Who has a boat?

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  1. MarkMel

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    The weather is getting warmer. Can't wait to get out and ski. Who has a boat? Post a picture.

    Here's mine;

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    She's a classic.
     
  2. Jeff Gatie

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    My brother has a Trojan 10 Meter (34') Express. He's installing new engines and a new control console this week. After that, I get to help him wire this:

    http://www.raymarine.com/raymarine/P...roduct_id=1677

    That thing has radar, compass, chart plotting, GPS, depth sounding and I think it will open your beer for you, if you want. A lot of wiring this weekend (we'll power up the "open your beer" function first). After that, it's going in the water.
     
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    How about a 1980 16' Sylvan? Been in the family since 83, passed down to me from my dad as a college graduation present when he upgraded. Replaced the seats last year, I'm on my 3rd motor (current one is 1986 or so, original one was late 60s). It's a piece of s**t, but it's still running and takes me fishing and skiing. I'm finally getting some time to fix it up - put some nice woodworking around the inside to cover up the dinged up and scratched aluminum. It's actually starting to look good, for a change. Let's see if the motor will last another year. No pics, though. I need a trolling motor for fishing, though...
     
  4. DougR

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    Here's my Boat ( the Yellow one)..[​IMG]

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  5. Jay H

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    Who needs a motor? [​IMG]

    Here's mine, also a yellow one:

    [​IMG]
    Jay
     
  6. DougR

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    With Gas Prices the way they are..............Motorless is the way to go !! [​IMG]
     
  7. Jassen M. West

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    1 Bottle of gatorade- $1.50
    1 Snickers bar - $0.75

    being on the water all day for $2.25 priceless

    I'll have to post a pic of my pungo so I can join the plastic navy. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mary M S

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    How sensitive are Kayaks Vs Canoes for the novice?
    They appear very twitchy along their longitudinal axis with the probability of keeping a beginner constantly wet.

    Watching kayaks maneuver I like the fluidity of motion in which the boat appears a extension of body Vs a ‘container’ you sit inside upon the water.
     
  9. Philip Hamm

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    Youmust live right on the lake! [​IMG]
     
  10. Jay H

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    I would have to state though, I haven't yet been successful with having somebody water ski behind me (unless they have scuba gear).. [​IMG]

    Mary: In terms of Canoes vrs Kayaks, a kayak has a generally lower center of gravity (CoG) than a canoe which makes it fairly stable and the so-called recreational kayaks are generally much wider than touring (aka sea) kayaks. Having said that, a wider kayak is most certainly not better than a narrow one, or we'd all be kayaking recreational kayaks. And for most folks, me including, I feel plenty stable in my 21.5" wide Mystic. Women, with a generally lower center of gravity than the same height man will be even better.

    Certainly a narrow kayak will feel very twitchy at first, but with any amount of training, skills, practice, the beginner will certainly learn why it is sometimes much better to forgo primary stability* for a good secondary* stability if one wants to progress from a kayaker to simply a "paddler".

    *primary stability is defined as the stability felt when the kayak is at rest in the water, whereas secondary stability is when the kayak is on edge, i.e. off the axis of the boat and the waterline. Edging is used for tighter radius turns, you can turn a lot faster if you 'edge' the kayak which means lean away from the turn.

    Canoes are typically more susceptible to winds due to the larger profile being out of the water, but in general have a higher primary stability because of the wider platform. Not owning a canoe, I can't speak of comparisons, but having canoed before, although a canoe will offer the beginner more initial, aka primary stability, both are plenty stable in the hands of any skill.

    Philip: you need one of these!

    It's on the list of projects I'd like to do. I live in a lake community though not on the lake itself so one of these days, I want to build something similar to the above so I can truly paddle without driving to the lake.

    Jay
     
  11. Jeff_CusBlues

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    Our family are speed boaters so we have a Cobalt 220. I don't have pics to link to, but I will include a link to the Cobalt add. I'm a slalom skier so a speed boat is the only way for me.

    http://www.cobaltboats.com/model_line/220/intro220.php

    Markmel is obviously a skier too based on his having a Nautique. We end up with different age groups and activities so the comfort of the Cobalt was what we needed. We also have a pontoon (or party barge) for lazy afternoons. The pontoon will move though if needed. We put a large enough motor on it to pull skiers or tubers. Or get home fast if a storm comes up.
     
  12. MarkMel

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    Nice boats all of them, whatever get you on the water.

    Yes, my boat is purely for skiing. It's just a big engine (351 windsor) wrapped in a fiberglass shell. Not made for speed but for the torque. It can pull a stump out.


    Can't wait to start the Mondays and Fridays after work ski.
     
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    "Youmust live right on the lake!"

    No but I do have a 30mpg Beetle that carries up to 3 yaks. Some of the looks I get. [​IMG] True, water skiing is difficult when being towed by a kayak but Mythbusters used a Crew team to tow a water skier. [​IMG] I'm not putting down power boats, I love tubing on a hot day! Whatever floats your boat.

    The best quote I have ever seen.

    "A canoe is something you sit in, a kayak is something you wear"
     
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    Thanks for the splain Jay.
    I need to try one, been in a canoe a few times which I have loved, mainly 8-10hr jogs on the Colorado when growing up. Inherently therapeutic; relaxing and peaceful when it is not white water. (unless your trying to get down fast, to the takeout point in a heavy electrical storm...been there ...don’t want to do that again.)

    Nice link Doug, I like the descriptive: “Bracing, -it keeps your head in a gaseous oxygen environment.” [​IMG]
     
  16. Jay H

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    Mary, best bet is to try one out, perhaps at a paddling show or expo. Typically they'll have a lot of great shows and perhaps opportunity to demo them. It is a different beast than a canoe. When I think of a Canoe, I typically think of nice floats down rivers and portaging between lakes. yes, of course, they make WW canoes (float bags, etc.) and open water (think the ocean) canoes, but typically when I think of rough water, I think of kayaks. A canoe makes me feel like I'm still ON the water as opposed to IN the water of a kayak.

    A Kayak will feel more like the Miata/MR2 versus the Civic Hatchback a canoe will feel.

    It is a common joke amoung the kayakers and canoers that the big ice cooler goes in the canoe, so obviously, the canoe is more adaptable for carrying stuff, and also typically thought of Portaging easy.


    Speaking of Canoes, you should check out the new

    Northern Forest Canoe Trail:

    http://northernforestcanoetrail.org/

    And I want a Hornbeck canoe:

    http://www.hornbeckboats.com/

    The northern forest canoe trail is doable in both kayaks and canoes, but because of the portages, my opinion is that it is really made for canoes and also multiple canoe techniques, between double paddling AND poling due to some sections on a thru-paddle being upriver.

    Jay
     
  17. Adam Gregorich

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    Resurrecting this thread as I picked up a boat last summer and am itching to get it out on the water this year. Had it out six or seven times last summer until the out drive blew a seal (had pressure tested fine two months earlier) and died, so we missed the end of the season. I've got my winter project list including trim tabs, change oil and filters, spark plugs, inspect the risers, and give it a good polish.

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    Not to dump on this thread, but... A woman lost her arm a few years ago after being struck by a boat propeller at a local lake, never found the arm for a possible reattachment.

    Nice calm canoe or kayak, I love it. But power boats, even the recent norovirus cruise ship thing, I don't go near them.
     
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    Which is why we have a lot of common sense rules for while underway and when swimming in the lake. It would take too long to get to the good swimming holes by canoe, and I don't think we could tow the hot dog behind one:
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    NOTE: life jackets are required while underway, we were anchored here and they were playing on it while swimming under adult supervision.
     
  20. Aaron Silverman

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    On that note, do not let the kids lay on the front of the boat. A teammate of my son's was killed a couple of summers ago (while wearing a life jacket) when a wake tipped the boat and he fell off and got tangled in the propeller.
     

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