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Old 28 June 2014, 12:38   #241
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Old 28 June 2014, 16:03   #242
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Old 28 June 2014, 19:48   #243
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WOW! That was fun. Pictures and video to follow, tired now.

I think my expectations have been blown out of the water. That's not a big fat inflatable, that's a speedboat. Love the way they heel over in a sharp turn, I can see the danger.

45mph @ 5500 RPM.

I put in the first three hours on the motor today, 15 minutes of idle in gear, 1:45 < 3000 rpm, and 1:00 < 4000rpm, constantly changing RPM. Now according to the book I can use it whatever RPM I want as long as I "do not operate the the engine continuously at full throttle for more than 5 minutes" ?? Full throttle as in WOT or cruising speed?

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"Full throttle" as in "throw the handle forward and damn the wallet."

Cruise should be fine, but it's best not to hold a constant rpm for really long periods til you're sure it's worn in.

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I think my expectations have been blown out of the water. That's not a big fat inflatable, that's a speedboat. Love the way they heel over in a sharp turn, I can see the danger.
And even better, you can maintain most of that speed through pretty rough water.

Kill switch and life jacket... I found a discontinued version of the Mustang Bomber float for $202, shipped. You might have issues on sizing though, my XL displays four inches of midriff when I raise my arms - though the sleeves are actually long enough (they make XXL and XXXL too).
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Old 29 June 2014, 16:23   #246
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I am a fair weather boater, or have been. I might have to look into one of those.

All aboard had life lifejackets and I was very pleased to see my 10yo put the kill cord on while we were drifting and I was dealing with something else and he was going to drive next. He was my crew yesterday.
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Tap... tap... tap...

Those were my fingers while we all wait for pics.

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Old 30 June 2014, 09:33   #248
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Carving turns in heavy stuff is what these boats do.

Soon enough you'll discover the power slide.

Congrats
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Well I got 6 days of using the boat in the ocean for real, I was over in Catalina for a week with he family and the dog. Cruising, diving, wakeboard, diving plane, it excelled at all of it. I did determine that it's a young person's boat until I get a more substantial ladder built for it, it's a long way up getting back into it.

fuel consumption seems to be just over 3 mpg. the trip home was 36mph @ 11.25 gph, 26 mph @ 8.25 gph, and any other time I did the quick math I came up with similar results.

My beanbags from e-sea rider were a huge hit with the family and friends. Very comfortable, I just need the t-top to get them out of the way.

There are also 100 other little things for usability that need to be done, speargun racks, storage dividers, longer/shorter lines, the list is long but so far so good.

No fish, they all moved to the backside of the island when I got there but very warm water.

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Which model of their beanbags did you get? Shots?

That fuel consumption is good for an outboard. I'm burning slightly less at 36mph with the big diesel, (9.5 gph) but with a lot more complex setup and a heavier boat.
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