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Old 11-01-2002, 09:44 AM
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Next years plan

I went and did it. Not exactly a flats boat but the gunwales are tall engough to keep the kids in. I won't get any time on the water this year but I did go for a very cold test ride last week and it seems smooth. Can't wait for the next Boneclave and an opportunity to give back.
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Old 11-01-2002, 09:59 AM
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nice!

Jim,

Sweet boat! You must be very psyched

The Albies don't stand a chance...

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Old 11-01-2002, 10:08 AM
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Congratulations Jim!

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Old 11-01-2002, 10:32 AM
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Is that at 17' with a 50hp?
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Old 11-01-2002, 10:51 AM
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Thanks guys, I am very phyched indeed.
Pete, it's the 20' ocean skiff 1996 boat, motor, trailer. It's got a Johnson 115 ocean runner - oil injected. The part that concerns me is the 70 gallon fuel tank :eyecrazy: , hope that's for range. There's decent storage and it even has a livewell that fills up when you flip a switch on the console. I am currently referring to the livewell as the "pottie" since I think that will be it's main use.:hehe: :hehe:
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Old 11-01-2002, 11:04 AM
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YOWSA! Nice ride dude - congratulations Jim, you deserve it.
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Old 11-01-2002, 11:26 AM
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Allllllrrrrrrriggggghhhht! Go Jim.
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Old 11-01-2002, 11:27 AM
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Looks great Jim,
Don't be fooled by the possibility that you may not be able to go skinny in her, as Juro will attest my 18' cc can get to places I never though it could. With a 20 degree dead rise and a full tank of gas I can slide thru about 14 to 15 inches with no problem at all. And with the 115 Yamaha, people think I'm just being polite when I refuse money for gas, but the truth is it's real easy at the pump.
I hope you have half as much enjoyment with it as I have had with mine. I think, once and a while, that I want a true "flats skiff" and other times an offshore rig, But I can't be without the boat I have now. So, until I can afford to own 2 boats, I'm a HAPPY ANGLER.
Juro, looks like the "Forum Fleet" is getting bigger!

Congrats Jim and good luck with her.
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Old 11-01-2002, 11:47 AM
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Jim,

congrats....welcome to the "hole-in-the-water" club.


don't know why you are "waiting 'til next year" though...still fair numbers of albies (and loads of blues & stripers) off the Rhody coast at the moment....


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Old 11-01-2002, 02:00 PM
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Old 11-01-2002, 10:55 PM
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Jim,
Congrats on the new platform. I did the same thing last year around the same time of year and got out in mine about a dozen times before I had to put her up for hibernation. I love those ocean skiffs and they are extremely similar to my Triton 20 CC even got the live well under the front seat like yours. You are going to be in absolute heaven next season, trust me!! But don't wait until next season get out there now, it is prime time and the fish are not going to wait. You have a couple of more weeks left and that will be a perfect opportunity for you to get a feel for her so that next season you won't feel aprehensive when you take her out. You can get into pretty skinny water even with that boat, I have had my boat in 1.5 ft. of water and I have the prop scars to prove it.... seriously you can safely get into real shallow water with that boat just be careful and smart, always carry an extra prop just in case I have changed props out on the water many times and was glad to have the extra one with me as if I did not have it the day would have ended abruptly. It is a guarantee that sooner or later you will hit something with the prop and with an extra prop on the boat you won't be as bummed when it does happen. Once again great boat and i wish you all the luck with it you will be soooo happy when you do finally get to take her out on a regular basis. Have you named her yet????

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Talking don't let the 70 gallon tank scare you

congrats Jim!!! don't worry, if they put a 20 or 15 gal. tank, you'd curse em out the 1st time you wanted to spend the weekend fishing and had to worry about where to get gas. mine has a 60 gal. and I'm glad it does. when I used it all week in Maine(we were on an island) I never got any gas, and we used the boat constantly. Jim, isn't that the same type boat(or a sister ship, as Mr. Pink's?
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Old 11-02-2002, 10:08 AM
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Thanks for the advice guys. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions. Although I'm no stranger to boats I'd rather take it slow and poke around my home waters, I'm familiar with much of that water from Yaking the past few years. I still have to get it registered and most likely insured so I'm tucking her in for the winter. Haven't thought much about names but 'Byte Me' comes to mind. I figure I'll take the boater's safety course over the winter. I still plan on hitting the flats on foot and using the kayak. If I can only figure out how to mount the yak on the boat and depoy it into the BBFT blitzes
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