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Old 10-01-2008, 05:18 AM   #1
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Ever notice......

There is some good news about the fuel crisis , and economy crisis,, the big boys in their Sea RAys are seldom out, and if they are, they are going slow.

I haven't been waked in months!


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Old 10-01-2008, 05:26 AM   #2
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RE: Ever notice......

YES!

I also noticed that virtually every cruiser who came through this little corner of the universe this year was a ragboat. I have never, ever been waked by a ragboat.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:33 AM   #3
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RE: Ever notice......

Oh just wait! I had one blast past me in the Clear Creek Channel one time throwing a pretty good wake for a snailbote! He had to have his engine going full throttle, weaving in and out of traffic, just an A-hole!

Of course I returned the favor later once we got out in the open. I mean, with my two 400 hp mercruisers, I just had to get up on plane to pass him! *This was with my previous boat of course.
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:48 AM   #4
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RE: Ever notice......

I have never, ever been waked by a ragboat.

Guess you made nice passes and were not on anyones sh** list.

Our 90/90 like most boats has a way oversized engine Rated 35 hp Volvo , but its at least hand startable.

We use 3/4 gph at 6.5K which is about 13hp, the mechanical reefer can ad an other 10 , for a half hour , then drops to 2-4hp.

2 150A alts can probably take another 2 each .

So on start after e or 4 quiet days out , the engine does get to work for a couple of hours.

But after a day motoring on the ditch the fridge is happy and the batts are floating.

The Volvo folks rate this engine at 15hp when a single cylinder , 25hp when twin cyl.

So there keeping a good deal in reserve rating it at 35hp.

Naturally we have a cruising prop which is oversized 19dia so can absorb mucho HP.

When given a crappy pass by a marine motorist , we simply note the name and wait.

Eventually he will be found tied alongside one of the many 1/2 mile long docks parallel to the ICW , that are EZ to come alongside.

1500rpm is 6.5 but flank gets us up to 7.4K.

Sure with the slight overload we blow black smoke , but with a north sea exhaust ,(out the side) and water lift wet wxhaust , its really hard to see.

At 7.4 our transomed stern design immerses the stern about 2 extra feet!

And we toss a nice 3ft wave.

Nice to watch the bouncing 10 min after we pass.

Agreed it solves nothing , but sure seems rewarding !!
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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Hey Sterling, what kind of boat is that?

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RE: Ever notice......

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Hey Sterling, what kind of boat is that?

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It's a Heritage West Indian.....a Boat at the VERY TOP of our list.* If my boat was sold right now, I would be all over it.* Charlie Morgan(of Sailboat fame) designed it and Chris Craft built the last few.* I think there were only 60ish built but I may be wrong about that.
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:05 AM   #7
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The Sterling Lady is for sale, sorta, to the right buyer.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:14 PM   #8
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RE: Ever notice......

I figured that out, thanks Sterling. I enjoyed your website BTW.

I saw one other heritage, it doesn't have a lower helm station, right? (That is a good thing for my kind of cruising). I'm a big fan of Charlie Morgan's boats, my current Gulfstar is named Morgan after our now deceased lab, who was named after Morgan boats.

Anyway, it is a really beautiful boat, good luck selling her. What are you asking?

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