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Old 03 November 2006, 21:59   #31
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We use her for cruising, swimming, socializing, diving and just generally lazing about.
Hey Pat... my better half and I keep talking about buzzing over to Pelee Island some time. Perhaps we could meet for a glass of wine!

Anytime I have been in Lake Erie, we have been diving off Long Point. There's some terrific wrecks there in the 160'-185' range. Do you venture that far east?
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Old 03 November 2006, 22:15   #32
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Howdy Stoo,
Ya Matchstick did 2 different skiing movies with us -
one Red Bull extreme group.


As for eating the fish yes just as much as I can

The fish that the guest catch we clean and then flash freeze them
there is a cannery that will take the fish and process it- smoked or canned
or made into Indian Candy(fish jerky)
or they can take it home and flash up the BBQ and have a party.
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Old 09 November 2006, 21:14   #33
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Mike here, bought my 2002 18' Nautica in July of this year. It was the tender to a 130' megayacht. Haven't had a chance to use it yet, but will get it in the water in the spring.

I live in Menlo Park, CA, about a 1/2 hour south of San Francisco, next to Stanford. However, I bought the RIB for a house I own in the Southern Gulf Islands across from Vancouver, Canada. We're adjacent to Pirates Cove on DeCourcy Island, (popular anchorage for Vancouver, and Victoria crowds). If you ever cruise the area, we'll see you between DeCourcy, Nanaimo, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Gabriola, and Vancouver in the Summers mostly.

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my dock is across from the seaplane. We're 18 miles south west of Vancouver.

I found the boat on the internet, used, in Long Beach, CA. I flew down to check it out, and liked it enough to buy it. I found a great shop to survey it, and repair things that needed attention (Tradewind Marine, which also sells new RIBS - www.twimarine.com). After some minor repairs (tube patches, cosmetic repair of nicks in glass, electrical), I found a transporter to haul it to Seattle, and then I flew up to Seattle to rent a truck and get it across the border.

My wife and myself would have loved to use it in SF Bay for a year before moving it north, but when it came down to paying additional CA tax, and cost for a temp towing vehicle, we decided to just get it to Canada and use it there.

We'll be using the boat mostly for supply runs (groceries, etc...), and some runs to pubs/restaurants, and cruising.

I learned a lot importing the thing to Canada from the states, so if anyone needs to go through that process - give me a buzz.

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Old 09 November 2006, 23:45   #34
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Hey Pat... my better half and I keep talking about buzzing over to Pelee Island some time. Perhaps we could meet for a glass of wine!

Anytime I have been in Lake Erie, we have been diving off Long Point. There's some terrific wrecks there in the 160'-185' range. Do you venture that far east?
Let me know if and when you head to Pelee, A friend of mine owns a place called the Anchor and wheel inn over there, decent place to eat or have a drink. I could meet you at Pelee at the north dock (Scudder) or even meet in Leamington if you didn't want to venture so far. I haven't really dove or travelled much on the Canadian side lately due to life's duties, hopefully that will change...
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Old 10 November 2006, 13:36   #35
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I live in Menlo Park, CA, about a 1/2 hour south of San Francisco, next to Stanford.
Hey! A local guy!

I'm over in Oakland, but do most of my boating in Monterey (better diving; or rather, there *is* diving there.)

Nice to meet you, and congrats on the boat.

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Hey DeCourcy

If and when I get a rib, perhaps I can talk you into making a trip from Vancouver to Prince Rupert or Ketchikan. Have spent months planning (and dreaming). I'll even invite our freinds across the pond.
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Old 20 November 2006, 21:11   #37
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hello. i haven't posted here in a long time and thought i'd say hi. i'm from portland OR, but keep my boats up at my families house on the columbia river near astoria.

i bought a project rib that turned out to be waaay more of a project than i thought. i had no idea retubing would cost me over 5k! so, my 7yr old son and i have been using my C5 commando to explore the beaches and coves with. i like it but man it's bumpy!

we often play on and around the mouth of the columbia river. it's notoriously dangerous so i really prefer using ribs/sibs.

here's a picture of my first mate taking us out and a couple of our cruising grounds

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Old 21 November 2006, 07:32   #38
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Now that's a trip!

Just getting my 15' AB RIB ready. Here's a shot from the dealer's shop.

Plan to use the boat from cruising, fishing, and pulling a wake board from time to time. Located in SW Florida not 20 minutes to great access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf. Like the concept of a lightweight (aluminum hull) boat for trailering and launching. Any ideas on the best prop? Have a 11 x 14 now that pushes about 32 mph with slippage.
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Old 21 November 2006, 07:40   #39
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Hi Smokie,
sounds like a great trip you're planning. You're probably already aware of it, but just in case you're not.....Kevin Goulding made the passage from Vancouver to Glacier Bay Alaska in a RIB and I'm sure would be willing to share all the details of his voyage. You can find the story at his HotRIBS web site - here's the link: http://www.hotribs.com/02articles/00...lacierbay1.asp. best of luck.....
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Old 21 November 2006, 11:06   #40
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Columbiachop,

That sure is a nice part of the continent. I drove from Vancouver to Phoenix primarily along US 101 a couple of years ago, and loved the Oregon portion. Stopped at Seaside overnight and had probably the best seafood meal I've ever had. I like the setup of that C5, no doubt it's easier to beach and relaunch from than a RIB.

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