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Old 20 February 2008, 11:33   #31
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First time on the water and everything appears to be working well. Glad when the 10 hour "break-in" period for the motor is completed. 3000 RPM was as high as we went and we were travelling at 18 MPH.
Waiting for the Windscreen & Seatback and will start on the Nav Arch next.
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Old 20 February 2008, 19:33   #32
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Well that looks a hell of a lot better than Oct.

Quite a difference from the pics you first posted, nice job! Nothing like the anticipation of launching what for you is a new boat, especially when you customized/rigged it. How was it? Almost as good as sex? Better maybe in a different way I'm thinking? It does feel good....
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Old 20 February 2008, 22:30   #33
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wow, it looks great. i really like that aluminum console.
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Old 21 February 2008, 00:19   #34
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Looking great. That launch site looks to be somewhere near the Norwegian (or is it Finnish?) sloughs.
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Old 21 February 2008, 11:24   #35
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Fraser River

Yes, Prairie Tuber, you were close, it is the south arm of the Fraser. Finns Slough is on the Richmond side (north) and the boat launch shown is on the Ladner side (south) where, before the Massey Tunnel was built, the old Ferry used to land. It's a Public Boat Launch at the end of Ferry Road near Captain's Cove Marina.
The attached photo was taken in Ladner Reach which runs south off the Fraser River with the Mountains surrounding Vancouver in the background.
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Old 22 February 2008, 03:12   #36
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Ahhh... then you wouldn't have been jus a little west of the Hurricane plant & Inflatable Boat Sales across the street from them.
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Old 09 March 2008, 20:02   #37
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Slow Progress

Finally got the Seat Back, Windscreen and Bow Post installed.
The Nav. Arch is completed and just needs wiring before it's installed along with the Back Seat/Locker.
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Looks smart...

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Finally got the Seat Back, Windscreen and Bow Post installed.
The Nav. Arch is completed and just needs wiring before it's installed along with the Back Seat/Locker.
Quite a difference considering how it looked when you started, nice clean job!
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Old 24 March 2008, 17:37   #39
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Work done - now for some fun

Finally got the Arch with the back seat/locker bolted to the transom and the nav lights & VHF antenna wired through to the Console.
Calling it finished and the end to this thread.
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Very nice, indeed! Just in time for the boating season!
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