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Old 12 July 2016, 23:06   #1
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Only boat on the lake with radar...

Having fun with the 7m. Turns out it's a great wakeboard boat. Had 11 people onboard for wakeboarding today, boat ran great

EFI engine runs much better at altitude.

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Old 13 July 2016, 02:19   #2
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Where's that then ? My daughter is up in Indiana for the summer ( north Webster ) and says pontoon boats are the norm on the lake there.
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This pontoon boat looks like it could make lake boating a lot of fun:

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Where's that then ? My daughter is up in Indiana for the summer ( north Webster ) and says pontoon boats are the norm on the lake there.
Probably Lake Tahoe?

1897 meters elevation, so most boats run like crap up there.

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Are ribs known as pontoon boats in the States?
Nah, when people say "pontoon", they mean a pontoon boat with welded aluminum tubes with some marine plywood decking on top...basically, floating docks with engines on the back. I hate'em with a passion!

Although people around here tend to call all inflatables "RIBs" (rigid or not), and they'll call the tubes "sponsons" or the "balloons".
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Jason, swim relay this year???? (I don't even know when it is)

I'd bet you're actually one of 3 boats on the lake with radar (the US Coast Guard says they have 2) - http://www.uscg.mil/d11/staLakeTahoe/



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Probably Lake Tahoe?
1897 meters elevation, so most boats run like crap up there.
Correct.

I believe Jason said his last boat (~18 ft. with a Honda) ran horribly there.
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Only boat on the lake with radar...

Correct on all fronts. Trans-Tahoe Race Saturday. Been launching at the ramp next to CG but haven't seen any of theirs on the lake.

My son keeps pointing out that for a given RPM we are going slower than at sea level but the engine runs perfectly. Fortunately I have HP to spare

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Are ribs known as pontoon boats in the States?
Sort of. Even my buddy who owns a 15.5' Zodiac calls his boat a pontoon boat (he also smokes enough dope to kill a herd of cows, though, so his normalcy is questionable.)

A pontoon boat, properly, is sort of like a raft made of 55 gallon drums: It's usually 2 welded aluminum flotation chambers (kind of banana shaped) under each gunwale, onto which a flat deck (or in some cases, 2 tiers of decks) is/are fixed. They are usually outboard powered, but occasionally will have inboard engines.

They're known for being slow, lake-cruising type vessels, but I've seen some that will do better than 40 knots, and had an acquaintance who ran one in Monterey Bay for diving (4 to 6 foot swell, couple of feet of chop.)


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