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Old 07-12-2002, 11:59 AM
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One thing I notice is after I built the big motor (540 675hp) I'm real hesitant to go real far. When I had the stock 502 I would run anywhere, anytime.

I just need two boats !!!
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Old 07-12-2002, 12:31 PM
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How about the shortest ride in the biggest boat ??

We used to take my friend 55' Ocean yatch to dinner every Friday night . He lived less then a mile from the Warf side bar/resturant ! It would take longer to warm it up and through off the lines then it took to get there ! BUt we sure arived in style !!

And for long trips he used to like to buy boats in florida just so he could run them back up the cost to NJ . 42' tempest , 48 ' chris craft ,58 sea ray etc . He is looking at a 41' Cigarette with diesels now . Hope I get to go !
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Old 07-12-2002, 01:06 PM
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Drove a Formula 272 from Trenton Marine Center to Baltimore Harbor, I think it was about a 10 hour trip, couldn't wait to get my feet on solid ground!
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Old 07-12-2002, 05:37 PM
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I thought I read somewhere that Florida Powerboat Club had a 10 DAY/1200 MILE poker run in April. Jacksonville to Pensacola?
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Old 07-12-2002, 07:12 PM
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Skatermike24, Did you have your anchor out . I went from Philly to Baltimore's Inner Harbor in 5 hours including getting lost. Missed Baltimore and knew something was wrong when I was about to go under the Kent Narrows Bridge. Coming back , it took 4 1/2 hours including a stop at the Chesapeake Inn for refreshments for about an hour. Also in a 272 Formula. 251 miles (gps) round trip. Stayed over at the Inner Harbor East Marina. Very nice except for the 3' stripe around the water line(oil slick). Had to wash the old bird twice to get it all off.
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Mopower - did you have YOUR anchor out? In 1999, we did Baltimore Inner Harbor to Delran (10 miles past Philly) in 2 hours and twenty minutes. That included the long, long, no-wake zone out to the end of Ft. McHenry.

...Actually is was a very, very smooth day as well....

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Old 07-13-2002, 12:15 AM
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Actually I had the anchor in the boat with me....called a WIFE. You know how that goes
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The LAST thing you want to do is upset your cruising partner. I have been blessed with my better half. On that Balt-Philly trip, she kept looking over and asking why I wasn't running WFO. (What a woman!) On top of that, yesterday she drove 75 miles each way to go down to the boat , emptied everything out of the cabin, vacuumed it, scrubbed everything down (including the head), and re-stocked it. Then she cleaned all the uphostery in the cockpit and the sunpad. She spent five hours at the marina, and she's going back next week to put another coat of wax on it - and this is a 38-footer. She loves being on the boat and can't wait for the upcoming trip. With an attitude like that, I'm looking forward to a great trip in September. The Chesapeake Bay has to be close to the best cruising grounds in the world. There are lots and lots of places to go and plenty of good publications to tell you about them. I know people who have spent years exploring it all, and still have lots of places left to go. Friendly boaters, too. Even when you pull into a slip next to a retired couple on a trawler, they smile at the rumble of big-blocks. The only problem is that at SOME point, we're going to have to do laundry - just not enough room on board.
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Does she have a sister? Damn, I forgot, Im married. Forget it.
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Yep, but her sister is married. And doesn't care for boats.

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