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Old 07 June 2007, 18:45   #71
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what we really need to know

Dctucker, Where Do We Eat Lunch????
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Old 07 June 2007, 20:45   #72
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hello,looks like plan is to meet at riverhead beach ramp. From here are we going to motor over to ribcraft? I do not know where they are and will not even waste my time looking for the ramp near them, Ill stick to the easy ones. I will be at the ramp by 830 ready to launch. I have a gps with a chip for the area so If I read my book and learn how to use it that should help us for the ride. Anyone notice the weather forcast? Looking forward to a good ride with everyone
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Old 07 June 2007, 20:51   #73
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when I was mapquesting directions I was given directions that went through bosto, Id rather not go through the city and will probally look to take 128 around, does anyone have the directions from 128 to marblehead ramp. thought this would be easier thasn going through down town
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Old 07 June 2007, 20:51   #74
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Forecast no seas but t-showers. Means no one in our way Meet you all at the riverhead launch.
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Old 08 June 2007, 00:53   #75
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For lunch, I figured we'd find a dock in either Gloucester or Rockport and would likely find a restaurant within walking distance. Alternative is to have lunch at the Landing (pub) back in Marblehead.

From the ramp on the beach, follow the left side of the harbor as you head out. You'll pass the Boston Yacht Club, and then not too long after that, you'll see a series of nice, new docks parallel to the shore. There will likely be a Harbormaster boat tied up at one of them. Those are the docks to gather at. If you go past it, you'll see a couple of perpendicular docks, including fuel, and a big building with a huge crane at Marblehead Trading Company. The crane is quire visible, and is just ~200-250 yards past the town docks.

Has everyone found the driving directions they need to get to the ramp?

From Rt 128, take the exit for route 114 in Peabody, towards Salem. Follow the signs for 114, with all its twists and turns, past Salem State College, continuing into Marblehead. Rt 114 ends at the Fire Station in Marblehead, at a traffic light, which is the corner of Ocean Ave. Turn right onto Ocean Ave, go through 1 more light. You'll see Fair Winds Outboard on your right. Immediately after that, across the street, turn into a dirt lot. There will probably still be a few docks stacked up there. That's Riverhead Beach where the ramp is. Across the street is a beach dining shack called Lime Rickey's. There are toilet's in the lot at the restuarant. Don't dawdle, as the water goes away quickly and it becomes a long mud flat out to water. There are also public restrooms at the Harbormaster's Office at the dock.

Going through Boston is no big deal, I've done it countless times with big sailboat trailers, and it's quicker than 128.
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Old 08 June 2007, 09:51   #76
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Hi all,

Has anyone looked at the weather forcast? From what I can see, they are saying 63 for a high, 60% for showers and or thunderstorms. I know for the Brits out there, that may sound like a good ribbing day, but----.

Any thoughts.

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Old 08 June 2007, 12:43   #77
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I saw the same forcast, not the best weather, I took my boat out today and heard an alarm going off everytime I accelerated hard, It ran fine and I only heard the alarm when accelerating hard, There was no skipping in the engine or anything. If I accelerated easily I could get up to full speed fine without any alarm going off, I have to look at my book or ask in the forums for help, Plus with the weather I am thinking of missing the ride. My wife wouldnt want to go in nasty weather either. Unles I find something out about my motor soon Ill have to miss it
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Old 08 June 2007, 13:30   #78
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ltf - is it definitely an engine alarm? I only ask because I had a quieter beeping every time I accelerated. By turning off various electronics, was able to isolate it that it's coming from the VHF. Some kind of electrical interference at higher rpm.

weather wise it doesn't look great, although the forecasters have been very wrong lately. I'm local, so it's easy for me to say I'm in. Sunday does look better weather wise. As I'm having a hard time finding crew for the regatta on sunday, I might be able to do the Rib rally if we had to postpone.
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Old 08 June 2007, 13:49   #79
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it could be something like that, The engine didnt miss beep, ran great thats why I didnt know what it could be. I do have a vhf on the boat and something like that could be it. Why would it beep only when you accelerate? Sunday weather doeas look better than sat and if I took it out tomorrow and found out what the beep is from I would gladly go on Sunday> lets see what others think
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the weather does look better for sunday so i am game. I have wanted to take mine out all week to make sure everything I worked on works. But then again they say if you go fast enough you will not get wet or hit by lightning ( i am not sure who they are)
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