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Old 09 January 2007, 20:34   #11
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I gave up and left after waiting on the tarmac for 3 1/4 hrs - must have just missed you.
Must have...! Oh well, if we don't get some winter around here soon, I suspect I'll be passing through again before long!
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Old 09 January 2007, 23:57   #12
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Warm weather here in northern New England. I have been out a couple of times so far this new year. The only thing that bothers me, I am the only one, except a maybe a hardcore lobsterman.
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Old 10 January 2007, 10:57   #13
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Hey Stoo,

Thanks for posting that shot of your setup. We were thinking of having ours setup manually so that in the event of a flip we would have to swim around and open the bottle to inflate the bag. I guess the engine would be stuffed until we got the boat back to shore. Sure would be nice if the engine could be set up to handle a flip though. But then again we might go a little too wild if the boat could handle a flip and start again.
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Old 11 January 2007, 13:12   #14
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It is presently -32 F here. Mine is sitting tight for a bit. Make room in your boat, and get your landing net ready. I'll be right down. Thanks. j
Well thanks for sending it this way. It'll be staying somewhere between -30 C (-22 F) and - 35 C (- 31F) for the next 4 - 5 days.
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Old 11 January 2007, 18:54   #15
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Rogan:

My system (which is "official") has a lanyard that feeds down through the frame to a handle on the transom. Yank the handle, and about 4 seconds later, you have a sausage that's about 7' long and about 24" in diameter. I have been cautioned that in the event I actually need to use this thing, that you need to tether myself on a longish line to the boat. Otherwise, when the tube blows, the boat acts as a sail (assuming it was dang windy when you dumped!) and you loose your boat... totally! I suppose the only thing worse that an upside down RIB is an upside down RIB that is drifting away faster than you can swim.

I'm waiting for some smart-ass to tie a chord to the handle when I'm parked/docked someplace... Should cause an interesting show when I drive away!

Incidently, the re-boating plan isn't looking so hot all of a sudden... 30 cm last night... although most of it blew right past my place!
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Old 11 January 2007, 20:37   #16
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Hey Stoo, it looks like they are calling for a "Artic Blast" Monday night, don't get your boat out yet.
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