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Old 07-14-2009, 03:22 PM
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tell ya what i looked it over pretty good and it was pretty stout. Still like i said pretty much just for inland lakes.

My biggest reservation is loosing laminate continuity and the inherent rigidity of the boat (think of it as a tube). it was beefed up pretty well though.
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wow, that is a terrible idea on a boat. why not just integrate a hidden ladder onto the bow like deck boats sometimes have if they want to make it easier for getting on and off at the beach?

The possibilities for trouble down the line with a door right there seems limitless.
Your kids can hop in and out without dragging beach sand on their feet across the deck. I've seen it at the shows.....it is well built.
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I think it would be pretty cool. Easy to acces everything in the cabin. My .02
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They needed that on certain Apaches to load/unload bales !
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:58 PM
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Could you imagine running down the bay or ocean and looking over at your wife or co-pilot and saying" Did you shut the door"... No I thought you did" Oh.. Chit.. You left the door open!! as all the bilge pumps are running..

Not getting a good visual on that plus.. You gotta be really small to get in and out..
I know my 260lb Azz isn't getting out of that trap door!!!
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Real easy to throw out the anchor.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:33 PM
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Now if it were a cooler access, that would be a different story.
Brilliant!
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Could you imagine running down the bay or ocean and looking over at your wife or co-pilot and saying" Did you shut the door"... No I thought you did" Oh.. Chit.. You left the door open!! as all the bilge pumps are running..

Not getting a good visual on that plus.. You gotta be really small to get in and out..
I know my 260lb Azz isn't getting out of that trap door!!!
haaha me too and I am at 200, I could see that snap off out in the ocean in some 5 to 7 footers just rip the whole bow off. oh and seaweed and sand in the cabin no way.
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Could you imagine running down the bay or ocean and looking over at your wife or co-pilot and saying" Did you shut the door"... No I thought you did" Oh.. Chit.. You left the door open!! as all the bilge pumps are running..

Not getting a good visual on that plus.. You gotta be really small to get in and out..
I know my 260lb Azz isn't getting out of that trap door!!!

Thats Magazine quality funny there MM!

That said.... you gotta be shi ten me! In the ocean? No way.


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I remember when the original owner was selling it. He bought another boat while waiting for this one to get finished. He swore the door was not an issue in big seas.

I think it took a lot of effort for him to sell it to the current owner. I think he wanted over 200K for it when it was new.
Looks like it has a few cool features, like the teak floors.
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