Roberta's Torpedo

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An "instant classic"

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:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Top job Roberta....have fun!!

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A tribute to you Roberta , don't forget to switch on the fuel. Happy launch
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Thanks, Guys!!! The plugs are in, Chug!! Battery charged, tires aired up and lug nuts checked, dock ropes and fenders on board, Life vests on board, paddles stowed, and ready to roll. We need to load the trailer onto the Explorer and check tongue height and maybe run for a hitch with a little more drop.

Beautiful Day!!!!

Later!!!!!!

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I can't believe it is done. Now what do we all do? BTW, I probably just missed this somewhere in the thread, but I don't see a name on the boat and I thought you always named your boats Oliver.
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:D Looks nice ,Roberta.If you're going to take it to boat shows-do you think the rinker seats might just stand out a tad? :DIf you have a drain plug like mine,they might overlook it
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Roberta, I guess you are out breaking in ol' blue. Hope you guys are having a great day.
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I sure hope the Rinker seats stand out. They are really nice and were very expensive.

Sea trials went well. Video later.

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Roberta!

Can't Wait!

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Interesting day!!! Took the boat over to the Co-Op to weigh the boat and trailer. The trailer was perported to be about 1400 lbs. The trailer and boat tipped the scales at 4320 lbs. So the boat must be about 2900 lbs. Launching went well and the trailer was very nice for both retrieving and launching the boat. I like the Goal Post bow stop and the rear guide posts. She fired right up and everything worked as planned. Rides nice and quickly accellerates to speed. I think I may need to go with a 13/14p as I easily hit 5200 rpm and probably would go more. Need to do more testing on a bigger lake. That will happen next weekend. We did hit about 50 mph several times and cruised mainly in the 35-40 mile range. Hitting our wake at 45 did produce some bucking but easily managed. My first run (not recorded) we hit near 50 without any turbulence, but we really churned up the lake so higher speeds were rougher as we continued to make big waves. Potter's Lake is very small.

A post run inspection found virtually no water in the bilge. The rudder port seemed perfectly dry and the shaft log was dry except for small graphite puddle under it. A small amount of water appeared to have been splashed in and made it's way through the hatch seal and hng up on a batten. There was no water along the keel.

With the weight being a bit more than expected, we were very close to the 10125 GCRW of the Explorer. With fuel and two people and the boat, we would be about 200 lbs shy of the max. Not very comfortable . So we bought a new Expedition. Get that later this week.

Here is a link to the First Splash video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtSBuuL ... e=youtu.be

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Roberta

I just can't say anything. But, beautiful.

I just got a 2014 Expedition and love it. Except at the gas pump.

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Great video! Many congratulations!! What a terrific sound that Crusader makes. Skip
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Awesome :)

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Fantastic! Sweet sounding engine! Congratulations once again Roberta.
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Thanks, Guys!!! We had the lake all to ourselves yesterday. It was great for blasting around and testing things, but no one there to catch some pics of the boat from out side. This weekend we will be at the Madison boat show and will get a chance to get some outside video and stills.

Glad to here you are liking the Expedition, Bill. The dealer located pretty much what we wanted. I would have preferred the XLT without the moon roof, but I was insistant on the red exterior and Dune leather. We wound up with a Limited with the power running boards, BLISS, self leveling suspension, moon roof, and navigation. They gave us a good trade in on the Explorer and 72 month Zero percent financing. We hope to have it for the Madison show.

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