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    Posted: 04 May 2003 at 8:08am
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Well I have taken the plunge and bought a little boat. 15ft fibreglass and about half as old as I am (and about as flash). We are really looking forward to getting out on it/her but first the learning curve!! (especially reversing with a trailer. There is no way I want to feature on your "fun at the boat ramp video").

I now have a shopping list as long as my arm, with just about everything on it, including a VHF radio, road cover, and canopy (it is a Sea Craft Costa Mesa). Anyone got these items lurking unloved and unwanted in their garage?

I will post a piccie (perhaps via Lethal) as soon as I can get the film developed.

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Good One Grounded,

My little boat is one of the best investments Ive ever made. How much did it cost and what motor etc.

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Congatulations Grounded.........

boats are easier to back than normal trailers as they have a longer distance to the wheels hence they don't jacknife so easily, you will be ok im sure, just tell me when your going to put it in the water and i will start the camera rolling ..........

Cheers Lethal

 

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Why thanks, Lethal, that's a terrific proposal.

Stephen - She has twin 30hp Evinrudes and (judging by the trial run at least) goes like brown stuff off a stick. Not so important to me, but the kids have suddenly started to talk about water skiing. I paid $5k for her, which seemed reasonable as the motors are 1985, but the owner had them from new and is an engineer so has maintained them himself. It has a Hummingbird Wide 100 FF.

Exciting times!

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