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Re: Runabout, powered by PWC

Post by tech_support » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:17 am

Took her out this weekend with an overload of crew. 4 adults and three kids (kids were all under 6). The boat did much better than would be expected. With 800 lbs of people its not a rocket ship, but it still pops right up on plane and runs around 35 mph no problem.



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Post by ks8 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:56 pm

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Post by tech_support » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:30 am

Sunset on camp site and boats. Indian River lagoon spoil island

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Re: Runabout, powered by PWC

Post by terrulian » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:57 am

So cool. I think I'll have to go back and look at the build. Where is the anchor locker and gear storage for that tent? :D
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Post by tech_support » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:19 am

I keep a small danforth style anchor under the rear cockpit seat. Tent/cooler/sleeping bags and everything else fit up in the forward cockpit. It was just myself and one daughter, so we had plenty of room in the back.

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Re: Runabout, powered by PWC

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:52 am

That spot looks kind of fishy too 8) What are the 2 yellow poles?
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Re: Runabout, powered by PWC

Post by tech_support » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:03 pm

Cracker Larry wrote:That spot looks kind of fishy too 8) What are the 2 yellow poles?
Larry, the river is loaded with fish, snook and lady fish woke me up a few times with all their popping

that particular island has a few picnic tables and the sign in the foreground shows the group who sponsors the cleaning and upkeep of the island. The lagoon has many many little islands, many allow camping, some are off limits (bird rookeries), some have rope swings, fire pits, picnic tables :)

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Re: Runabout, powered by PWC

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:13 pm

I figured it was something like that. We've been through there a few times but always slept on the boat.
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Re: Runabout, powered by PWC

Post by crackedconch » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:58 am

Nice!! I haven't been island camping in years. My wife likes to tent camp, but the place has to have facilities.

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