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  1. #1
    Registered JimV's Avatar
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    Missing boater in Hardy Pond?

    I heard a rumor that someone got tossed out of their boat on Hardy Pond over the fourth. Does anyone have more info? Hope it's just a rumor.

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    Charter Member #655 Charter Member dyno's Avatar
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    Re: Missing boater in Hardy Pond?

    Jim ,Tinker was talking about it yesterday small Checkmate with a big out board no body yet.....
    If your boat has a sail do you ride a horse to the ramp?

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    Re: Missing boater in Hardy Pond?

    The COPS are going to wait for the body to surface.
    I ran a search pattern for about an hour but found nothing.

    It was an older high freeboard family style CHECKMATE about 18 ft. with a MERC 225 OB.
    It didn't roll because the windshield wasn't damaged but the engine was torn off of the part that clamps to the back of the boat.

    I heard from others that had run next to him that the guy was a poor driver and the boat was very squirlly at speed.

    He had just droped off his wife and two friends before the boat tossed him.

    BTW - JIM V.

    The new engines run great. I still have to do some adjusting but WOW what a difference.
    They still have that bark that I like but they IDLE in gear at 600 RPM instead of 800.
    I saw 77 GPS ( the same speed as last year under ideal conditions and everything out of the boat.) But this time I had a boat full of junk and 1/2 tank of gas.
    OH and 30+ LBS of anchor in the nose anchor locker.

    Do you know anyone that has a set of Labbed Bravo 28's that I can try out for an hour or two.
    I need to get the R's up.
    I think that I am just below the power curveat 5200 and labbed 28's should do the trick.
    Hey even if it ain't broke it's still fun to tinker with it.

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