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Old 18 July 2013, 23:11   #31
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Hey Cap! Thanks for the input.
I'm at my wits' end. My load (and personal weight) is pretty much the same. Maybe my tach's not accurate??? GPS doesn't lie though.
Had her out today, minus 70 lbs. or so. I usually have either my 11 yr. old boy or scuba tanks. Today I had neither. In the 3rd hole I had a lot of ventilation. Dropped her back down one today, to the second. Ventilation no longer an issue unless I trim her way up. Got into some heavy chop on the way home and had to trim down and back off a bit. Still maxing out at 27 mph. On the way out I thought OK, that's what I had better be content with because that's what I'm getting. If I can get the same speeds with 2 or 3 divers on board I'll be content.
My transom is pulling away now. That is now my primary concern and has put my power issues into secondary priority.Shifted aftward 1/4" at the top. I'll post some pics soon.
Happy boating!
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Old 19 July 2013, 09:43   #32
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Looks like I'm gonna be off the water for a while.
I've got to fix this before it gets worse.

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Old 19 July 2013, 17:19   #33
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Looks like I'm gonna be off the water for a while.
I've got to fix this before it gets worse.

Wow that's crazy! Id look to see what Zodiac says, it may be covered. Is the transom heat welded or is it glued? My mark 2 is a 2010, but it was new off the shelf so I get 5 year warranty on her, so im covered until 2018.

Hopefully you fix her up and get back out on the water soon. I keep waiting for the winds to die off. Normally where I live in MD after the end of April it's usually dead calm every day. This year has been a mad south wind blowing 12 - 18 MPH every day almost. Its the worst direction for the wind to blow. Makes for mad chop on both sides of the island, Im wishing for it to end or shift to westerly.

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Old 19 July 2013, 23:14   #34
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I don't think Zodiac will cover that. It was made in 2001, but I got it NOS 2 years later. Those joints are glued.
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Old 22 July 2013, 00:20   #35
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Nice sunday on the river. The wind finally subsided for a while, got up Harris Creek and let her fly. Heidi (my rottweiler co-pilot) loves riding as much as I do.

Here is a link to my facebook video upload:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=2&theater
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Old 30 August 2013, 20:51   #36
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Hole shot.

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Old 30 August 2013, 20:53   #37
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Me and Heidi.
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Old 30 August 2013, 20:56   #38
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Swim ladder

I see Zodiac sells a swim ladder/rope ladder for my series of boat. I think they want like 400 dollars, which is crazy. I can easily make my own rope ladder, Should I just hook it to an eye bolt on the transome and toss it over the tubes? I can get back in without a ladder, but its not easy.. and if your tired most likely have to climb up by the engine which could be dangerous on rough sea days. What have you all come up with for getting out of the water?

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Old 05 September 2013, 17:43   #40
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I see Zodiac sells a swim ladder/rope ladder for my series of boat. I think they want like 400 dollars, which is crazy. I can easily make my own rope ladder, Should I just hook it to an eye bolt on the transome and toss it over the tubes? I can get back in without a ladder, but its not easy.. and if your tired most likely have to climb up by the engine which could be dangerous on rough sea days. What have you all come up with for getting out of the water?

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When I am tired I place my foot on the part of the motor casing that juts out. Its about the right height for me.
Dont use the ventilation plate for a foothold.
Oh, and make sure that the motor is not running. http://www.rib.net/forum/images/smilies/lol.gif
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