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Old 11-24-2012, 04:34 PM   #21
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It's hard for me to believe you know anyone stupid enough to commute to Friday Hbr in a 10'boat w 50hp. That girlfriend must have been really someth'in.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:47 PM   #22
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Do a google image search for island girls and see for yourself, some of us would swim there.................
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:39 PM   #23
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My brother just got one of Big Dog boats. I found it to be very high quality, and they offer a nice hard bottom version that you may like.

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:55 PM   #24
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There prices are certainly competetive but I think I have heard enough in all the posts to convince me that for our use and area, to go with a hard bottom and I really like the looks of the Livingston. I may try to stop and pick one up from the factory since they sell direct. It won't be far out of my way when going to Florida this winter and the savings on shipping will pay for my gas.

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Old 11-24-2012, 06:04 PM   #25
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There prices are certainly competetive but I think I have heard enough in all the posts to convince me that for our use and area, to go with a hard bottom and I really like the looks of the Livingston. I may try to stop and pick one up from the factory since they sell direct. It won't be far out of my way when going to Florida this winter and the savings on shipping will pay for my gas.

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That sounds good. I have a small 8'-6" Baltik inflatable. Nice big round tubes that are comfortable when running around. I grew up with friends that had Livingstons. You can't argue that they are great boats. Especially with boats your side and the capabilty to davit them. I just opted for comfort. We won't be out in too messy of conditions. The hardbottom inflatables I would though.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:22 PM   #26
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Never heard of Big Dog Boats before. My hiking partner might prefer that one!
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #27
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That's a good-looking doggy!
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:53 PM   #28
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Never heard of Big Dog Boats before. My hiking partner might prefer that one!
They are nice and would match your Pooch perfectly. He's sharp looking and perfect for this area.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:46 PM   #29
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We carried an inflatable for over 20 years and finally went with the Livingston. We really like it and much prefer it to the inflatable in our new cruising grounds.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:49 PM   #30
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It's hard for me to believe you know anyone stupid enough to commute to Friday Hbr in a 10'boat w 50hp. That girlfriend must have been really someth'in.
Well, you'd have to know the fellow for it to make sense. He is currently one of the captains of the Guemes Island ferry.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:54 PM   #31
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If you need to follow the crowd, walk your marina and note the number of boats with each of the different choices, then go to the store and get the most popular one. In my marina, that would be a RIB by a large margin.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:51 AM   #32
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We became tired of many years using deflatables and now are very satisfied with our Portland Pudgy. It rows well, has built in storage and no leaking tubes!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:10 AM   #33
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I'd be suspect of any boat named after an animal!
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #34
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:27 PM   #35
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Willard; now that was a Rat
pretty gutsy to bring it up!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:40 PM   #36
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Grrrrrrrr ........WOFFFF.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:50 PM   #37
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Grrrrrrrr ........WOFFFF.
a pudgy portland isnt an animal its a city....geez....what u guys been drinkin ur smokin?
Portland has gotten a bit chunky the last few years with all the immigration though
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:26 PM   #39
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I chose a hard dinghy. Email received today:

"Hi Mark,

Your boat will be finished at the end of this week and I will schedule the shipping with Bekins/Home Direct. Please send your final balance of ... Thank you again for your order of a Trinka and we hope you will enjoy the boat for many years to come.


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Suzanne Johannsen"
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Great news, Mark. Can't wait to see her!

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