Overniter Launch

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Overniter Launch

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After construction for 8 years, I was able to officially launch my boat over the weekend. I had some porpoising issues, which I was expecting due to weight distribution, but it was otherwise a perfect day and a lot of fun to enjoy the fruits of my labor. Still have to add a windshield and some finishing work, but it is officially a working boat!!!
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Well done!! Enjoy the Summer!

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Congratulations on the launch. I know how hard it is to have to wait that long. It's an awesome achievement. She looks beautiful. Enjoy the summer.
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Indy: Very nice! Looks like the crew is having a good time.
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Congrats on the launch! The boat looks great. Maybe I'll see you out on Raccoon some day this summer.
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Congrats! Almost the exact spot on the same ramp I launched my Zip from 9 years ago! Looks like the perfect size boat for your family.

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Well done, and perfect timing for summer.
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Quick update for peoples information. I added the self leveling Bennett Trim Tabs and it made a night and day difference. I am now able to cruise with the family at 25-30MPH without the porpoising issues that I had, even on pretty crowded lake days. It was the best $100 investment and really worked out great. I also added a windshield and permanent boarding ladder. I am probably overpowered with the 90HP as I could get 43mph in it by myself with still some throttle left, but it is better to have too much power rather than not enough.
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Awesome, are you bringing it to the gathering?
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Very cool. Looks great. It's always nice to see these completions. It gives me hope for my own build. Thanks.
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Beautiful!! As Carl said it gives the rest of us hope.

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When/Where is the gathering?

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The Gathering is Sept. 12-15. at Hales Bar Marina. Hales Bar is about 35 miles down river from Chattanooga. It is about 1 1/2 miles off of I-24. There is a whole folder under Odds & Ends, Gathering 2019.

Please try to come!

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