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Old 03 May 2007, 20:47   #121
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Anticipation..

Getting ready to put the boat in is kind of like Christmas eve when you were a kid, you knew you were going to have a great day ahead of you. I always feel a bit of that when I put the boat back in the water after winter layup, Yippee!
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Old 04 May 2007, 07:39   #122
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Thanks Tucker and Pathalla, we are going to Finally put her in Sat morning. We are just waiting for the seekaflex to dry and finish up wiring up our new gauges and reinstalling smart tabs + vhf antenna today. Might need to break out the champagne or maybe just a nice cold sixer.
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Old 04 May 2007, 07:53   #123
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Might need to break out the champagne or maybe just a nice cold sixer.
I'll hoist one on your behalf Bryan. (Any excuse will do! ) Your boat looks great.

I decided I'm playing hookie today... The lake is flat calm and the sun is shining. We're contemplating a run across the bay to Killarney tomorrow if some friends will come. There's no one else on the lake yet, so a little company would be nice!

Pat, are you ready to launch yet, or still welding stuff?
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Old 04 May 2007, 14:22   #124
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I'll hoist one on your behalf Bryan. (Any excuse will do! ) Your boat looks great.

I decided I'm playing hookie today... The lake is flat calm and the sun is shining. We're contemplating a run across the bay to Killarney tomorrow if some friends will come. There's no one else on the lake yet, so a little company would be nice!

Pat, are you ready to launch yet, or still welding stuff?
check my thread, not even close.
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check my thread, not even close.
Oh oh... Guess I'd better hoist one for you too....
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Old 06 May 2007, 08:43   #126
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Well, we finally made it out on the water. We had a problem with the engine sneezing and dying as soon as we got up to speed. She lost one cylinder and then another . We ended up having to chug back in on one cylinder with the paddles at the ready. Rogan decided it was bad fuel and I thought our carbs were jelled up. Anyway, we decided to drain our fuel tanks and fuel line and try again. She ran perfectly . I did however get a mouthful of gasoline, nothing a little beer couldn't take care of though. We ended up having a great time. Good old trusty yammy. Last time I ever trust fuel stabilizer over the winter in the tanks.

We couldn't get an accurate top speed reading since it was relatively rough out but I think she is 3-5 mph faster with the refinished hull. Satellite radio worked flawlessly no skipping cds or commercials and over 250 channels anywhere we go.

I would like to take the time to thank all those RIBner members who offered us help and support on this project. Thanks Stoo, Pathalla, dctucker and OceanEco. We could not have done this without you.
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Old 06 May 2007, 11:44   #127
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I would like to take the time to thank all those RIBner members who offered us help and support on this project. Thanks Stoo, Pathalla, dctucker and OceanEco. We could not have done this without you.
You're welcome. But after 126 posts in this thread, what the h*ll did I do?? Not any sanding or grinding, that's for sure!

It looks great, nice work guys. If you want to come to Mass and overhaul my Searider, you're welcome anytime. I'll buy the beer!
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Old 06 May 2007, 23:28   #128
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Finally

A few pictures from the first day out.
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Old 06 May 2007, 23:46   #129
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Geez Rogan, I didn't know you 'Mericans knew how to play "Beerhunter". The boat looks great... it's so... clean!

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You're welcome. But after 126 posts in this thread, what the h*ll did I do??
I think it's called "Moral Support" dc... Knowing these two, they just might show up in Mass... via the St. Lawrence!
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Flat and calm

It's not so much hunting for the beer as it is reaching.
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