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Old 03-03-2011, 07:53 PM   #41
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Yes** ..that's what I consider you to be too and glad you are. I admire not only you but I really like the after section of the bottom of your boat. The bottom actually has some rocker to it. That makes it a true SD hull prolly running very well a knot or two or even three above hull speed but very efficient at or just above hull speed. Who designed it*** ..
do you know?
Eric,

Thank you for the comments I wish I knew who designed it but have not been able to figure it out, other then "Islander Custom Yachts" in Sarasota FL in the early 70's. For a while there was one on yachtworld that advertised itself as a twin engine but I have not been able to find anything else. I will post some more picks soon, alot of work has been done since the profile pick, her sweet spot is at 8.5 kts, which is just a little faster then I would have thought. In calm water I can push her to 9.5/10 kts but she is still a little light with some of the interior refit not done. One time I thought we where going to plain off and take flight, with a 20kt wind pushing us down the lower Cape Fear river and a full ebb tide also behind us, we hit 13.2 kts with the single N/A 135 Perkings. My favorite part is 1,350 gallons fuel and 300 gallons water. I can disapear for a long long time if needed!

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Old 03-04-2011, 07:17 AM   #42
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I love your little blue bird! That was great. We have cabin fever too and can't leave as we have jury duty. Here's a cabin fever immage. We have over a foot now but not as much as in the pic.
Hey Eric - Man, that looks cold!* I don't know how you guys in the frozen north do it.* MD is about as far north as I care to venture.

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Old 03-04-2011, 12:06 PM   #43
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I'm getting tired of the cold but it's warmed up. It's been 10 or so at night and 20 in the daytime for about a month but now it's warmed up to about 30**** ....still snowing. It's warm here compared to the rest of Alaska. But I've been looking at the Gulf Coast retirement thread. May be inexpensive enough to snowbird there. Could'nt afford it most other places and I could do some boating there.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:18 PM   #44
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It's definitely warming up.* Spring must be near since I can see the deer moving around in the field behind my house.



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I'm still trying to clear my driveway so I can get to my boat and install my new heater.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:41 PM   #46
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I am happy to be one of the idiots here as RickB called us. I had rather be an idiot than a AH.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:09 PM   #47
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I am happy to be one of the idiots here as RickB called us. I had rather be an idiot than a AH.
Unless you're a pretentious AH.

Like me.

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:35 PM   #48
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Dave - Where do you figure the photographer was when snapping that picture! Man I'm shiverring just lookin' at it!
I don't know where the picture was taken, a friend sent it to me without providing details. But yes, it makes you want to dress up doesn't it. A couple more from the series below.

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I am happy to be one of the idiots here as RickB called us. I had rather be an idiot than a AH.
Unless you're a pretentious AH.

Like me.Come on Carl!! We all know that you begged to be one.*

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Old 03-04-2011, 09:30 PM   #50
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Come on Carl!! We all know that you begged to be one.*

Sniff.* Unlike the little people, I was born to be one.* No begging involved.

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Old 03-05-2011, 07:38 AM   #51
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Being a pretentious ******* is cool. That has a certain class. It is the tiresome and common "know it all *******s" that I was referring to.
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I wonder how many of you trashing each other would do it in person. I also wonder which ones like me would knock your aas off the dock for speaking to me like that. BB
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Maybe that's one of the reasons so few showed up at the boat show meeting this winter.I think that's a ha ha ?
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Yea,maybe some afraid to get wet aye!BB
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I think this is a lot of fuss about nothing and that RTF is sitting at his desk, laughing his ass off. The man has a great sense of humor and this thread must really amuse him. I, for one, miss his wit & hope his pride doesn't stop him from coming back. Remember, it was ME who nominated him for the Hall of Fame and I would do it again!
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Of the short time I have been involved with this forum, RTfirefly has been one of the BEST resources for information and insight,not to mention a great sence of humor. Hope Todo Bien. BB
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