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I GOT IT !!!! i GOT IT!!!!!! I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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posted 05-16-2004 12:51 PM ET (US)
Picked up my new Nantucket190 yesterday afternoon!!!!!!!!I gotta tell ya that boat is the most gorgeous boat!!!No need for a plug but the boys at Whalertowne are such a class act, Bart, Scott special thankyou!!! If your thinkin of buyin a WHaler you need to see these guys cause there the best there is...if car dealers took care of people the way they took care of me...theyd sell a whole lot more cars!!!!WHAT A CLASS ACT!!!!Scott came all they way from Baltimore to Annap. to take us out and get us orientated to the new Nantucket.
We hauled her to Sandy Point...had a minor hitch cause the boat kinda stuck to the trailer(new Paint) but we got her off...and she purred out of the launch area. I was pretty apprehensive as I had herad thunderstorms and 2 foot chop...and with a healing back I was nervous!
We just purred out of the launch area and headed out on the Chesapekae bay...breaking in the motor for the first 60 minutes..but what a steady nice ride...we were up on plane so fast I could even count the seconds past 5, something like 2500-3000 rpms hehe...and headed across the bay, and into the mouth of the Chester River!!! In no time started up the Chester River probably to a point 20 minutes from Chestertowne before we stop for a break! It was something special after al this time off the water....but what a boat that Nantucket is!!!!In one to two foot wave she purred and was so solid. I think she was doing like 25-27mph at 3500rpms as I peaked at the Garman 188c..didnt get home till pm bhehe WHalertown is the best...more to follow....
posted 05-16-2004 01:06 PM ET (US)
Impressions on this day........
posted 05-16-2004 02:09 PM ET (US)
Having purchased two new Whalers myself last year I think I know how you feel Yiddil.
Let me tell you, it only gets better. :) :) :)
Congratulations and enjoy.
posted 05-16-2004 05:53 PM ET (US)
Congrats amigo. I have been a few times on the water in mine and love it as well. Watch that back!
posted 05-16-2004 06:29 PM ET (US)
Congrats. I though I heard screaming from the bay when I was out yesterday :) Can't wait to see her.
posted 05-16-2004 06:58 PM ET (US)
Congrats on the new boat! Sounds like you've made half of the trip from Sandy Pt to Chestertowne. Are you gonna take your boat across for Tea Party? Hope so! Kevin
posted 05-16-2004 07:11 PM ET (US)
Sal, Kamie, Thanks and yes that was me screaming hehe...I saw a Whaler heading out as I was heading in around 7ish...was that you Kamie??? By the way, the ride to and onto the Chester river was tremendous! Your gonna love that TeaParty!!!!Scotts working on that right now...Can you imagine a flotilla of Whalers!!!!!We might have 60 of um the way it sounds...what a sight that would be!!!!Scott and I talk about a lot of other types of trips too...ie around NYC by boat..for another time:))But the Nantucket!!!!! I kept getting flagged down by all sorts of cars on the way home, people honking, giving me the wow sign:) Two in a mercedes convert wanted me to stop...hehe..all the wows made me so proud! The best was just taking her out after so long off my feet...the back held up fine after a nice rubdown hehehe thank goodness for those:)My other half playin hooky tomorrow, were heading to St. Clements Island, anyone wanna meet us and play hooky!???Kamie, isnt that a hop skip and a jump?? Flat to 1 ft ....Gorgeous weather!!!Ive already called some friends and said play hooky from work!!!hehe I told um Ill do that every day from now on..i know dont rub it in..but I dont work anymore and can play everyday!!! Oh My GOsh! Everyday On a Nantucket! WHAT a great thought!!!!hehe Comon down tomorrow and enjoy the Nantucket and good boating!!!gosh if you all play hooky that would be sometin..email me and Ill meet ya somewhere on the river or you can launch from Colton Point!The Marina is called Caithers Marina on Patrick Creek
posted 05-16-2004 07:50 PM ET (US)
Kgregg, absolutely!!!Think we were closer than that from what Scott told me...about 20 minutes away:)))hehe, and the BAy SWim too:) and what ever else I can get this boat in the water for:))
It was justa dream come true:))
posted 05-16-2004 08:44 PM ET (US)
That wasn't me. We were in and moored by then and I haven't made it out of Occoquan Bay yet, no where near the chesapeake. Wish I could play hooky tomorrow but if I did it would be to finish up the trailer repairs before the tea party.
posted 05-17-2004 09:49 AM ET (US)
Congratulations on your new Nantucket, Yiddil! I got my new (to me) Outrage 18 in the water for the first time yesterday, so I know what you are feeling.
Enjoy it...happy Whalering!
posted 05-17-2004 10:36 PM ET (US)
Well, today was day two with the new Nantucket...trailered her down to the Marina at Colton Point, got gas along the way(UGH)40 gallons!!!(which should hold me till the Teaparty hehe, and me and the marina owner slid her in and gave her her new home when not trailered, in a nice deep water slip in Patrick's Creek. If you havn't been there you should think of meeting me there for some Whaler fun:)Compared to anywere else, its the nicest, and cheapest slip int he tri-state area!
She kicked right over and we took her out into the Potomac River for a reunion with St. Clements Island:0 Once around and headed for a trip down through Brenton and St. Clements Bay on the Maryland side of the river..waves were less than a foot to calm and the "Das Boat" just glided across the water. Geeze there were a lot of fish in the water, although I did not fish today. It was more of a relaxing small tour and and then we settled at Shipping Point. Didnt even put a hook in...just sat there solid, sturdy, and relaxed and floated for hours:)). Settled into some lunch and intermittently snoozed on the big bow cussion...I could stretch out completely and relax. Saw maybe three boats all day! Now thats what I call boating, uncluttered waterways and had the place all to my self!!!Quiet as a mouse!
She ran smooth , but still breakin her in so no WOT on this baby yet, got up on plane lickety split fast!The Garmin is a great tool and toy..What agreat day! And I can do it again tomorrow:)
posted 05-18-2004 06:13 AM ET (US)
Congrats on the new boat. I know how you feel, I've only had my Outrage 210 for a month or so now. Planning to take her to the Whaler owners event in Sarasota FL this weekend.
posted 05-20-2004 11:56 AM ET (US)
What's a "115 2carb"?
posted 05-20-2004 12:00 PM ET (US)
I think Yiddil means the Mercury 115hp 2 stroke carburated engine that comes standard on the base 190 Nantucket package.
posted 05-21-2004 09:06 AM ET (US)
Thanks SAL, When you deleriously happy, things don't always come out right:)hehe If You don't understand me, Sal will translate:))hehe
Wondering if this is true...dealer told me break in for this engine is 1 hr??? MArina told me 10 at varying speend , not to WOT, can go to 5000 for a few, then back down...WHats your take on this Sal? ANYONE?????
She really running nice, the two times Ive had her out...One thing I noticed is that with the bimini open and the CC covered, there is no whloe for the support straps in the CC cover (i guess that would allow water in and on CC...left her that way in the slip...Im sure she wont blow away(Bimini) whats your take ???
Only other con was the boat stuck to the trailer after painting her bottom, but that was expected:)took a bit of woggling to get off...for the launch...
Other than that, can't say enough great things about this Whaler...The Nantucket has surpassed my wildest expectations, so has the Garmin 188C(although I know very little about using her yet...
Ordered a spare tire and holder for the trailer..don't want to get cought with a flat tire...even though the trailer is solid...
Potomac River/Colton Point/Cathers marina(your all invited Sat...wish the greys would leave already:)
posted 05-21-2004 10:00 AM ET (US)
I don't know about the 115, but for the 90 4-stroke the book says something like: for the first hour run it at varying speeds not to exceed 3500 rpm, for the second hour run it at varying speeds not to exceed 4500 rpm and WOT for 1 min every 10 min, and for the next ten hours run it up to 5500 rpm avoiding WOT for extended periods of time.
I have run mine for a little over 2 hours but I haven't worked up the nerve to run it past 5500 rpm since it was rather choppy yesterday in the open part of the Upper Machadock creek.
BTW: It seems that we are almost neighbors. People from my marina make the trek to St. Clements all the time. I've never been down myself since in a sailboat it would have been a weekend-long affair and I never had the time or the nerve. Now that I've crossed over to the dark side I'll probably make it down this year. How far are you from the Upper Machadock (by the Route 301 bridge)? Maybe a mini neo-classic reunion might be in order. :-)
posted 05-21-2004 10:04 AM ET (US)
Ooops, I did it again!
That should have been the next EIGHT hours for a total break-in period of ten hours. Sorry!
posted 05-21-2004 06:49 PM ET (US)
thanks...dont see anything past the 1 hour in my book:)?????Maybe Ill start a new thread and see what I get in info.
301 bridge isnt that far, cause you can get to Cobbs Island in probably 45 from St. Clements Island , maybe faster witha new Nantucket in WOT hehe You should try it down here... whats the name of your Marina???????and in what town???
posted 05-23-2004 10:08 PM ET (US)
I'm in Dahlgren Marine Works in Dahlgren, VA right next to the Navy base. I will probably try to get down St. Clements at some point. We've only been as far as Colonial Beach but the boat has performed flawlessly so far and we're getting more confident each time out.
posted 05-25-2004 07:37 AM ET (US)
Glad to hear the boat is meeting/exceeding expectations. Best wishes and congrats!
posted 05-25-2004 02:16 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the well wishes people...and the info on the break in...Ill just take her up slowly to the 10-20 period me thinks just to make sure. Most important thing I found out was to vary speed every 2 min. or less for the break in period....
Ive had the Nantucket out another two times in the last few days...she runs flawlessly...I noticed how quick she gets up on plane even with my 115-2, seems the graphs and documentation were right on. The swim platform has been used a lot of late and what a nice tuch that is..gets in out of the water pretty easy with a bad back, Bow pillow is like a bed...doin a lot of snoozin:) hehe, the 188C is a great frill peice, i love what its capable of doing;) The bot just gets a rince of fresh water after each outing, and a whipe down..simple to maintain, kept in a nice slip at StClements...saw 4 boats total yesterday, I thin 5-6 on Sat..I cant say enough positive things about this boat, solid as a rock!! and the CC and leaning post/live well set up is exceptional. If you havnt taken a ride on one, you should, but beware...youl want one if you do...weathers been hot and mostly no rain, water temp in the Potomac just perfect for a swim, so hope to see you out there...call sign is "Das Boat"
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