I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

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Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:24 pm

I have two new batteries and a jumper box. I should be good there. I have Garboard drains and the plugs are in. First thing is two idle over to the dock and unload. She's loaded like a freighter.

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Post by psychobilly » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:59 pm

Wow, never thought about that with the floating cabins... Makes it really easy for packing! Load everything in the boat and take it right to cabin!

Good luck!

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Post by Roberta » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:41 am

I have room for me, Rich, and my purse. Oh well!!! It is lots of fun.

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Post by kens » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:04 pm

Bill Edmundson wrote:I have two new batteries and a jumper box. I should be good there. I have Garboard drains and the plugs are in. First thing is two idle over to the dock and unload. She's loaded like a freighter.

Bill
"She's loaded like a freighter."

And then at the end of the trip when you unload, you realize you didn't use half of that stuff !! :lol:
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:30 pm

Ken

Yes!

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Post by Roberta » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:39 pm

Well? Did it float? Inquiring minds need to know. :lol:

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Post by red » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:11 pm

you must be having so much fun driving the new boat that you haven't had time to post the launch pics

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Post by TAB » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:31 pm

Roberta wrote:Well? Did it float? Inquiring minds need to know. :lol:

Roberta :D

we all know he forgot the plug... and he is too embaresed to admit it. :mrgreen:




PS I am sure all went well and just has not made it around to posting yet. :D

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Post by Roberta » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:23 am

Yup. Bill's boat is in the bottom of the bay.
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Post by jenko » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:44 pm

Yup. Bill's boat is in the bottom of the bay.
Surely you jest!

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:48 pm

Wednesday 9/14/2016 the Frances Lauren made 1st Splash! I idled + from the ramp to the floating cabins. The boat was squirrely as hell. I thought, "What the hell have I done?". I had it loaded with Gathering supplies. After I unloaded, I was hot as Hell! Neel Thompson was going to run chase boat. I had to say, "Give me an hour to cool off." Then it started raining.

The Yamaha break-in is 1 hour below 2000 rpm, 1 hour at a slow plane, Then 8 hours up and down the full rpm range. No more than 5 minutes at a time at WOT.

Thursday, I finally got out. I think, I had 5 on board. We finished the 1st hour and I opened her up a little to plane. The steering got MUCH better!... Then it sputtered out. I grabbed the bulb. I was apparently some air in the line.

Friday, I decided not to take it to Chattanooga. If I had 6 people onboard and had trouble, then Butch or Neel had to come back, I would have taken 10 people out of a great time, including me.

Saturday, There were 6 of us with Neel and a crew in a chase boat. Sputter out! I had only put 10 gal in each tank. I had pulled the 1st tank. Switched to the other tank, pumped it and we were up and running.

Sunday, I loaded up the freighter and Butch brought the trailer to the ramp. The boat was much better at low speed! The engine is not the only thing needing break-in time.

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Post by Dave Grason » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:54 pm

I cannot imagine any project of that magnitude without there being some kinks to work out. But wow, what a beautiful creation!! I know you'll get it all done and then, it will perform as well as it looks.
Isn't it amazing!! The person that never has the fortitude to pursue his own dreams, will be the first to try and discourage you from pursuing yours.

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Post by kens » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:05 pm

Did you burn your 10gallon from the first tank, in a little over 1 hour??
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Post by red » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:09 pm

congrats Bill it looks great in the water wish I could have been there

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:18 pm

Ken

The tanks calculate at 25 gal. They at rated as 22 gal. They don't put the intake dead on the bottom. There should be some fuel that you can't draw. That was 10 gal each into dead dry tanks.

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