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(-: Spring fever has struck! Guess what we done did? :-)

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by jtakeman, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Title says it all, Check pic and guess how we cured our spring fever!



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  2. DexterDay

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    Ooooh..... Didnt we just buy a new (used) boat last Spring??

    Nice. Any Full pics??
  3. gbreda

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    Must have been workin some real angles to pull this one off with the wifey :p

    C'mon J.... Give it up, PICS PLEEZ or it aint real ;)
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  4. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Wife said I have exactly 4 years to pay off what ever I bought before we need collage funds! So, I just had to. ==c

    Long story Dex, Mostly the color of the hull was a pita to keep clean and not enough power to pull it when fully loaded. Price of a motor was half what a new boat cost and didn't really increase the old boats value. So We traded it in and bought its big sister that will pull a full load at 60 plus. ::-)

    G, All I'll say is I installed a small pellet stove in the dog house. :(

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    He sure looks like a Happy camper!! Congratulations
  6. SmokeyTheBear

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    There goes the money for brews.
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    More than brews, No steak either. We'll be eating pasta, mac and cheese and PBJ sandwiches for a long time. <>

    But hey, We stimulated the economy a lil.
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    You'll need a third job.

    I understand that pellet stove cleaners are needed.
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    I know you sneaked aside some gas $$$ for that new beauty. Sure looks like fun. Rick
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    Very nice Jay! Nothing like a big honkin' motor on a bass boat! My last boat was a Baja jet boat with a 175 hp Merc. The boat was 15 feet long and liked to go fast.

    The clock is ticking for the payoff. Four years go fast! Raman noodles?
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    "Boat liked to go fast"......tried that line with the State Troopers on 93 between Mas and NH back in the day. It was me that got the tickets, not the suped up sports car ==c

    Jay is gonna be chowing down them Raman noodles as well as franks n' beans for a while, but it's worth it-especially if his boy is involved. You only live once and if you can pull it off DO IT and make some great memories for the older years ! :cool:

    Fire up the Enviro Mini for the doghouse and enjoy them Infernos ! !
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    Uh oh, Knew I forgot something! ;hm

    Time sure flies, Yesterday I was changin diapers. Now he's in his teens. Not long he'll be off on his own. So I'm gonna make the best of these last few and this is the thing we love to do the best!
    Every time we head out in this will be priceless memories. We are going to enjoy this very much and the money spent to me is well worth every penny. :cool:
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    I'll spot you a loan. ;lol
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    If I could double like a post this one is it! Gonna get the most I can with the time I have before he's off on his own journey! Making these memories sure has been a blast for both of us. :cool:
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    Baddazzz vessel there buddy
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    Is that a 150Hp Evinrude? Sweet engines! And an even sweeter boat! At work I operate a Hurricane Zodiac with twin 150s. They are easier on gas than one would think. The e-tec engines are amazingly quiet, burn barely any oil (about 40% less than a normal 2 stroke 150Hp) and go like snot!

    Yeeeeehaaa! You're going to have fun!

    Andrew
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    The standard 150 E-tec is supposed to push this around 60 or so. The High output model is supposed to add a few more. It won't set the water on fire like the 250/300 HP pro boats, But it will keep up with any other 150 HP and some of the 175 hp Ranger-Skeeter-Triton and Nitro's.

    The boat we are trading in also has a Evinrude DI and it was great on fuel and oil. Looked at other boats with the Yammies HPDI and The Merc's opti. But the E-tec and Evinrude was what we liked. Harder to find on a boat without ordering one. Most have Merc's. Skeeter had the best price with a special deal on the ZTX190 and a 150HPDI. So this dealer got the Stratos as close as he could to that price.
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    What would be the top speed ?

    Biggest (but not the top quality such as even rude) motors I have seen is a Yamaha 350. A boat I operated had twin 350s. I was told (could be a lie) that they are the Toyota tundra engine sideways....or something like that. They were on a 9.75 m RHIB built by Kanter.
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    Once its properly setup(jackplate hight and prop pitch) we should see Mid 60's(approx 65) when it has a light load. Low 60's fully loaded. So if we leave half our junk home, Its should about fly! ::-)

    Approximately 10 MPH faster than the tradin boat, While hauling 400 pounds more gear.
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    Holy crap! that is a missile! That is 100 KM/h! Fastest I have ever gone is 45 knots. But I can do that in a 7 foot choppy sea.

    Wow..mid 65s. Correct me if I am wrong, bass fishing competitions are races to get to the best spots?

    ANdrew
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    Pretty much nails it, When the fish aren't bitting we just race around.
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    Would that look anything like a HD full of pellet pigs and someone announces "FREE TON OF PELLETS TO ANYONE THAT FINDS THE HIDDEN GOLDEN BAG" over the speakers? :p
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    You done good with that E-tec.;). Work up to your top speed. That combo can get a little "dancy" on the rear. And have a whole bunch of fun, too.

    (helping my neighbor put a new150 E-tec on his 28ft toon in the upcoming weekends==c)
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    Another reason I didn't upgrade the motor on the boat we are trading in. That is supposed to be an absolute handful with a 150 on it. It already chine walked with the 115 on it.

    The 285XL is supposed to handle the higher horsepower better. There could be some chine walking, But hopefully it will be that bad.

    Keep me posted on how the 150 pushes the toonage. AKA party barge! ::-)
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    Going from and OLD 115 to the new 150. Should be about a 26-28 mph toon with 2-4 people on it. Noise and fuel consumption are the two big reasons for the new power plant. That 150 will use considerably less fuel (at most all speeds) than the old 115. We put lots of hours on it. Last year we went through 14 gallons of two stroke oil (50:1). Do the math on that one.:cool:
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