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Roop 11-25-2002 04:08 PM

Not a flats boat...
but I think this will be more utilitarian for the family.

Get to stare at it sitting next to my shed all winter and dream of the spring.

Getting this deal put to bed and the end of my business year frees me up to fulfill some outstanding obligations to some board members as well.

Look forward to hosting others & returning the favor to those of you have graciously hosted me on your boats.


Nick 11-25-2002 04:17 PM

Congrats Roopster! That thing is sweet!


bcasey 11-25-2002 04:28 PM

The "Forum Flotilla" expands again, I can see some serious rafting parties this coming season.
Looks great Roop, and her name is??? Sti**y Bi**h?
BTW, I fly fished out of a 42ft Carolina this past fall, so you should have no problem.

striblue 11-25-2002 04:31 PM

OOOOHHHH Jeff!... spectacular! I like the way that boat looks and I know how Hydras handle. Congratulations.....

jared 11-25-2002 06:32 PM

Congratulations! Welcome to the "hole-in-the-water" club.

I take it you're no longer interested in a test spin....?!?! (nonetheless, the invite still stands)



juro 11-25-2002 07:44 PM

Roop what an awesome ride!


jimS 11-25-2002 08:03 PM

Jeff, what can I say? It looks perfect to skirt the flats, and go after the BFTs. Congratulations. I know how much you have been yearning for a fishing platform. What are you going to tow it with?


2HandTheSalt 11-25-2002 08:07 PM

Screw the flats, I can think of only two words:

Two nah!

Is that the 22 with the big forward deck/casting platform?

MattS 11-25-2002 08:42 PM

Roop - nice looking ride - Congrats!!!

One question: Why did you go with a T-top? Do you think it will get in the way while flyfishing? I think they are really sporty looking and functional for the sun/family but aren't they a big drawback when FFing?

Please do not take this the wrong way - I am just curious as I am debating the same setup right now. I am considering a Bimini instead that I will remove when family is aboard. Feedback from the forum would be great...

FredA 11-25-2002 08:58 PM

Nice looking boat. Always figured it would be a flats boat. Sombody's smitten with Charlene Tuna. Congrats!

tomd 11-25-2002 10:11 PM

nice ride Roop, glad you got a good one. Tom D

Roop 11-26-2002 06:45 AM

Thanks guys.

Jim Simms - let's schedule the spring striper hunt!

Decided against a flats boat as too restrictive for my comfort level when using anywhere other than the flats. Decided against a bay boat as the wrong boat for taking my 6 & 5 year old daughters out on.

After seeing what Bob Pink can do with his boat, I wanted an Ocean 20 but I think Jim Whalen found the best available one.

Matt - I have the same issue, 10 - 20% family use dictates sun protection. This boat just kind of fit the bill with the T-top, didn't want to deal with mounting/ raising/ stowing a bimini.

Yeah, we might be able to chase some tuners with it too!

I'm probably the one who will have trouble casting around the T-top. Guess that's why I have a spin rod ;)

Happy Holidays!


JimW 11-26-2002 07:55 AM

Very sweet ride Roop. The hull looks perfect. I like that T-top. I think my 8' antena is as much of a casting hazzard as the top.

Please pass the wassabi..........

Dble Haul 11-26-2002 08:04 AM

Good for you, Roop. I know you've been looking for a while.


Adrian 11-26-2002 08:12 AM

Congrats' Jeff!

My two words ....

Awe sum :D

I expect to see an energised Bluewater Extreme board next season!

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