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    winds were maybe 10-15kts....little chop....splashed the boat for the first time since about last sept....

    as a refresher...remember we smacked a huge underwater reef last yr and tore the drives out...did lotsa damage to the boat...well..today was the first time it's been in the water sense we brought her back from the SJ's ....I contacted puget mike to join me as a deck hand...always nice to have another experienced boater along.....

    water was decent but as I stated...a little chop...ran down river to open water and turned towards north to hat island....we saw a bunch of boats lingering around the south end of hat and found that there were about 6-7 greys in 3 different pods.....we drifted over towards some and watched them for a bit....mike took a couple of pic's of them as they surfaced and then we returned back to the marina...

    the boat ran great...I fired up the generator for about an hr or so...then shut it down ....that ran fine....both engines ran perfectly and the AC system worked as advertised........

    all is well...the boat ran perfectly....and I can't wait for summer to get here......

    trust me on this one....for you newbs....get your vhf and gps tied together to work properly...get your mmsi number...program it into your boats radio......IF..(and I pray you never have to use it...) you ever need it....it could possibly save your life .....

    :arr ar

    #2
    Glad you are back on the water!!
    Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
    1998 3055 Ciera
    (yes, a 1998)
    Previous boat: 1993 3055
    Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
    Sea Doo XP
    Sea Doo GTI SE
    Life is short. Boats are cool.
    The family that plays together stays together.
    Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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      #3
      advise taken.

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        #4
        Great to know you are back in the water!

        I'm a few weeks away from launch just yet, mostly because I don't rush at this anymore. When we get the boat in, we'll be there for five months. If we do go back into the city, we never stay overnight. It's an easy hour back to the boat so we almost always come back. In fact we'll be taking a few weekends off from boating and going places in our motor home this summer.

        And we'll be back at Westbay Marine Village in Victoria by Nov. 1. This time I'm bringing our passports so we can come to your boat show next spring! I have plans to buy you lunch at that time.

        All this is possible because Pam is doing much, much better health wise. She still has a little way to go, but no big challenges to the road ahead, we hope! We've had all the challenges we need for awhile...

        Enjoy boating!

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          #5
          jim.smithjr wrote:
          Great to know you are back in the water!

          I'm a few weeks away from launch just yet, mostly because I don't rush at this anymore. When we get the boat in, we'll be there for five months. If we do go back into the city, we never stay overnight. It's an easy hour back to the boat so we almost always come back. In fact we'll be taking a few weekends off from boating and going places in our motor home this summer.

          And we'll be back at Westbay Marine Village in Victoria by Nov. 1. This time I'm bringing our passports so we can come to your boat show next spring! I have plans to buy you lunch at that time.

          All this is possible because Pam is doing much, much better health wise. She still has a little way to go, but no big challenges to the road ahead, we hope! We've had all the challenges we need for awhile...

          Enjoy boating!
          glad to hear pam is doing better....prayers going out for her continued improvement.....

          Steve

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            #6
            Good for you Steve, hope you get Marsha and the pups back on the boat with you soon...nthego:
            Jeff & Tara (And Ginger too)
            Lake Havasu City, AZ
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            And 12 others...
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              #7
              trust me on this one....for you newbs....get your vhf and gps tied together to work properly...get your mmsi number...program it into your boats radio......IF..(and I pray you never have to use it...) you ever need it....it could possibly save your life .....

              This is a great piece of advise. I am in law enforcement in the land locked Province of Alberta and marine enforcement forms a (small) part of my duties. I took a course just last week where this was mentioned and this was all news to me. Given that I have been on boats most of my life, even have all of this equipment on my current boat (but not hooked up ...yet) and spend a ton of time on this web site, it surprised me. We should probably start a new thread explaining this process. I' m betting I'm not the only one who pleads ignorance here. I would do this, but my level of comfort in explaining this process is not real high just yet.

              Glad your back on the water. Happy boating.
              Mike & Dixi
              2006 265 5.0 MPI B3
              Closed Cooling

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                #8
                Patrevan wrote:
                trust me on this one....for you newbs....get your vhf and gps tied together to work properly...get your mmsi number...program it into your boats radio......IF..(and I pray you never have to use it...) you ever need it....it could possibly save your life .....

                This is a great piece of advise. I am in law enforcement in the land locked Province of Alberta and marine enforcement forms a (small) part of my duties. I took a course just last week where this was mentioned and this was all news to me. Given that I have been on boats most of my life, even have all of this equipment on my current boat (but not hooked up ...yet) and spend a ton of time on this web site, it surprised me. We should probably start a new thread explaining this process. I' m betting I'm not the only one who pleads ignorance here. I would do this, but my level of comfort in explaining this process is not real high just yet.

                Glad your back on the water. Happy boating.
                A new thread on this would be great. I am interested in understanding it all

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                  #9
                  NICE

                  Great to be back on the water, I'll bet.

                  Congratulations, and hats off to PugetMike for being along to help you out!

                  Good karma to both of you & all the BEST for a terrific season

                  Sarah

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                    #10
                    thanks all......it was fun to be back on the water.....mike was great and I really appreciate the help he gave me.....

                    I'll try and put something together ...might be later after work cuz I'm sure it's gonna take some time....but basically there are 2 wires that hook up from the gps to the radio....depending on the unit..the colors will vary.....but hook that up.....

                    then go to boatus and get registered for an mssi number....they will take all your boating related info and log it in to that specific number and radio.....install the number according to your manual's recommendation....

                    do a seach of my posts for last summer...I posted all about the adventure ramming that danged rock....wrecking the crap out of my boat at 32 mph.....and how the repairs all went........when I hit the red button on the vhf....instantly I had about 6 or 7 boats around me ready to take us off if it sunk......one guy came out in a speed boat.....the coastguard broadcasted a mayday for all mariners in my area and told what boat...what size...what color...approx. how many on board....etc....

                    :arr arr

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