Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by rleete » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:24 am

Congratulations on a successful launch!

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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by JimmY » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:30 am

Congrats on a beautiful boat. I am having the same reaction as your wife!

Enjoy!
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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by VinceP » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:22 pm

Looks great Curt. Congratulations she looks fantastic on the water you did a great job on your water line placement. Looking forward to hearing about all the adventurers she will take you on.

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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by hoodman » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:58 am

Congratulations on the launch! It looks comfy and cushy. I hope you get to put a bunch of miles on it very soon.
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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by curtgard » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:35 pm

Thanks for all the nice comments. I did install some comfy seats as the boat will be used for extended cruising. The next year or two will be spent doing local and regional cruises where I can learn all the systems and handling the boat in different conditions. I then plan to cruise The Great Loop which takes about a year, trailer the boat to Seattle and launch going to Skagway Alaska taking 5-6 months, and also spending 4-5 months exploring the Bahamas islands. From my limited experience, I feel the boat can handle these trips as long as I watch the weather.

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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by hoodman » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:33 am

I'm jealous and wish I could do all those trips!
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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by PeterG » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:36 pm

Fantastic work, great looking boat and beautifully laid out, you're going to have a great time traveling with it!
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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by Bill Edmundson » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:59 pm

Curt

When you do the loop let me know! We're the first marina on the ICW east side of Mobile Bay. Free slip, free hot shower, good bed, and free dinner! Doesn't get much better than that!

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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by curtgard » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:24 pm

Thanks Bill
I will take you up on that offer when we do the loop. That's really kind of you.

Curt

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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by garrech » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:43 pm

Awesome job!

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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by rbrandenstein » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:05 am

Beautiful boat! Congratulations on your build and launch.
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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by curtgard » Mon May 01, 2017 5:48 pm

I finally got my fitted sheets for the berth and immediately made the bed. I had to try them out so I laid in bed for 3 hours watching TV. Plenty of room in the berth and the mattress is real comfy. I see no problem sleeping on the boat for weeks and months at a time. I still have a drawer to make on the starboard side above the hanging locker. In front of the admirals seat is a small desk that folds down when not in use.
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The center insert is installed in the berth. His and her hanging lockers in the berth doorway.
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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon May 01, 2017 6:14 pm

Curt

:)

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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by reneb41 » Mon May 29, 2017 8:09 pm

Hi Curt,

What a great looking boat! wow :D ! You gave me added confidence in creating one of my own. I hope you both enjoy it for years to come.

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Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

Post by curtgard » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:57 am

One of my friends that stopped by every week to check on my building progress wanted to go for a ride and I wanted to see if I had figured out some of the details on the Garmin chart plotter so we launched yesterday. The boat has an Evinrude E-tec 150 for power and the boat weighs 10,500 lbs. At WOT, I was able to get 18 mph@5200 rpm. I checked with the dealer on the rpms and he said I should be fine only getting 5200. The boat gets up on plane at about 4500 rpm but its slow for the bow to settle down. It sure is different than a ski boat on plane. The boat runs real nice and smooth and quiet at 2000 rpm making 8 mph using 1.7 gal of fuel which gives me a range of about 850 miles. The bow thruster really helps around docks and loading up, so glad I put that in as the wind really blows you around with the shallow draft.

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