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Old 06-01-2004, 08:31 AM
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The Lucky Skunk maiden voyage

We finally got the boat in the water for more than a few minutes this weekend. It is not fully finished - mostly aesthetic stuff.

In short it is awesome!!! We took it to 2500 rpm (top end is 5000) and got 23 knots in 2-3 foot chop with little in the way of bouncing and banging. Despite a 20kt wind we even stayed mostly dry with only an occasional splash making its way into the boat. My only "complaint" is that it has a very decided tendency to drift stern to the wind and a drift sock for 26' boats only keeps it beam to the wind. I can't wait for a calm day to see what she will do at WOT. Others have built this boat with a 150 OB and achieved 50mph and we have a 305 in it with over 200 hp.
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Old 06-01-2004, 08:52 AM
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WOW

Gregg, Mike and Papa (inspiration if not more) - you guys have built the vessel to tame the seas this time!

Can't wait to take a ride on 'er with you guys.

CONGRATULATIONS!!
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Old 06-03-2004, 05:04 AM
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Way to go!!!

Congrats on the maiden voyage, sounds awesome!
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Old 06-11-2004, 05:49 AM
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Congradulations!

Hawkeye,
Glad to see another boat project winding down. Can you post a few pictures.
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I'll try to get a few shots of her in action this weekend.

I have a HUGE photographic journal I could put up that shows the boat from working with the paper plans through the nearly final touches.

I thought I might write a bit of an "article" documenting our experiences. Anyway the slide show is impressive (if I do say so myself) and I'll ask if it could be put up somehow even on a temporary basis as it really is huge.
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Love to see it!

I'd love to see the "article and photographic journal," it must be very interesting. Can't wait to see her in action.
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