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Old 02-20-2005, 12:42 PM
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Well, as some of you know I went from looking at new kayaks at the boat show in RI to looking at boats. My wife gave me the thumbs up after a generous return from Uncle Sam and I was off to the races over the past few weeks in order to try and take advantage of some of the "Boat Show Specials!" The deal is still pending a favorable sea trial but I am guessing I am going to like the ride. With that said, here is the final decision...

2004 Jones Brothers 2000 Cape Fisherman Sport with the Light Tackle package.
Powered with a Yahama F150.



I would like to thank the following for rides in the past as well as their advice during the decision process. You all have certainly earned a ride on the Avril Marie (my wife and sisters middle names.)

My wife! (Got to put her first after this purchase )
Slinger
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Mike Mayo
Capt. Ray
Brian Casey
Capt. Keith

Looking forward to the season and the expanded horizons this purchase will bring.

Sean

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Old 02-20-2005, 01:22 PM
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nice ride. I spent a week on one in october. it handled the large swells off montauk with confidence.
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Old 02-20-2005, 01:42 PM
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Nice

Looks great Sean.

Enjoy!
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Old 02-20-2005, 01:52 PM
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let`s see, in the last year and a half. A new bride, new house, new truck and now a new boat. Does the treasuary dept know about your secret press? The fishey`s are gonna be in serious trouble now!
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Old 02-20-2005, 02:00 PM
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Congrats!

It's a whole new game now, enjoy!
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:48 PM
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Great boat Sean. Enjoy!
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:02 PM
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Congratulations Sean!
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Old 02-22-2005, 06:49 AM
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Excellent choice Sean! Will it have a pole and platform? You'll have a blast at Sandy Point this summer. Right around the corner from Napatree. Salt ponds, worm hatches, Race Rock, Watch Hill Passage-----Monomoy! Way too many choices now!

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Old 02-22-2005, 07:14 AM
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Congrats Sean. I have to say, you are living right. Wish I could figure it out.
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:37 AM
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No poling platform. I don't think there is anyway you could pole a boat this big. The casting deck on the front of the bow will get used and I intend to post up on some deep water offshore flats as well as jump out and wade when possible. Needless to say I am looking forward to an enhanced hardtail season as well as fall run opportunities. Certainly look out for some "Anyone want to go for a boat ride posts" as I certainly want to keep that good karma going.

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Old 02-22-2005, 10:38 AM
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Sweet ride.

Congratulations!
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Old 02-22-2005, 10:40 AM
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Poling Platform

Check with your dealer. There are two JB in the Chatham area with Poling platforms over the motors. Granted if it is blowing 20 or more you won't be pushing that puppy around, but on a good day you could do it. Plus, with the right pole you should get through a good day of fishing with out to much after burn in the shoulders and arms.

I have poled my 25 Parker in the crib years ago, when I had time to fish.

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Old 02-22-2005, 10:51 AM
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Sean,

Sweet Ride! Very nice. Not a bad upgrade from the yak idea. Did you get lazy and decide a few extra ponies was better than using a paddle???
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:26 PM
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The poling platform is definitely an option for the boat After talking with a few guides though they said they really only use it to post up not effectively pole and that it was a better option with the rear casting deck that I didn't want. I figure that is something I can add later just as easily as now if I think I will use it.

Nick,

I did use the kayak extensively last year but only as a device to get from a to b. The boat was always in the long term plan it just came a little sooner than I thought it would. We will certainly have to try and get together and outperform our initial Albie outing!

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Sweet Sean! Congrats and welcome to the hole in the water club!
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