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Old 11-15-2012, 11:18 PM   #21
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Ahoy and Welcome GFC

Very nice SR craft you have there! 1160 Horse Power... Let's see, now - With horses at approx 1,200 lbs each, your displacement is???

Aww heck - Again, Ahoy and Welcome GFC
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:37 PM   #22
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Welcome to the Dark side of Boating.. we both used to hang out in the same place.. I still spend 99% of my time here on TF as the crew here is a great bunch and a wealth of information ( no matter if you request it or not ). Your 550 is a great looking boat and I noticed her while we were out East this summer skiing in the " Mud Hole". The Trawler Forum has a few Sea Ray owners here , I still count as one as the 400ec we have is what is keeping us from signing on our next trawler. Your boat is really a great way to "Go First Class "
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:27 AM   #23
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I was trying to be kind....

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #24
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OK, who let Moonstruck out? Down boy....be nice to the stranger...he seems like a nice guy.
GFC, don't pay too much attention to Flywright. He has suffered oxygen deprivation from many years of being at high altitudes. All I did was warn you about the topic creep that lurks around.

Here is a picture of the "buddy boat" that we crossed from Stuart to the Abacos with in 2010. Great boat.

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:49 PM   #25
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Hey GFC I see you have been warmly welcomed! Our boat is on a dock with a whole row of Sea Rays, many of them big sedan bridges like yours. I personally like a little teak on the inside but I wouldn't say no to all that space and the handy dandy liquor cabinet, LOL! Welcome aboard.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:58 PM   #26
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GFC, don't pay too much attention to Flywright. He has suffered oxygen deprivation from many years of being at high altitudes.
I've wondered what his problem was. Thanks for the explanation.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:17 PM   #27
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:35 PM   #28
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"Very nice SR craft you have there! 1160 Horse Power... Let's see, now - With horses at approx 1,200 lbs each, your displacement is???"
Art, my bad. It's 580hp each so 1160 ponies total. Displacement varies with the fuel/water load. With the boat empty it was just shy of 60,000 pounds. Full it's somewhere near 68,000. We really enjoy that much weight when we're running through some bigger waves. Here's a link to a video I shot this past summer when we were taking the boat down the Columbia to Portland. We were running about 22kts (on the GPS) and had about a 4kt current pushing us, and running in ~4' waves.




"I personally like a little teak on the inside but I wouldn't say no to all that space and the handy dandy liquor cabinet, LOL!"
Pineapple Girl, no teak inside, but if you look closely at the interior photos you'll see a bit of wood trim around countertops, cabinets, etc. One of the things we did not want was any wood on the outside of the boat. A bit on the inside is OK, as long as it's not much.

My brother lives in MI and wants an old, wood Chris Craft so bad he can taste it. He teases me about my 'Tupperware boat' and that's OK, because I tell him while he's refinishing his 'popsicle stick boat' I'll be using my Tupperware boat. Here's the little jerk at the helm of my Tupperware boat earlier this summer. He made me promise not to tell anyone he liked the boat...
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:47 PM   #29
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:53 PM   #30
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Mr.GFC. Oooooo....I can feel the weight...very nice vid'. You've got about +10K lbs on me but I appreciate solid feel. Thanks And stop picking on your little brother! He'll come to his senses the first time he discovers how much dry rot a CC can generate and he WILL taste it...trust me.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:10 PM   #31
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GFC, don't pay too much attention to Flywright. He has suffered oxygen deprivation from many years of being at high altitudes.

Dwhatty: I've wondered what his problem was. Thanks for the explanation.

Early on, the effects of oxygen deprivation was not fully understood. I was advised long ago to look at me fingernails for signs of hypoxia. I think a mirror would have been a better indicator.

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GFC, don't pay too much attention to Flywright. He has suffered oxygen deprivation from many years of being at high altitudes.

Dwhatty: I've wondered what his problem was. Thanks for the explanation.

Early on, the effects of oxygen deprivation was not fully understood. I was advised long ago to look at me fingernails for signs of hypoxia. I think a mirror would have been a better indicator.

How quickly you went since your retirement from a full head of hair and good looks to your present sorry state. It seems to happen to all of us in our retirement. Anonymous just sent me the latest post retirement snapshot of you (Or is that of me. Having a bit of trouble these days with the memory).
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I look much more dashing and debonair when I put my teeth in. But they keep falling out during high G maneuvers.
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