Launch Date

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Bob Perkins
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Re: Launch Date

Postby Bob Perkins » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:15 am

Great looking boat!
Fantastic job - really.. I'm jealous.
Very very nice.

Making a Shutterfly site is pretty simple and is a good way to document what you did.
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Re: Launch Date

Postby JimmY » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:38 am

Simply beautiful! 8)

I look forward to your posts of your experiences.

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Re: Launch Date

Postby mrintense » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:01 am

Beautiful boat. Congratulations on a successful launch and a great first day on the lake. I'm sure there will be many others. Lovely design.
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Re: Launch Date

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:49 am

Beautiful :!:
Yes, all the mahoganies seem to be bow heavy at low speed.

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Re: Launch Date

Postby Jimbob » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:48 am

Beautiful Boat! Much nicer than most that I have seen at Tahoe's Concours D' Elegance boat shows.
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Re: Launch Date

Postby billy c » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:16 am

Glad your shakedown cruise went well. :D
Nice to have a full boating season ahead too.
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Re: Launch Date

Postby Hercdrvr » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:53 am

Beautiful boat you built! Beautiful
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Re: Launch Date

Postby PeterG » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:56 am

That is one gorgeous boat you have there, and a testament to your abilities. The fact it ran flawlessly on first lake trials speaks to your attention to detail and doing it right. Bravo Zulu (Navy-speak) = job well done!
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Re: Launch Date

Postby Brad Tucker » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:38 pm

Congratulations! She looks great on the water!

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Re: Launch Date

Postby bjfrater » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:32 am

Well done, a fantastic achievement!

Would love to know what approach you used on your deck seams?

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Re: Launch Date

Postby Ozzieboat » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:59 pm

As Bill mentioned the woodies do ride bow heavy at low speed. If you back off too much in order to cross another boat's wake you are going to get very wet. Bill knows about this as he was in my Monaco just after it's first launch. I found it best to cross an other boat's wake at a speed somewhat higher than normally done. The woodies are very stable with their flat bottoms so they will not roll like deeper "V" hull boats if the wake is approached at an angle. These are beautiful boats, Ferraris on water. Congratulations on a beautiful build. Have fun.

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