You can do it in a Small Boat

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Dutchman
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You can do it in a Small Boat

Postby Dutchman » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:03 am

I just found this great saying The small outboard-motor boat is the ultimate magic carpet. It can be used to realize your dreams of adventure like nothing else, carrying you on journeys of seeking and of self to the point where you are pushing the limits of the boat and master.
Dave Getchell, Sr.

With it I found this video about a guy traveling the North Maine coast in a 17' Outrage (seems like an older model).
Take a look https://vimeo.com/143125306 is is 25 min but well done with lots of views of the 17' Outrage and it's set-up.
Enjoy.
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Re: You can do it in a Small Boat

Postby Phil T » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:45 pm

Portland is my backyard.

The boat he runs is a 1996-1999 Outrage 17 II. I know a few members who run this model.

His "haul-off system" is often called a portable outhaul. It is the only way to anchor far enough offshore with the 9+ foot tides.

When he talks about the fog and shows the before/after shot he is between Peaks and Great Diamond Islands in Casco Bay. This slot is prone to thick fog that is slow to burn off. A large GPS screen with depth readings is important when navigating in the soup, especially between islands.
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Re: You can do it in a Small Boat

Postby porthole » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:53 am

Have an Outrage just like it !
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Re: You can do it in a Small Boat

Postby Dutchman » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:25 pm

That is a nice boat (you have and the area to boat in) and to do what he did with all the electronics and provisions.
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Re: You can do it in a Small Boat

Postby Oldslowandugly » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:46 pm

He is a real small boat champion. I have his excellent book- "The Outboard Boater's Handbook: Advanced Seamanship and Practical Skills". He toured the Labrador coast in an 18 foot Lund like I have. There is even a chapter called "Customizing a Whaler". Some very fine reading.

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Re: You can do it in a Small Boat

Postby lakeman » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:47 pm

I wish I had learn that years ago, would have saved a lot of MONEY

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Re: You can do it in a Small Boat

Postby Masbama » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:21 pm

The Johnson Ficht seems to still run well.

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Re: You can do it in a Small Boat

Postby JRP » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:13 am

Oldslowandugly wrote:He is a real small boat champion. I have his excellent book- "The Outboard Boater's Handbook: Advanced Seamanship and Practical Skills". He toured the Labrador coast in an 18 foot Lund like I have. There is even a chapter called "Customizing a Whaler". Some very fine reading.


Thanks for mentioning this book. I ordered a used copy from Amazon and am looking forward to reading it soon.

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Re: You can do it in a Small Boat

Postby Ledgewalk » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:17 pm

These posts are great. Just watched the video and ordered the book. Getting ready to buy my first boat for this spring. Have a home in Brunswick Maine on a tidal cove. Will be retiring soon and looking forward to an active boating retirement!

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Re: You can do it in a Small Boat

Postby hoosierdaddy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:01 pm

Great story...thanks for sharing!

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Re: You can do it in a Small Boat

Postby Guitarfish » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:03 am

I had seen that before but enjoyed it again. I really enjoyed seeing it at the time because he was on the same boat I had.

I only recently replaced the 1996 Outrage with a 1971 Menemsha after owning the Outrage for about 13 years or so.

An Outrage II is now a classic in it's own right.