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Old 19 September 2012, 12:19   #11
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I confess. I've lived here 24 yrs. & the wx hasn't driven me out of the territory, YET! I've been blessed w/ a great job & beautiful place to live.
My job w/the ferry system takes me weekly throughout the SE AK panhandle down through the Inside Passage of Canada to Bellingham, WA. I get to see much in it's many varied majestic splendor.
I don't like anything under 55 degrees, and only tolerate that, don't "like" it.
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Old 19 September 2012, 12:22   #12
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Captnjack--- thanks for sharing your experiences out in your RIB. I need to get out there & learn first hand for myself. Ooooops! The c4 is not a twin set up. One will be a spare. Hmmm! Interesting idea. Hadn't thought of it.
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Old 19 September 2012, 12:55   #13
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Captnjack--- thanks for sharing your experiences out in your RIB. I need to get out there & learn first hand for myself. Ooooops! The c4 is not a twin set up. One will be a spare. Hmmm! Interesting idea. Hadn't thought of it.
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A C4 with a 25hp is slightly underpowered for diving use (my primary recreation), it wouldn't push the weight. For fishing with 2 people, I would guess in flat seas you'll be hitting 23-25kn or so with 25hp on a C4 - pretty respectable since the hull is only about 250lbs.

Will yours be rolled up every day or on a trailer? On my C3 a previous owner had bolted the keel together with aluminum plates. I could still take it apart with difficulty but the trailer was the best thing I bought. The solid keel on the Bombard's is a big help in choppy water but its still got a fabric bottom which tends to flex and oil can. Trimming the engine all the way down in rough water is a huge huge help. So as you play around with yours, finding a way to quickly and efficiently change trim at sea without dropping the trim pin in the ocena (assuming you don't have power trim) is a key piece of seakeeping in the C3s and 4s IMO.
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Old 20 September 2012, 00:25   #14
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Thanks CaptnJack,
I thank you Sir. I appreciate & respect all that you share. I take it to heart, as "out on the water" is no place to have a bad day. As for storage of the c4, I do not ever plan to "deflate, fold-n-roll". This winter, I'm lucky, it'll be placed inside a buddy's heated storage unit, inflated & leaning against the wall. In the future it will be kept "blown-up", covered, & probably kept on a inexpensive "made in china" folding trailer. Unless, I break down & spend the extra $$ for a galv. trailer. Thanks again Cappy. Smooth seas to ye. --- Jimmy
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