
How much did the hull cost if you donít mind me asking?

You could Pm me if you donít want to discuss on the forum.

Shaggy
__________________
Shaggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 June 2006, 12:13   #10
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: cowichan valley
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 70
I became friends with CH on here and met up with him several times for beers. I found it odd meeting someone in person whom i first met online.
The hull and tubes/electrics and accessories less power cost about 140,000. Cad
There was a bit of a discount for the Second boat.
Inside the console is a head, the boat is setup for snorkel tours in mexico. cooler storage built in to the bolster with a flip up seat for additional crew/pass if needed.
__________________

__________________
eksrae
eksrae is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:21.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.