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Old 08-25-2006, 09:03 AM
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For the record, the badazz winds stirring up Lake Michigan (remember the "gales of November" from Gordon Lightfoot's Edmund Fitzgerald?) come from the northeast, hence the term "noreasters".
Also (you know who you are), its not a troft, its a trough, and if that's what makes 8s feel like 12s, then what do 12s feel like?
Lastly, if this rough-water-boat issue ever gets to a face to face resolution....I got ten bucks on the "Shogun"!

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"Why do fountains ride so good" ?
Alchohol ?
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:20 PM
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RJ, I like that ava better.


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For the record, the badazz winds stirring up Lake Michigan (remember the "gales of November" from Gordon Lightfoot's Edmund Fitzgerald?) come from the northeast, hence the term "noreasters".
They don't have to. A straight north wind or south wind will stir up Lake Michigan more than the equivalent northeast wind. A northeast wind will do a number on Lake Erie, though.

I've been out in Lake Erie in 10 footers or so. We were in a 29' Wellcraft, 2900 Express Cruiser. I was under 10 at the time. I curled up into a little ball and went to sleep. That twin-inboard cruiser was completely out of the water more than once, though, props and all. That's the only time I saw my dad put on his life jacket. We were heading for Cedar Point from the Detroit River but we diverted to Put-In-Bay because it was closer.
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They don't have to. A straight north wind or south wind will stir up Lake Michigan more than the equivalent northeast wind. A northeast wind will do a number on Lake Erie, though.

I've been out in Lake Erie in 10 footers or so. We were in a 29' Wellcraft, 2900 Express Cruiser. I was under 10 at the time. I curled up into a little ball and went to sleep. That twin-inboard cruiser was completely out of the water more than once, though, props and all. That's the only time I saw my dad put on his life jacket. We were heading for Cedar Point from the Detroit River but we diverted to Put-In-Bay because it was closer.
You guys want to talk Waves. You guys haven't seen waves until you've been on Lake Cumberland Ky. I pitty the fool that gets caught in the chop all these bass boats kick up during the fishing tournments.
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bring it on.....

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Great picture Dave!!

I love that "custom/one of a kind" paint scheme on your boat much better than all the other Fountain models I've seen it on.

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I like your ava, too, Mark. Can't wait to see what our next ones will look like.
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