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Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:58 am
by FFRCOBRA
It floats! (and cruises nicely too)

Last Friday felt like a November day in Wisconsin. Luckily Saturday warmed up to the upper 70's and perfect sunshine. A great day to launch. As much as my wife wanted to be a part of the first cruise, she also said she didn't want to be around if something went wrong. (she knows me very well). So a few Cobra buddies came up to Wisconsin to help. One even flew up from Orlando just for the boat launch then flew home the next morning. A great friend.

Here we are launching at the public ramp.

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:01 am
by FFRCOBRA
Backing away from the pier

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:03 am
by FFRCOBRA
Underway

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:04 am
by FFRCOBRA
In the no-wake area

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:05 am
by FFRCOBRA
Support boat. We ended up dropping it after about 30 minutes and all got in the wood boat.

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:07 am
by FFRCOBRA
Stopped for lunch at a local bar.

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:08 am
by FFRCOBRA
Back home after a full day on the lake.

The whole day went smoothly. I have some tweaks here or there. But they are only to improve things. Nothing actually needed fixing. Great weather. Great group of guys and the boat was AWESOME!

Thanks for everyone's help through out the years with answers and ideas. I'm just a few weeks from my 5 year anniversary of starting this project.

Craig

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:14 am
by Bill Edmundson
:D :D :D

Bill

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:52 pm
by sscobra
Congratulations on your successful launch! Hope to see a video of it someday. Beautiful boat. Skip

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:10 am
by FFguy08
Wow! Great looking boat! Have you stopped grinning yet?

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:32 am
by PeterG
Congratulations on your launch, very sharp looking boat. You must be proud and happy it's all working after all your hard work!

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:34 am
by DrBryanJ
Gorgeous boat! Glad you had great success.

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:29 am
by rleete
A lot changes in 5 years. Congratulations, and kudos for sticking with it. It looks to be worth it.

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:55 am
by mrintense
Beautiful Craig and congratulations on a successful launch. I got to go through this with Skip(sscobra) on his Monaco last year and it was a blast to be there for such an event. I am sure that your friends felt the same way. She looks beautiful in the water . Nice way to enjoy the first outing.

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:40 am
by JimmY
Congratulations! Beautiful boat!