Im a boat Owner...

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Im a boat Owner...

Post by H20doctor » Tue May 22, 2012 8:35 pm

Well I bought a boat, with a co owner.. Coulterboy.. I fell for this old style and design the min I saw the add on cragslist.. He dropped the price from 800.00 to 600.00 after a week.. I sched a time to go look at it last sun, with Tom.. Then after starting up the engine, and giving it a once over, Tom talked him down to 500.00.. Ha Ha Ha.. So he and I spent 250.00 ea..
So now we have to get things prepped and ready for tanks and divers..
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Here its the anchor.. 25 lbs, ready for current
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by Tom Nic » Tue May 22, 2012 8:42 pm

Awesome!
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by 2loud4u » Tue May 22, 2012 9:14 pm

So when is the Neah Bay trip?
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by eliseaboo » Tue May 22, 2012 10:24 pm

Awesome!! So how many divers can you fit in there?

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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by H20doctor » Tue May 22, 2012 11:04 pm

Not sure as of yet... As I need to load it up with tanks and see the weight load to wake action and plane ability.. But I'm thinking 4 divers
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by Mateo1147 » Tue May 22, 2012 11:43 pm

Nice looking boat! Congratulations!
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by coulterboy » Wed May 23, 2012 12:16 am

2loud4u wrote:So when is the Neah Bay trip?


After you do us a favor and pick up the boat for us. :supz: I'm out of town for a week. Hoping to dive Yellowstone Lake on Sunday.

I figured, for $250.00 on my part, hell, this boat is pays off after about 5 dives. You pay about $80.00 per 2 tank dive on a charter boat. After that, I don't care if the boat sinks. I hope not. H20Doctor has fallen in love with it. This is my second boat, and I think it's pretty good for the price. Hell, I was gonna low ball the owner and pay $400.00 for it, but the good side in me said, naaahhh! , offer the guy $500.00 , which he gladly accepted.
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by 2loud4u » Wed May 23, 2012 5:33 am

Picking it up Saturday.
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by Linedog » Wed May 23, 2012 5:59 am

Sweet ride!
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by coulterboy » Wed May 23, 2012 6:59 am

2loud4u wrote:Picking it up Saturday.


Thank you Sir! :supz:
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by Blow-N-Bubbles » Wed May 23, 2012 7:10 am

looks like the SS Minnow ....scaled down version. nice thing about that price is you can add platform and ladder without worrying about the cosmetics to much. How long is it and what HP motor ??

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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by Tom Nic » Wed May 23, 2012 7:25 am

coulterboy wrote: I'm out of town for a week. Hoping to dive Yellowstone Lake on Sunday.


Whoa! You just kind of snuck that one by us Tom - sounds awesome! Make sure you do a dive report!

What are the vital stats on the boat? Hard to tell, but four divers seems a bit tight - maybe 3 divers and a driver? Draw straws for who stays topside on dive #1? Should be lots of fun!
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by Jeff Pack » Wed May 23, 2012 7:42 am

On Don-B's boat, 14-16ft, 2 divers was pretty tight.
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by boydski » Wed May 23, 2012 8:19 am

Is that an old Skagit? We used to waterski from a pink one when I was a kid. We'd ski until we ran out of gas, then use the waterskis to paddle the boat back to the ramp.

If the boat has cable steering, be sure to inspect the cables and pulley's for wear. One of the more common points of failure in those old boats is snapping the steering cables when trying to come up on plane with a heavy load.

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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by Dusty2 » Wed May 23, 2012 8:37 am

Have fun, You need about 15 to 20 feet of chain on that anchor and at least 2 times the depth in rope out for it to work properly

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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by Dashrynn » Wed May 23, 2012 9:26 am

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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by sitkadiver » Wed May 23, 2012 1:49 pm

Chris,

That bright light you're seeing to the North is my smile! :angelblue:

I'm happy for you bro, you need a boat. I have to wonder though, does a scooter and drysout combo count as a life raft? If so, you're set.

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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by Dusty2 » Wed May 23, 2012 7:26 pm

The scooter is for pullin the boat when it breaks down! :neener:

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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by H20doctor » Wed May 23, 2012 8:09 pm

The scooter is for when it sinks and I can attach the lift bags..
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by oldsalt » Wed May 23, 2012 9:43 pm

Head for the Possession Pt ferry. There is a buoy on the wreck, so you don't even need your anchor. You might start with three people on board. One to stay topside. If all three want to dive, rotate topside duty.
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by Novice » Thu May 24, 2012 11:08 am

Welcome to the club. They say, the two happiest days in the life of a boater are the day they buy a boat and the day they sell it. He he he. I have bought and sold a couple boats and I still prefer buying. Love the lines of that one.

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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by CaptnJack » Thu May 24, 2012 12:20 pm

oldsalt wrote:Head for the Possession Pt ferry. There is a buoy on the wreck, so you don't even need your anchor. You might start with three people on board. One to stay topside. If all three want to dive, rotate topside duty.
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Has WSA put a buoy on that wreck?

FYI its not really do-able in ling season IMHO, at least not on a weekend, the whole bar is just swarming with lures and hooks.
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by boydski » Thu May 24, 2012 12:24 pm

CaptnJack wrote:FYI its not really do-able in ling season IMHO, at least not on a weekend, the whole bar is just swarming with lures and hooks.


We refer to that as "jigging for dive gear"....

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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by H20doctor » Thu May 24, 2012 7:22 pm

Yes.. There is a bouy on the ferry
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Re: Im a boat Owner...

Post by scubnewb » Thu May 24, 2012 7:31 pm

Schweeet bros!


H20doctor wrote:Well I bought a boat, with a co owner.. Coulterboy.. I fell for this old style and design the min I saw the add on cragslist.. He dropped the price from 800.00 to 600.00 after a week.. I sched a time to go look at it last sun, with Tom.. Then after starting up the engine, and giving it a once over, Tom talked him down to 500.00.. Ha Ha Ha.. So he and I spent 250.00 ea..
So now we have to get things prepped and ready for tanks and divers..
5N65G45H23L63Ic3lac5c4b0245a1581b1c0b.jpg


Here its the anchor.. 25 lbs, ready for current
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