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by wadestep
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB19 6 years later, longest trip yet
Replies: 18
Views: 1439

Re: OB19 6 years later, longest trip yet

Late reply here also, but yes, that was me with a 2004 dark blue seacraft 23'. It was a great boat for its type and what I was using it. I trailered it down to a bateau builders meet in the keys once before the OB19 was finished. How's your build going? started yet? (I'll go look around in the other...
by wadestep
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB19 in SW FL
Replies: 398
Views: 47877

Re: OB19 in SW FL

sorry I missed this, not sure what happened to the notifications. Anyway, I'd still raise it a little, in able to then make small wells or a trough or something to allow the boat to be more self-bailing. Overall still very happy, using it probably every other week.
by wadestep
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2020 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet
Replies: 177
Views: 65777

Re: 2019 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet

I'm also interested in coming up anytime after the first of the year. September and Oct has become almost impossible to make it, so haven't been to the last few. I'd like to attend, so will keep on watching to see if anything develops here. Should be able to borrow a trailer and tow the OB19 up. wade
by wadestep
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB19 6 years later, longest trip yet
Replies: 18
Views: 1439

Re: OB19 6 years later, longest trip yet

I just re-filled the fuel. So over those 150 nautical miles I used 28.1 gals for 5.3 nmpg or 6.1 statute MPG. Not too bad for being out in the ocean. I also have a 115hp on the back would get better economy with a smaller lighter engine, but then wouldn't go as fast running around inshore. Yes the f...
by wadestep
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB19 6 years later, longest trip yet
Replies: 18
Views: 1439

Re: OB19 6 years later, longest trip yet

Thanks to all. I have around 300 hours on her now (not enough). Even offshore I was able to run between 20 and 28 mph the entire way. I have added some lead in PVC and chain in the bow locker to compensate for the overly heavy engine. However, I do love the speed and efficiency! She will run 30 mph ...
by wadestep
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB19 6 years later, longest trip yet
Replies: 18
Views: 1439

Re: OB19 6 years later, longest trip yet

Then winding my way into Chokoloskee. This channel is not for the faint of heart! shallows, oysters, twisting back and forth, and only a couple PVC stakes, if you are lucky... http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu118/wadestep/OB19/OB19%202/20190302_181830_zpsrtfzmbhx.jpg I was not nearly as confiden...
by wadestep
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB19 6 years later, longest trip yet
Replies: 18
Views: 1439

Re: OB19 6 years later, longest trip yet

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu118/wadestep/OB19/OB19%202/20190302_090318_zpsfgzpa7nw.jpg After catching some trout and pompano, a shore lunch http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu118/wadestep/OB19/OB19%202/20190302_133503_zpsdamlem9d.jpg http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu118/wadestep/OB19...
by wadestep
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB19 6 years later, longest trip yet
Replies: 18
Views: 1439

OB19 6 years later, longest trip yet

So it's hard to believe but I finished building 6 years ago. Wow. Since then I've been using her regularly and have caught a lot of fish. https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=23944&hilit=ob19+in+sw+fl&start=360 Most every weekend I've been checking the weather forecast to try to find a su...
by wadestep
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Moose 1 Honda 0
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Moose 1 Honda 0

The simple answer (and probably the best) was that we were freshly out of college, were not yet part of the workforce, and wanted a road trip. So I picked the farthest location we could possibly drive to in N America, packed a tent, cooler, and clothes, and hit the road. It was an amazing trip - we ...
by wadestep
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2020 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet
Replies: 177
Views: 65777

Re: 2018 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet

Hey all - I'd be down for a Keys trip if it was reasonable. We ran down there last summer but the weather was horrible for at least 5 of the 7 days, so the keys need not really satiated.... Count me about 50% depending on time and location. If we were far enough south I'd love to take a Tortugas tri...