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Old 14 October 2002, 00:03   #1
Country: USA
Town: San Francisco
Make: AB
Length: 4.5
Engine: Nissan TLDI 50
Join Date: Sep 2002
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Sunday Boatride W/ new RIB

Took the new boat out this morning for the second time. An unseasonably warm day 85 deg F (29.4 C). Not bad for mid October. My boy and I took a run out of Suisun Bay - a little ways past where the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers come together- about 25 miles into the main channel to the Carquinez Straits. Along the way we stopped to view the "mothball fleet," about 70 or 80 ships, many of them WWII vintage warships anchored just East of the Benicia Bridge.

I have been impressed so far with both the boat and motor. For a small boat, the ride is pretty dry and the Nissan 50 pushed us along at 36 mph by the GPS wide open. The boat is rated for 75 hp and part of me is already wishing we'd gone for the 75. The 50 is pretty easy on gas though and with the 24 gal fuel tank we've got good range.

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Old 14 October 2002, 09:18   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Upavon, Wiltshire
Boat name: Dromedary
Make: Ribtec
Length: 6.55
Engine: Honda 130
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Glad you are enjoying your introduction to RIBing I take an interest as I have family in Davis & Sacremento and have passed the "mothball" fleet lots of times when I go over for Thanksgiving, unfortunatly as my mother is ill I do not think I will make it over this year (first time in about 10 years) otherwise I would have tried to contact you if you had wanted.

Hope you continue to enjoy your trips


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Old 16 October 2002, 01:47   #3
Country: Greece
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Most of us didn't have the chance of seeing WW II ships on a scenery as the one you described. We would all be greatfull if you posted some pictures.

(Picture maniac)
Michael a.k.a "Bat Falcon"

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