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Old 05-31-2008, 10:18 AM
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So...took delivery yesterday, and guess what, she's twice the boat I thought she'd be. I'm absolutely in love!! Murphy;s Law kicked in of course and the seas were real messy. 5-7 footers with a lot of curl. My wife was with me and she doesn't do well in rough seas, so I'm heading out today with my son to see what she'll do. Unfortunately, it's still pretty messy out there.

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Congrats on the new boat, very nice!
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Congratulations on the new boat!

If your wife gets seasick, have her try Meclizine (available over the counter almost everywhere). Everyone I know who has used this has not felt a bit seasick.

I'm out at Channel Islands Harbor all the time, so I'll wave if I see you.

Have fun with the new ride!

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Yup! A bowrider in big waves could be a problem!
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Thanks Michael. What kind of boat should I look for?

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Congratulations on the new boat!

If your wife gets seasick, have her try Meclizine (available over the counter almost everywhere). Everyone I know who has used this has not felt a bit seasick.

I'm out at Channel Islands Harbor all the time, so I'll wave if I see you.

Have fun with the new ride!

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A couple more pictures.

Finally had a chance to take her out for a spin. Openned her up for 30 seconds along the break water. She ran 61 mph without breathing hard. That's captaijn call exhaust closed, no trim, and full of fuel. I didn't have close to enough room to really get her going. I think she'll run an easy 65 to 68.

Too incredible!!
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Thanks Michael. What kind of boat should I look for?
Sounds like you are getting good speed out of her. Just be careful of the water opposite the breakwater near shore. It gets pretty shallow there at low tide.

It's a bit hard to spot me, because, although I get out to Channel Islands almost every weekend, I'm on a bunch of different boats of all types and sizes. I was out there last weekend taking a Coastal Navigation Class put on by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Great class by the way.

Your boat looks well equipped for offshore. I'll hail you on VHF if I see you. Does your boat have a name yet?

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I have a name, Beach Boat, but I don't have a VHF yet. Soon enough.
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I have a name, Beach Boat, but I don't have a VHF yet. Soon enough.
I thought I saw a radar unit in the pictures, so I just assumed you had VHF. You don't want to be without VHF out in the Pacific. Too many things can happen out there, and it's a big ocean. All you have to do is listen to one on the So. Cal. coast on the weekend, and you'll be convinced it is a good thing to have. I carry a nice little Icom M72 waterproof handheld, and waterproof Garmin handheld GPS so I can give them my position. Most people would also recommend a VHF fixed mount, which has longer range if you go out very far offshore. I also carry a cell phone for backup for near shore use, although it won't work if it gets wet, so I put it in a plastic zip lock bag before I leave.

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A couple more pictures.

Finally had a chance to take her out for a spin. Openned her up for 30 seconds along the break water. She ran 61 mph without breathing hard. That's captaijn call exhaust closed, no trim, and full of fuel. I didn't have close to enough room to really get her going. I think she'll run an easy 65 to 68.

Too incredible!!
I thought you were supposed to open up the cap call over 3500 rpm's ? Got to let those puppies breathe! Congrats on the new boat!
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