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PeteB88 posted 04-03-2011 09:54 PM ET (US)   Profile for PeteB88   Send Email to PeteB88  
Thanks to all, great time, fun, new friends, great fishing, awesome boat ride out into Gulf, food, cokes, chips, pretzels, lots of techno talk about Whalers (we learned so much more about our boats than we have before) and especially time for quiet, gentle reflection.

fno posted 04-04-2011 09:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Pete, dont forget the fine vegan fare we enjoyed both on Friday and Saturday nights. Peel and eat, peel and eat....
And we actually saw Manatees this year!!!!!
fno posted 04-04-2011 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Also, many thanks to Pete for passing along the correct Great Lakes method for cleaning the screwdriver recess on our Phillips head screws. Let's not forget Nick's well spoken words of advice on how to market yours and others boats for them at fair values......
stefan posted 04-04-2011 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
I am surprised first off that anyone was coherent and second that any topics were remembered. You did kill the keg right?

fno posted 04-04-2011 11:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
What keg??? I don't remember seeing a keg. Saw some monkeys though....
PeteB88 posted 04-04-2011 12:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Yes, of course FNO and certainly the proper torque specs will remain with us forever as well as metallurical formulation for silicon bronze fasteners used for classic wooden Whaler components. I was particularly interested in the discussion on Yamaha fuel pump pressure differentials in high humidity conditions. Sierra fuel filter media was something Ellen is still talking about.
an86carrera posted 04-04-2011 01:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for an86carrera  Send Email to an86carrera

See Nick go.


Tohsgib posted 04-04-2011 02:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Don't forget my infamous parking job where I used a couple boats as bumpers when docking at the Tiki. Thanks God for rubrails. I had it under control but once you bump and you only have a few inches it is just a ripple effect...or was it the effect of the ripple?

Hope everyone had a great time and walked away a winner of something we brought. Thanks again Miles for the coozies.

Nauti Tauk posted 04-04-2011 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Nauti Tauk  Send Email to Nauti Tauk     
Tahnks to all from both of us. Lois and I sure enjoyed seeing everbody again along with some new faces. Funny how your preconcieved notions about folks so often are totally different in reality. Fourdy and Binkie for instance not at all what I expected. Hey Nick, how fast did the boat finally go, I know you were wanting to see for sure and let all out. Good time and looking forward to next year.
Tohsgib posted 04-04-2011 09:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Just FYI...I was juicing the throttle and letting it off real quick in the beiginning of the video. As you can see in the rest of it she is pretty balanced. I was actually doing much more higher bounces but Len was not n the ball just yet and caught the tail end. You can clearly see how I out maneuver a Montauk with a 90 Yamaha on it...what a joke!
L H G posted 04-05-2011 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Nick - Shouldn't the trim on your engine be at least vertical, rather than tucked all the way in against the transom? I've never seen anyone run a 13 Whaler like that, with the propeller angling downward.

When I ran a 1970 4 cylinder Merc 50 on mine, I could actually trim it out quite a bit.

Tohsgib posted 04-05-2011 11:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
When I am running a good cruise it is trimmed out. The times you see it in I am only going maybe 20. With me the engine, the gas and battery astern, it needs to be tucked in whne going slow. Wide open she actually shoots a rooster tail if I trim it enough. My trim unfortunately is on a toggle switch hanging from the dash so I try not and mess with it while running very often. When I relocate the trim switch it will be much easier. The engine and the trim are so quiet that sometimes I don't realize I put it all the way down. Lastly if I am running say 28+ and trim down the engine I will stuff the bow...literally. It is like a brake which might come in handy one day.
an86carrera posted 04-05-2011 03:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for an86carrera  Send Email to an86carrera     

It's probably because it's a Johnson, and not a big one either;o]


PeteB88 posted 04-05-2011 11:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Biggie - I am sure my Yamaha 40 is trimmed the same most of the time when I am running my 13 fast. It's the way it is unless there are other ideas when solo in those boats. With passengers, gear or dogs trim might be different. I don't pay much attention about angle, more interested in no porpoising, chine walking and what feels right.

PeteB88 posted 04-05-2011 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Leave Biggie Alone - Why you gotta be hatin on bigshot?

Tohsgib posted 04-06-2011 02:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Most I have seen are trimmed in pretty tight as well. There is a reason the transom is designed that way. My old 25/35 OMC's would be on the highest pin hole and mildly porpoised at that position, could not go higher. Again when you watch it and see me take off the engine is trimmed out pretty good.

Gonna go kick some crossing guard ass now....I like the way he talks! Some people call it a Kaiser blade or a slingblade...I call it a crossing guard blade...UMhum! Sure do like those French fried taters...especially with mustard on em...UMhum!

samtay posted 04-07-2011 08:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for samtay  Send Email to samtay     
Thanks to all for a great weekend.
Jim and Joan
Binkster posted 04-07-2011 11:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Binkster  Send Email to Binkster     
Well I checked this morning, and I can get back on, shut down for a week only, WOW. No sense condeming the person who runs this site, he is what he is. MJ and I had a great time Saturday, met some old friends and made some new ones. Will do it again. It was great meeting Pete and Ellen.
Swellmonster posted 04-07-2011 09:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Ah yes, a Swell time!! I did go to the fridge by water. Just a different place. wish I could have stayed longer.
Good to see new faces and old/familiar ones too!
PeteB88 posted 04-07-2011 09:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Yep, same to ya Rich and your gal MJ is awesome. You guys are welcome at our place anytime - great meeting Jim and Glen - hope to see you up our way some time soon.

We're heading back to Mich tomorrow, back by Sunday and I hear forecast for Michigan is mostly sunny and low 80s - that's my weather luck girl!! Actually going to Homassosas to pick up new cushions from Lois.

Hey - meeting Lois and Harry was great too.

THANKS to all you guys.

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