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Old 04-09-2014, 10:31 PM   #21
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Would hate to drop the motor and mangle my foot/deck or into the water while manhandling the thing.
Mark, did you just actually post a message without a picture? Whoo HOO! I think I just won a forum pool for spotting it first.. Administrators?
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:36 PM   #22
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Mark, did you just actually post a message without a picture? Whoo HOO! I think I just won a forum pool for spotting it first.. Administrators?
Getting even ... My now-sold Seagull outboard used as the auxiliary engine of my previously-sold sailboat:



I always removed the outboard when not using the boat (kept in dry storage on a trailer between usage). Didn't want to tempt thieves.
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I suppose you could say, the only upside to the fact when I pull the dink up on its side to stow it on the duckboard and have to take the motor off, is that I just take it off the cockpit mount and lock the motor in the boat once we are docked and going home.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:27 AM   #24
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I suppose you could say, the only upside to the fact when I pull the dink up on its side to stow it on the duckboard and have to take the motor off, is that I just take it off the cockpit mount and lock the motor in the boat once we are docked and going home.
What is a duckboard?
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Duckboard: It's a slotted board or similar device to keep ones shoes/feet dry like over a muddy/swampy area, but in this context, on a boat's deck or cockpit. The photo shows ducks keeping their feet dry by staying on the slotted wooden swim platform.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:29 PM   #28
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Gave up waiting to cross, now in Vero Beach heading to the Chesapeake . The Bahamas will still be there in the Fall hopefully the crossing windows will be better. Most of the regular crossers we spoke with said they haven't seen a spring like this for a long time with no real good weather windows for slow boats like ours.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:18 PM   #29
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Gave up waiting to cross, now in Vero Beach heading to the Chesapeake . The Bahamas will still be there in the Fall hopefully the crossing windows will be better. Most of the regular crossers we spoke with said they haven't seen a spring like this for a long time with no real good weather windows for slow boats like ours.
That's exactly why we wait until May for our Bahama trips. By that time the spring fronts that blow through every 4 or 5 days are about done, and the weather patterns settle into their summer pattern. The prevailing winds shift to the East and southeast, so they don't buck the current in the stream. It is also before the daily thunderstorms that build later in the summer. It's about as good as it gets over there. Warm days and comfortable sleeping nights. Hurricane season starts in June. We have always been back before July 1st.

By the way, I hear that many springs by cruisers waiting to cross. Most springs have a lot of fronts.
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Waiting for May here, too. Plan to go from NC down the SE coast and jump off toward the Abacos.
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What is a duckboard?
Marks picture was worth a thousand words, as they say...whoever 'they' are, but of course it is also known as a swim step, boarding platform, transom platform or extension, stern grid or grill, and no doubt some I have not even heard of...but in this part of the world, duckboard is the favourite I think.
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