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Old 31 October 2006, 06:38   #11
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lookin vary beamy from hear, with the jet setup bet she can float in just about anyware.
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Old 31 October 2006, 07:35   #12
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Thanks, Tomas for your "polite" comments. Do you have manners in that "other" country
Sorry Linda...I was actually impressed and curious about your "desert" location. If my humor is too dry for a Brit. possibly I belong in the desert.....

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Old 31 October 2006, 07:50   #13
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Sorry Linda...I was actually impressed and curious about your "desert" location. If my humor is too dry for a Brit. possibly I belong in the desert.....

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Thats Ok Tomas. We have been boat owners for 30 years. We use the huge AZ lakes ( Mead, Powell, Pleasant etc.) and trailer to the Sea of Cotez , Mexico. 4 hours drive. Last time a checked there were more boats per capita in AZ than any other state. Surprising is it not.
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Old 31 October 2006, 12:28   #14
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The boat numbers in Az are a surprise to me as well as you being able to find ocean within four hours! Still....it's a good call on the Ambar from the desert SW! I used to do a lot of offshore work fishing with a guy name Pete and we'd see a big salty just breaking the horizon and I'd go, "Container Vessel...Panamax". Pete would reply, "Nope....VLCC", and would always be correct. He could spot a Coast Guard Frigate before it broke the horizon but I won't go into any of that.....

Anyway, keep the cactus spines out of your hypalon and I'll try to clean up my compliments!

The photo should make you feel at home. This is in the Goat Hills East End St. Croix. Twenty-Two miles West you're in a rain forest.

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Old 12 November 2006, 12:49   #15
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I may be your new best friend...

The boat you are looking at in the picture is an AMBAR 550.
The length overall in 17'.
It's powerplant is a Yanmar Diesel with a Jet Dive.
These were used as deck boats on the USCG 87' Cutters.
The boat will fly alond at about 20-25 mph with one or two people on in. If you put 3 or more on it, it slows waaay down.

My Department aquired one last year, and I have been spending the last year tracking down information on this boat. Our boat was on a USCG Cutter out of Cape May New Jersey.

We were having some problems with it overheating, and we were able to solve the problems by AGGRESIVELY flushing the cooling system and switching coolants. If you are having trouble with overheating, let me know before you spend any money, and I will send you some information and links that you should find helpful.

I was able to track down the waterjet manufacturer. we needed a new skeg, and were able to buy the parts and service manual for twenty bucks.

Feel free to contact me if you need any further info.

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Old 13 November 2006, 20:39   #16
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The boat numbers in Az are a surprise to me as well as you being able to find ocean within four hours! Still....it's a good call on the Ambar from the desert SW! I used to do a lot of offshore work fishing with a guy name Pete and we'd see a big salty just breaking the horizon and I'd go, "Container Vessel...Panamax". Pete would reply, "Nope....VLCC", and would always be correct. He could spot a Coast Guard Frigate before it broke the horizon but I won't go into any of that.....

Anyway, keep the cactus spines out of your hypalon and I'll try to clean up my compliments!

The photo should make you feel at home. This is in the Goat Hills East End St. Croix. Twenty-Two miles West you're in a rain forest.

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Tomas, from the picture, it appears you have it... dare I say it? KNOCKED! I would practically kill for a little sunshine and warm days....
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Old 13 November 2006, 21:41   #17
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Today in Phoenix, AZ, low night temp. 60 deg. F. Daytime 85 deg. F.
Eat your heart out !!!! Still wearing shorts and T shirt and have the A/C just ticking over. If anyone want's to tell me to P off that's OK.
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Old 14 November 2006, 09:24   #18
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Pathalla....

There is a price to be paid for everything but I ain't complaining. You know I don't mind the cold it's the gray and wet days that cause me to stay way down here.

"Everything's broken and nobody speaks english"

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Old 14 November 2006, 11:01   #19
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If anyone want's to tell me to P off that's OK.
P Off!

It's freezing rain here.. about 1 deg. C... and likely to stay this way all week...
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Old 14 November 2006, 13:01   #20
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P Off!

It's freezing rain here.. about 1 deg. C... and likely to stay this way all week...

Ouch Stoo...thats a tough report. Throw another log on the fire!
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