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Old 18 October 2007, 10:50   #1
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Anybody here from USA?

Anybody here from USA?
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Old 18 October 2007, 11:03   #2
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Old 18 October 2007, 12:33   #3
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Old 19 October 2007, 13:26   #4
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10' 8" Rib

I own a RIB 5 zodiac by west marine and it is 10' 8" approx 3.3 metre.

I it powered by a 25HP 4 Stroke Mercury and this little boat has the guts of a 40' yatch.

Just last weekend I took it out in 8 to 10' seas for a 12 mile trip and although at one point it got SCARY I made it safely back to shore.

The reason why I was asking if anybody here from USA was to share another trip I made from Key West to the Marquesas Keys.....Now that was tough. the trip from Key West to Boca Grande Key is not bad 4' - 5' seas at most but after you leave the safety of the intracoastal waters and you enter the boca grande channel THINGS CHANGE!!

THis is an 8 mile ride that gets very tough. It took me about 1 1/2 to 2 hours to cross and make it to the Marquesas. Marquesas are a beautiful place with crystal clear waters and lots of white sand. Spent the day in the marquesas and at about 5:00 PM decided to head back in my 3.3 metre mini boat. Thankfully winds were calm when crossing the boca grande channel but about half a mile into the intracoastal waters a storm hit. Waves were so choppy that I was about 3/4 of the boat full of water.

2 hours later I was back safely on shore.

I have a friend that sunk an 18' Sea Ray crossing the boca grande channel and he said seas were about 6 - 8'.

Nothing like a RIB!!!!
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Old 19 October 2007, 13:54   #5
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Fully agree with you - it's nice to see the gospel being spread!!!

It certainly makes me feel a lot safer knowing I am in a boat that will still float full of water.
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Old 19 October 2007, 20:07   #6
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Fully agree with you - it's nice to see the gospel being spread!!!

It certainly makes me feel a lot safer knowing I am in a boat that will still float full of water.
But there is that ever-present danger of falling overboard if you trip on a wobbling chin.
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