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Old 02-22-2016, 01:47 PM   #61
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February weather sure is nice to be sleeping on the boat with the ports wide open and nothing running to keep you cool.

When planning to stay in a marina, check to see that they have full finger docks. Sure will help you avoid using a step ladder to get off the boat!

Halifax Harbor Marina in Daytona is Da Bomb. Just a great location with awesome people!

Cold beer and a hot Jacuzzi at the end of the trip - ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Overall, the boat ran great, We kept the Luggers at around 1800 all trip. Engines behaved admirably, 60 psi oil, and 184 temps all the time.

All of the electronics and hardware performed as they should.

A very nice confidence booster for future enjoyment.
And this is why we voyage under power!!! Glad it went well. Ihad a similar delivery trip back in 99. I picked up my new-to-me Prairie 29 in Gulfport,Ms., turned the key, and drove off. We ran day and night in the ICW straight to Galveston,Tx. with only one stop for fuel in Intracoastal City,La(fuel at the time was $0.47 a gallon). Not a hiccup and two soon to be converted sailboaters on board. They just couldn't believe how simple and easy and comfortable traveling by boat could be!!.

Anyways, congrats and have fun!!!
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Old 02-22-2016, 02:01 PM   #62
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Not a hiccup and two soon to be converted sailboaters on board. They just couldn't believe how simple and easy and comfortable traveling by boat could be!!.
When we have sailed, on either charters or someone else's boat with someone else doing all the work, we've always been hit by just how much work it is. We admire sailors and enjoy sailboats. We just don't want to work that hard to get from point A to point B.
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Old 02-22-2016, 02:17 PM   #63
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When we have sailed, on either charters or someone else's boat with someone else doing all the work, we've always been hit by just how much work it is. We admire sailors and enjoy sailboats. We just don't want to work that hard to get from point A to point B.
And in the end they end up starting the engine anyway because the wind is OFN 75% of the time. We have owned 3 sailboats and that is what drove us to powerboats at just 31 years of age....I evolved earlier than some I guess.
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Old 02-22-2016, 04:38 PM   #64
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And in the end they end up starting the engine anyway because the wind is OFN 75% of the time. We have owned 3 sailboats and that is what drove us to powerboats at just 31 years of age....I evolved earlier than some I guess.
Yes, many do. There are even some who have removed the sails and mast permanently and then use it to do the loop.

To us, sailing is more a sport and power boating our lifestyle.
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OK, some pictures from the weekend. Any questions on what, where, when, post them up.
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:24 PM   #66
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:30 PM   #69
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Wifey B: Great advantage of reading on a tablet. Those last two photos I could just turn the screen. Might have been harder with a 32" monitor or something.

Now, I'm betting someone will turn them right side up and then no one will know what I'm talking about.
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Wifey B: Great advantage of reading on a tablet. Those last two photos I could just turn the screen. Might have been harder with a 32" monitor or something.

Now, I'm betting someone will turn them right side up and then no one will know what I'm talking about.
If you click on them and then click again they will be right side up - the photos in my file are. So don't know what is going on there. The forum software may be reading original properties even though I rotated them.
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Wifey B: Great advantage of reading on a tablet. Those last two photos I could just turn the screen. Might have been harder with a 32" monitor or something.

Now, I'm betting someone will turn them right side up and then no one will know what I'm talking about.
Fixed!

Beautiful, menzies....just effin' beautiful!
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If you click on them and then click again they will be right side up - the photos in my file are. So don't know what is going on there. The forum software may be reading original properties even though I rotated them.
Wifey B: One has been flipped and I think someone is about to flip the other one.

Oh and I've encountered what you're talking about before working with an upside down scan. Didn't matter how many times I flipped it, it would still revert. Don't remember how I solved it.
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Wifey B: I'm sure those in the PNW and Alaska and most anywhere feel the same, but sometimes I see all the beauty around us in South Florida and it just reminds me how lucky I am and to appreciate it all. The canals around Fort Lauderdale are something I'm use to now but on days I'm just chilling and tooling around I see the beauty surrounding me. Then just to be able to go across a little stream and the start of hundreds of beautiful islands. We're so lucky.
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Awesome pics!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
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Congratulations Menzies,

BTW, with lines similar to yours, I have found the bow flare and rise of the KK keep water off the deck, even under the worst conditions.

Some spray on the pilot house windows, but not much even there.

We too loved Nova Scotia, though a lot of fog in the summer.
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Congratulations Menzies,

BTW, with lines similar to yours, I have found the bow flare and rise of the KK keep water off the deck, even under the worst conditions.

Some spray on the pilot house windows, but not much even there.

We too loved Nova Scotia, though a lot of fog in the summer.
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